Friday, August 7, 2015

JAI# 274 Just add inspiration

Hello there,
it seems that nearly all the males in my family have birthdays in September/October and of course we have Father's Day in September too - so I have a stack of male projects I need to get done. This week the new Just Add Ink challenge is an inspiration challenge from Trish and I thought it was perfect inspiration for a birthday card for my Dad. Here's the inspiration picture.  

Mmmm.. look at those lovely natural textures and woodgrain - just lovely. Perfect for my Dad as he taught himself to work with wood and is still happy to potter in his retirement. This is what I came up with.

I wanted to capture the woodgrain and also the different alignments of grains that you see in the parquet flooring. The final touches are very simple - a staple to ground the banners and a little clip. 

Hope you can join us this week. Do check out the rest of the DT for some wonderful inspiration.

Thanks for visiting,

Recipe: All SU! unless noted otherwise
Stamps: Guy Greetings, Hardwood
Cardstock: Early Expresso, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Ink: Versamark, Early Espresso
Accessories: Circles Collection framelits, Banner Triple punch, Banner punch, Confetti Stars border punch, Woodgrain embossing folder, Corrugated paper, White and Early Espresso embossing powder, Handheld stapler, Clip assortment (R), Dimensionals, Double sided tape (X Press)


  1. Fantastic masculine card Kim! Love all the wooden elements and the corriguated cardstock looks awesome! Love it! Rochelle xo

  2. Such a wonderful arc for your Dad, Kim! Am sure he will love it ! love all the textures and wood grains and the bulldog clip on the banner and staple to hold the corrugated card are so lovely and rustic! xo

  3. Your Dad will definitely love this, Kim. Perfect choice of stamped images & I love all the texure too. Even the inside would make a great CAS card.
    Hugs, D

  4. Fabulous masculine card Kim. Love all the earthy elements and the woodgrain caried over to the insert is awesome. x


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