Hello and welcome back to another year of Just Add Ink challenges! This year, we are kicking off with a ‘Just Add Something New’ blog hop involving the whole design team. You may have arrived from the amazing Jan McQueen or you may have started here. Either way, we have a fantastic blog hop planned for you – so let’s go!

I decided to use the gorgeous new Butterfly Gala bundle, and the co-ordinating Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper from Sale-A-Bration; to create a card and framed decor piece.

For the card, I used Very Vanilla cardstock. I gave it a vintage feel by sponging the edges of the card front with Sahara Sand ink on a sponge dauber.

I cut a circle of Botanical Butterfly DSP, vellum, and Basic Black cardstock. On the Basic Black card, I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder.

I also used Grapefruit Grove Foil Sheets (from Sale-A-Bration), Black Metallic Thread, and Iridescent Sequins to finish off the card.


For the framed decor, I used the Botanical Butterfly DSP, overlaid some vellum, and used the same layering as my card. I found the frame at my local Reject Shop – it had the perfect vintage look I was after.

IMG_3366To finish it off, I cut some butterflies from the DSP, using the co-ordinating punch. This punch honestly makes short work of cutting out the gorgeous butterfles on the DSP :)

IMG_3365Thankyou for popping in to have a look at my creations. Now it’s off to the gorgeous Nikki Spencer to see what amazing creations she has come up with. Click the ‘Next Blog’ button below to continue the hop.

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14 Comments on Just Add Ink Blog Hop #JAI440

  1. Kelly Kent
    January 18, 2019 at 10:26 PM (11 months ago)

    Such a beautiful way to use the butterfly DSP and coordinating products! That vintage frame is a total find! Happy New Year Rachael! Kelly x

  2. Jennifer Scull
    January 20, 2019 at 1:38 AM (11 months ago)

    the foil sheets are really pretty and make a great accent here. the dsp is gorgeous, and of course, so are both of your projects! :)

    I think I go through as much sahara sand ink as I do crumb cake, which is a LOT! :D I buy multiples of both reinkers when I purchase them. they are perfect for making anything shabby or for distressing.

    thank you for the inspiration!

  3. Jan Clothier
    January 20, 2019 at 5:12 AM (11 months ago)

    Such a pretty layout for this card. I love the soft and dreamy feel you created with the paper choice and vellum and just a touch of sponging.

  4. Tina Gillespie
    January 20, 2019 at 10:54 AM (11 months ago)

    Oh, wow!!! These are amazingly gorgeous! I love the simple little touches on your card to give the vintage feel, and the framed piece is the perfect compliment!

  5. Jan M
    January 20, 2019 at 8:26 PM (11 months ago)

    Wow, so stunning, Rachael! Your vintage frame is a delight, with the vellum and metallic touches. Your card seems so serene, love the three circles and how they intertwine – genius design! xx

  6. Denita Wright-Smee
    January 21, 2019 at 11:40 AM (11 months ago)

    Both gorgeous creations, Rachael. I love that little touch of Grapefruit Grove Foil – beautiful. D x

  7. Nikki Spencer
    January 21, 2019 at 1:09 PM (11 months ago)

    Oh sigh! This vintage chic ensemble is bringing out all the heart eyes Rachael, l absolutely love your softer palette and vintage vibe…Really beautiful use of products! xx

  8. Nandini Karmarkar
    January 21, 2019 at 2:09 PM (11 months ago)

    The card and the frame are both really beautiful.

  9. Rochelle Blok
    January 22, 2019 at 7:50 AM (11 months ago)

    The vintage look you’ve given your two projects is just beautiful! Love the layering of the circles on your card and the little metallic touches are a gorgeous touch. Putting the DSP in a frame is a beautiful way to showcase it. Thanks for sharing! Rochelle xo

  10. Kathy Hunter
    January 22, 2019 at 8:06 AM (11 months ago)

    Everything you have made has such a soft and soothing feeling. The colors and images are just right! I love it all!

  11. Marlena M
    January 23, 2019 at 12:30 AM (11 months ago)

    Your framed decor is a TREASURE to keep! Wonderful interest in your card also~BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL!

  12. Ma-Mi
    January 24, 2019 at 1:50 AM (11 months ago)

    Great framed decor and card with a touch of shabby, but no too much. I love it!

  13. Di Barnes
    January 24, 2019 at 7:05 AM (11 months ago)

    Oooh those butterflies fluttering out of the frame, Rachael – love! Such a lovely gift. I love how you’ve echoed the elements in the coordinating card too. Love that sentiment.
    Hugs, D

  14. Lou Kitzelman
    January 24, 2019 at 1:10 PM (11 months ago)

    Such a gorgeous way to showcase that gorgeous DSP. That frame is just delightful. x


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