Friday, October 18, 2013

JAI 187 Just add a sketch

Hello there,
well I had a lovely but tiring week off last week. Tell me I'm not the only one to come back from a week off only then to need a week to recover from it - lol! And yes, you guessed it - back to lunch boxes this week. Although I caught a lucky break as my Miss 8 had a special canteen sausage sizzle lunch one day. To deal with school holidays and various family events I worked ahead on the Just Add Ink challenges so for this weeks challenge (we want you to Just Add a sketch) I'm taking you back to Father's Day. Paula's great sketch just popped an idea into my head that I thought would be perfect as a card for my FIL. Here's the sketch. 

I'd stashed away but not used my SU! That's the Ticket set but it got a good work out here after the idea of using the tickets as the panel elements popped into my head. I kept all the tones fairly masculine using the Soft Sky (and the tiny red heart to add the colour pops). I used the DSP, stitching and a button threaded with twine to add texture. All the elements draw your eye down to the Sky "dad"  - which as it is a Father's Day card is a good thing ;) The inside was finished off simply to match. By all accounts it was well received by my FIL :)

Do check out the rest of the JAI DT for some fabulous inspiration for this great sketch. Thanks for visiting,

Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: That's the Ticket, Take a Ticket, For my Family (R), Just the Ticket (Papertrey Ink), Boutique Borders: Father (PTI)
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Soft Sky, Very Vanilla, Real Red
Ink: Early Expresso, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Ticket Duo builder punch, Just the Ticket border die (PTI), Windsor Knot DSP (R), Brushed Bronze designer button (R), Sewing machine, Dimensionals, Vintage Trinkets, Double sided tape (X Press)


  1. What a fabulous use of this stamp set Kim! I must admit to mine sitting on the shelf pretty much unused. I want to CASE this card, so it will definitely be seeing some use now! Thanks for inspiration ♥

  2. Kim this is such a cool male card! You've done a great job with the sketch.

  3. Love seeing your entries each week Kim, you always seem to make an unloved set one l want to pull out and use...:0) Such a great guy card and clever take on the sketch! xxx

  4. Great take on this weeks sketch Kim! The tickets are a fabulous idea!


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