Friday, February 14, 2014

JAI 202 Just add stripes

Hello there,
I'm breathing a sigh of relief here as I have just made it through our main birthday season. My two munchkins are only two weeks apart so this time of year is all about birthdays (with a dash of going back to school). This week's challenge at Just Add Ink was just perfect for making a card for my little Mr 6. This week we want you to Just Add Stripes. 

You might remember a few weeks ago I posted my first circle thinlet card which I made for my daughters birthday. Well I also made one for my boyo. Here it is.

Opening up
Open all the way

The invitations for his party were space themed (done using MDS - first time for me!) so continuing that theme I made him a space card. It had to be similar to his sisters but different too (to cope with the endless sibling rivalry (sigh)). So for his I used a bit of twine strung with a selection of planets, stars and a spaceship - of course! One end pops out of the circle flip side  and the other to the sentiment panel so that when you open it up they dangle across the card - a very fun effect :) Embossing the images and using glimmer paper for the stars adds that subtle (but not too girly) bit of sparkle.

TIP: I used the scallop circle die from the circle thinlet dies, cut it once from red glimmer paper, then rotated it and cut again with the same die to get a more spikey edging. You can do that with any scallop circle punch or die!

Hope you can join us and have some fun adding stripes this week. Do check out the rest of the DT for some fabulous stripey ideas!

Thanks for visiting,

Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Blast Off
Cardstock: Pacific point, Cherry Cobler, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Brushed Silver
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Pacific Point, Versamark
Accessories: Circle card thinlet die,Bitty Banners framelit, Standard circle nestabilities (Spellbinder), By the Numbers die and Super Star borders die (PaperTrey Ink), Season of Style DSP stack, Sycamore Street DSP (R), Blast Off DSP (MDS), Merry Minis punch pack, 1/16" circle punch, Silver, Tangerine Tango and Cherry Cobler embossing powders, Island Indigo bakers twine, Brights candy dots, Double sided tape (X Press), Dimensionals


  1. Well, Kim, this would be about THE coolest 6-yr-old-boy's birthday card I have ever soon! Seriously fabulous.

  2. This is such a wow card Kim!...I bet the Birthday boy loved it...I know l do!..:0) So many cute elements and so much to look at....That space bunting is so cool. xxx

  3. This is an incredibly gorgeous card Kim - so much happening and I love the bright colours you chose. I bet your Master 6 loved it! x

  4. That card is great when closed, but a real WOW when you open it! What a fabulous card for a space mad boy. I like your tip on how you created the red glimmer starburst too!


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