Friday, November 26, 2010

JAI 45 - just add a sketch again

Hi there,

well I'm back again with that second card for this weeks Just Add Ink challenge. Its such a versatile sketch and very user friendly so I hope you'll have a go this week too :) OK here is the sketch again.

Now I came up with the idea for this one as we were driving back from Melbourne (a 10 hour trip - especially when you need to make playground stops). I should mention my DH was doing the driving which is why I had the leisure to ponder card designs ;) I wanted to try two things a pink and red combo and a glittered Christmas tree. Here's what came out of that.

I started with a Cherry Cobler base, layered that with a Blushing Bride embossed with Vintage Wallpaper, I also rubbed my versamark ink pad over all the raised embossing. Like the first card I added a strip of 1 1/4" striped Riding Hood Red grosgrain across the middle. The focal image was layered over the ribbon, and I created that by stamping the pine tree from Lovely as a Tree in versamark, then adding heat and stick powder, heating that then pouring over fine red glitter. It looks lovely - so sparkly and you actually get remarkably good detail. But even with the heat and stick powder you get continual glitter shed - so this card goes more in the one off category rather than mass produce if you know what I mean. Oh and I used Pink Pirouette for the tree panel. I stamped the sentiment twice on the tree panel, and layered it onto a scalloped rectangle Cherry Cobler mat (got to love nestabilities!). I did love how this one turned out so I'm glad I got the chance to make.

Well I hope you've enjoyed my little mini Christmas card bonanza week ;) Don't forget if you have the chance - why don't you join us at Just Add Ink this week too!

Thanks for visiting,

Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise specified
Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Tree Trimming Trio
Cardstock: Cherry Cobler, Blushing Bride, Pink Pirouette
Ink: Versamark, Cherry Cobler
Accessories: Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, Classic and Scalloped Rectangle nestabilites (Spellbinder), Fine red glitter (Martha Stewart), Heat and Stick powder, 1 1/4" striped Riding Hood Red grosgrain ribbon, SNAIL adhesive, Dimensionals, Double sided tape


  1. BEAUTIFUL, STUNNING, GORGEOUS!!!! WOW Kim this tree card is OUTSTANDING!!!!!!! LOVE IT :)
    Hope you are well, have a lovely weekend!!
    Smiles SHarnee :0)

  2. LOVE IT! LOOOOOVE this tree in red, and sparkly to boot.

  3. I am loving Cherry Cobbler, didn't think to ink up the Christmas tree in it though, it looks good might have to try that myself!

  4. LOVE the tree in Cherry Cobbler. Great card!

  5. What an awesome tree for a Christmas card - and pink and red for Christmas - excellent idea!!!!

  6. Love the colour combo, the embossing and the gorgeous tree stamp!!

  7. MAGIC! I love this card sooo much. The red glitter is such a scrumptious touch, and the versamark as a distressing ink - fantastic idea.

  8. FAB! FAB! FAB! I am amazed at the detail you got with the glitter. Very pretty ... and love the idea of Cherry Cobbler & Blushing Bride together! Whoever gets this one ... will be happy! Hugs xxaxx

  9. Gorgeous. I love how you've stamped Noel twice, it looks fantastic!

  10. Sooo pretty Kim! Love these colours together.


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