Friday, September 9, 2011

JAI 84 - just add white and one other colour

Hello there,
well today I have the first in a string of more CAS guy cards. I have a lot of family birthdays through Sept/Oct not to mention Father's Day last weekend, and that made this week's Just Add Ink challenge just perfect. This week we want you to add white and one other colour (your choice on which).

I was rather purist and literally used just one colour - Pacific Point. Here's the result.

I had to make a Father's day card for my FIL, and I used two things as a starting point, first he has a flying affinity and second a sweet tooth. So a balloon filled with something sweet (Malteasers - not rabbit poo - as suggested by my DH!! - that didn't stop him from finishing off the packet I might add) seemed perfect. The card is pretty straightforward - lattice embossing in the background, sponged clouds, as a background for the balloon. A pull door so you can get at the goodies without pulling the card apart.

Reportedly my FIL liked the card and enjoyed eating the Malteasers. I tried to fit 5 in the balloon but just couldn't find 5 small enough to do - so I had to settle with four. I will admit to eating some of the rejects as well - another benefit of making a sweet treat card - lol!

Thanks for visiting :)

Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: A Little Treat, Something Sweet, Everyday Button Bits (PaperTrey Inc), Father's Day stamp (local craft shop)
Cardstock: Pacific Point, Whisper White
Ink: Pacific Point, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Sweet treat cups, 1 3/4" circle punch, Round Tab punch, Scallop circle punch, Lattice embossing folder, Double sided tape, Dimensionals


  1. Oh Kim, I LOVE how you have finished off the inside. The sentiment is a great font and I love how you have framed it off.

  2. I always forget to use my cups and this little beauty has inspired me to get them out, another fabulous card Kim, as usual!

  3. This is a great card for a man Kim. Love the sponged clouds.

  4. haha - I love a card that has bonus perks such as eating the rejects!!!
    Great "man" card Kim!

  5. I love the sponged clouds in the background. This is a great example of a masculine card that looks fun to make.

  6. Kim you have made a very sweet special card, love the sponged clouds and how you have incorporated your FILs tastes in to your design. ♥

  7. Such a neat card! Wonderful idea. ;)

  8. This card is awesome! I too love making "M & M" cards just so I can do quality control. :O


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