Thursday, 24 August 2017

Just Add Ink #374 - Inspiration

Hello Crafty Friends,

Hope you are having a fabulous day.  It's challenge time over at Just Add Ink and this week we have an Inspiration Challenge. When I saw the inspiration picture I was instantly drawn to the texture and colour. I saw all the wood textures and the white tones with slight blue hues, and the silver spoon!

My daughter loves white cards and I have made this one to go with a gift she is about to receive for her amazing achievement in Year 12 Ancient History.

I pulled out my favourite stamp set - Birthday Blooms, and heat embossed the large floral image on Vellum with white powder. I fussy cut the image and flipped it over and sponged some Soft Sky.

A stitched circle of whisper white was adhered to the whisper white card front then cut on the right hand edge - enough room to allow a strip of silver glimmer paper to show when adhered to the card base.

Vellum leaves were punched and adhered using tombow and a sponge, then the card front was embossed using the Wood Grain Embossing Folder (retired).

The vellum flower was attached to the circle on the card front and the congratulations sentiment from Floral Phrases - stamped in Soft Sky, was slightly curled and adhered over a nest of silver metallic thread. I added a few white sequins and then adhered the card front to the card base with silver glimmer strip on the right hand side.
The Design Team over at Just Add Ink have created some amazing projects for this inspiration challenge, be sure to check them out. We would love for you to join us and play along.
Until next time, stay awesome


  1. Thi si so pretty, Jackie! I'm sure your daughter will love it. Congrats to her on her academic success!

  2. This is lovely Jackie! The soft colours and subtle use of the inspiration elements is so pretty! xx

  3. I just how you put this altogether Jackie. Such an elegant, dreamy card. Just perfect to celebrate a special achievement.

  4. Such a soft and pretty card Jackie! I love that you've taken some of the less obvious elements from the photo and used them to create such a gorgeous card! I'm sure your daughter will love it too :-)xx

  5. Beautiful card with so much interest and dimension. Your daughter is sure to love it! It's been great being on the team with you this last wee while.

  6. I love all the subtle neutral tones Jackie, and the lovely hint of blue in the flower, this is such an elegant creation! A special card for a special achievement! x

  7. I've always loved white on white cards and you've used one of my favourite sets too! The subtle blue of the flowers is really lovely!

  8. Super gorgeous card! Loving the mix of the Woodgrain embossing folder with the soft, pretty look of the flower from the Birthday Blooms set. The white on white is such a fresh look. Love it! Rochelle xo

  9. This is just gorgeous! I love the soft tones to your card and your vellum flower is subtle and so pretty!


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