Friday, September 9, 2011

Very Merry

This week at Just Add Ink we have a colour challenge for you.
The challenge is to use white plus one other colour.
I decided to use white and my favourite stampin up colour Baja Breeze.
I thought I would get Dasher out and make my first Christmas card for the year.  I had seen a great sketch challenge at Paper Players last week that I thought would be perfect for him.
My friend Rita had very kindly sent me a little care package with some samples of ribbon and other bits and pieces and this gorgeous baja seam binding was one of the goodies she sent.  Thanks so much Rita, what a lovely, thoughtful gift.
I actually used baja ink refill mixed with some frost white shimmer paint to stamp Dasher and I stamped the snowflake from winter post on the baja with it too. I also daubered some onto the embossed piece of shimmery white card.   It is very sparkly and pretty in real life.

Ingredients :
Stamps : Dasher, winter post, short and sweet
Card : baja, shimmery white
Ink : baja, versamark
Other : baja seam binding, baja ribbon (ret.), rhinestones, white embossing powder, big shot, wallpaper ef, rhinestone brad, frost white shimmer paint

I also made the same card in chocolate and white.

It’s very pretty too, I think it just needed white seam binding instead of taffeta to make it look that bit more “special”.
I have a huge Stampin Up order coming this week with more seam binding in it. Can’t wait!
I could (and probably should) make a whole collection of these cards in different colours, but I don’t like stamping that way.  I like to create different designs and challenge myself to come up with something new.  It might depend on how many cards I have ready by December though :)
Please have a look at what the rest of the JAI team came up with for the white with one challenge and give it a try yourself.



  1. Love it, Kathy! Dasher is my favorite, so I'm glad you were able to get him to work. :) The seam binding does all a bit of a "special" element to it! Can't wait to hear all about your new goodies!

  2. Kathy, the Baja Breeze and white card is sublime!! Absolutely beautiful, in every way; love it. I like your tip of stamping Dasher in shimmer paint mixed with ink - must try that. The Baja Breeze seam binding looks delicious. Oh dear, something else I need to order!!!

  3. Kathy, this is lovely and now I think I have to get myself some nesties too.

  4. WOW - I love both of these. It's amazing how a different colour and slightly different embellishments changes the personality of a card. Terrific job Kathy.

  5. 2 beautiful cards Kathy! both are so soft and elegant.

  6. I love how you created Dasher - that's so creative - love your card too!!!

  7. Both are equally divine. My dasher has only seen Champagne shimmer paint with soft suede re-inker. I love that effect. Your cards are a work of art and I can't wait for the seam binding to arrive in the post.

  8. I think both are stunning Kathy. You've packed so many wonderful techniques into such an attractive end package. I'm looking forward to getting my hands on some seam binding too :)

  9. Well, our cards sure are similar aren't they? I love Baja Breeze! Love your CHocolate and White version too!

  10. Both beautiful Christmas cards, I really like how Dasher appears to be framed on your card like you have with this design. ♥

  11. Gorgeous Christmas card! I love both versions. ;)


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