Friday, December 5, 2014

JAI 243 Just add a colour combo

Hello there,
I am plunging, swimming, sweating (it's hot again!) heading full steam towards Christmas. The Christmas decorations aren't up yet but it's only a matter of time now! Somewhat scarily only a handful of Christmas cards are complete - but I was able to add another one using this week's Just Add Ink challenge to Just Add a Colour Combo. It's bright and cheerful perfect for the festive season.

I originally started with a white embossed panel behind my Christmas tree shaker but I was having white space issues again and re did the panel brayering the upper half in turquoise graduating the colour. I was much happier with that! Then I embossed it graduating the embossing so it faded out towards the bottom too.  Lots of fun star confetti fill up the shaker, ribbon and a banner finish it all off.

I had fun making this (except for the bit where my fingers got stuck to the adhesive and in the process of un-sticking myself ended up with my confetti all stuck to it - grrr!! But in the end fingers and confetti were both unstuck and the shaker was sealed up.) Hope you can join us! Don't forget to check out the rest of the DT for some great colour inspiration!

Thanks for visiting,

Recipe: All SU! unless noted
Stamps: Many Merry Stars
Cardstock: Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, Strawberry Slush, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, Silver foil, Silver glimmer
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Wild Wasabi, Strawberry Slush, Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Accessories: Shaker Shapes Tree die, Star die and Circle die (PaperTrey Ink), Bountiful Banner die (PTI), Lucky Stars embossing folder, Adhesive foam sheet (PTI), Real Red stitched grosgrain ribbon (R), Brayer, Jewels - rhinestone, Double sided tape (X Press)


  1. Oh wow, oh wow, oh wow Kim - this is truly beautiful! I'm loving all of those pretty details!

  2. This tree die is seriously awesome! Love your braver work and the stars embossing folder ties it all in. So much work in this card and it's beautiful! xo

  3. This is gorgeous Kim and I am loving the blue brayered onto the background! Such an awesome shaker card.


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