Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Just Add Ink #140 - Happy Easter

Hello! Happy Spring or shall I say Happy snow day in the northeast! More snow expected tomorrow. I’m so over it already. To help me get over the winter blues, I made a spring-y card for you. The Just Add Ink blog is celebrating 400 challenges so I decided to play along this week. The challenge this week is an inspiration challenge.

I took inspiration from the colors on the eggs and the speckles. I wanted to make an easter card since I realized easter will be here in no time and I haven't made any cards for that yet.

I am using the Southern Serenade set for this card. This was a set I totally just glanced past when I saw it in the catalog but then I received a fabulous card from Becky Foster Cowley with this set and I just had to have it.

Anyway, I stamped the flower image and colored in the flowers with my aqua painter and Elegant Eggplant and Pear Pizzazz ink. I cut out the image and layered it on Soft Sky card stock.

The crumb cake card stock is stamped with the lace image from the set and I splattered Elegant Eggplant ink over the card.

The Crumb Cake piece was glued onto a piece of Whisper White that was stamped with the Diagonal stripe stamp in Powder Pink. If you notice behind the Crumb Cake card stock is some of the white glimmer paper from the Myths and Magic glimmer pack. I like how it kind of takes on a pink look to it by being near the Powder Pink color.

The Happy Easter sentiment is from Circle of Spring (retired). Apparently I couldn't find any current Happy Easter sentiments in my stash. Oh well, there is no harm in using retired stuff. :) I added a little yellow to the tag by lightly watercoloring some Daffodil Delight ink on it.

And as usual to finish off the card I added sequins and some lace ribbon.

I hope for any of you who are stuck in snowy weather, this just brightened your day a bit!

Have a nice day!


  1. This is such a pretty Easter card Jen! Your floral spray is coloured so dreamily and I love the soft speckle details, and stripe elements draw the eye into the centre. Thanks for joining us in our 400th Challenge at Just Add Ink this week.

  2. Such a soft & pretty card. ove the delicate colouring & the touches of lace & sequins. Southern Serenade is definitely a hidden gem. Thanks for playing along with our JAI 400th challenge.
    Di :)

  3. Hi Jen, Congratulations on being one of our Honorary Mentions at Just Add Ink this week. As part of our 400th Challenge celebrations, we have a prize of a stamp set and a Guest Designer spot for a challenge for you if you'd like that. Please can you send an email to just-add-ink@hotmail.com with your postal address for the stamp prize and please let us know if you'd like to be a Guest Designer with us too. :-)