Friday, October 7, 2011

JAI 88 - just add a die cut

Hello there,

well today Just Add Ink has a challenge for you that is dear to my heart. It is just add a die cut. I LOVE to die cut and emboss and rarely produce something that doesn't involve one or the other, or even better both!! My die collection is needless to say rather extensive :) So really adding a die cut wasn't much of a challenge for me, rather it was working with pinks perhaps?? that I struggled with this time - in fact this card was my second go at the challenge as something just nagged at me (couldn't figure out what!) with my first effort. This one got the thumbs up from my Miss 6 - no surprise when its a combination of pink, butterflies and lots of shimmer and bling (smile). Ok here it is.

I started with a big die, the Scallop square card base, and finished by embellishing with tiny little die cut butterflies! So a Pretty in Pink base, layered with a Shimmer white mat, an embossed Pretty in Pink top layer. I made sure to only embossed the upper and lower areas as I wanted to leave a clear area to stamp and emboss the sentiment. The embossed areas were also misted with Frost White shimmer mist. Lastly the front was finished off with a row of bejeweled Shimmer White butterflies and a white taffeta bow. On the inside I added another row of butterflies but this time in pinks. 

So minimal stamping in this one, but lots and lots of shimmer, shine and bling - and some die cutting of course - lol!

Thanks for visiting, don't forget to go check out the other DT offerings they are just fabulous as usual!


Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Curly Cute
Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Shimmer White (PaperTrey Inc)
Ink: Melon Mambo, Versamark
Accessories: Scallop Square BigZ die, Beautiful Wings embosslit, Final Press embossing folder, Clear embossing powder, White taffeta ribbon, Frost White shimmer paint, Isocol, Sticky strip, Jewels - rhinestones, Double sided tape


  1. I love all the shimmer and the cute row of butterflies. I keep forgetting to use that scallop square as a card base. The inside is adorable too.

  2. Oh, such prettiness! I just adore the rows of butterflies, and the shimmer on this card, Kim. Absolutely gorgeous!

  3. This is right up my alley Kim - with all that pink!!!! Very pretty card and it all works together! Love that square scallop card base too....hmm......

  4. This such a pretty combination of pink, shimmer and butterflies Kim, l love the layout you have used, the smooth centre panel for the sentiment is great combined with the shimmer embossed panels. Not surprised it appealed to miss 6!

  5. Hi Kim , what a stunner both inside and out ! gorgeous butterflies and and such pretty colours and embossing, love it !


  6. Very sweet and "girly" Kim. Butterflies, pink and bling..... what more could a girl want?

  7. Very sweet. Love the 3D butteflies.

    I sooo love this card! I can totally see the shimmer and the bling and the pink,it's all wonderful!!! SO hope you are super well and happy, sending you love and hugs dear Kim!!
    HUgs SHarnee :)


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