Friday, 17 January 2020

JAI 488 Just Add Ink celebration blog hop

Hello hello & welcome!
I'm excited to share my project for our first Just Add Ink challenge of 2020.

Even more exciting, it's Just Add Ink's 10th anniversary and we're having a celebration themed blog hop to... celebrate!
You may have arrived here from the lovely Rachael Lewsley's blog or some other way. Welcome!

It's amazing to think Just Add Ink has been sharing creative inspiration for a decade - 488 challenges so far! Thanks so much to JAI founders, all past and present team members and challenge participants for sharing with us all.

It's also my 5th anniversary as part of the JAI Design Team so that's a reason for me to celebrate too. Time flies!

I hope you'll hop along with us and play along with the challenge to use the theme and image to make your own celebration project. You could even win a prize. See the Just Add Ink blog post along the hop for all the info you need.

Here's my celebration hop project.

I made a birthday card for a friend and SU teamie - birthdays are definitely a big cause for celebration in my book. I used some new to me stamps - Seaside Notions, Birch and Peaceful Moments, and used the colours and layout of the challenge image as my inspiration.

I stamped all the images in basic gray on thick whisper white card, then coloured the sea elements with Stampin' Blends alcohol markers. Colours are listed below. I mixed colours and shades to give lots more colour blending options.

Change a sentiment - The stamp sentiment (from Peaceful Moments) says 'wishing you every happiness this special day will bring'. I wanted to remove the last section to better fit my card.
To do this, I masked off the bottom line with some washi, inked up the sentiment then removed the washi before stamping it. Bonus - it perfectly fitted one of the Stitched Rectangle dies.

Can you see the subtle water-like detail on the centre stitched rectangle panel? (Click on the pics for a bigger view). I stamped the Birch background stamp with pool party ink then used sponge brayer to add a graduated colour layer - also with pool party. It's popped up with dimensionals and there's also a layer of soft sea foam and pool party card behind it.

I've also embossed the front and centre front panels with mt fave Subtle 3d embossing folder. The old style Subtle dynamic folder  - which has exactly the same pattern - is currently on the Clearance Rack (Aus) for just $10.20 so if you don't have it, get it now before stocks run out. I've listed both models below.

Inside I've used the Birch stamp again - this time in sponged on Sahara Sand ink - with random lines of pool party Stampin' Blends on top. The sentiment is from Peaceful Moments & the little sea shell is also from Seaside Notions.

To finish it off, some of my fave sequins from the Woven Threads sequin pack - to give the look of little air bubbles and of course clear Wink of Stella (which I added after pics).

Well that's it from me for the hop. Thanks for visiting and hopping along with us all.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my card & got some ideas to try. All the supplies I've used are listed below. Remember to pin my project on Pinterest before you hop on too.

Next up on our Just Add Ink Celebration blog hop is the fabulous Narelle Farrugia with a card you're sure to love.

If you get lost during the blog hop, you can get to each post from the links below.

Back soon with some more inspiration. Thanks again for visiting.

Happy stamping & inky wishes,

Project Supplies

Here's what I used to make today's projects. Click on the items below to see and order them in my Online Store.
You can order from me if you live anywhere in Australia. I would love to help you with your papercrafting needs. Thanks for selecting me as your preferred Demonstrator in the online store, if you don't already have one looking after you.


Chantell Randall said...

Happy 5th Anniversary Di! I love all the colours on your card and the wonderful way you have created the frame. Great details. Chantell xx

Anonymous said...

Love the way you have coloured the gorguss sea horses and how they are used as the point of difference on your design

Ali P

Jan Clothier said...

I love this set and you've done such a fabulous job with this card. Love it!

Bonnie said...

All the work you put into creating water was well worth the effort.

Shannon Kissane said...

Amazing card, I especially love the colours you have used. Thanks for sharing all your tips :)

Helen said...

Your card is just stunning, Diane! SO beautiful with all the extra little elements you have added! I love it!!!:) :)

Andrea said...

So love your card Diane. Gorgeous colouring and delightful sea horse design. ��

ColourmehappyDi said...

Thanks, Chantell. Glad you liked it. Happy 10th anniversary to you. What a milestone.
Hugs. D

ColourmehappyDi said...

Thanks so much, Jan.

ColourmehappyDi said...

Thanks, Bonnie. It was a fun one to make.

ColourmehappyDi said...

Thanks so much, Madre. Glad you liked it.

ColourmehappyDi said...

Wow, thanks so much, Helen. Glad you liked it.

ColourmehappyDi said...

Thanks so much, Andrea. Glad you liked it. It was a fun one to colour.

Joanne Stubbings said...

Lovely card as usual Di! Fab gradient background and colouring of the seahorses, very clever! xx

Doris Klein said...

Oh what a lovely and funny creation. I also love your card inside! Very nice make and it make's me smile!

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ColourmehappyDi said...

Thanks, Doris. Glad you liked my card. Good luck with your challenge too.

Robyn Oliver said...

Di your card is amazing, I just love - seahorses floating across the card in those gorgeous inspirational photo colours the that layer of aqua behind the raise sections too, a fabulous card and a big congrats to you (5 years) and the JAI team on 10 years, Robyn

ColourmehappyDi said...

Thanks so much, Robyn. Glad you liked my card too.

Patrice said...

I absolutely love to see non traditional colours on cards. I love the layering you've used here. Super cool. xx

Shannon Kissane said...

This card is beautiful, you have added so much detail, I especially love the extra effort on the inside. Gorgeous inside and out!

ColourmehappyDi said...

Thanks, Patrice. Good to share our 10th hop with you & everyone.
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ColourmehappyDi said...

Thanks so much, Shannon for your lovely comment. Glad you liked my card.

Jan said...

This is such a fabulous birthday card Di - lots of beautiful colouring and I love your Pool Party layer peeking through the frame. Congrats on your 5th Anniversary - mine comes up in February - time so flies when you're having fun! So lovely to share the JAI journey with you xx

Rachael Lewsley said...

Just loving your creation Di - the clean design, the colourful seashores, the perfect coordination inside the card - gorgeous x

Nikki Spencer said...

I had to go look at this set after seeing this gorgeous creation Di. Your colours are gorgeous together and such a lovely design!
Where has that time gone? It’s been lovely sharing JAI with you Di and l so appreciate all of your techie knowledge and support lovely and thank god you know how to create those colour
Look forward to our annual catchup. Xx

Vicky Hayes said...

What a way to celebrate JAI's amazing milestones with this stunning card Di! I love every single detail - the lay out, the layering of the stitched dies, the placement of your seahorses and coral, the colours, every tiny sequin has been thought out and even the inside of the card is as beautiful as the outside! Absolutely love it! Vicky x

Unknown said...

I love your card!!! Awesome. I wanted to get that stamp set but I'm getting a spoiled on die cuts. Did you fussy cut the Sea Horses? It's so good!! I'll send you mine to cut. Seriously I love this card!!
Donna Shaw