Friday 19 July 2019

JAI 466 inspiration challenge - Christmassy birds

It's been a been a while between Just Add Ink challenges and any cardmaking for me lately. I needed to take a break after my dear Mum's passing, however I've been decluttering my stamp area & feeling like I'm ready to start stamping again, so the good news is that I have a card to share with you.

This week's Just Add Ink challenge is to use this image as our inspiration.

Inspiration challenges are usually my most challenging, but I kept the card clean and simple, using the theme, colours and layout in the image as my inspiration, & it seemed to come together. This is what I've made. What do you think?

My card features a mix of new Annual Catalogue goodies. I started with the Stitched Nested Labels dies (fun!) & Magnolia Lane paper pack to create a basic sketch and added texture to the paper with my favourite Subtle embossing folder. Then I thought the sweet little birdies in the Free as a Bird stamp set would be a good way to use the colours from the image. Did you know both the stamps & nested dies can be bought together as a bundle and you'll get 10% off them both.
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I coloured the birdies with my Stampin' Blends markers using similar colours to the challenge image - see the list of colours I used in the supply list below - & then added a layer of Wink of Stella (because I've missed using it 😊). The stamped sentiment is from Dashing Deer.

Inside was super simple - another stitched label & coordinated sentiment from Dashing Deer.

So that's my take on the challenge. Check out all the design team projects on the Just Add Ink blog to see lots of ideas to get you started.

Thanks for visiting & I hope my card has given you some ideas to try. Order the supplies you need from my store to make your own version.

Happy stamping & inky wishes

Project Supplies
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1 comment:

Tina said...

I love everything about your card, Di! How clever to use the die cuts to represent the lanterns. I'm glad you're crafting again x