Sunday, 2 March 2014

Happy Watercolour for JAI #204

I love trying out new colour combinations and one is sure to find a unique one while surfing around in the blogging world.  This week was no different.  Just Add Ink has a really unique and fun colour combination for this week's challenge:

JAI 204

You've got to try it to love it.  There are a lot of different ways to interpret this and I encourage you to head over to the Just Add Ink blog to see what the design team and other entrants have come up with.  I decided to ink up one of the new stamp sets from Stampin' Up's 2-14 Occasions catalogue, "Happy Watercolour" for this card.

I love the look that comes out from the "smudgy" stamp.  It looks so much like one has taken a watercolour brush and done a test of colour on the page.  I stamped these "smudges" in Pistachio Pudding and Crumb Cake.  I stamped the dots and sentiment in gold (although it's hard to see here).

I tried one card with gold foil card stock as the vertical strip but personally prefer the burlap.  You can decide for yourself though : )

In any case, it's a really fun colour combination to use and I'm certainly going to tuck it away for further use.

Here is a list of the supplies I used:

Stamp Sets:  Happy Watercolour (Occasions 2014)

Ink and Card stock:  Pistachio Pudding, Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Gold

Other:  Burlap ribbon, linen thread, Perfect Polka Dots TIEF.

Happy Stamping!


  1. Fabulous! You've used the challenge colours perfectly and so creatively on your card Laura! Thanks so much for joining us at Just Add Ink this week!

  2. You've done a fab job with the Just Add Ink colour combo this week - it's always so much fun to ink up new stamps!!

    JAI Design Team

  3. I really like how you echoed the gold dots with the embossing Laura. They are both lovely cards although I'd go with the burlap for preference too! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

  4. Fabulous use of the colours Laura! Your layers and texture work beautifully on both cards and the continuity of the dot's theme in gold is so pretty. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.

  5. Wow, Laura, I LOVE how you've used the Happy Watercolor stamp set; these colours work so well with it. The first card, with the burlap ribbon, is my favourite ... just beautiful. Thanks for playing along with us at Just Add Ink this week!


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