Friday, January 15, 2021

Just Add Ink #537 - Blog Hop Family

Hello and welcome to the annual Just Add Ink blog hop! 

This year we decided that our theme was going to be to Just Add Family. So many family occasions have been impacted by COVID-19 recently, so it's even more important that we stay in touch any way we can - to say Happy Birthday, Happy Anniversary, Miss You, Thinking of You - any special family occasion! We would love you to tell us the story behind your project and why it's something special for your family.

You may have arrived on my blog via the talented Nikki Spencer's blog, be starting here with me, or you can start at the Just Add Ink website. Wherever you start just follow the 'next' links on each of the design team blogs to see all our projects.

This year I am aiming to up my game and make sure I have birthday cards ready to go for family and friends (I have been pretty remiss in this in the last couple of years). So with my Mum in mind I pulled out some bright colours and mixed them with a classic black and white background.

So lots of colourful stamping, some die cutting and a little fussy cutting is what this took (I think doing this for the 'happy' was worth the effort)! One point of caution, I swished all my flowers with Wink of Stella at the end and there was a significant and almost immediate colour change in the flowers stamped in Magenta Madness to a brighter, more neon shade. Honestly, I wasn't about to pull it all apart to start again and decided I was still happy with the altered pink shade...but I'll keep that in mind for the future.

Thanks so much for visiting, now it's time to go visit my good friend Patrice Easton.  I know she will wow you with something special! Enjoy finishing the blog hop and then please come back and join in the challenge. 

Supplies (SU!)
Stamps: Pretty Perennials
Dies: Perennial Petals, Stitched Rectangles, Stitched Nested Labels
Cardstock: Thick Whisper White (R), Whisper White (R), Basic Black
Ink: Real Red, Magenta Madness, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Pear Pizzazz, Tuxedo Black (Memento), Versamark
Accessories: True Love Designer Series paper, Wink of Stella, Woven Thread sequin assortment, Blending Brushes, White emboss powder, Heat Tool, Fine Tip Glue, Dimensionals, Tear and Tape

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