Friday, 24 March 2017

Hooray for birthdays JAI #352

Hello and welcome back this sunny and happy Friday! After two whole days of rain (although much needed) it was so lovely to see the sun again this morning. It reminds me of growing up in Nelson,  the sunshine state of New Zealand where everyone seemed to get depressed if we had more than 3 days of rain :-)

Our new challenge at Just Add Ink this week is from Nikki who has chosen these delightful colours for us all  to use in our crafting this week. The design team have used these colours in many beautiful ways that will definitely inspire you so I hope you can take a moment to pop on over and take a look and join us :-)

These lovely bright colours are right up my alley and so I have made two cards with them this week. I've used the same design for both, just swapped the base colours and flowers for each.

The design is called a Twisted Easel and is not a new fancy fold, but is a goodie and very easy too :-)
You just make a regular side opening card and score the front panel from corner to corner diagonally and then only attach the front panel (that will stand up) to the bottom triangle as shown above. The panel stays upright because of the die cut flowers on the base panel. It also folds flat for posting too - bonus :-)

To create the water coloured look I simply applied colour to the stamp with a sponge dauber and then spritzed lightly with water before stamping onto Whisper White Card stock. I tried water colour paper too but found I got a crisper image with the WW. Once it was dry, I used the Fine Tip Glue Pen to go over the "hooray" and the die cut flowers (3 stacked together) to add some shine and texture which you may be able to see below. Then it just needed a few flicks of Wink of Stella and some bling to complete this CAS little number :-)

Card stock: Flirty Flamingo, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White
Ink: Flirty Flamingo, Tempting Turquoise, Smoky Slate, Momento Tuxedo Black
Stamps: Reverse Words (Saleabration), Balloon Adventures
Accessories: Big Shot, Rose Garden Thinlits, Fine Tip Glue Pen, Basic Rhinestones, Brights and In Colours Enamel Shapes, Clear Wink of Stella

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you can take a moment to pop over to Just Add Ink and see  all the beautiful inspiration from our lovely design team and I look forward to seeing what you will create for this fun challenge too!

Happy stamping until next time,



  1. Looks awesome in both colourways Jan. Loving the multi colours on that image and the design..Very pretty! xx

  2. Both versions are so pretty. These colors really go well together and are very cheerful.

  3. What a fabulous way to use the challenge colours! Your fun-fold cards look amazing!

  4. Wow - 2 great cards Jan using the reverse words stamp set just beautifully!!! And a great reminder of the easel fold! Kelly x

  5. The watercolour look is gorgeous Jan, as is the transition of the three colours across the sentiment - what a striking feature! xxx