Friday, June 22, 2012

JAI 123 Just add a sketch

Hello there,
well hopefully the week for you all has been less germ filled than mine. I'm hoping that by the time this post goes lives I won't be stuffed up and snuffly anymore and even more so hope that my Mr 4 has stopped coughing!! This week at Just Add Ink we have a sketch for you, it might take some thinking but it has alot of possibilities!

I started by flipping the sketch 90 degrees, viewed that way it made me think of a frame, with tags in the bottom right corner. Now why a frame? well that might have something to do with the recent acquistion of the SU! Notably Ornate set. I ummed and ahhed about this for months but in the end the appeal of the frame won out. Anyway here is the end result.

I started by stamping about 2/3 of the frame on the base, two flowers overlapping the frame and some scattered extra background detail. That done I impressed the base layer to add texture. Then I stamped the frame again, trimmed it out, sponged the edges and mounted that over the base. I also trimmed out several layers of flowers and white embossed an additional flower and layers.  Added all the flowers and layers in using dimensionals, and finished off the front with a couple of little tags. The inside was finished off to match. I must admit I really liked how this one turned out :) but I didn't have long to admire it as it went in the post straight away to a lovely stamping friend over in New Zealand (Hi Paula :).

Thanks for visiting and do give the sketch a try!

Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Creative Elements, Notably Ornate, French Foliage, Tiny Tags
Cardstock: Cherry Cobler, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Cherry Cobler, Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Versamark
Accessories: Jewelery Tag punch, Wrought Iron impression plate (PaperTrey Inc), White embossing powder, Cherry Cobler twine, Jewels - rhinestones, Sponge, Dimensionals, Double sided tape


  1. Kim what a great take on the sketch!
    I really like or the layers to your flowers :)

  2. This is gorgeous Kim. I love all the texture and layers. Such terrific use of the sketch.


  3. This is really beautiful, Kim. I love the texture, the gently distressed look, and the gorgeous pops of red. Love your take on the sketch.

  4. Gorgeous vintagey card Kim. I can't believe you held off this long for this stamp set - I just love it!

  5. Love how you have thought outside the box Kim, such a beautiful use of colour, stamps and texture, it's such a lovely card. xxx

  6. Can you tell it has been a while since I checked out anyone's blogs? Kim - I want to thank you so much for this beautiful card! It was such a surprise to get this in the mail, with your kind Birthday wishes. I absloutely love it! All the gorgeous layers, texture and especially the colour! I can't bear to part with it, so it now adorns my display board ♥

  7. Beautiful Kim - so classy. Love the frames off the edge


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