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Just Add Ink 178 – jkcards

Just Add Ink 178

Good morning! I had a lovely day in the city yesterday with my friend Kim. We went to the diner for some breakfast, I had pancakes and they were delicious. We then headed to the subway to make our way down to Soho and wandered around for a couple of hours. I picked up my belated birthday gift for my friend Danielle and we had some yogurt from the Chobani store. I choose figs and walnuts with honey and they give it to you in a glass Β bowl that you get to keep. We wandered around some more and I got a picture of the Freedom Tower that will be completed soon. After that we went to Washington Square Park. The park used to be really rundown and not a very nice place to go but they have cleaned it up nicely. I took a picture of the arch and if you look you can see the Empire State Building through the middle. For lunch we went to an organic hummus place called nanoosh. I had a hummus and falafel bowl that was quite tasty and Kim had one with chicken that was also good. Before I headed home we got my car and picked up Kim’s friend Maggie and went to the Target at Riverside Plaza. It’s nice to go there with the car because then they don’t have to lug all of the packages home on the bus or pay for a cab. All in all it was a very nice day! Below are the two pictures I mentioned…

Freedom Tower

Washington Square Park Arch

For today’s card I wanted to try the Just Add Ink challenge, just add snowflakes, for this week. I also wanted a simple card with a little bit of a different color combination. The base of the card is Cherry Cobbler Card Stock. For the background I used the World Map Stamp and stamped it in Costal Cabana on Whisper White. The snowflake is from the Festive Flurry Stamp Set and is stamped in Smoky Slate and cut out with the Festive Flurry Framelits Dies. I choose the greeting from the Joy to the World Stamp Set, stamped in Cherry Cobbler, because I thought it went really well with the map stamp. A little fussy cutting with my Paper Snips and some 2-Way Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals to hold the snowflake and the greeting to the card and it’s finished. If you like a little fussy cutting this would be a nice easy card to mass produce for your Holiday cards. Thanks you very much for stopping by to see my Just Add Ink card for the just add snowflakes challenge. I hope you enjoyed my Manhattan pictures and card. Have a wonderful Sunday! πŸ™‚

JAI 178

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White

Ink: Costal Cabana, Smoky Slate and Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Joy to the World, Festive Flurry and World Map Background Clear Mount

Framelits: Festive Flurry

Tools: Big Shot, Paper Snips, 2-Way Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Joy to the World CM

Festive Flurry CM

World Map Background Stamp CM

Festive Flurry Framelits Dies

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53 Replies to “Just Add Ink 178”

  1. Justin – I understand how Stampin’ Dimensionals work (go figure!), but you must have doubled them up here. The snowflake and sentiment seem to levitate over the card (as opposed to just popping). This card is a beauty! Now that you’ve used the “Joy to the world” sentiment from this stamp set, please mail it to me – that way, you won’t share it twice (just thinking of you).

    1. Actually they are only one layer Brian! I do like the levitate description, I think I will use that in the future! Unfortunately, I love the font for Joy to the World so you will be seeing it again, maybe after a few more I’ll pop it in the mail! Glad you like the card and I hope you have a nice day! πŸ™‚

  2. Can’t get any more closer or to the point than this card! Love the colors, and the map accent!
    Love it!!!

  3. Thank you for sharing your pictures. I love both prominent structures. It’s interesting how different in style and construction they are. Seeing the Empire State Building through the arch is really cool. A Chobani store – my husband would be in heaven!

    Your card speaks to these photos. I love it. I’m in love with the font using in Joy too – it’s the main reason I bought that set! Now I must get the map stamp. Thanks for always being such an inspiration. Have a wonderful Sunday.

    1. You’re welcome Wendie! I love looking around Manhattan as it’s always changing. The Chobani store was great! The font is the main reason I got the set too! Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a lovely day! πŸ™‚

  4. Justin-I loved reading your Manhattan travelogue. Your card is so creative and I never would have thought of using the world map in a holiday card-genius!

    1. Thank you Marty! I like to add some oomph to the post when I can! Glad you enjoyed the card! Thank you for stopping by and enjoy your day! πŸ™‚

  5. I read the recipe for your card BEFORE I looked at it and I thought…Yuck….the world map stamp in coastal cabana (I call it cabana boy blue) and then Joy to the World….wonder what possessed him to do that?? THEN i looked at the card….OH MY>…it is gorgeous….you are a genious…..thanks so much for proving me wrong….beautiful card…just beautiful.

    1. Well, I’m so glad that I could shock you with the actual card! I’m so glad you enjoyed the card! Thanks for visiting and have a great day! πŸ™‚

  6. Oh – dashing card with the stamp Joy To The World and the World Map. Wow, couldn’t say it better.
    Love the pictures of Manhattan. Keep them coming and your adventures are awesome. Love hearing about your life and what you do.
    Thanks Justin. Hope you have a wonderful Sunday.

    1. Thank you Cynthia! Glad you like the card! I’m so glad you enjoyed my travels yesterday, it makes it a little more interesting! Enjoy your Sunday! πŸ™‚

  7. Wow Justin your photos brought back memories of the last time my family and I flew across the pond and stayed in New York! We stayed just over the road from Washington Square Park and have a similar photo of the arch! So, not only thank you for another clever, gorgeous card but thanks for the memories!

