Friday, March 15, 2013

JAI #157 : JUST ADD ...... GREEN

In honour of St Patrick's Day, falling this Sunday, Mae has set a challenge at Just Add Ink to Just Add ... Green to your papercraft project.

Although I am proud of my Irish heritage, I have no need for a St Patrick's Day card .... often I'll make an effort to wear something green on March 17th, but in Australia we don't give cards to celebrate the occasion.  So, I've made a card with LOTS of green on it instead.

It wasn't until I'd finished the card that I realised I'd used retired Designer Series Paper.  I do try to use current product on the projects I share, but the starry paper is so darn cute that I've decided not to change it!  Here's my green creation:

Stamps: Perfectly Preserved, Curly Cute
Card: Gumball Green, Whisper White, Basic Black
DSP: Snow Festival Designer Series Paper
Ink: Gumball Green and Lucky Limeade stampin' pads, Jet Black Staz-On inkpad
Other: Cannery Set framelits, In Color Printed Designer brads, White Tea Lace doily, Gumball Green stitched satin ribbon, Basic Black scallop dots ribbon, Whisper White 1/8" taffeta ribbon, stampin' dimensionals, glue dots, paper-piercing tool
The Just Add Ink Design Team have come up with some great "green" projects, as a nod to St Patrick's Day.  You can check them out here.


  1. Not a big fan of green but you have enticed me, I love your card and your right that paper is darn cute!
    Tam x

  2. It's GORGEOUS Christine!! That green is so fresh looking! Just lovely!:)

    Luv Karen

  3. Hello there lovely Christine! This is a lovely card, that apple looks great and the doily behind is a nice touch! Love that stary paper!!
    Smiles SHarnee :)

  4. I love your green thank you card Christine - stars ;) and all. Especially love how you placed the jar on the doily - looks charming :)

  5. Great job Christine. Especially love the doily and the freshness of the green/white/black combo. Gorgeous! xoxo

  6. Gorgeous green card Christine - the blue highlights really make the green stand out. The apple is a lovely touch!

  7. Hi Christine, I love your card too and when I saw it thought how I love that set and I need to use those doilies that I bought. UGH! So many things to play with. Thanks for you comment on my blog and I am following you now. Hugs, Bev

  8. You are so right - that dsp is darn cute and the green and white look so fresh and crisp. Great card.