Friday, December 9, 2011

JAI 97 - Just add inspiration

Hello there!

well this week at Just Add Ink we have a very bright inspirational photo for you brought to you by the lovely Jo Eades. Jo's suggested colours to go with the photo are Poppy Parade, Lucky Limeade, Pool Party and Melon Mambo...want to see ;)

And this is what I made of it.

I have got to admit I did struggle with this one, in fact this card was sooo close to being binned! But a bit of last minute readjusting and I came out with something I half like. The colours suggested tropical flowers to me, with a dash of aqua to cool it all down. So starting point - lots of flowers in Melon Mambo, the layers were made by stamping and then stamping again to get the lighter shade. The red flowers were one layer of Real Red and one of Poppy Parade. The layered flowers were arranged on an oval base, and dressed up with some Limeade greenery. I kept the background neutral, but added some texture using embossing. I really like the distressed effect you get by running DSP through an embossing folder - nice :) Finishing touches - lots of rhinestones and some Pool Party ribbon.

Hopefully that gives you the general idea - I promised myself I would get to bed early earlier today so I need to get my weary body to bed otherwise my brain will be mush tomorrow!

Thanks for visiting,


Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Array of Sunshine, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Pool Party, Whisper White
Ink: Melon Mambo, Lucky Limeade, Real Red, Poppy Parade
Accessories: Rasberry Fizz DSP (R), Linen and Canvas Impression Plate (PaperTrey Inc), Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, Ticket corner punch, Modern Label punch, Word window punch, Classic oval and scalloped oval nestabilities (Spellbinder), Pool Party ruffled ribbon, Dimensionals, Double sided tape, Jewels - rhinestones.


  1. This is just gorgeous Kim. I can't believe that you cut all those flowers out. I makes my fingers hurt just thinking about it :).

  2. Gorgeous, I love the way they stand out on the card, its almost as if the card is handing the reader a bunch of flowers, the inside is beautiful to. Kezzy x

  3. Really lovely Kim, l'm amazed at the amount of fussy cutting, not surprised your weary!

  4. Hi Kim
    Finally have a chance to catch up on your beautiful creations. I really like what you've done with those tricky colours....& all that cutting out - wow. Hope you get some rest this weekend. Hugs. D

  5. Oh do not bin it - it is gorgeous anyone would be delighted to open that in the mail and have their day brightened!

  6. Adore your card Kim and can't believe it was close to being binned. This set is simply gorgeous in these beautiful bright colours. All that fussy cutting...makes my fingers hurt thinking about it too! Totally awesome, love it.


  7. Wow - this is GORGEOUS!! Throwing it in the bin?? I don't think so! You always amaze me with the punch of colour, and the amount of detail, you put in your cards,and this is no exception, Kim. I thought I didn't like that stamp set, but you might just have changed my mind :)

  8. Oh wow, love that inspiration piece and love how your card turned out! :)



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