  8. How fitting the card is for your pic’s. Awesome pic’s. Awesome card. I so love that you thought to use the World Map stamp with the sentiment Joy to the World. Brilliant! Thank you for sharing the pic’s too!

    1. Thanks Lynn! It was funny, I was sitting there last night and I was looking at the map stamp and I started singing Joy to the World! LOL! πŸ™‚

  9. Thanks for the photos! I hardly ever get back to NYC but I have to plan something in the next couple of years! Your “fussy” cut of the sentiment looks a whole lot easier than really fussy cutting that sentiment. I love the map and sentiment together. Inspiring! Have a great week! Nancy B P.S. What is your daughter’s name?

    1. Welcome Nancy! Thank you, I’m glad that you enjoyed the photos and the card! I do like a little fussy cutting! My daughter’s name is Taylor. Enjoy your week! πŸ™‚

  10. I couldn’t agree more with Brian! The snowflake and sentiment DO levitate. I love this colour take on your Christmas card Justin. The new snowflakes (and framelits) are just lovely, aren’t they? Thanks for playing along with us at JAI this week β™₯

    1. Thank you Paula! They do see to levitate I guess! I like anything for Christmas that isn’t red and green! Yes the new snowflakes and framelits are lovely! Have a great week!

  11. very non-traditional but oh so lovely. Love your pics, never been to NYC so it is nice when you give us a travelogue with peeks of the city!

  12. Oh your photos make me want the travelling bug again!! What a lovely place Manhattan must be! Love your card and the way you have used that sentiment with that background stamp. Not sure the corrected style of that map stamp is available here yet but can’t be far away! A perfect Christmas card with a strong message!

    1. Thank you Jean! I’m so glad you enjoyed the pictures too! Manhattan is great. I love that Map stamp! Enjoy your day! πŸ˜‰

  13. Gorgeous card! Love the non-traditional colors and using the map and that sentiment is just brilliant. And I love how you always put so much details in the ‘recipe’ for your cards. It’s a great help for newbie like me. LOL

    TFS those great photos of NYC! Have a super week.

    1. Thank you Louise! I’m glad you like all the nitty gritty about the card! The city is a great place, so much to see and it’s always changing. Thank you for visiting! Have a great week! πŸ˜‰

  14. Justin, this is beautiful; what a great way to use the World Map stamp! LOVE your Manhattan photos (NYC is my favourite place in the world!!), especially the one of the Washington Square Park arch … what a great backdrop. So glad you could join us at Just Add Ink this week. πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you Christine! Manhattan is a great place and I’m lucky to live so close to it! Glad you enjoyed the card too! Have a great week! πŸ™‚

  15. Hi Justin, really love the colours on this card and the combination of that greeting with the World Map. They co-ordinate beautifully. Thanks for joining in with JAI Just Add Snowflakes this week. Carolyn x

  16. Love your pics Justin and thanks for sharing your day, l was smiling at the yummy food descriptions..:0) What a great card, l love that sentiment with the World Map, such a perfect pair. Lovely to have you join us at Just Add Ink.

  17. What a novel and perfectly suited combination Justin – love the very modern feel to it and your very effective use of colour. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week for our snowflake challenge.

  18. Hi Awesome, Amazing Justin! I thought I would checkout this weeks JAI entries and your single layered use of dimensionals snowflake just jumped right out at me! You and Brian made me laugh! I love living life through other people’s adventures, thank you for sharing your Manhattan experience, had me smiling the whole time! Lou xxx

    1. Hello Lou!
      Thank you for your kind words! It was really great to meet you at Convention! I’m glad you enjoyed my little outing in Manhattan! I hope you have a great week! Speak to you soon! πŸ™‚

  19. Hey Justin! I loved your card for this week’s challenge over at Just Add Ink. The sentiment and the world map are a great combo. Loved your photos too, it’s nice to get a peek of what other people get to see living on the other side of the world. Thanks for playing along at JAI πŸ™‚

  20. What a fab entry for this weeks Just Add Ink challenge!
    I really love how the background ties in with the sentiment πŸ™‚

    JAI Design Team

  21. Hey Justin – your card is totally fabulous! Love the non-traditional Christmas stamp and the non-traditional colours you’ve used – you’ve combined them and make them look perfect together. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week!
    ps. thanks for sharing your photos – this is a place that I only see in the movies and don’t ever imagine visiting. If I did I think I’d be in a daze for the entire holiday!

    1. Hello Narelle!

      Thanks! I’m glad you like the card! I think that everyone should see Manhattan at least once. It really is unlike anywhere else in the world. It is a little overwhelming at first but as long as you plan it out it can be great! Enjoy your week! πŸ™‚

  22. Your sentiment goes so well with your background stamp, well coordinated. Thanks for joining in with our challenge this week at Just Add Ink.

  23. Congratulations, on your Win with JAI this week. Seems all the ladies loved your card and you are a well deserving Winner. I wanted to be the first to let you know to pick up your badge. Now you will have to join us again at JAI.

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