Just Add Ink 185

Yesterday I went into Manhattan for a little while. I actually did a fair amount of walking, about 8 miles altogether and 3 of them in about an hour! Nice way to get some exercise don’t you think?! Some of you have mentioned that you like to see pictures of the city so I took a few on my travels. The first one is the Citibank building on Lexington Ave. Something that you may not know about the building is that they built it with no corner supports because there was a church on the corner that had to stay. The supports are in the middle of each side, pretty neat that it stays up!

Citibank Tower

The next picture was taken while I was walking down Lexington Avenue. You can see that there isn’t a lot of traffic for a Saturday and if you look way down the street you can just see the Chrysler Building on the left.

Chrysler Bldg

I will make sure to take some pictures whenever I wander around Manhattan!

As promised I have a few cards to share with you today. First I will tell you about my Just Add Ink card for their color challenge this week. At the end of the post I will share my mum’s birthday card and also a note card that I sent to a friend. Here are the colors for JAI challenge…

JAI Color 185

A fun bunch of colors with two neutrals! The base of my card is Coastal Cabana Card Stock and the first background layer is a piece of Raspberry Ripple. I stamped the Filmstrip Stamp in Sahara Sand on Very Vanilla twice next to each other, one slightly lower. A flag from the Hearts a Flutter Stamp Set is stamped in Raspberry Ripple and cut out with the Hearts a Flutter Framelits Dies goes on top of the filmstrips. The stars are from the SImply Stars Stamp set and are stamped in Raspberry Ripple and Coastal Cabana, the large stars are punched out with the “Vintage” Large Star Punch and the little ones are cut out with my Paper Snips. For the greeting I used the Banner Greetings Host(ess) Stamp Set stamped in Raspberry Ripple. A piece of Coastal Cabana is cut out with the Expressions Thinlits Dies and adhered in the top left corner with some 2-Way Glue. One of the Neutrals Designer Button with some Linen Thread tied in a bow completes the card. I love the color combination and the randomness of the card. I hope we get some more Expressions Thinlits in the Spring Catalog!

JAI 185

Next up is my mum’s birthday card. Remember I told you the she requested a card this year? I had show her the card that I made for my Aussie mate Carolyn and she, also being a big butterfly fan loved it. I made one for her but changed it up a bit.

Here is the front with some of my favorite feathers and some Encore Gold Ink.

Mum B'day 2013

Here is the inside with the fun Swallowtail that pops up when you open up the card.

Mum B'day 2013 Inside

Finally here is a card that I made for my friend Bev using the new Map it Out Photopolymer Stamp Set.

Bev & Card

Thank you so very much for stopping by to see my projects for today. I hope that you enjoyed them and that you have a fun Sunday! πŸ™‚

Stampin’ Up! products used (JAI card):

Card Stock: Coastal Cabana, Raspberry Ripple and Very Vanilla

Ink: Raspberry Ripple, Coastal Cabana and Sahara Sand Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Banner Greetings (Host(ess)), Simply Stars and Hearts a Flutter Clear Mount and Filmstrip Wood Mount

Thinlits: Expressions

Punch: Large Star (Vintage)

Embellishments: Neutrals Designer Buttons and Linen Thread

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

Banner Greetings Host CM

Hearts a Flutter CM

Simply Stars CM

Filmstrip WM

Expressions Thinlits Dies

Hearts a Flutter Framelits

Neutrals Designer Buttons

Linen Thread

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39 Replies to “Just Add Ink 185”

  1. Love all the cards, Justin. Just perfect. Love your Mum’s version of the Butterfly card. I’m a purple girl too, but I’m so happy to have received the original, LOL!

  2. Three cards in a day?! You have been a busy beaver. I love them all but the first one with the stars is a Wow! I love the colors and what a cool combination of stamps, and I love that film strip in the back. All great cards!

  3. oh Wow Justin, oh Wow! I love the way you used the filmstrip as the subtle accent for card #1. Your Mum’s birthday card – simply amazing, especially having the butterfly “pop” up when the card is opened. I bet she was ga ga over it! The friendship card was really neat – the kind of card I’d love to receive because it is so different.

    My favorite place to be in the city is Battery Park with a lunch from one of the fabulous deli’s. Sitting on a bench watching the street performers and looking at the Statue of Liberty on a sunny day – life can’t get any better than that.

    1. Thank you Grace! I love the Filmstrip for a background. Yes, mum loved her card and shows it to everyone! I have wanted a US map stamp for a while, thanks SU! LOL!

      Hmm, I have never tried that in Battery Park, I will have to give it a go!

  4. WOW you are quite a photographer. Gorgeous pictures.
    Now to yours cards: double WOW WOW. Your card for JAI185 is beautiful. I just realized the one I made for MOJO313 is in those colors (minus one) LOL.
    The card you made for your mom: simply stunning! Love the butterfly inside, so elegant. And the last one is quite nice too. Can’t do that, no map of Canada…. yet! LOL
    Have a great Sunday!

