Just add {hearts}!

Aaarghhhh!  I'm late!

And I'm exhausted due to my big girl having started back at school today and all the fun and frivolity and fresh new stationery (mmmmmmm!) that comes with the last week of the summer holidays.

But mostly I'm late.  To show you my card for the current Just Add Ink challenge (that kicked off .......last Thursday!)

Chances are you have already seen my card on the JAI blog itself, and I suspect that a good many of you have judging by the many, many challenge entries that are flooding in!

The challenge this week....?  Just add HEARTS!


This theme suited me perfectly as we had an engagement party to go to last weekend, so this card was created, photographed, emailed to the Just Add Ink girls and given away, all in the blink of an eye!

'Tis a pity that it wasn't blogged with such speed and frightening efficiency...

I'm not sure if you can quite make out the detail of the heart image, so here's a bit of a closer look...


The heart image from Simply Said was stamped onto Vellum Cardstock in Whisper White Craft Ink and embossed with White Embossing Powder.

Then I coloured onto the back of the vellum using markers to create the stained glass window type effect.


Then with the two different sized square punches and a goodly amount of stuffing about to get the layers to line up, I created the little see through window-ish type thingamy that you can see in the above photo.

Then some background stamping, ribbon and a rub-on completed the job!

If you're keen to join the challenge for this week and you have a window of stampin' opportunity to do so between now and midnight on Wednesday, I'd encourage you to jump on in!

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"Just Add Hearts Engagement Card" Stamps: Simply Said, Sanded background Paper: Close to Cocoa, Whisper White, Regal Rose, Chocolate Chip, Vellum cardstock Ink: Whisper White craft, Close to Cocoa Accessories: Rose Red Wide Double Stitched Ribbon, White Taffeta Ribbon, Stampin' Write Markers, Chit Chat Rub-ons, 1-3/8" and 1-1/4" Square Punches, Stampin' Dimensionals, Stampin' Sponges