Friday, September 23, 2011

JAI 86 - just add a sketch

Hi there,

well the house is still full of sickies here but luckily I made this card a few weeks ago as I just had to get some ink on my new Delicate Dollies set - one of the few items I preordered.  Was I getting ink on it for a purpose - of course ;) It's for the sketch we have for you this week at Just Add Ink. Here's the sketch.

Sorry about the blurry sketch image but its either that or a tiny thumb nail :(

Ok first up a confession this is the first time I have used Concord Crush, but something about the arrival of Wisteria Wonder insisted that I pull it out. The thought occured to me that the Dollies could make nice flower heads, and if I flipped the sketch what was in my head could work, hopefully! I started by stamping text in Wisteria Wonder over the Crumb Cake base, then I rubbed some white ink over where I wanted my smaller flower (dollie) to go. Then I stamped the smallest Dollie in Concord Crush over the ink cloud. The larger Dollie I stamped in versamark on Crumb Cake and then white embossed, twice.  I then sponged and rubbed Wisteria and Concord Crush ink over the white embossing. From the second flower I trimmed out the centre and mounted that on top of the first, adding a rhinestone to finish it. The big double scallopy border represents the vertical cross card element of the sketch, I also used it as a place to add the sentiment, and couldn't resist adding some (wobbly) zig zag stitching as a little balancing decorative element. The final touch was to add stitching to represent the stems of the flowers. (Ok I did do that before I dimensionaled on the sentiment strip). I really enjoyed my little experiment into playing with ink and layers on layers of ink and images. Something I will have to revisit.
Thanks for visiting :)
Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Delicate Dollies, Background Basics: Text Style (PaperTrey Inc), Botanical Silhouettes (PTI)
Cardstock: Wisteria Wonder, Concord Crush, Whisper White, Crumb Cake
Ink: Wisteria Wonder, Concord Crush, Versamark, Fresh Snow (PaperTrey Inc)
Accessories: Medium scalloped border die (PaperTrey Inc), White embossing powder, Jewels - rhinestone, Sewing machine, Dimensionals, Double sided tape


  1. This card is fabulous. I love the effect around the flowers and also how you have decorated the inside of your card too! ♥

  2. This is a really beautiful card Kim - I love how you have used the Whisper White Ink...that's really cool!

  3. Kim, this is brilliant!! I hadn't even thought of using the doilies as flowers, but now that I've seen your gorgeous creation, I'll be borrowing that idea. LOVE the colours you've used, and the way you've used white ink and embossing. Love everything about this card. From your #1 fan, Christine :)

  4. You have used the doilies beautifully Kim, flowers..very clever idea!
    l love everything about this gorgeous card, thinking l need to case this one. xxx

  5. Hi Kim. I think you might have just saved my doilie set. Haven't made anything I'm happy with but I really love your flower idea & the softness of the sponged newsprint & colours &...everything. Just beautiful! Hugs. D

  6. Gorgeous card Kim. I love your use of white ink on it especially. Love your stitching too.

  7. This is a beautiful card Kim and I love your interpretation of the sketch! Gorgeous :)

  8. Gorgeous! I've finally added Delicate Doilies to my next order lol.

  9. A big sigh of admiration is coming from Tassie to you - what a beautiful card.


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