Friday, July 13, 2012

JAI 126 Just add a sketch

Hello there,
brrr - well I hope everyone enjoyed last week's Just Add Ink challenge, every morning here for the last two weeks has been white with frost so it certainly felt very appropriate to me :) Having said that the kids and I did have a fun time out at the park today and it actually wasn't too cold, and it was very nice to get out in the sunshine. So on to this week. This week at Just Add Ink we have a sketch for you - here it is.

My Dad asked me recently to make a birthday card for my Uncle, and since he was coming up to one of those milestone dates I decided to make that the feature.
Apologies for the dodgy lighting - I'm really struggling to get good light at the momment!
First I went through my stash to find some DSP that I thought would be appropriate. That helped me set the colours for the card. So off I went cutting, adhering DSP, then sewing it down. With guy cards I try to add as much texture as I can, so the stitching was definitely an important part of the design of this card, as is the textured Chocolate cardstock for the bottom central mat and numbers and the striped grosgrain ribbon. I also added some piercing detail and some hardware - well a guy card needs hardware ;) doesn't it! The inside was just finished off simply to match.

There I did promise you wouldn't get a Christmas card this week I hope you enjoyed the change :)
Thanks for visiting,
Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: A Little Birthday Cheer (R), Big Birthday Wishes (PaperTrey Inc)
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Whisper White, Early Expresso textured
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Windsor Knot DSP (R), Dies (Mat Stack 4 layerz, Mat Stack 1, By the Numbers) (PaperTrey Ink), thin chipboard, Early Expresso 1 1/4" striped grosgrain ribbon, Silver brads, sewing machine, Dimensionals, Doubled sided tape (X Press)


  1. Kim I think this is a fantastic card and will be truly appreciated by the recipient. Lovely.

  2. I always struggle with male cards but you have nailed this with your choice of DSP, ribbon and brads.

  3. Kim loving all the stitching and paper piercing on this card!
    I bet he will love it :)

  4. This is a great card for your uncle's milestone birthday, Kim. I love the papers you've used, and the stitching looks fantastic.

  5. This is a fantastic "man's" card Kim. I love the way you got all that texture on it. The stitching is a wonderful touch and I love the way you've used the brads too.

  6. What an excellent masculine card! Love your stitching AND that Windsor Knot dsp.


  7. You certainly nailed the criteria for this one Kim, a perfect card to celebrate such a wonderful milestone, great choice of DSP and colour and a perfect sentiment!

  8. Kim - this is such a great masculine card. I love the stitching and the colours you've used are fabulous!

    1. HEllo!!! (yes I can't seem to find the comment box here either, hello to you again lovely Narelle!!)
      Kim! Way to go with the stitching! LOVE that and it totally works on this male card, the black was a super choice!!
      As for it all dear lady, you have super stared once again!
      Hope you are keeping warm and toasty!!!
      Smiles and hugs SHarnee :)


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