Friday, March 4, 2011

JAI 58 - just add Amanda or Danielle

Hi there,

well we have a special challenge for you at Just Add Ink this week! As you would have read recently on JAI Amanda and Danielle who started JAI have stepped down so its only fitting that this week you Just add Amanda or Danielle. So go have a browse through their blogs and find something you like and create your CASE of their creation. I had a lot of fun making my "Amanda" and "Danielle" cards :) Read on to see what I came up with this week.

This card by Danielle caught my attention - it was just pure Danielle. I am also a great admirer of the wonderful watercolouring she does and she has defintiely inspired me to do more of that in 2011. Now here's my version. Same elements and layout.

Briefly I stamped my kitty in versamark on watercolour paper and then black embossed. Then watercoloured the image with Crumb Cake, Marina Mist and Cherry Cobler inks and aquapainter. I found that it took quite a while to build up the colour intensity that I wanted. Some cherry coloured satin ribbon and a large sentiment, a rhinestone brad, rounded bottom corners (wink) and I was all done!

Now here is the Amanda's card that caught my eye.

And now my CASE - again same layout and basic elements just with a bit of "Kim" twist.

I used a current fav colour combo for this - Perfect Plum, Rose Red, Pear Pizzazz/Old Olive - with a hint of black for accent. So Plum polka dots, then a large Rose Red rose, I used a fabulous tutorial by my talented DT team mate Tania Gould for this. Before shaping the petals I stamped them with fine text. Some swirly bits, a scalloped circle to frame the flower and swirls, a lovely satin bow and a sentiment - all done!! :) And of course I finished off the inside to match - I just had to use a much less dimensional flower!

I hope you find time this week to play along with this special challenge!

Thanks for visiting,

Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted

Danielle CASE
Stamps: Felix Cato (Stampingbella), Afterthoughts
Cardstock: Crumb Cake
Ink: Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobler, Marina Mist, Basic Black
Accessories: Watercolour paper, Labels One (Nestabilities), Satin ribbon (local craft shop), Jewels - rhinestone, SNAIL adhesive, Dimensionals, Aquapainter

Amanda CASE
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Sentiments, Background Basics Text Style (PaperTrey Inc), Background Basics Polka Dot (PTI) , Blooming Button Bits (PTI)
Cardstock: Whisper White, Rose Red, Pear Pizzazz
Ink: Perfect Plum, Rose Red, Basic Black
Accessories: Word Window punch, 1/2" circle punch, Classic and scalloped circle nestabilities (Spellbinder), Swirl and Scribble sizzlet (Sizzex), Old Olive satin ribbon


  1. These CASED cards are Danielle's and your watercolouring...and I love the flower you did on the card like Amanda's.

  2. *squeal* Your cards are both STUNNING! Of course, now I need that stamp! Your colouring is superb too. Congrats on your Inkspirations win as well!! :-)

  3. Oops, I forgot to mention that I cracked up at the wink about the rounded corners... LOL.

  4. These are just so awesome!!! I love how you finished off the inside of the cards too.

  5. Stunning cards, Kim! I love your stamping of the text on the rose petals. And great water colouring on Kitty. Very inspirational all round!

  6. Kim, what beautiful cards!! I love, love, love the kitty card ... adorable. The stamped flower on the second card is gorgeous. As always, your eye for details is perfect!


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