Saturday, 28 June 2014

Celebrate Your Birthday

I think this Just Add Ink challenge was designed especially for me so I can add the piece I had left over from the last time I entered into their challenge -LOL!!!!
It was a few weeks ago when they had a Nautical But Nice Challenge and I made this card. So if you check it out, you'll see I cut a piece off the side of my water-coloured panel, and there it was lying on my craft table.

Setting The Scene: I need to get tidied up here for my Catalogue Launch next Friday, but I am distracted by my computer. Next I spy some of the design team entries popping up on FB and click on over to JAI to view the sketch. WOW! that's perfect for my left-over scrap. So the tidying goes to the back-burner AGAIN, while I throw together this card.

Maybe I'm being a bit silly and light-headed because I have just begun two weeks of school holidays but... do you like this card?

I embosssed Strawberry Slush card with the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder from SALE-A-BRATION. What a surprise that something from SALE-A-BRATION has gone into our new catalogue, but I'm VERY happy about it. I think the dots from Happy Watercolor looks very similar, so I stamped then with the Gold Encore stamp pad. The young lady, champagne glass in hand, has been very roughly watercolored, using Stampin' Write Markers and an Aquapainter. There are three images in this stamp set, In This Together and you can purchase from July 1st. Amazing Birthday has the Happy, Happy Happy, Happy birthday to you, so I stamped in gold and then scattered a few rhinestones about, cos you can't have too much sparkle, can you?

It's so windy in Melbourne at the moment, quite worried that a big tree doesn't fall on the house...
enjoy your weekend
NEW! -Amazing Birthday
NEW!- In This Together
Retiring June 30 - Happy Watercolor
Australian readers - You can shop for supplies in my online shop, there's only 2 days till the mini Occasions catalogue (time to order Happy Watercolor w 133188/c 133191) and main catalogue finish. Lots of retiring bargains and weekly specials too.
After July 1st you can order Amazing Birthday w134225/c134228 and In This Together w133866/c133869
Just a little hint, in this upcoming catalogue you will find the clear stamp sets and photopolymer stamp sets VERY affordable. My preference, wood mount, are still about the same price point as previous years.


  1. What a fun card, Rachel! It's always a 'plus' to be able to use up scraps. Lovely bright colours, and I really like the subtle watercolouring on your main image. Thanks for joining in the fun at Just Add Ink this week!

  2. Yes I do indeed like it Rachel! I love how that one scrap inspired the creation of the rest of the card and how you carried the bubbly theme though to the embossing as well. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

  3. Great stamps - and I love the rainbow topper. It's great to use all the scraps....that are not really scraps - just other projects waiting to be done. Chantell JAI

  4. Wowie what a fab idea to use up a little scrap from your last card!!! Love that sweet girly image too.

    Thanks for playing along with our sketch challenge this week.

    JAI Design Team


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