Friday, 11 August 2017

JAI 372 colour challenge - Deck the halls

Hello & welcome. I'm so happy to say I have a new card to share with you, for the new Just Add Ink challenge. I haven't been able to play along with the team for a while due to some family & life stuff, but I'm gradually trying to get back to creating. I couldn't resist trying this beautiful colour of tranquil tide, pool party & powder pink, that Nikki came up with.

So lovely! I thought the colours would make a modern, pretty Christmas card combination, so I made this with our brand new Carols of Christmas stamp & die bundle.

I snuck in some silver embossing to make that fabulous sentiment from Carols of Christmas really shine. Love the pretty pattern on the pool party paper from the Petal Garden dsp stack too.

Are you wondering how I made the cut vellum border?  The Card Front Builder die set includes a really clever die that creates a border around your card base in two steps. I made a smaller border by overlapping the two cuts. I love the easy detail it adds.

You can't deck the halls without some holly so I took some artistic license & coloured my holly with powder pink & tranquil tide markers (17-19 in-color pack), then clear Wink of Stella. PS: no fussy cutting - there's a coordinating die in the set!

On the inside, I chose a sentiment from Holly Berry Happiness, as I liked the sentiment & the font teams well with the deck the halls font & added more holly.

So that's my take on this week's colours. I hope it's given you some ideas. Want even more? You must check out all the team's creations with it on the Just Add Ink blog.

I'll be sharing more cards I've made with Carols of Christmas over the coming week so pop back again soon for more ideas for this brilliant bundle. Thanks for visiting today.

Inky wishes, Di

Get Christmassy early with Carols of Christmas

The Carols of Christmas stamp set and coordinating Card Front Builder thinlit die set are an early release sneak peek of new Christmassy goodies in our 2017 Christmas-Holiday Catalogue, which begins next month. The images & dies give so many options  to make a bunch of different looks & techniques for your cards, tags & more. Many of the dies will do double duty all year round too, so they're even more useful.

You can order the stamps & dies as a bundle (and get a 10% discount), or get the stamps and dies separately. Trust me, you're going to need both (& the discount) as they give so many possibilities together and separately.

Follow the links in the supply list below to see more about them & order. Leave a comment or contact me if you have any questions.

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.
Actual items I used are listed first. Alternative purchase options are listed at the bottom of the supply list.

Versamark Pad
Heat Tool
Big Shot


Barb said...

This is really lovely!

ColourmehappyDi said...

Thanks so much, Barb 😊

Kampin' Karen said...

I love it when people go outside of the usual Christmas color box! This is just beautiful. The embossing does wonders for decking the hall.

Lou said...

Love this fun, fresh Christmas card Di. I love all the little elements you have added and the vellum frame is just perfect.

Tina said...

I love this card so much, Di! It's such a peaceful card, if that makes sense.

Jan said...

This is indeed very feminine and pretty, Di. I love how your embossed vellum frames your sentiment layer and the delicate spray of holly is lovely too. Glad you're enjoying creating again xx.

Karren said...

Beautiful card! And I just love that you've made a non-traditional Christmas card. Gorgeous details!

Nikki Spencer said...

I didn't even think of these colours for Christmas Di, but your design and balance work so beautifully with them and this stamp set...Love the dreamy feel the vellum gives as well! xx

Joanne Stubbings said...

I love non-standard Christmas colours and that lovely embossed panel found a good home. This is really lovely Di xx

KimB said...

Utterly gorgeous Di! Love this non classic colour combo for Christmas it has a real elegant vibe which you have amplified beautifully with the vellum frame and the silver embossing. xxx

Jaxx Crafty Creations said...

OMG Di, such a beautiful card. I love non traditional Christmas colours, and love that you used the challenge colours for a Christmas card. Such a unique and stunning Christmas card! Love the vellum border and heat embossed sentiment x