Friday, July 29, 2011

JAI 78 - Just add a colour combo

Hello there,
despite being in the depths of winter, with a -5oC night expected I felt like we had a touch of spring around today - firstly the sun was shining (mostly) and even more springy was that I noticed the first daffodil bud in the garden - its probably still a couple of weeks off blooming but its a nice sign of times to come! (also coming with Spring is our new SU! catalogue - also something to look forward to eh!!). My card today has a touch of autumn/winter to it inspired by the lovely colour combo challenge we have for you at Just Add Ink this week. Here it is.

I thought these colours would be perfect for a card for my Dad, and with Father's Day coming up down here in AUS in September I decided to try and get organised early. I also had a brand new set that I was very keen on inking up (French Foliage) so here is the result.
The inside

I started by stamping a panel of Very Vanilla all over with leaves inked first in Certainly Celery then rock and rolled in Not Quite Navy, I also added the text image in Sahara Sand, and spoltches in stamped off Chocolate Chip. That was mounted on a Chocolate Chip base.  Next I stamped a large branchy tree in Chocolate Chip on Vanilla and trimmed it out. I mounted that to the side of another Vanilla panel that I stamped with an assortment of sentiments to make up the message to my Dad. That Vanilla panel was mounted on top of a Choc Chip mat that had been embossed with the Square Lattice embossing folder. To finish off the front of the card I wrapped linen thread across the front, and added two little Not Quite Navy birds. The inside was stamped and matted to match the front.

Thanks for visiting, this is a really lovely colour combo so if you get the chance why don't you give it a go this week.


Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: French Foliage, Vintage Labels(R), Teeny Tiny Sentiments (SU!), Through the Trees, Tiny Tags, Botanical Silhouettes (Papertrey Inc)
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Certainly Celery, Not Quite Navy, Sahara Sand, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Square Lattice embossing folder, Large Labels (Spellbinder), Linen Thread, Silver brad, Dimensionals, Double sided tape (X press)


  1. What a terrific card for your dad, these colours are perfect. Love that choc chip embossed mat and your little birdies. I'm sure he's going to love this.

  2. Love the rock 'n' rolled leaves, and, oh, just about everything on this card, Kim! Great card for your Dad, and I am a little envious at how organised you are! LOL.

  3. What a gorgeous use of the colours Kim, love the "rock"n"roll" technique and the colours you have used on that, your greeting done that way fits so beautifully with the other elements, clever girl!

  4. I love trees...this is a beautiful card! The layout and string are wonderful! ;)

  5. You've chosen beautiful stamps to suit the colour combo this week. I love the twine wrapped around the tree branch.

  6. I love the way you've coloured the leaves Kim and used the splotch stamp, they look so beautiful.
    The inside of the card looks fantastic too, such a great idea.

  7. A lovely card for your dad and we were both obviously on the same wavelength with this week's challenge Kim, using similar stamps and techniques to create very different cards though! ♥


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