Friday, 25 August 2017

Life Happens...for JAI #374

Hello and happy Friday everyone and welcome! It's been a bit of a busy week and whilst we have been driving to appointments it has been lovely to notice that more and more blossoms are out.  And whilst our own fresias are still only showing greenery, the bulbs must be due to flower soon!

It's time for a new challenge at Just Add Ink  and this photo is suggested by me so I hope that you enjoy working with it :-) You can choose what inspires you from the photo - it might be the coffee/drinks or phone theme  or the colours and textures or idea of spending time with friends. The design team have all created beautiful projects to inspire you so I hope you can take a moment to pop on over and hopefully join us.

My card was made after a conversation with friends where we were talking of how "life happens"...and so when I saw this sentiment it simply had to be used! I then had a few "life" things happen myself which I may share a bit later but that was days after I made the card... Does that sort of thing ever happen to you?
I layered some of the Coffee Break DSP 's together which could seem a little masculine so I inserted a bit of feminine pink to change it up a little - "girlie" done easy :-)  As I wanted to add this colourful layer on dimensionals, some card stock added behind gives it strength to hold up the coffee cup and to go through the mail.

The lovely Copper Trim is teased out a little before adding to the background  - as I'm sure when "life happens" it can also get a little messy too :-) To make the cup was a process...There are three sizes of the die, and I first stamped and die cut one of the larger ones and then cut two of the smaller corrugated ones to place on top. A little fiddling to make sure they lined up and some added marker edging and it is complete!
I am loving the new Metallic Sequins - not only do they have multiple sizes and contain copper but also a pale pink!! How perfect is that :-)

Card stock: Berry Burst, Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
Designer Series Paper: Coffee Break, Colour Theory Stack
Inks: Soft Sky, Early Espresso Marker
Stamps: Coffee Cafe
Accessories: Big shot, Coffee Cups Framelits, Copper Trim, Metallic Sequin Assortment, Wink of Stella

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have a moment to pop on over to Just Add Ink and see all the fabulous inspiration from our lovely design team and I look forward to seeing what you will create inspired by this photo too!

Happy stamping until next time<



  1. What a great card, full of meaning! I love the pops of pink - they look so great with the browns.

  2. That background is divine Jan! Love the happy pink too! xx

  3. I really love your card Jan but love the story behind it even more. So many fabulous elements to really make this card pop.

  4. The ombre background is perfect with this fun coffee cup and sentiment, Jan! Gorgeous card and great inspiration pic. It's been wonderful being on the JAI team with you - thanks for making me feel so welcome.

  5. I love how you constructed the corrugated coffee cup Jan, what a great way to add texture all over, and of course I love that bright, bold pink background ;) xxx

  6. Stunning card, Jan. Love the layers you have applied to the coffee cup and sentiment. This bundle looks amazing in pinks. I adore the pink ombré DSP teamed with the teased copper trim, such a gorgeous combination.

  7. The bright pink background on your card is fabulous and bold and the copper trim really sets off the coffee cup, lovely!

  8. Gorgeous card Jan and a fabulous feminine take on the inspiration picture. Love the textural look to your coffee cup and then layered on the beautiful Ombre background. Love it! Rochelle xo

  9. Oh this is soooooo cool Jan! The background you've created is totally fabulous and your card is finished off perfectly with that coffee cup!