Friday, August 17, 2012

JAI 131 Just add a colour combo

Hello there,
hope you all had a good week and perhaps added some blue and bling to it ;) Mine was blue in another way. I spent two days at home with a tummy bug - not exactly my ideal way to pass time but on the upside it meant I got two days of blissful peace at home (because the kids, thankfully healthy, were packed off to school/ child care). Moving on, as did the tummy bug, this week at Just Add Ink we have a great colour challenge for you. The inclusion of Garden Green aroused some gasps of horror in the DT but I actually don't mind it although I don't pull it out often. So here is the colour combo.

Unfortunately I had to make a sympathy card and I thought these colours were suitable for this as I wanted something muted but not depressing. So this is what I came up with.

I wanted to keep things simple and not fussy but add depth to it. So I started by creating the background by stamping the text, and then inking up my stripes embossing folder and impressing both pattern and ink over the text. (Awesome effect I might add!!) The transfer from light to dark panels was covered with a bit of scalloped border and lace. The flowers were dead simple, Crumb Cake stamped over with Chocolate Chip then trimmed out and mounted over the stems. I did try to gently stamp off the lower ends of the stems so that the sentiment text stamped over would stand out just that little bit more. Aside from finishing off the inside to match that's about it.

Thanks for visiting and don't forget to go check out the rest of the DT for inspiration on using this colour combo,

Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: En Francais, Field Flowers, Little Labels (PTI)
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip,  Crumb Cake, Garden Green, Very Vanilla
Ink: Chocolate chip, Crumb Cake, Garden Green
Accessories:  Adorning Accent Edgelit die, Stripes embossing folder, Classic oval nestabilities (Spellbinder), Brayer, Victoria lace, Sponges, Dimensionals, Double sided tape (X Press)


  1. Sorry to hear you had the need for a sympathy card. It's turned out beautifully though, and these colours are a nice change. You make the most beautiful cards!

    Glad to hear you're over your tummy bug! No wasted weekend for you!


  2. *Sigh* ..... this is so beautiful, Kim. Gee, you come up with gorgeous creations!! Love everything about it, and it is just right as a sympathy card. Glad that tummy bug has passed. xx

  3. This is a lovely card, love how you have layered the stamping and embossing, and cut out the flowers. Beautiful.

  4. An elegant sympathy card, I love the background effect with the embossing folder. Glad you are feeling better now too. ♥


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