Friday 26 February 2016

JAI 300 sketch challenge - two big milestones

This post celebrates two wonderful milestones; first we've reached our 300th Just Add Ink challenge - how awesome is that! (& there are prizes too). Today is also a lovely friend's 50th wedding anniversary so that's definitely worth celebrating with a card. Kim designed this fun sketch for the challenge so we hope you'll celebrate with us by playing along.
I loved Kim's sketch & it worked beautifully for this 50th wedding anniversary card.
I had an idea to in my head to use  the Bloomin' Love bundle with Number of Years bundle then saw this beautiful card by Mary Brown on Pinterest (as you do) so I think the final card ended up being a combination of both. I used a classic combination of white, black & gold, with a little touch of crumb cake - so elegant I think.
I created a little cluster using that beautiful heart die & 4 small coordinating flowers, gold heat embossed numbers, banner, & grounded it on a black banner.
The gold background on the card is an overlay of gold foiled vellum from the retired Winter Wonderland pack (2015 Holiday Catalogue), attached only at the top-back of the thick whisper white card base. That extra touch of gold added such elegance & shine I think.

300th JAI Challenge Fun
Pop over to the Just Add Ink blog to see all the team's projects for our 300th challenge. Even better, try the challenge yourself & you could win a prize too. All the details you need are here on the blog.

This design & sketch is definitely a keeper for future cards so you'll probably see it again soon. Hope you love it too. If you love the card, remember to pin it before you go & leave me some comment love if you'd like. You can also see & order all the supplies (except the vellum) from the store links below (& earn a free Sale-a-bration item with each $90 purchase ex shipping too).

Until next time, sending you all inky wishes

Project Supplies
To see & order any items used in today's project, just click on the items below to see them in my Online Store. You can order from me if you live anywhere in Australia. I would love to be your Demonstrator if you don't already have one.  Please allow "Demonstrator contact" in your preferences so I can thank you properly when you place your order.
Note - Stamp sets & bundles noted below may be available in other mount options (eg wood, cling rubber or photopolymer). I have listed the option that I used, then alternative separate options at the bottom.. Please check the online store if your preference is different.


Lou said...

Di, I love your card. It is so elegant. Stunning!

ColourmehappyDi said...

Thanks heaps, Lou. Hope you'll play along with the challenge too.
Cheers, Di

Patrice said...

I adore this, Di. Pure elegance! x

ColourmehappyDi said...

Thanks, Patrice. You're such a sweetie.

KimB said...

This is gorgeous Di and very very elegant! I love how you used the heart die as the half circle element - I would never have thought of that! Love your combo of gold vellum and numbers - stunning! xxx

Jan said...

Such a gorgeously elegant card Di! A beautifull and classic colour combo and love your use of the gold vellum and white heart behind your numbers too! Xx

Nikki Spencer said...

Wow Di! Absolutely love your elegant take on the sketch..The black/white & gold is super classy. xx

Rochelle Blok said...

So pretty. So elegant! Love the numbers over the top of the Bloomin' Hearts die. I too still love the Wonderland DSP and it looks fantastic with the rest of the card! Rochelle xo