Friday, November 5, 2021

Just Add Ink #579 | Just Choose Two Challenge

 Hello there stamping friends! Happy Friday! Welcome and thanks for joining me on my blog today. It's so good to have you here.  I hope you're having a fabulous day and that you have all been safe and well. Today we over at Just Add Ink have another creative challenge for you. This week its a fantstic Just Chose Two Challenge, chosen by Just Add Ink team member Jan McQueen - Just Add Ink #579 | Just Choose Two Challenge.

I haven't participated in a Just Choose Two challenge for a while so it's a nice change up in the schedule to do something different. This week its all about Foil, Glimmer and Shimmer. So all things sparkly and all things bling. I've gone with glimmer and shimmer but really all three elements can be interwined into one.

I've gone for a Christmas card using the Stampin' Up! Words of Cheer Bundle (yes, again). I love this bundle and I love to spend time to colour in the fabulous images. If you haven't seen my other projects using this bundle, check them out HERE and HERE.

It may be hard to see but I started this card with an Evening Evergreen base and then I've layered on that Basic White cardstock and the fabulous black and white stripe DSP from the Pattern Party DSP pack. I love that the black and white stripes can be used for any occasion or to celebrate any holiday. It just goes with everything. 

My first element of glimmer and shimmer was to emboss a 'frame' on the DSP with Gold embossing powder. To do this I put a dot of the Versamark Ink refill on a clear stamping block and picked up some of the ink refil with the end of a Blender Pen. Using a ruler I then 'ruled' the Blender Pen with the ink refill on the end to rule the straight line. Once the line was done I then covered it with Gold Embossing Powder and heat set it. So that's a fun little tip for you if you are ever wanting to get embossed lines on your projects. Its super easy to do and makes for a gorgeous look.

Using the floral image from the Words of Cheer stamp set. I heat embossed it with Black embossing powder on Fluid 100 Watercolour Paper. Then using a Water Painter, coloured the image in using Cherry Cobbler, Sahara Sand, Soft Succulent and Evening Evergreen. Once the coloured image was all dry I added my next Glimmer and Shimmer element by painting the clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush over the image for a gorgeous subtle shimmer. It's really hard to photograph the stunning glittery effect that the Wink of Stella gives but it looks so beautiful when all those little bits of glitter catch the light. It really adds to the festive feel of the card.

To finish the card off with my last bits of glimmer and shimmer I used the Gold Metallic Specialty paper to die cut the word 'Happy' from the Christmas Cheer Dies, added some of the Gilded Gems and tied a piece of the retired Gold Metallic Thread on the 'H'. It had ideas to add more glimmer and shimmer elements but thought that what I had added was just enough. Less is more sometimes.

There are lots of AMAZING creations from the rest of the Just Add Ink Design Team on the JAI Blog. Go and check out to see what 'shiny' elements they all used this week and then while you are there you can see how you can enter your project. Can't wait to see what 'two' you used.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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