Friday, July 10, 2015

JAI #270 Just add inspiration - Christmas in July

Hello there,
we have a mid winter challenge for you this week at Just Add Ink which is very appropriate for the southern hemisphere at the moment as we had some super thick fogs this week that have kept the temp's real chilly!! This week the challenge is an inspiration challenge from Nikki - it's Christmas in July.

I thought this inspiration picture was a brilliant way to kick off my Christmas card making for the year! 

The first two things that really stood out to me were the tree and the stripes so I knew I had to incorporate both of those elements. I toyed with the idea of putting the tree in a bauble but decided to just make it a tree in a shaker instead. (Really you can never go wrong with a shaker!) The new SU! Christmas DSP had the perfect stripey pattern and then all that was left was to add some extra sparkly stars as background in the shaker and sequins of course!

Hope you can join us for this festive inspired challenge. For more Christmas inspiration do go check out the creations of the rest of the team.

Thanks for visiting,

Recipe: All SU! unless noted
Stamps: Festival of Trees
Cardstock: Real Red, Smokey Slate, Whisper White
Ink: Garden Green, Real Red, Versamark
Accessories: Shaker Shapes: Circle die (PaperTrey Ink), Hearts and Stars Decorative Mask, Silver glimmer paper, Cherry Cobler and Irridescent Ice embossing powder, Merry Moments DSP, Silver satin ribbon, Corner rounder punch, Double sided tape (X Press), Sequins, Tombow mutli


  1. Kim this is gorgeous! I think your title should be "Queen of the Shaker"!

  2. You had me at Shaker! lol
    This is truly gorgeous Kim, love all the details and the two cornered punched edges. xx

  3. LOVE your shaker, Kim. That gorgeous glimmer scallop is a beautiful border and really sets off the 'star' of your card. Love it. xx

  4. Such a fantastic colourful shaker card Kim! I love your bold circle frame and shiny satin bow too. Gorgeous! xo

  5. I can't stop staring at your perfect bow! Its amazing, I can never get mine to sit that beautifully. Fantastic shaker card, love all those different coloured sequins and your so good decorating the inside of your card too!

  6. I am really loving this card Kim! A shaker is perfect for Christmas - I might have to borrow this idea from you!


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