Friday, August 13, 2010

JAI 30 - Helping Hudson

Hi everyone,
welcome to a very special Just Add Ink
challenge. This week the challenge is to just add wheels and is in aid of the Helping Hudson fundraiser. To find out more about this, and to buy some super papercrafting tutorial bundles go to the Helping Hudson website.

Ok so what do we mean by Just add wheels - well it can be to use a stamp/image that has wheels in it, or you could use any stamping wheel or punches too.

I dug out my Loads of Love set so I could use the truck image, and because this challenge is all about wheels - I put it on wheels - well a slider anyway so it could move. I wish I could claim the credit for this idea but I CASEd it from
Bev Watt. So here is my version.

First with the slider all the way in

Now with the slider half way out

Having a Miss 5 in the house, who is all girl! I am surrounded by pink so you'd think I might avoid it, but no I went straight to pink for this one. I used a mix of old and new. The base is Melon Mambo, but I have also used Pink Passion and some Pink Passion DSP. I stamped the truck three times, using Versamark - onto Pink Passion DSP, silver and black cardstock, then embossed them all with black embossing powder. Then I trimmed out the black wheels and silver bumpers and added them to the DSP truck. I then backed that all with another piece of cardstock so the truck was nice and solid. Next I used Melon Mambo and my So Swirly wheel on some Whisper White. I then used my word window punch to create the slot for the slider mechanism to run in. The slider is basically a variation of a spinner card, you can find a tutorial for one of these
here on Splitcoasters. To make the mechanism I made two dimensional/coin stacks. Dimensional, 5 cent coin, 2 dimensionals, 5 cent coin. I peeled the cover off the first dimensional in each stack and stuck them evenly spaced onto the back side of the truck. Then carefully manuovered the mechanisms into the card stock slot. Still working on the back side I added alot of dimensionals to the back of the swirly slot layer and also attached the pull tab to the truck, after punching an oval out on the LHS of the swirly panel so that you can easily access the pull tab. The last thing I did before adhering the swirly/slider layer to its Pink Passion backing was to add some turquoise coloured satin ribbon across the front. The good news is that we have a wonderful range of SU! satin ribbon headed our way in the new catalogue beginning Sept 1.

Ok to wrap up the rest quickly - I added a scalloped trim across the top and down the bottom direct on the base Mambo layer I used Versamark to stamp a selection of mixed birthday greetings. Them embossed them with white embossing powder. This idea was another great one I picked up from a fellow demo - this time Sharlene Meyer. The inside was just finished off very simply to match.

Thanks for visiting - and why don't you take the time this week to add some wheels and then link your creation back to
Just Add Ink.

Have a good weekend :)

Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Loads of Love, Loads of Love accessories, A Little Birthday Cheer, Party Hearty, Upsy Daisy, So Swirly
Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Pink Passion, Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Brushed Silver, Basic Black
Ink: Melon Mambo, Tempting turquoise, Versamark
Accessories: Scallop edge punch, Word window punch, White and Black embossing powder, four 5 cent pieces, dimensionals, Turquoise satin ribbon (local craft store), Blender pen, SNAIL adhesive, Double sided tape.


  1. This is an excellent idea, very cute TFS!

  2. This is so cute Kim, perfect for Miss 5!

  3. This is so clever! I must try and make one of these slider cards one day. Thanks for the link.

  4. I love your slider card Kim, such a clever idea! And I like that you made your car card for a girl ... the colours are gorgeous!

  5. AWESOME Kim!! Love the colours and a very innovative idea!

  6. Love your little pink slider Kim. Fabulous idea!

  7. Kim, this is such a bright happy card - what girl wouldn't love it?! My favourite parts are the paper-pieced truck, and the white-embossed sentiment panel. Fantastic!

  8. I love how "girly" this is, really catches your eye. Gorgeous work, Kim.

  9. Well I REALLY love this - will definitely try to make this one! TFS!


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