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Thursday, 3 August 2017

Just Add Ink #371 Choose Two





 
 
Hello Crafty Friends,
 
Hope you are having a fabulous day.   I am super excited to share today's post, as the card I have created is for the Just Add Ink Challenge Blog, as a Guest Designer!!! 

To say I was ecstatic when asked to join the Design Team for August & September is an understatement. I danced around the lounge, then quickly questioned if there had been some kind of mistake, and I had received the invitation in error.?!? Could this be right?!? You see, the Design Team are a phenomenal group of creators, chokka block full with many of my Stampin'Up! Idols. 

I am one of five Guest Designers, joined by the extremely talented Lou Kitzleman, Jo Stubbings, Rachael Lewsley and Denita Wright-Smee. 

This weeks challenge at Just Add Ink is "Just Choose Two". I chose Pets and Patterned Paper.

http://just-add-ink.blogspot.com/2017/08/just-add-ink-371just-choose-two.html
 
Admittedly I am not a big user of DSP, and thought this was definitely going to be a challenge for me. I didn't struggle as much as I thought I would as soon as I decided to use dotti paper. In fact, I ended up creating two cards and couldn't decide which one to submit!
 


 
 
I procrastinated for over a week, finally deciding on the Double Z Fold Card.  The staircase card was inspired by Amanda Bates - The Craft Spa. Amanda's work is ah-mazing! Check out Amanda's card that provided my inspiration here. 

I have used images from the following stamp sets - Pretty Kitty, Bookcase Builder, Bella & Friends (birds), Glamper Greetings (string of party lights) and Happy Birthday Gorgeous (party hats). Both sentiments stamps are from the Birthday Delivery stamp set.  All images were stamped in Archival Black and coloured using Stampin'Up! Water Colour Pencils.

Some retired DSP was used for the wallpaper and to provide the view looking out the window.   I also used a teeny bit for the backing of the picture framed Antlers. I had to put lights on the Antlers! All images were fussy cut except the window and shelf which were Die cut using the Hearth & Home Thinlits.

Some fine tip glue was added to the party hats and parrot on the shelf, and a few rhinestones to the flowers in the pot and the all the Kitty's collars.
 


 
This is the card completely open and flat
 


And this is how it looks folded up ready to post.
 

 

 
Check out the Just Add Ink challenge blog to see all the amazing cards the Design Team have created. Why not join us by playing along with the challenge, its super easy, helps gets the creative juices flowing and you may even meet some lovely crafters out there in the blogisphere - I have and continue to do so everyday!

 
Until next time, stay crafty



15 comments :

  1. Such a stunning card Jackie, I can't even imagine how much work must have gone into it! It's so lovely to have you on our team. Chlo xx

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  2. Out of this world amazing, Jackie! Such a gorgeously detailed creation. And so lovely being a JAI Guest Designer alongside you. D xox

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  3. Totally amazing, Jackie. So full of detail & lots of lovely to look at! Was hoping you'd add the other card you made too. Bet it's just as fabulous! So great to have you join us. x

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  4. Oh my! You've have put so much effort into this creation Jackie, you can tell! I love all the little details you've added, and the dimension you've created with the Double Z-Fold design x

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  5. Jackie I don't even know where to start! This is gobsmackingly gorgeous in every detail - I love the cats in party hats - so adorable. I love that you thought about lights on antlers ;) I love the colours and how you used the DSP. What a fabulous start to your time with us at JAI! x

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  6. This is just so amazing Jackie. Every time I look at it I see another little detail that you added. Superb. Looking forward to sharing this exciting journey with you.

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  7. Love, love love your card. So much gorgeous detail. I hope the recipient appreciates the work that went into it.

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  8. Wow, wow, wow, Jackie! This is truly amazing and so full of gorgeous details! I too love that you thought to put lights on the antlers and your party ready cats are super cute too. So lovely to have you join us at JAI! xx

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  9. This is sooo cool, and soo much work. The effort was well worth it!

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  10. Amazing! There are so many cute and fabulous details Jackie and your pet theme is totally adorable! Lovely to have you join the team at JAI. xx

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  11. Wow Jackie, your creation is stunning! I love the little kitties in their party hats! You've added so many fabulous details. Looking forward to sharing this JAI journey with you!

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  12. This is a knock-out stunner of a card. It's just BRILLIANT.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  13. Fabulous Jackie...love every single detail! I am so happy to have inspired part of such a great card....

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  14. Your card is incredible Jackie~I've never seen one like it before! LOVE the details you put into it~

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  15. OMGosh, Jackie. This staircase Z fold card couldn't be cuter. I love everything about it..the wallpaper, the window and all the details. Absolutely amazing!

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