Saturday, 5 March 2016

Forty JAI - Just Add Numbers

 It's a year of numbers for our family with a couple of 40th's in the early part of the year, someone turning 60 near the end of the year and those six grandchildren too. It's just fortunate that Just Add Ink are also keen on numbers with their challenge this week - just add numbers. My eldest son turned 40 just 3 days ago, and I was sure that this clean card would appeal to him. This card was in my January class too, and the ladies loved the heat embossing and rubbing colour on with sponges. The stamp set is Balloon Celebration and it has this strange stamp in it which reminds me of bicycle spokes, but might be a ball of string. I was just looking for an abstract and open type of shape, so this was very suitable.

There is a thin sliver of the black glimmer paper which was in the previous mini catalogue just above the stamped panel, but the numbers were die cut from basic black. I cut three sets of numbers and glue the layers together, which allows them to stand out from the card quite nicely. The sentiment from Number of Years is a lovely one, so I've added that to the inside. I'm having lots of fun adding numbers to my cards, why don't you join in this Just Add Ink challenge too?

Cheers, Rachel

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  1. Great card Rachel - love how you used.those spokes as a background.

  2. This is stunning Rachel! I love your sponged panel teamed with the clean and bold numbers - such a fabulous card for males and I have Pinned it for casing later. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week :-)

  3. What a great card for a grown man Rachel! I love how you restricted the bright colours to the bottom and let CAS B&W rule the rest. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

  4. I love the colours in your base panel, sets off the crisp white perfectly. . Chantell JAI

  5. This is just wonderful Rachel! Love your use of the the numbers against all that white and the panel you've created has a wonderful mix of colours. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week!


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