Welcome and a very happy Friday to you! This week in Melbourne we have been blessed with sunshine and unseasonably warm temperatures - we thought that Spring had come early! But with a big storm on the horizon it now feels as though we were only dreaming - pleasant dreams they were though :-)
And it's time for a new challenge at Just Add Ink. This week, Tina has designed a beautifully CAS and fun sketch for us all to use. The design team have all made such gorgeous projects - it's obvious we all really enjoyed using it and we hope that you can take a moment to pop on over and take a look and join us.
Here is the sketch:
And here is my card - one of two :-)
As soon as I saw the sketch I knew I wanted to make a shaker ornament and I was delighted to find that this one (available 1st Sept ) also fits inside the "O" of the Joy from the Joyful Nativity set!! This opens the door to so many variations :-)
Do you notice that the red "Joy" seems a little 'bumpy"? That is because it is the new Red Glitter Embossing Powder - it has a thick, uneven texture from the "shards" of glitter and also a real sparkle! So lovely in real life but rather hard to capture in a photo.
Here is another version. I can't decide which I like best - the snow in this but also the stamped background of the previous ornament. Possibly a third version is waiting to be made - after all, it is only four months to Christmas...and I've decided to not let it creep up on me this year. More on that, another time...
There are a few sneak peek items from the upcoming Holidays Catalogue here - the star on the first card, the ornaments and snow, Glitter Embossing powder and the shiny Gold Twine too :-)
Here you can see I added a strip of gold foil to complete the side of the ornament and hopefully the added texture and shine of the Glitter Embossing on the "Y."
Card stock: Real Red, Whisper White, Gold Foil, Red Foil (retired)
Inks: Versamark, Real Red
Stamps: Joyful Nativity, Star of Light, Merriest Wishes, White Christmas (retired)
Accessories: Big Shot, Merry Tags Framelits, Circle Framelits (retired), Gold EP, Red Glitter EP, Star Border Punch, Bakers Twine Trio Pack (Gold), Window sheets
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope that you can take a moment to pop on over to Just Add Ink and I look forward to seeing your project with this clean and fun sketch this week.
Happy stamping until next time,