Just Add Ink #557 | photo inspiration

As the weather cools here in Australia, this sleek fireplace inspiration photos is perfect for winter crafting. For those of you in the northern hemisphere, you would probably roll your eyes at the temperatures Aussies consider to be cold! It’s wood fires, beanies and blankets at less than 20 degrees for me! I love the summer and the only good things about winter weather are snuggling up inside when it’s raining outside, a change in wardrobe and a good excuse to craft because it’s too cold to be outside. And past that, it’s just a countdown til summer arrives again!

I kept it simple for today’s projects using Basic White Notecards, Bloom Where You’re Planted DSP, Brick & Mortar Embossing Folder and the Inspired Thoughts stamp set.

Inspired by the white wash of the brick wall fireplace in the photo, I ran the textured white DSP pattern through the embossing machine using the Brick & Mortar folder. It’s one of my favourites with cardstock – but wow – embossing the DSP takes it to another level! I often forget to alter DSP in any way other than cutting it. But embossing and stamping on it is a great way to add more texture.

The notecards are the perfect size for the potted delights from the DSP. Like so many of the designs, the Bloom Where You’re Planted DSP has a couple of pages that can be used as whole sheets, or can indulge a little fussy cutting.

The sentiments are from the Inspired Thoughts stamp set – one of my favourite new greeting sets from the Annual Catalogue. It has a range of sentiments including sympathy, thinking of you, congratulations, hello and thank you. I’ve cut using either the Stitched Rectangle Dies or Succulent Dies.

The art work on the plants is just divine – they are pretty enough to stand alone on a card and look amazing!

The design team have had such fun creating this week using the elements from the inspiration photo. You can see all their creations on the Just Add Ink blog. You can also share your project there and show us what you’ve been making.

Have a great Friday! It’s a long weekend in Western Australia and one of my gorgeous friend’s birthday. I’m excited to be travelling to Perth and joining her for a birthday lunch at a very fancy Perth restaurant. If there’s something that excites me as much as crafting, it’s food!!!

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