Friday, September 18, 2015

JAI #280 Just add glimmer

Hello there,
what a change a week makes! Last week it was still chilly (I was buying scarves!) and this week we have warm breezes floating through the house. It won't last long but oh my I'll enjoy it and the promise of summer to come. During the week I seized a quiet moment to finish off colouring a flower for this weeks Just Add Ink challenge. This week Nikki wants you to Just Add Glimmer. Glimmer paper ideally but think lots of glittery, shimmer and shine.

As soon as I saw the new black glimmer paper in the SU! Holiday catalogue I knew I had to use it.

The flower and the glimmer leaves were going to dominate the card front so I wanted to keep the mat underneath white but I also wanted to add some subtle texture. Embossing the striped scallop thinlet turned out to be the perfect solution. Then it was a simple process to put all the base layers on and add the flower, sentiment and sequins. Now that I've finally got to the point of finishing this it will be in the post quick smart as it's a very late birthday card!

Hope you can join us this week and don't forget to check out the glimmer filled inspiration from the rest of the DT.

Thanks for visiting,

Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Blended Bloom, Alphabet Rotary stamp
Cardstock: Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: Copic markers, Striped Scallop thinlet die, Flower Frenzy BigZ die (R), Dazzling Diamonds and Black glimmer paper, White embossing powder, Moonshine sequins (Simon Says Stamp), Dimensionals, Fine Tip Glue pen, Double sided tape (X Press)


  1. Love that you used the thinlit to emboss Kim, it looks fabulous. Stunning flower and your black leaves add the perfect sparkle!....Guess what l just Thanks for the heads up, clearly l need to look more closely..:0) xx

  2. Such a beautiful birthday card Kim! Your cooured bloom is stunning and the black glimmer is a fabulous contrast along with the embossed scallop. So elegant! xo

  3. This is beautiful Kim and I just adore that giant flower and so perfectly coloured too :)

  4. Oh wow - this card is totally gorgeous Kim! I am loving those black glimmery leaves and your flower is coloured perfectly! (can you teach me how to colour?)


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