Friday, September 24, 2010

JAI 36 - just add a sketch

Hi there,

this week at Just Add Ink we have a great sketch challenge for you to work with. Here is the sketch.

Now I started with a completely different idea - even had the card two thirds done and then was seized with a new idea that I just HAD to make to see how it would come out. Which one are you going to see? Well I was kind of happy with how the second one turned out so here it is.

My idea out of the blue was to have a balloon floating across some of the map pattern DSP from the new Newsprint pack - add an arrow saying "Party This Way" and end result - a fun somewhat quirky card. It brings a smile to my face anyway :)
So I started with a Pacific Point base layered that with Vanilla and then added some of the map patterned DSP. Then I stamped the balloon basket and the Party sign in Pacific Point on Vanilla, and trimmed them out. To make the balloon I stamped the party balloon from Party This Way, again and again (masking) till I got a big enough balloon to punch out. I added a little ruffled Pacific Point flower with a rhinestone and rhinestones to the basket to finish it off. As per the sketch I also added a scalloped panel on the LHS, layered as per the base. That panel was finished off with some White Taffeta, dyed with Pacific Point, tied in a bow with rhinestone.
The inside was just finished off very simply to match.

Thanks for visiting, and why don't you have a go at the sketch too and then link your creation back to Just Add Ink - we'd love to see it!


Recipe: All SU!
Stamps: Party This Way, A Little Treat
Cardstock: Pacific Point, Very Vanilla
Ink: Pacific Point
Accessories: Newsprint DSP, 1 3/4"circle punch, Scallop border punch, Boho Blossom punch, Rhinestones, White Taffeta ribbon, SNAIL adhesive, Double sided tape, Dimensionals


  1. What an amazingly awesome card lovely Kim, wow the colours are soooo cool together!! Love the use of the map in the background and the balloon flying by!! WOW you're sooo clever!!! Makes me smile!!
    Smiles Sharnee :0)


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