Just Add Ink # 468 says Just Add “C”
For this letter challenge, Just Add Ink meets Just Add “C”, meaning the project created needs to somehow incorporate “C”. A friend is celebrating a new job, and I created a card for her for to “celebrate” and for me to send “congratulations”.
Here’s the challenge banner:
Here’s both the inside and outside of the card I created:
I am completely and thoroughly in love with the New Wonders hostess stamp set. While my first thoughts were not related to Christmas cards, I’ve already made two cards, which you can see here and here. I’ve already created some I’ve yet to blog, and am sure I will have many more to share. Love the versatility of this set!
The Process and Elements
I started going through my DSP, current and retired, and found my leftovers from the retired First Frost, but any DSP would work for this layout. The regal Blackberry Bliss provides the background mat glued, with my go-to TomBow liquid adhesive, onto a border of Blackberry cardstock. Since I don’t have those blends (yet!!) I needed a coordinating bold color, which I picked up from the flower banner, also from First Frost. I’d already colored the leaves using the Mint Macaron light and dark blends, and pulled the her hair color from the Crumb Cake on the banner as well. Coloring with the blends is such a relaxing process, and it’s interesting to play with the depth of the blended colors.
The Night of Navy flowers are just visible peaking out from the banner under and over the focal panel, so I grabbed those blends for the angel’s dress, with touches of Petal Pink for her slippers and the dots on the dress. I also used three retired Night of Navy enamel heart dots to pull in another touch of the color. Once again, I used clear Wink of Stella for the angel’s wings.
This sentiment and stamped image are beautiful together. I really think the font really picks up on the whimsical nature of the stamp set perfectly. I used the “Congratulations” stamp on the inside, and the “Celebrate” stamp on the front of the envelope. The set also includes a single leaf and swirl. I used it for three leaves on the inside to emphasize the “Congratulations” and also on the envelope for “Celebrate”
(See how the “C” words match the challenge? It definitely works!)
Finally, I decorated the front and back of the envelope. I am pleased with the way the bold colors balanced with the subtle Mint Macaron accents.
Thank You and a Little Bit More
Thank you very much for stopping by my blog today. As always, I greatly appreciate your time.
Have a Peachy day!
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New Wonders stamp set, item 149426
Blackberry Bliss cardstock, item 133675
Mint Macaron cardstock, item 138337
Whisper White cardstock, item 100730
Night of Navy blends combo, item 144040
Crumb Cake blends combo, item 44601
Mint Macaron blends combo, item 147283
TomBow liquid adhesive, item 110755
Stampin’ Dimensionals, item 104430