Monday 5 September 2016

Just Add Ink 327

One of my favourite challenge sites is Just Add Ink and it's a colour challenge this week.

The colours naturally made me think of the Seaside Shore suite of papers and stamps but I didn't want to go overly nautical.  Something I've always struggled with is masculine cards and I'm also pretty slack about getting to terms with some of the packaging goodies I own. So, I set myself the task of a card and co-ordinating gift bag, suitable for a male and inspired by the colour challenge.

Here's how that ended up.

I'm really happy with the gift bag. It's the large size, made with the gift bag punch board. The bits I'm most pleased with are the 3D effect on the 'For You' created with the Soft Sky shadow layered in behind and the inlaid stars.

The card picks up on the themes of the bag and also uses a new set for me, Better Together.

Update: Utterly delighted to win at Just Add Ink!

Card: Dapper Denim, DSP from By the Shore, Very Vanilla, scraps of Soft Sky and Calypso Coral
Stamps: Better Together
Inks: Dapper Denim 
Other: Lots of Labels framelits, Mini-treat Bag thinlit set, Circle framelit, Subtles enamel shapes, dimensionals, Burlap ribbon, Gold binder clip


  1. Love the design of both card and bag, the arrangement of the different elements is just great on both items and once again your colour choices are so perfect.


  2. Fabulous! I love this gift set Jan and the balance of the JAI colours looks really good! Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink.

  3. I love your use of the striped paper, Jan; this is a great gift set ... and it doesn't look like you struggle with masculine creations! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

  4. Great use of the colours Jan - I really love the stripes they are very bold and striking. Chantell JAI

  5. I love your projects - especially the inlaid stars. The striped paper is perfect for the masculine look. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink.

  6. Great to see these winning - congrats!

    1. Thanks Jo. You know they're not my usual thing, so it was good to get into a different zone.