Friday, June 24, 2016

JAI #317 Just add a colour combo

Hello there,
well things got serious this week as I had to go and buy a new pair of thermal socks (my old ones were decidedly holey :o) The socks were an absolute requirement as it's been wet and it's been cold and my poor toes were feeling the cold!  However, some of that wet weather meant it was a good time to stay in and stamp (actually who needs an excuse ;).
My first task was this week's Just Add Ink challenge - this week I (yes me) want you to Just Add a Colour Combo. It's a very friendly colour combination - I promise!

The colours said flowers to me, and I knew instantly I wanted to try something I had seen my lovely JAI team mate and friend Nikki do recently. See her card here. She used the Botantical Blooms stamps straight to paper. It's funny I've been so absorbed by the matching dies that using the stamps like that had never occurred to me!! Here's what I came up with.

This is remarkably CAS and flat for me :o One way I got depth but kept it flat was by masking parts of the design as I stamped. The flowers make a great background for a strong but simple sentiment. To make that a little special I die cut three layers and then added a gloss top by covering it with glue (fine tip glue pen) and leaving it to dry. (Thanks for the tip Di :) I also pulled stripes into the sentiment to echo the stripey border. Sequins were the last thing needed to finish it all off.

Hope you can join us this week! Before you do, do go check out the wonderful inspiration from the rest of the DT.

Thanks for visiting,

Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Botanical Blooms, Crazy About You
Cardstock: Flirty Flamingo, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Flirty Flamingo, Rose Red, Crushed Curry, Pear Pizzazz
Accessories: Hello You thinlets, Neutrals DSP stack, Metallics mix sequins, Clear sequins (non SU!), Wink of Stella, White embossing powder, Basic Black marker, Epic Day This and That washi tape (R), Fine tip Glue pen, Tear and Tape


  1. The colours look so lovely & fresh together in your arrangement & work so well with the touches of black too. You definitely nailed your colour combo. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Hugs, D :)

  2. This is really beautiful, Kim. The black touches are a perfect contrast/complement to the pretty flowers.

  3. Like you I've been stuck on using the Botanicals framelits rather than the stamps themselves. Your card has turned out beautifully, Kim. I love that black striped border and the balance your card has with the black sentiment taking centre stage. Very pretty. x

  4. This is stunning Kim! I too was smitten by the framelits and have yet to give the stamps a go on their own. I love your layout here Kim, the masking layers of leaves and so many details to love - the striped background and glossy greeting and the way the "you" is cut to the side...all drawing the eye along the diagonal. Beautiful! xx


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