Friday, February 24, 2012

JAI 106 - just add a sketch

Hello there :)
yes I survived the second birthday party - it was mad, chaotic, involved a couple of dinosaur hunts and each kids had a turn to try and smash the cake - yes I did say smash the cake. I made what can best be described as a chocolate pinata - it was a hit (ha ha).  Here's a peek at it.

Ok on to this week's new Just Add Ink challenge - this week we have a sketch challenge for you - I quite liked this sketch - just something a little different and appropriately I used it to make a kids birthday card. Here's the sketch.

And the card
A shot to show you the embossing

Ok I started out by cutting three equal vertical panels, in a set of blues going from dark to light adhered those down to a backing mat, then wheeled them all with a stars wheel in versamark. Then embossed with clear embossing powder. I got exactly the effect I was after - yah!! Next I die cut and then stamped my rocketship. Then coloured with Copics. I added my rocketship to the bottom right corner on dimensionals. Then I stamped three flames, cut the yellow and orange in half and layered them to spread out under the central red flame and finished them off by adding some subtle glittery sparkle. The final element was to add a star up in the top left corner.  The inside was finished off continuing the space theme. Well that was short and sweet :) but I hoped detailed enough. I was certainly happy with the end result and so was the 4 year old recipient!

Thanks for visiting  - hope you have a chance to give the sketch a go this week.

Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Out of this world (PaperTrey Inc), A Little Birthday Cheer (R), Classic Stars (R), Extreme Elements
Cardstock: Night of Navy, Not Quite Navy, Bashful Blue, Whispher White, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red
Ink: Night of Navy, Real Red, Versamark, Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Accessories: Out of this world die (PTI), small star punch (R), Clear embossing powder, Copics , Silver brad, Real Red brad, Atyou Spica glitter pen, Dimensionals, Double sided tape (X Press)


  1. Kim the embossing works perfectly and I just love that little rocket!

  2. What??? No pictures of what the cake looked like after the event? Seriously .. a fantastic kid's card, Kim - love it.

  3. What a blast! Love the card and I agree with Bron...where is the picture of the cake after being smashed? Sounds and looks like a fantastic party!

  4. FABULOUS! Love the graduation in colour, of the three panels. Love the embossed stars. Love the brightly coloured rocket! Great, great card, Kim. I must say I, too, am a little disappointed that there's no "after" shot of the cake!

  5. Awesome cake, awesome card! This is the perfect kids card and love the colours you've chosen.

    I'm with Bron - was hoping for the after pics lol.


  6. Great card Kim! I love the way you've done the sky and coloured the rocket. That is an amazing idea, letting them smash the cake. I bet they loved it!

  7. Such a cute card Kim. I love how it gets darker as you go further into space! Very realistic :-).

  8. You know I love this card Kim, but I really, really love your chocolate pinata idea. FANTASTIC.


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