The theme for Just Add Ink this week is a totally gorgeous Christmas inspiration photo. Christmas in July!
But…… I’m not ready for Christmas! This year is rushing by and I need a few moments before I start the Christmas crazy. So, I decided to use the styling and colours of this beautiful scene to inspire a birthday card.
The Happy Dies were top of my list from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue, but it’s taken me this long to get them out of their packet. So glad I got them! The ‘happy’ die is super easy to use and creates the lovely bold sentiment strip in the middle of the card front.
To add some texture, I embossed the top and bottom section of the happy panel (after I cut the happy) with the 3D Brick & Mortar Embossing Folder. The embossing behind the ‘happy’ letters – inspired by the wood pile in the fireplace and is from a new embossing folder in the upcoming Aug-Dec 2020 mini catalogue called Wrapped in Texture. It’s a set of two in the slim style and although part of a Christmas themed set, you’ll be able to use this all year round.
I added in the stars in colours that matched the baubles from the inspiration photo – Bermuda Bay, Magenta Madness & Blushing Bride. The ‘birthday is from the Blossoms in Bloom stamp set – stamped in Magenta Madness. I love how vibrant that pink is!
If you’re ready for some Christmas cards and this inspiration photo gets a creative spark going, we’d love for you to join the challenge and add your card to the Just Add Ink blog. If you’re like me, and not ready for Christmas, there’s plenty of other great themes in the inspiration photo that you can use for your project!!! Please join us either way!
Have a great weekend!