Friday, August 27, 2010

JAI 32 - just add material

Hello there,

welcome to another Just Add Ink challenge and we have a good one for you this week - Just Add Material. I remembering seeing someone from the PaperTrey Inc team in 2009 stamping an image on calico (sorry I can't narrow it down more) and its been on my list of try some time, since then. So this week was the week! My mind is already turning to Christmas cards - so thats what came out. Here's the result.

I got my hands on some calico (off white/natural coloured) from my local haberdashery and I inked up my tree really well with Real Red and pressed it down onto the calico - and it works! quite well! I trimmed out the stamped calico with some pinking shears, added some extra calico underneath to create a little pillow and then used my sewing machine to stitch the stamped calico to some Old Olive cardstock also trimmed out with pinking shears. The finishing touch was to add a Star brad to the top of the tree (I used my Cropodile to punch a small hole through the calico and cardstock for the brad prongs). I could then adhere this panel onto a Real Red base that had been stamped with snowflakes on the upper two thirds plus. At the base of the image panel I added a some layered Old Olive ribbon detail and then embellished that with three Real Red buttons threaded with silver cord. Below that I stamped the Christmas sentiment in versamark and then white embossed. I often don't decorate the inside of my Christmas cards but I did with this one - just nice and simple to match the front.

Thanks for visiting and why don't you try and add some material this week and then link your creation back to Just Add Ink - we'd love to see what you come up with!


Recipe: All SU!
Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Many Merry Messages, Snow Swirled
Cardstock: Real Red, Old Olive
Ink: Real Red, Whisper White, Versamark
Accessories: natural coloured Calico (local haberdashiery), pinking shears (local haberdashiery), Old Olive wide grosgrain, Real Red buttons, Star brads, Silver cord (R), White embossing powder, SNAIL adhesive, Double sided tape, Tombow


  1. Kim this is AMAZING!!!!! WOW!!! WOW!!! WOW!!! I love it all, ALL OF IT!!Such detail and elegance!
    SMiles Sharnee :0)

  2. This is great Kim - it reminds me of somthing Shelli demonstrated at Convention last year!

  3. I love it, Kim - your card looks fantastic! I wondered, when I looked at it, what you used for 'padding' underneath the focal panel. Looks great, and I like all your finishing touches. You're very clever :)

  4. You know I love this one. The image on fabric, the ribbon detail - it's one really lovely card!

    Notice you photographed on a bright day too lol.

  5. LOVE this card! So simple and elegant.

  6. I love your card! Great idea to stamp on cloth.

  7. I love that idea!!! And the ribbon treatment is awesome, too!! Have you entered this one in Shelli Gardner's monthly inspiration challenge? The theme this month is fabric, so you should definitely enter! (

    Cindy :)


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