Friday, November 18, 2011

JAI 94 - just add a sketch

Hello there :)

well you can tell we are heading into the home stretch heading to Christmas (well it kind of feels that way as things get busier and busier), ah and may'be the predominance of Christmas cards and projects might be a clue too (smile). I have already made lots of Christmas cards this year (mostly finished) - but I just can't seem to stop making them!! So this weeks Just Add Ink sketch challenge - well you can probably Here's the sketch.
I did turn this sketch around in my head for a few days, and then at the last minute changed my mind, as you do sometimes. To change things up I went with an alternate red/green combo - Rose Red and Garden Green.

This a real mix of old and new (old favourite scallop die and new stamps). First up I cut a scalloped circle base for the card, added a Garden Green mat, then on the top Whisper White mat I started by stamping a garland of greenery. Embellishing it with some little Rose Red berries and some little sparkly rhinestones. Hanging from the garland are three little Christmas ornaments mounted up on dimensionals. The front was finished off with a sentiment and few extra little embellishing touches - piercing detail on all the scallops and dazzling diamonds on the tiny little heart on the middle ornament. The inside was finished off simply to match.

Thanks for visiting, perhaps you'll get the chance to give the sketch a go and make... a... Christmas... card... (smile).


Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Love Lives Here: Holiday (PaperTrey Inc) , Think Big Favorites #8 (PTI)
Cardstock: Rose Red, Garden Green, Whisper White
Ink: Rose Red, Garden Green
Accessories: Scallop Circle BigZ die, Classic Circle nestabilities (Spellbinder), small Star punch (R), 1/2" circle punch, Jewels: Rhinestones, Two way glue pen, Dazzling Diamonds, Dimensionals, Double sided tape (X Press)


  1. I just love those cute little Christmas stamps and that sentiment! As usual, you have finished off the inside of the card with a creative flair.

  2. Love your 'popped up' ornaments! Something about scallop shaped cards remind me of Christmas and you've just inspired me to make mine scalloped this year.

    Love the alternate red and green colours you've used here too. Very pretty!

  3. I love the alternative Christmas colours Kim, such a lovely bright and cheery card, yummy stamps too!

  4. This is such a fun Christmas card, Kim. Pretty cool colour combination, and I just love the little ornaments.

  5. Love the simplicity of this card Kim. Particularly like the inside which I never do so beautifully.

    Thank you for the lovely comment regarding the flower favours. Your instructions were spot on, so were very easy to make. The girls loved them.

  6. This is an absolutely gorgeous christmas card Kim. I love the colours you've chosen and those stamps are just too cute!


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