    1. Thank you Louise! The iPhone camera is pretty good!

      So happy you like the cards! Hopefully they will release other maps! You have a great Sunday too! πŸ™‚

  5. I love all three cards, such a treat for us, thank you! I especially love the flag and stars layered over the film strip, the elegance of your mom’s card but with random splatter? spots even over the butterfly, the feathers (thanks for the how to) and the simplicity of the map. I too hope SU comes out with Canada, do you have any influence???

    1. Thank you very much Lynne! I love the collage look. Yes, I wanted some gold on my mum’s card, even on the butterfly! I will see if I can get a hold of Sarah about that map! πŸ™‚

  6. Justin, what a sweet son you must be! I know your mom adored her birthday card; I bought the Papaya Collage set just for that flower. Now I think I will use the frame the way you did-thanks for the idea! I have been on a bit of a feather kick lately, too. Super cards (as always)! Happy Sunday πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks Georgie! That is very nice of you to say! SHe loved her card! I actually like all of the elements in Papaya Collage. Love the feathers!! I hope that you had a nice Sunday! πŸ™‚

  7. What a great card you made for the just add ink challenge Justin.
    You placed all the elements together perfectly. I may have to CASE this one!
    From Rhonda

  8. Hi Justin, Once again, great cards!! Love, love the pics of Manhattan…keep sending them. How about some of the LI beaches?? Thanks for sharing! Karen

    1. Hi Karen,

      Thank you! Glad you like the NY pics. I’ll have to see if I can get some of the beach, I don’t go there often. I will have some pumpkin pics tomorrow though! πŸ™‚

  9. Such beautiful cards, Justin – love them all! The first card is fantastic. I just love how you’ve used the film strip stamp as a background element, and you’ve used the challenge colours to perfection. Thanks for joining in the fun at Just Add Ink! And thanks for the Manhattan pics; please do share more!

    1. Thank you so much Christine! I’m glad you enjoyed the cards and the pictures. I’ll be sure to post more! Have a great week! πŸ™‚

  10. Awesome cards, Justin! Bev made me a similar card and I loved it! I also enjoy seeing pix of Manhattan. It brings back memories of working in the garment district waaaaaaay back in the 1970s!!! Another lifetime ago!

    1. Thank you very much LeAnne! Lots of people tell me they enjoy the pictures, I’m happy that you do too! Have a great day! πŸ™‚

  11. Justin, *love* your cards! I really like your execution of the color combo and design for the Just Add Ink color challenge. And the card for your mum is simply elegant. The beautiful swallow tail butterfly pop-up on the inside adds a punch that really rocks!

    Thanks for sharing the pix of Manhattan. Looks like you had a fun-filled day!

    1. Thanks El! They were fun cards to make and my mum loved her B’day card! I always enjoy a little stroll through Manhattan and it was such a nice day I just couldn’t resist! Have a good day! πŸ™‚

  12. Justin, OMG. what a Beautiful Butterfly BD card, for your Mum! I know she went wild for it!
    The other two are Awesome!!! Love the “LOVE”, and “STARS! A very nice color combo, Too!
    Would you make a “Butterfly card for me”? Really!!! I’ve never seen a card so BEAUTIFUL, as this one!!!!
    Thank You for the pics. of Manhattan! I’ve got a few Friends that live there. Very expensive for Real Estate! It’s high here also, in California.

    1. Thanks Vicki! Yes, mum loved her card! The colors over at JAI are really neat this week! LOL! Sure, I have a few people that would like one! Manhattan is a great place to visit, just too expensive to live in! I hope you have a lovely day! πŸ™‚

  13. Great line up there Justin! Love them all and especially the way you’ve layered the JAI colours and the details. I’m sure your mum will love her Birthday card, she’s lucky to have a son that enjoy’s making them…It shows…:0) Thanks for the pics of Manhatten, l’ve not had the pleasure of going there, must add that one to my bucket list. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.

    1. Thank you Nikki! Your colors this week are great! Mum did love her card, she shows it to everyone! Visiting Manhattan is definitely a must, especially when the weather is like it has been here. Have a great week! πŸ™‚

  14. Your cards are lovely Justin (as usual!). I love how you’ve used the filmstrip into the background on your JAI submission – it gives extra interest. You’ve used the challenge colours to perfect on this fab card! Thanks for joining us this week at JAI!
    I’m surprised you got such fabulous photos with your iphone. Mine all end up being crappy or maybe that’s just my photography skills πŸ˜‰

    1. Why thank you very much Narelle! I love the colors this week! I find that the iPhone takes really good pictures! Practices makes perfect! πŸ™‚

  15. Thanks for joining in with our colour challenge this week at Just Add Ink. I love the vitality of your card and how you have raised the stars off the card.

  16. Great collection of elements Justin. I really like how the angle of the stars echoes the angle of the love thinlet. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

  17. Gorgeous cards Justin, and I love your photos of Manhattan! It’s great to see little snippets of other parts of the world πŸ™‚ Thanks for playing along this week at Just Add Ink!

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