Friday, July 15, 2011

JAI 76 - just add inspiration

Hello there,
well this week at Just Add Ink we have an inspiration photo for you - they're always challenging but also a wonderful kick start to creativity and individual inspiration. Want to see? Here you go. 

A couple of things really grabbed my attention about this photo, firstly the colours, that big expanse of blue, the bright pink of the flowers, and the green of the foliage and shutters. The end result - well here it is.

You might be wondering where that flower is from - well its a sneak peek from a new set coming up in our new catalogue, its designed to work with buttons, and it does!  After seeing the inspiration pic I felt like I wanted to have flowers cascading down the right side and somehow a scalloped circle card seem to suit that idea. So I cut a scalloped circle Rose Red base, a white mat and then a Soft Sky top layer (this was just the right shade - lighter than Baja). I stamped and embossed the fab super sized  sentiment, with Elegant Eggplant and versamark. Then stamped lots of flowers and whenever I could grab a momment cut lots of layers out. Once that was done I layered them all up with dimensionals, and of course added buttons! Final touch was to add some sprigs of greenery. The inside I finished off to match with more layered flowers.

Well thanks for visiting, hope you are inspired this week and play along with the challenge.


Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Button Buddies, Think Big Favorites #1 (PaperTrey Inc)
Cardstock: Rose Red, Whisper White, Garden Green, Soft Sky (R)
Ink: Rose Red, Elegant Eggplant, Versamark
Accessories: Scallop Circle BigZ die, Classic circle nestabilities (Spellbinder), Little Leaves sizzlet, Royal Velvet buttons (PTI), Clear embossing powder, Dimensionals, Double sided tape (X Press)


  1. Your take on this photo is wonderful! I love the flowers, especially now I know which one you used!! All that cutting must have taken you an age to do - but so worth it!! ♥

  2. Very clever interpretation of the BEAUTIFUL inspiration pic and a lovely finished card!

  3. Beautiful card ... so bright and fresh, love all the layers! Love your take on this pic ... well done!!!

  4. This makes me look at Button Buddies in a whole new light. I just love your interpretation of the inspiration photo and I wish that Soft Sky was back in the range - one of my faves.

  5. Such a pretty card! I love the flowers and cannot wait to see the new catalogue (not long now!!) Theresa x

  6. Your card is gorgeous Kim. Love the colours you've chosen and the layering of the flowers was a wonderful idea, they look so beautiful!

  7. Oooh! Love the card (and the sneak peek hehehe). You used the inspiration pic wonderfully

  8. A gorgeous take on the pic Kim, loving that you used "Button Buddies" that way! all that fussy cutting must have taken awhile, but very worth it, the end result is fabulous, so bright and happy!

  9. Love the 'tropical' look of those flowers, and I am impressed with your patience, with all that cutting out, Kim! Lovely card, you clever thing :)

  10. Gorgeous card! Love how you picked out the pink and green from the inspiration pic and can't wait to get my hands on that stamp set! Looks so fun!


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