Friday, August 24, 2012

JAI 132 Just add a sketch

Hello there!
well this week at Just Add Ink we have a sketch for you. It turned out to be perfect for the idea I had for a birthday card for a friend. Here's the sketch.
And here is the end result of sketch plus playing with some new stamping goodies ;)

The colour selection was decided based on colours that I thought my friend would like, they make for some unusual roses but definitely striking ones! It was (and will be) interesting to play with other colour combos using this set and see how the roses turn out. I played around with two mid purple shades - Wisteria Wonder and Perfect Plum. In the end the large rose on the front was stamped with Wisteria and the two smaller ones tucked underneath with Perfect Plum. I also played with a bit of under over foliage. I saw someones work on Pinterest that played with this idea and had been itching to try it out for myself. The colours and all the white give it a really fresh feel - almost summery - or is that wishful thinking on my part as it almost snowed here a week ago ;) All the early spring tree blooming however does give me some hope we are nearing the end of our winter! Anyway hope you get the chance to give the sketch a try this week!

Thanks for visiting :)

Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: This Sweet Life, Beautiful Butterflies, Turning a New Leaf (all Papertrey Inc)
Cardstock: Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder
Ink: Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder, Perfect Plum, Elegant Eggplant, Wild Wasabi
Accessories: Hexagon die: Coverplate, This Sweet Life dies, Turning a New Leaf die, Large Scalloped border, Linen/Canvas Impression plate (all PTI),  Pool Party ruffled ribbon, Dimensionals, Double sided tape, SNAIL adhesive


  1. Wow - such eye-catching use of colour, Kim. I have a feeling your friend will LOVE this card! It's gorgeous.

  2. Those roses are so beautiful Kim. I love the colours you've used for them. So unique and pretty.

  3. Kim this card is just stunning! I love these gorgeous colours together and I really want that hexagonal die that you've used!

  4. The colours are amazing! Beautiful, as usual Kim xx

  5. BEAUTIFUL! There are so many pretty elements on this card but I particularly like the hexagon die!


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