Friday, January 19, 2024

Just Add Ink #685 Blog Hop Flowers

Hello there and welcome to 2024 on the blog!

The Just Add Ink team are kicking off the new year with our annual blog hop.

You may have come from Kerry Parkinson's blog, be starting the blog hop here on my blog, or you can go to Just Add Ink, and then follow the links at the end of each team members blog post on to the next. This year the theme is flowers.

Here's how my project turned out.

I do love an ombre background so I started with that, then embossed it and added splatters of white paint and Wink of Stella. Then I pulled out various purple hues and started stamping some flowers. I wanted to keep it elegant and uncluttered, so created just a small cluster of flowers to accent the large mixed font sentiment. I finished it all off with some silver sequins and ribbon accents.

Jan McQueen is next on the blog hop, so please go and check out her gorgeous project, and then the rest of the team. Then come back and join in the challenge we'd love to see your floral project. 

Thanks for visiting,

Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Sending Smiles
Dies: Stitched Rectangles (R), Sending Smiles, Everyday Details, Stitched Shapes (R)
Cardstock: Thick Basic White, Basic White, Basic Black, Balmy Blue, Silver foil (R)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape, Balmy Blue, Lost Lagoon, Fresh Freesia
Accessories: Timeworn Type embossing folder, Subtle embossing folder (R), Metallic sequins (R), Silver thread (R), Silver ribbon (R), Fine tip glue, Wink of Stella, White gouache, Big shot die cutting machine (R), Dimensionals, Tear and Tape


  1. So very your blended background!!

  2. I love an ombre background too Kim and yours is gorgeous! The texture from the embossing only enhances it even more, love it.

  3. Love that ombre backbround which is perfect behind your beautiful flowers.

  4. Beautiful card, I love the colours and the ombre background.

  5. Inside and out these flowers are gorgeous!

  6. Such a beautiful card, Kim. Love your choice of colours, and gorgeous background and that the inside has a frame of it too.
    Happy new year blog hoo,

  7. I to love the ombre. Very pretty

  8. Absolutely stunning, inside and out Kim. Your beautiful blending is the perfect backdrop for your blooms. x

  9. Such a pretty card Kim. I really love the ombre background too - looks like a pretty sky. Chantell xx


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