Just Add Ink #488 - Just Add a Celebration

Hi and welcome to our first Just Add Ink challenge of the year! This is a special one! We are celebrating 10 years of challenges and 1000 followers. Woohoo! We have a blog hop to kick off the challenge and our theme is 'Celebrate'. Oh and to say thank you to all of you who participate, look at our blogs, comment on our creations and generally support us we have some fabulous prizes up for grabs. Make sure you enter to be in with a chance to get one of these fabulous prizes.

With the theme of celebrate, there was so many occasions to choose from. I decided to make a birthday card using the Grace's Garden bundle and the FREE Sale-a-bration stamp set, Sending you Thoughts. You can follow this link to find all of the products that I have used. (PS - all you have to do is add one small item to the Grace's Garden bundle to earn the free stamp set or something else from the brochure.)

This fab bundle has so many great images and matching dies that putting the card together is really easy. I used the solid arch to cut through the card front and brick wall .....

.... and cut the gate apart ......

..... so that you can see the second part of the message inside.

Stamping the envelope and colouring all images with Stampin' Blends made quick work of this card!

I love that you can see through  into the inside of the card!

To give that gorgous embossed wall a bit of definition, I have used a blending brush and some Sahara Sand ink to highlight the brick work.

Before you hop over to all of the other blogs, I just wanted to say thank you to all of you who support us at Just Add Ink. We really appreciate it. And to all the Design Team members (present and past) you ROCK! Happy Birthday girls!

Make sure you hop around to each blog to see what the rest of the design team have created. Next up is the fabulous Tina Gillespie.

Why not enter your own creation? We always love seeing them!


To purchase the products I've used today you can click any of the direct links in the text above or click the 'Shop Online' tab at the top of this page. Both ways will get you directly to my online store, where you are only minutes away from getting products delivered straight to you door.


  1. Love how your bricks look like they are popping straight off the page. Cute kitty. Chantell x x

  2. Your attention to detail is amazing. The cat and your behind the gate sentiment are over the moon.

  3. A fabulous 'garden gate' card Lou, it's beautiful and a big congrats to you and the JAI team for 10 years !! Robyn

  4. I love this gorgeous card, Lou! The opening gate makes it extra special! A great celebration card! :)

  5. A lovely card Lou. Gorgeous colouring and love the greeting behind the gates. ��

  6. Stunning card Lou, love the clean look and the peek-a-boo through to the inside, very clever! xx

  7. Lots of gorgeous feminine details in your card, Lou. Super sweet, & love that little peek-a-boo sentiment. xx

  8. This is beautiful Lou! I love your white on white effect and the peekaboo sentiment through the gate is extra special. So lovely to share the JAI journey with you! xx

  9. This is beautiful Lou! I love your white on white effect and the peekaboo sentiment through the gate is extra special. So lovely to share the JAI journey with you! xx

  10. So pretty Lou - you always do such pretty, dimensional designs (a little bit jelly over here!) x

  11. This is fun and clever!!! Another great JAI contribution, congrats to the DT on 10 years! Kelly x

  12. This is such a fresh and fun interactive card, Lou. Love the texture & details.
    Hugs, D


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