Treasures of Life Grandparents Card

by Joanne James19. January 2021 09:00

Today I'm sharing a card inspired by the following challenges:


Just Add Ink have this great family-themed inspiration photo this week, so it was a great opportunity to pair it with the sketch over at Inspire.Create and the theme challenge of 'love' over at Global Design Project and break open one of my favourite new stamp sets - take a look:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

A Grandparent's Love - For any of you reading this who are or have been at some time in your life either a grandchild or a grandparent, I'm sure you will agree that there is something very special about a grandparent's love. The unconditional devotion that is felt both ways and the one relationship where the rules are there to be broken - late bedtimes, messy play, chocolate cereal for breakfast, sweets always - I could go on, but you get the picture! The million dollar stamp set in the mini catalogue, inspired by Gail Murray, called 'Treasures of Life', is perfect for celebrating this special relationship. The James Juniors are still fortunate enough to have three grandparents in their lives and whilst their teenage hands are in some instances now bigger than those of some of their grandparents, the image I used on my card today makes me so nostalgic for the days when this wasn't the case. That tiny hand holding a heart full of love is just the sweetest image. 

Quick and Easy Sepia - GIven the nostalgia that this stamp set evokes for me, I decided to go with a sepia-style effect on today's card. There are lots of ways to achieve this effect, but for today's card I went super simple: I stamped my image in Soft Suede onto Crumb Cake cardstock, and used the finest of my aquapainter brushes to pull the ink from the image to give a watercoloured sepia-toned effect.  

Keeping It Simple - Today's card really is super simple and uses minimal materials. Just one ink colour and two cardstocks and the simple use of the outlined circle to highlight this sweet image. Clean and simple yet so effective I think - I might have to create a set of cards to accompany this one using the other images in the set.

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Enjoy your day and I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


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Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (3) -

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
1/19/2021 10:12:25 PM #

What a fabulous design! I LOVE, LOVE your sepia colouring. I'm going to give it a go.


Nikki Spencer
Nikki SpencerAustralia
1/20/2021 10:33:42 PM #

This is the perfect card for our family theme challenge Joanne. Grandchildren are such a blessing. Love the sepia effect on this beautiful card. Thanks for sharing at Just Add Ink.


Joanne Stubbings
Joanne StubbingsAustralia
1/21/2021 12:09:45 AM #

Such a lovely card and the sepia colours are perfect for the tone of the card. Thanks for joining our challenge this week at Just Add Ink!


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