Friday, October 8, 2010

JAI #38 - Just Add Bling & Pink

This week, the challenge at Just Add Ink was to add Bling and Pink in an effort to raise awareness on Breast Cancer. The Cancer Council’s Pink Ribbon Day, which will be held on Monday October 25 this year, aims to help raise awareness about breast cancer, as well as raise funds towards research, education and patient support programs.  This year alone around 12,000 Australian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer, which is still a huge number.

So for this blinged up challenge, this is what I came up with:

It's a little hard to tell in this photo, but I have mixed Silver Embossing Powder with some Dazzling Diamonds, so it's really quite sparkly in real life - photos taken at 11.00 pm do not have the 'right light' so the don't show the real sparkle.  My mixing ratio was quite scientific - I used a scrap of cardstock to scoop up some silver ep and some dazzling diamonds and mixed on a acetate sheet till I got a colour I liked.  This one has a bit too much silver for my liking - the first one I made was better, however I dropped it and bent the front corner.  I tried to save it but ended up completely trashing it, so I had to start again.  I've also done one with pink glitter but couldn't decide what colour the sentiment should be, so I'll post that when I get around to finishing it.

Pretty simple, the embossed panel raised up on dimensionals, as is the sentiment, which is embossed using plain silver embossing powder.

Thanks for visiting and don't forget to check out rest of the Design Team's very gorgeous creations.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Baroque, Congrats (both retired)
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories:  Silver Embossing Powder, Dazzling Diamonds, Heat Gun, Embossing Buddy, Dimensionals, Rhinestones.


Renée said...

pretty, Jo! so elegant :)

Sam said...

Another beautiful challenge card Jo! I love the sparkles...and appreciate your scientific instructions on how to replicate ;-).

I feel your pain at ruining a card...I often drop and damage is SO frustrating! I have been known to photograph them anyway, Photoshop out the damage and then blog them regardless (even though they do end up in the round filing cabinet themselves :-(.

Patrice said...

This is so lovely, glittery, swirly...feminine. Nice job :o)

Anonymous said...

This is gorgeous, what a great effect and a very classy card!

Bronwyn Eastley said...

Elegant is definitely the adjective to describe this beautiful card! Very striking!

Melissa said...

love the glittery effect, very elegant.

KimB said...

Hi Jo,
wow elegant impact and embossed silver sparkle what a great combo. I will have to try your scientific mix myself. The pink rhinestones were a great finishing touch too.