Friday, November 26, 2010

JAI 45 -just add a sketch

Hi all :)

ooh ooh we have a great sketch for you at Just Add Ink this week. So good in fact that I made two cards for it, even though its my week off from the DT;) You can check out my following post for the second card I made. Having waved my arms around telling you how fab this sketch is, I had better show you the sketch - ehh! Here it is.

Well at this time of year you can probably guess what is coming your way - yep its a Christmas card - and oh my did I have fun playing with some new stuff!!

I'm quite fond of a blue/red colour combo for Christmas cards so that is what I started with - Riding Hood Red and Bashful Blue. So I cut a RHR A frame base and round the top left and bottom right corners. Next I cut a Bashful Blue mat, and then embossed it with the Vintage Wallpaper folder. Next step was sponging around the edges with Bashful Blue ink, then with Champagne Mist shimmer paint. Before I attached the blue embossed layer I SNAILed some gorgeous striped RHR grosgrain ribbon across. The focal point for the card is a stamped RHR bauble from Delightful Decorations, punched out with the matching punch (love this). To decorate the bauble I tied a silver cord bow around the top and added a star brad (non SU). The bauble was mounted on dimensionals over a mat of embossed Bashful Blue, sprayed with Champagne Mist shimmer spray, which was matted onto a RHR base with a scallop trim border. I had a lot of fun playing with my shimmer paint and bauble punch making this one - there is a gorgeous shimmer IRL just sparkling off the card - but its darn hard to photograph :(

Thanks for dropping by, and if you have time check out card two in the next post and I hope you have time to have a play with the sketch and link up your fabulous creation to the Just Add Ink challenge :)


Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Delightful Decorations
Cardstock: Riding Hood Red, Bashful Blue
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Bashful Blue
Accessories: Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, Bauble punch, Scallop Trim border punch, Corner rounder punch, Champagne Mist shimmer paint, 1 1/4" striped grosgrain Riding Hood Red ribbon, Silver cord (R), Dimensionals, Double sided tape


  1. Ooh, pretty, Kim! I never would have thought to pair Bashful Blue with Riding Hood Red, but I think the colours in your card are lovely. Thanks for the inspiration :)

  2. This is a sweet Christmas card, I love the rounded edges on opposite sides.

  3. Great Chrissy card, little touch of bling and I love those rounded corners :o)

  4. Perfectly Christmasy! Love the embossed background and the colours are yummo!

  5. Great design! I love this, mind if I CASE? Classic red and white - love it to bits. xx

  6. Ooooh! Another! And ... another great colour combo! TFS. Hugs xxaxx

  7. so simple yet so effecive, look great kim


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