Friday, 18 November 2016

JAI #337: Just Add Two


Yay! it's the tail end of the working week, and the weekend is just around the corner! I'm excited because Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them has just opened. Hopefully I'll get a chance to go see it with the family very soon.

But that's not why you are here - you're here for the new Just Add Ink challenge! This week Kim is challenging you to Just Add Two to your cards. What two? You have the choice of either doilies, die cuts or Designer Series Paper. Just choose two and off you go!

I ummed and ahhed a little before having a little bit of a brainwave while I was in the shower. It's a great place to think! I went with die cuts and DSP.
In order to fit all the letters in, I had to make my card a tad longer than usual. It's actually 7 inches in length, and the usual 4 1/4 inches tall. It will fit in a business sized envelope, so it will still be easy to post.

You can see in this picture that I popped all of the letters up on Dimensionals. The edge pieces of the sheets are great for this, as they are already smaller than whole Dimensionals so they fit nicely behind the letters. I don't like wasting things, and this is a fab way of using up the edge pieces.

Speaking of not liking to waste things....

I also used the negative piece created when I cut the letters. I made sure to cut them in a straight line so that I could use this piece.

I used lots of Dimensionals to pop the piece up from the DSP underneath, including the two pieces in the top of the R's.

I made both of the insides of the cards the same. The cute little holly sprig is from the Hostess set, Time Of Year. I had intended to use the Christmas banner image from the set on the front of the cards, but in the end I decided they looked OK without it.

Here are the two cards together so that you can see how they are opposites.

Which two items will you choose for this week's challenge? You can see what the Design Team have chosen over at the Just Add Ink blog.

Bye for now,



  1. Love, love, love your 2 cards Tina. The negative is as awesome as the original! Kelly x PS, I do lots of thinking in the shower too!

  2. Ha, what a great way to get two from one Tina. I can't pick my favourite they both look great and make absolute stand out Christmas cards! xxx

  3. Oh very clever - I love them both!

  4. Those big letters look awesome Tina, so striking against the patterned background! And I love your negative version as well - so clever! xx

  5. I'm loving those big letters Tina and such a clever way to get "2" for one..:0) Very bold and effective! xx

  6. Fabulous cards! And what a great idea to use the negative as well!

  7. I love that you made use of all your supplies and created a card from the negative. I'm so tempted by those letters, but the price....great cards, Tina. x


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