Challenges, feminine, JAI

Bloom with Hope

Hello Crafters,

Today I have found myself needing to craft after two weeks off work and it being school holidays, where I have spent loads of time with my gorgeous girls!

But now they are back to school, I needed a kick start, so I begin with a challenge at Just Add Ink. The challenge this week is a Sketch Challenge JAI#223.

I am also using 2 of the new 2014-2016 In Colours; Blackberry Bliss & Tangelo Twist. I wasn’t sure if they would work together, but I was surprised and I think they actually work well.

Loads of new product is used in this card, from the ribbon, stamp set, DSP and cardstock. I think the only things that are not new are the circle framelits and the Honeycomb Embossing Folder!

Bloom with Hope

The Bloom with Hope Stamp Set is one of the many Hostess Sets available in this new annual catalogue and it is just beautiful.

I used the Shaving Cream technique to create the background colours of the flowers, then stamped the images and fussy cut.

Bloom with Hope

If you have realised by now, I love dimension on my cards, so I used dimensionals to add the blooms to my card!

Bloom with Hope

Why don’t you give a challenge a go, they are so much fun. Head across to the Just Add Ink page for more inspiration and see how the designers interpreted this challenge.


The new 2014-2015 Annual Catalogue is now available ~ you can view it online here. This catalogue is full of amazing new products and wonderful coloured pictures foll of ideas. It is a must have for anyone interested in Ink, Paper and Stamps!

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Happy Stamping,

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8 thoughts on “Bloom with Hope”

  1. Oh, wow, Kate – this is fabulous! LOVE those bold colours together, and the shaving cream technique adds such interest to the flowers. I really like how you’ve used the sketch; very creative. Thanks for playing along with us at Just Add Ink this week!


  2. This is such a lovely card Kate – the colours you’ve used are really pretty and I love the technique you’ve given to your flowers! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week!


  3. Ohh these colours look fab together!! I love the technique you’ve used on the flowers too.

    Thanks for sharing at Just Add Ink this week.

    JAI Design Team


  4. This is bold and beautiful Kate! What a great technique to use for the flowers – it creates a lot of depth and looks lovely too. Glad we could kick start your crafting – thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.


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