Monday, June 18, 2018

Just Add Ink #413 - Color Challenge

Hello and Happy Hot Monday! It's a scorcher here on the East Coast. It looks like it will be pushing close to 100 today. So that means time in the AC and the pool! I had created these cards over the weekend for the Just Add Ink challenge so I wanted to share them before the challenge is over. They have a color challenge this week. I really liked these colors together. Perfect for a hot summer day!

I used the Picture Perfect Birthday set to make 2 cards. These colors also worked great to allow me to use DSP from the new Brights 6x6 paper stack.

Both cards use the same layout but I just changed the colors around a bit. I did the same ombre effect on the sentiment that I did on the card I shared last week. I used all 4 of the colors and my sponge dauber to add the colors to the sentiment. I think it gives the sentiment a fun look. The sentiment was stamped on Shimmer Paper for that extra shine and die cut with the Stitched Shapes framelits.

Next to the sentiment I added an assortment of ribbons. I used the new Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle ribbon, along with Lemon Lime Twist Ombre ribbon, Silver Mini Sequin Trim and Basic Black Baker's twine. The polka dot ribbon wasn't on my original list of items to get from the catalog but I've seen it used on a lot of cards and it's just so cute! I mean it's white polka dot ribbon that can go on ANY card!

Behind the square shape I added some gold metallic thread. Then the final touches on each of the cards were the Glitter Enamel shapes on the Pacific Point card and silver sequins on the Granny Apple Green card.

I hope you enjoyed today's cards and make sure to try out this color challenge. It's a fun one!

Stay cool!


  1. These are two gorgeous cards, Jen! I love the ombré look you’ve created for your sentiments- it gives such a fun and Summery feel! And the layers of ribbon and sparkle work so beautifully together too. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week.

  2. Those ombre sentiments are just fabulous Jen! I think I need to add an embossing folder to my collection too after seeing the fun sequin effect here! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

  3. Oh wow! Your cards are just gorgeous! I totally love the way you've combined the challenge colours and all the pretty details you've added. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink!