Friday, October 21, 2011

JAI 90 - just add a sketch

Ooh its so hard to capture the sparkle in the project I have for you today!! But oh my it is so pretty and funnily enough adds some texture too as its embossed sparkle. Ok more on that later. First up let me introduce you to this weeks Just Add Ink challenge. This week we have a sketch for you. Here it is.

It occured to me I could replace the oval with another shape - and the shape of my choice - a Christmas tree. I've been wanting to make this felt Christmas tree card for nearly a year now - yah!

So my starting point was to cut a Christmas tree from felt and then arrange and stitch on some little buttons to be "ornaments". The colour palette was based off the DSP I used for the scalloped element. A bit non traditional but I liked it. I didn't want to pull too much attention away from the tree so I kept the background neutral, instead running an old SU Christmas wheel over with versamark and then embossing with glittered embossing powder. So not only does it seriously sparkle but you catch glimpses of Christmas sentiments as well. I finished the card off by adding a tree trunk, and a little taffeta bow with little sentiment tags.

I'm really pleased I finally got the chance to make my felt Christmas tree card!! Perhaps you might use this weeks sketch to get some project you've been wanting to do - done!

Thanks for visiting,

Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Sentiments, All About Christmas (R), Tree Trimming Trio (PaperTrey Inc)
Cardstock: Old Olive, Whisper White
Ink: Versamark, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Christmas Tree die and large scalloped border die (PaperTrey Inc), Simply Chartreuse felt (Papertrey Inc), Sweet Blush, Spring Rain and Pure Poppy vintage buttons (PaperTrey Inc), Christmas Carnival DSP (Kaiser), Medium Jewelery Tag punch, Old Olive 1/8" taffeta ribbon, Irridescent Ice embossing powder, Sticky Strip, Dimensional, Double sided tape (X Press)


  1. This is very cool and very clever cutting! Love that sparkle too and you did do a fab job capturing it in a photo!

  2. Glad you finally got to make your felt Christmas tree after wanting to for such a long time as it is beautiful and I like how you show that the sketch can be interpreted with a different shape.

  3. This is just lovely Kim. The felt tree is divine, as are the button ornaments and the sparkly background. Way to rock the sketch

  4. Well worth the wait, Kim. Love all the sparkle in the background.

  5. I love the way you've used the wheel on the card Kim, it looks very sparkly and gorgeous. Love the buttons on the tree too. A very cute card.

  6. I love that you have used felt Kim, it adds so much to your card and that sparkle is yummy, love all the textures combined...awesome use of the sketch too.

  7. Such a sweet felt Christmas tree...I love it! ;)

  8. Oooh I love this tree and all its gorgeous button trimmings. Your sparkle background looks delish!


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