Friday, September 4, 2015


Our challenge at Just Add Ink this week, set by Nikki, is to use these beautiful bright pics as inspiration to make a card (or other papercraft project):

I stamped the dots, from Dotty Angles, in Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo, and Rich Razzleberry ink, on a piece of Whisper White card.  This formed the background for a sparkly orange flower (coloured using blender pens and ink, then covered in Crystal Effects, with a sprinkling of Dazzling Diamonds).

A bit of paper-piercing, some ribbon, and a cute sentiment punched out with my new Washi Label punch, finished off the card.

Here's a closer view of the flower:

I stamped the flower using our new Archival Basic Black ink; beautiful and crisp, with no 'bleeding' of the ink when I used blender pens and ink.  I do now realise that I coloured all of the flower (including leaves) orange ... but am using "creative licence" as my defence!

I've listed below the Stampin' Up! products used to make this card.  NB: Best Thoughts is a set you may only earn for free, with a qualifying order (so the price shown is indicative only).

Make sure you check out the rest of the beautiful work by the Just Add Ink Design Team.  We hope you'll link up your own creation, over on the JAI blog.

Product List
Blender Pens
Glue Dots


  1. Hi Christine, I love your card and that flower is really lovely with that shine, very pretty, Cheers Anna.

  2. Love that gorgeous sparkly flower Christine and those colourful polka dots make a perfect backdrop. Beautiful use of the inspiration my friend. xx

  3. That bright dotty background just makes me happy Christine! And I absolutely love the effect you got by covering your flower with crystal effects and glitter! Gorgeous! xxx

  4. This is beautiful, Christine! Love that sparkly flower - leaves and all :)

  5. So pretty Christine! Your shiny and sparkly flower looks amazing amid your colourful polka dots! So many beautiful details. xo

  6. That flower looks gorgeous Christine, and I just love the spotty background :)

  7. Amazing and so so pretty! I really love the dotty background you created for that gorgeous glittery flower. Love! xxx

  8. Absolutely love that dotty background, such a cool idea!! And your glossy flowers look beautiful. Fabulous card!

  9. Wow, what a gorgeous flower, Christine! Love the shiny, sparkly effect and the wonderful dotted backgound. A total beauty, my friend!!