Friday, May 24, 2024

Celebrate - Just Add Ink Challenge #703

This week's challenge with Just Add Ink is so versatile you'll want to jump right into your crafting supplies!

Pretty hard to resist, right? I chose balloons and bright colours for a celebration card suitable for a number of occasions - birthday, anniversary, job promotion, etc.

I began with stencilling the balloons using distress inks, two shades of each colour. Once that was done I die cut the stitched border then added the confetti and streamers using gold pigment ink - pigment ink sits over the top of dye ink easily. The gold has a lovely subtle sheen and certainly adds to the celebratory atmosphere! 

Materials used:
  • card - basic white, brushed metallic gold, vellum, gorgeous grape
  • distress inks - squeezed lemonade, mustard seed, salvaged patina, peacock feathers, kitsch flamingo, picked raspberry, wilted violet, villainous potion
  • other - balloon/confetti/streamers stencil (stash), blending brushes, golden glitz pigment ink (Delicata), slimline stiched rectangle die, Big Shot, celebrate die

Which two options would you choose? If you create, be sure to share it with us over on the Just Add Ink blog, we'd love to have you!

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Your stenciled balloons are festive and fabulous, Kerry! The worked perfectly on your slimline design. Thanks for sharing this with us at Just Us Girls!

  2. Kerry... love the touch of gold atop those wonderfully stenciled balloons! Fabulous card! Thanks so much for joining and sharing at Just Us Girls this Memorial Day!

  3. This is a beauty between your colors, stenciling and that gold!!!! Your actual stenciling is perfect! Thanks for sharing it with us at Just Us Girls!

  4. totally love the layering of balloons! Fabulous card - Thanks for joining in at JUGS


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