Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Just Add Ink 24 - Loads of Love

Hi all,

well its not my week on yet at Just Add Ink but I couldn't resist playing along with the sketch challenge this week. Its such an interesting one - very simple so it leaves a lot of room for interpretation. Here's it is.

The idea for the card just popped into my head and seemed to be perfect for something I could give my hubby to tuck into his suitcase (he's heading off on a work trip soon). Being a boy card I kept it simple - perfect for the sketch.

Kraft is actually a "colour" I find really hard to work with, may'be since it often seems an unappealing cardboard shade but I do like it paired with red and white. So I started with a Kraft base then added a red layer then white. To finish that layer I got out the sewing machine and just went around the edges to make a frame. The stitching turned out more textured than I expected/wanted as the stitch tension was a bit loose. I'm kind of working these things out as I go.

I decided to go with Copics to colour my little ute (pickup) cause I wanted a bright red to contrast with the white. So I stamped the ute using Memento Tuxedo Black, then using R27 and R29 coloured the car. I used T1, N2 and a dark grey (sorry can't remember that one) to colour the car in. I used the same reds for the big pile of hearts. I trimmed both hearts and car out and mounted them on dimensionals above a Kraft circle element on the bottom LHS. The inside was finished off very simply with sentiment and with a bit more of the ute, coloured again with Copics.

I'm pretty happy with how it turned out - despite some issues with my colouring, stitching and a smudgy fingerprint that Mr 2 added to the front white panel when he snagged the card while I was photographing another one. I think my hubby will get the idea that we love him and miss him which is the important thing!

Thanks for visiting,

Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted

Stamps: Loads of Love
Cardstock: Kraft, Real Red, Whisper White
Ink: Real Red
Accessories: Circle Scissors Plus, sewing machine, Copics (R27, R29, T1, N2, ?), Dimensionals, Double sided tape


  1. Too cute Kim. I really like how the truck looks with the kraft circle behind it. More hugs,D

  2. This is gorgeous, Kim. How could you not love Kraft?? *gasp* It does look fantastic with red and white. Love the stitching, and the rounded corners, and the whole reason you made this card :)

  3. I get suckered in by Kraft all the time! It's my failsafe! I love this card soooo much! I'm thinking I need to get some copic tips from you... ;)

  4. I love how you've used the truck stamp for this sketch! Awesome!

  5. I love any card that can use this set successfully and you have done that well and truly!!!!!!

  6. Awesome take on the challenge, very clever!


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