Friday, September 2, 2011

JAI 83 - just add a sketch


this week's project is a's my DH's birthday card....but since I'm 99.999999% sure he does not look at my blog I figure it safe to share here. Just as well as its my DT offering for this week's Just Add Ink challenge - lol! DH likes to get cards that do something, and I was keen to try a Marquee card that one of my talented Just Add Ink team mates (Jodene Tripp) showcased for our fancy fold blog hop back at the beginning of July. You can find the tutorial for it by Jan Tink here.

The sketch we have for you this week was just perfect for what I had in mind. So idea inspired the sketch and sketch inspired the card! What sketch you ask - well here it is (possibly a bit blurry not sure why but you can still see the elements).

And here's DH's birthday card, closed, with belly band on.
Belly band off and starting to open

Fully open to reveal the hidden sentiment
I pulled out some DSP that I thought would work with my rocketship/stars theme, and that helped me settle on a Naturals Ivory, Basic Grey and Real Red colour combo, with little accents of Crumb Cake. I stamped the front of the card with assorted stars. Then used copics to colour up my rocketship. I really wanted to have the sentiment frame on the top layer cut back further than the 1 3/4" circle on the inside, so after having nearly everything done, I got out a framing die, took a deep breath, lined it up carefully - and yeh!! it turned out perfect - phewww! There were a few readjustments with this card, as I had to adapt as I went from the US dimensions to Aussie ones. The end result had the kids fascinated though so hopefully DH will enjoy it as well.

It's a great sketch so why don't you give it a go! Thanks for visiting.

Recipe:All SU! unless otherwise stated
Stamps: In the Stars (R), Party This Way, Boy Basics: Out of this world (PaperTrey Inc)
Cardstock: Naturals Ivory, Real Red
Ink: Real Red, Basic Grey, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Modern Label punch, Word Window punch, 1 3/4" circle punch, 1 3/4" Limitless layers dies (PaperTrey Inc), Urban Oasis DSP (R), Copics (C1, C3, C7, R24, R27, R29, YR04, Y08, Y17), Real Red 1 1/4" striped grosgrain ribbon, Star brad, Crystal Effects, Sticky strip,  Dimensionals


  1. Love love love this bright, fun and interactive card Kim. Great job. I think your DH will be most impressed.


  2. Just fabulous! What more can I say?? Oh, well, alright .... love the colours and stamps you've used, and I am in awe of your lining-up ability and patience. Great, great card, Kim.

  3. This is such a fun interactive design Kim, love your choice of DSP and stamps, you have definately aced this sketch!
    Thinking l need to make one of these for sure now after seeing this stunner!

  4. love these cards! Bonnie Thurber demonstrated it at Convention and I loved making them! Mine had a rocket too. Fantastic Card!

  5. You are way too clever Kim! This is AWESOME!

  6. Kim this is just brilliant! I'm sure your husband will love it. Everything about this card is wonderful: the rocket, the stars, the ribbon, the brad, the colours, absolutely everything!

  7. Wow! Hope your hubby thinks this is out of this world!! What a fantastic interactive card.

  8. I really like this Kim.. but then I always love your cards! xx


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