Friday, June 8, 2012

JAI 121 Just add pearls

Hello there,
well I'm settling back into life after convention. I had a wonderful time meeting up with some special stamping friends and am already looking forward to seeing them again next year in Brisbane! I have some great new ideas to try out so hopefully some of those will make their way here over the next few weeks. But for today I can show you the new challenge from Just Add Ink. This week we want you to Just Add Pearls. Here's what I came up with.

I wanted to make a birthday card for a special stamping friend so I tailored the colours to something I knew she would like - hence the red and indigo. I also had a new blossom punch to play with ;) I started by inking the flower with markers, then layered that over two red punched blossoms, fixed it together with a brad then spritzing with glimmer mist and letting it dry. You get a great 3D effect doing this although that does make it tricky to post! But since I was hand delivering this one at convention I didn't have to worry about that. I used the flower as the feature and accented it with coordinating DSP, some lacey border detail, stitching and of course lots of pearls. The pearls are a subtle but I think really important finishing touch.

Do go check out the rest of the DT they will have some wonderful pearl adorned creations to inspire you!!

Thanks for visiting,

Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Create a Cupcake, Mixed Bouquet
Cardstock: Real Red, Island Indigo, Whisper White
Ink: Real Red, Island Indigo
Accessories: Blossom punch, Corner rounder (SU!), Mat Stack 3, Mat Stack 3 layerz and Filigree border die (PaperTrey Inc), Twitterpated DSP, Ski Slope DSP (R), Frost white shimmer paint, Jewels - pearls, sewing machine, wide Real Red grosgrain ribbon (R), Dimensionals, SNAIL, Double sided tape (X Press)


  1. What a lovely flower!!! I'd never think to put blue and red together except on a kiddy card - you've done a great job here.

    ps it was lovely to meet you in person at convention :)

  2. Lovely card, and so beautiful irl. I love that you chose specific colours for the birthday girl. Love that ribbon.


  3. This is such a striking card. Love the colour combo you chose this week ;)

  4. I love all of this Kim, your flower looks fabulous in two tone and the border punch is gorgeous, as is your use of colour...a very eyecatching card!


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