Just Add Ink 196 & Sneak Peeks

Happy Monday of a short week! How was your Sunday? Mine was spent trying to catch up! I also had to run into Manhattan last night to see a friend and there were way too many people in there! The sidewalks were packed full and the train was worse than during rush hour! I couldn’t even take any pictures. Manhattan this close to Holidays is not the best place to be if you are not a fan of crowds! LOL!

I wanted to mention that two of my cards were Favorites on Split-Coast! My card for the Control Freaks Blog Tour was a Gallery Favorite and my card for the WOW White on White Paper Players Challenge was a CAS Favorite! Thank you very much to the peeps at Split-Coast for choosing my cards! 🙂

I was looking around yesterday and I came across this week’s Just Add Ink challenge. This time they ask you to just add Christmas! I had made this card for a very good friend which is sort of a CASE of another card that I made a few weeks ago. I really love the colors so I wanted to post it and this was the perfect excuse! The base of the card is Crumb Cake Card Stock. My background is a piece of Pool Party that I cut out with the Hexagon Hive Thinlits Die* and adhered it to the base with some 2-Way Glue. Next up is a snowflake that I cut out with the Festive Flurry Framelits Dies from a piece of Silver Glimmer Paper. My flag on the right consists of a piece of Bermuda Bay that I adhered a piece of the Silver Fancy Foil Designer Vellum* on top of. I used the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch* to make my tag and stamped my greeting from the Christmas Messages Stamp Set in Pool Party and Bermuda Bay. A piece of Natural 5/8″ Chevron Ribbon* tied with some Whisper White Bakers Twine goes through the top. Along the bottom left are three pieces of Bermuda Bay that I punched out with the Chevron Border Punch and adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals. A few random matte silver and silver sequins sprinkled across the card finish it off. I really love the colors and that Hexagon Hive Die is so much fun! Thank you for stopping by and visiting with me today! I really appreciate it! 🙂

JAI 196-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Whisper White and Bermuda Bay

Specialty Paper: Silver Glimmer

Specialty Vellum: Silver Foil Designer*

Ink: Bermuda Bay and Pool Party Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Set: Christmas Messages Clear Mount

Thinlits: Hexagon Hive*

Framelits: Festive Flurry

Punches: Scallop Tag Topper* and Chevron Border

Embellishments: Natural 5/8″ Chevron Ribbon* and Whisper White Bakers Twine

Tools: Big Shot, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Multi-Purpose Glue, 2-Way Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

*2014 Occasions Catalog (January 3, 2014)

Christmas Messages CM

Festive Flurry Framelits Dies

Chevron Border Punch

Silver Glimmer Paper

White Bakers Twine

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0 Replies to “Just Add Ink 196 & Sneak Peeks”

  1. So pretty. Really like how the snowflake is peeking out behind the sentiment. Really really like Bermuda Bay behind the specialty vellum. I am trying very hard not to place another preorder before Christmas. Want to get my hands on the hexagon thinlit and specialty vellum. So many things I didn’t order the first time. I’m slapping myself all the time. LOL I have been to Manhattan one time a very long time ago and it was buzzing constantly. During this time of year one can only imagine the massive hustle bustle. Bummer no pictures. Oh yes, your card featured on Brian’s blog today is of course another beauty.

    1. Thanks Lisa! That vellum is great because you can put the adhesive behind the stripes! I am trying not to place another order too. There are some things that I regret not getting. I love Manhattan, just not when you can’t move in it! I’m glad that you liked the Christmas card on Brian’s blog too! Have a great day! 🙂

  2. Hello Justin! LOVE this card! These colors are some of my favorite combination! The hexagon thinlit is awesome, isn’t it? And you know how I feel about the sequins–;-) Such a pretty card! Have a great day!

    1. Thanks Karen! The colors are some of my favorite too! I would definitely say that the Hexagon Thinlit is my fave out of the new catalog. I thought you might like the sequins! 🙂
      Enjoy your day! 🙂

  3. Hi Justin. Thank you for sharing all your cards , I have enjoyed them all , and also your pictures , love to see them, and you take so meney nice ones. I want to wish you a merry Christmas ,
    Ops and I love this card also ….

    1. Hello Frenchie!
      Thank you for letting me know that you enjoy my work and pictures! I appreciate you taking the time to leave comments! I hope that you have a lovely Christmas! 🙂

  4. Well a HUGE congratulations to you Justin for having SCS choose two of your cards as favorites. That is such a big kudo as SCS has hundreds and hundreds of members and I cannot even imagine how many cards to choose from! It just goes to show that you have a special talent that stands out above the others.

    Wishing you an amazingly wonderful Christmas and a New Year that finds you happy, healthy and prosperous. Oh, by the way, fab card today.

    1. Thank you so much Grace!! You are way too kind! I hope that you too have a lovely Christmas and a healthy and happy New Year! Glad you enjoyed the card too! 🙂

  5. Hi Justin, Congratulations again on being chosen as a Favorite. Your white-on-white card was one of everyone’s favorites. You have the creative eye and talent. I like the fact that you are so generous in sharing with us. Today’s card also has so many features! Have a Happy Christmas Eve, Joyous Christmas, and a Fabulous New Year. Don’t forget to take and post those family photos. With appreciation and fondness, Nancy B

    1. Thank you Nancy! I really appreciate your letting me know and look forward to you comments! Happy Christmas and New Year to you too! I won’t forget the family pics! 🙂

  6. Nice job, Justin! Not one but two cards, doesn’t really surprise me. Your work is terrific. Congrats on having those two cards chosen as favorites from Split Coast. I love the colors, hexagon hive, and vellum also. I already know some of the things that I’ll be ordering from the catalog. Thank you so, so much for sharing your thoughts and ideas. And, for taking the time to do all that you do for us. Have a wonderful evening, take care and be safe. :~0

    1. Thank you very much Donna! I was quite happy when I got the two emails! The Hexagon Hive and vellum are definitely some of my favorites! I’m so happy to get to share my projects with you! I appreciate your comments and look forward to them! I hope you have a lovely Christmas Eve! 🙂

  7. Oh “WOW”…such a creative use of these products and wonderful layout Justin! Love, Love, Love those sequins and the sparkly detail.
    Thank you for playing at JAI, we love seeing your entries pop up…always inspiring! xxx

  8. WOW what a stunning card! I’m loving all the colour pallet you’ve used for this Christmas card Thanks for sharing your inspiring card at Just Add Ink.

    JAI Design Team

  9. Love all the NEW elements on this lovely Christmas card Justin. I am STILL waiting to pre-order and get my hands on these too! You are such a tease! Thanks for playing along with us at JAI ♥

  10. Oh I just love all the elements you’ve layered and mixed together here Justin. You have a knack for getting that balance right and creating a stunning one of a kind Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink again.

  11. Love this Justin..loving those new products ..cant wait to get my hands on them! Once again, a gorgeous card. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Just Add Ink

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