Friday 18 September 2015

Just Add Ink Challenge # 280

Another Friday has zoomed around which means its time for a new challenge at Just Add Ink.   This week our theme is:

                                                   JUST ADD GLIMMER 

You can interpret this any way you like. Maybe with a pearl sheen or glittery glitter on your project. Its totally up to you!!

I decided to combine two of my favourite techniques as they both add a bit of glimmer, shimmer and shine:

How I love heat embossing, especially with silver or gold, its so magical!! 

I started this off by stamping and heat embossing the snowflake in silver in a random pattern on the card front. I die-cut two rectangles from white CS and then used a smaller rectangle to cut a window in one. I stamped the ornament and heat embossed the snowflake in silver and stamped the sentiment in black on the still intact rectangle piece. A piece of acetate was glued behind the window and lots of foam tape added around the back edge. 

I put a nice big pile of turquoise and clear sequins with some silver stars and circles on top of the ornament stamp and put the window piece on top, sealing the shaker. The shaker was then adhered to the card front. I haven't added much stamping to the inside of my shakers before, its such a good idea, will definitely do it again!!

All of the stamps are from Simon Says Stamp 'Presents and Ornaments' and the sequins and rectangle die are from Pretty Pink Posh.

I have three challenges I would like to enter:

Simon Says Stamp - Monday Challenge (Love that Technique)

Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge (Die Crazy)

Simply Create Too Challenge # 94 (Early Holiday Wishes)

You have until next Wednesday to link your project to the Just Add Ink challenge and if your needing any help in the 'inspiration' department, please visit the blog to see what the rest of the Design Team have created for you. Hope to see you in the Gallery!!

Take care


  1. Glimmery, shimmery, glitzy, gorgeous! You work such magic with embossing, Shona! Your sparkling snowflakes are so pretty, and the shaker, with the pretty turquoise, adds so much impact! Swooning-inducing! I'm not good at embossing at all....can you send some of your talent my way, please *grin*

  2. So pretty! Love all the sequins!

  3. Such glimmery elegance! Lovely work Shona.

  4. You've achieved such beautiful sparkle Shona, love the crisp white/blue & silver....Beautifully done! xx

  5. So all your shimmer and shine!

  6. One of our fave colour combo's combined with a fave (and magical!) technique, Shona ... it's just gorgeous! Fabulous shimmer and shine ... yep, it really sparkles! Hugs, Anita :)

  7. This is gorgeous Shona! I love the pop of the turquoise ornament amongst the sparkly silver embossing and your shaker and mix of sequins are divine! xo

  8. I adore silver on the white
    Adorable elegant made
    and you have so lovely sequin...,how many colors and shape do you have sweety
    I am not fan of sequin and not making much shaker card
    always love seing your card with add of sequin
    hugs, Monika

  9. So elegant and I adore the silver against the white background, with just that hint of blue ~ wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing and for playing along with our Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... :)

  10. I love the gorgeous shaker. So pretty!

  11. Oh I just love this card so much! It is so soft, elegant and pretty!

  12. Wow - so elegant and so striking! I love your use of all that white space with sequins and shaker!

  13. Gorgeous, beautiful snowflake shaker card.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.