Friday, October 30, 2015

JAI #286 Just add W

Hello there,
we have a fun new challenge for you at Just Add Ink. This week Tina suggested we Just Add W. What on earth do we mean? Well that means you can add any colour, material, technique, concept as long as it begins with W and it's the main focus of your project. Just a few ideas include Water, Watercolour, Winter, Wolf, Wild Wasabi! Put your thinking cap on and have some fun!

I'm still on my Christmas card drive so the first thing that popped into my head was 'Winter'. So I set out to make a wintery card - and nothing says cold like a polar bear! So here is what I came up with.

In a recent SU! Artisan blog hop Susan Wong tickled my funny bone by simply white embossing the bear from Thankful Forest Friends and turning him into a polar bear! I just loved how that colour change changed the bear so profoundly. This challenge proved the perfect time to stamp my own polar bear. First I chose some cool colours then added some sparkly stars and snow and finished it all off with pops of red. For a fun finishing touch I found the perfect sized santa's hat for my polar bear :)

Hope you can join us for this fun challenge. Don't forget to go see what W's the rest of the team used to inspire their projects.

Thanks for visiting,

Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Thankful Forest Friends, Festival of Trees, Winter Snow Globe (PaperTrey Ink), Cool Yule (My Favorite Things)
Cardstock: Basic Gray, Soft Sky, Whisper White
Ink: Real Red, Tuxedo Black (Memento), Versamark
Accessories: Bitty Banner framelits, Tree punch, Scene it: Basic Backer die (PaperTrey Ink), Scene it: Skyscapes die collection (PTI), Copic markers, Silver glimmer cardstock, White and Silver embossing powder, Softly Falling embossing folder, Winter Frost DSP (R), Silver thread, Real Red striped grosgrain ribbon (R), Dazzling Diamonds, Fine Tip glue pen, Dimensionals, Double sided tape (X Press)


  1. Just as beautiful on the inside as on the front, the inside would be perfect as a front as well. I always love ideas on how to use materials in different ways, this forest bear is perfect as a polar one as well. Cute!

  2. Well how clever to make the bear into a polar bear! Love the pop of red on your winter card. x

  3. Oh he is adorable Kim, l just love that set and you've used it to perfection. Another stunning inside out creation. Xx

  4. Such a cute card and your bear with his lovely red hat is so adorable! The inside is just as gorgeous as the outside too! xx

  5. Oh I love this card! You have created a fabulous design combined with cute images - and decorated inside and out perfectly!


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