Friday, November 23, 2012

JAI 145 Just add a sketch

Hello there,
welcome back for a new Just Add Ink challenge. This week we have a great sketch for you to try your hand at. I know I'm madly working on projects with a due date of Christmas or before so perhaps you can use this for one of your projects! Don't forget to check out the rest of the DT too - they have some awesome ideas for the sketch to get you going :)
I wanted to create a light, bright and very girly birthday card for a dear friend from the JAI DT who has been having a rough time lately. I've often ooohhed and ahhed when another of the DT (Jodene) pulls out a lovely combo of green and pink so I thought I would give it a run.
This was a real mix of old and new. The DSP has to be some of the first I ever bought from SU! - its single sided!! But most of the rest I still class as brand new and I am in play mode. I stamped my medallions in versamark and embossed in white. Then using the matching framelits cut out the flower layers. To give the flower more dimensional I sponged over the edges with Regal Rose ink and carefully curled the petals a little. I also cut some leaves, trimmed from one of the larger floral framelit diecuts, and sponged their edges. I topped the flower with a vintage button threaded with twine. I finished off the twine ends with rhinestones, two stuck together with the end of the twine in between, putting to use a nifty idea Teresa Dabrowski presented at the last South Pacific convention. All the rest is straightforward stamping, stitching and a scatter of rhinestones.
Its always a bit of fun to put together something that is very girly girl :)
Thanks for visiting,
Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Everything Eleanor, Apothecary Art, Daydream Medallions
Cardstock:  Certainly Celery, Old Olive, Regal Rose, Whisper White
Ink: Regal Rose, Old Olive, Versamark
Accessories: Floral Frames Framelits, Finishing Touch Edgelits, Sarah DSP (R), Vintage faceted designer button, Pear Pizzazz pleated satin ribbon, White embossing powder, Lucky Limeade twine, Jewels - rhinestones, sewing machine, Double sided tape (X Press), SNAIL adhesive, sponge


  1. Gorgeous card, hope I get some time to play this weekend

  2. Kim thanks for my gorgeous card it was greatly appreciated and sits on my desk along with the other cards for me to admire and get inspiration from!

  3. So, so pretty Kim - those colours are so soft and I just love that gorgeous big flower teamed with the flourish!


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