Friday, May 16, 2014

JAI 215 Just add a colour combo

Hello there,
well this past weekend was Mothers Day here in AUS. So in the lead up to that I was a busy girl making a card for my Mum and my MIL. Today's Just Add Ink challenge was just perfect for creating a flowery vintage number for my Mum (she loved it :). This week the challenge is to Just Add a Colour Combo. This lovely combo was suggested by Mae

We are running this challenge for two weeks as many of the JAI DT are heading to the SU! South Pacific convention (excited squeal!!!!). If you are at Convention please do come along and say hello, we love to meet the talented crafters who play along with the challenges!!

Funnily enough the inside was simple and done and dusted in no time but the front evolved over a couple of weeks. I started with one spray of flowers and ended up with a whole field with the sentiment pieces peeping out of the flowers. I also puzzled about how I'd add the sentiment to the vellum tag. I wanted to emboss (and did) and came up with the solution of sponging on the back to really make the embossing pop.

My mothers day was spent at home with the family, constructing a loop the loop racing set and helping with homework (this Mum can turn her hand to all sorts of tasks - lol) and just enjoying being together :) (Ok I did slip some stamping in there too ;)

Hope you can join us. Do check out the rest of the DT for wonderful inspiration for using these lovely colours.

Thanks for visiting,

Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Happy Watercolor, Label Love, For My Family
Cardstock: Cherry Cobler, Garden Green, Very Vanilla, Vellum
Ink: Baked Brown Sugar, Cherry Cobler, Garden Green, Stazon Black
Accessories: Scalloped Tag Topper punch, Artisan label punch, Beautifully Baroque embossing folder, Crochet Trim, Cherry Cobler seam binding, White embossing powder, Aquapainter, sponge, Dimensionals, Double sided tape (X Press)


  1. Kim this is a lovely card and that bottom panel looks like it's so textured and velvety :)

  2. Kim I am not surprised this card was appreciated it is beautiful and I like how you have done your vellum tag. Have fun at Convention I will miss catching up with you.

  3. I'm sure both Mothers were thrilled! I hope you were spoilt too?! I love the vellum tag in the background and the flowers are divine. Looking forward to catching up at convention. Lou xo

  4. Love your card. Of course it went down well! Have a fab time at convention.

  5. Just gorgeous Kim! Your background stamping really highlights your fussy cut images and lovely textured elements. xxx See you soon!

  6. This is so beautiful, Kim. I love the embossed panel, and the gorgeous 'vintagey' look of your card - great stamping!

  7. Lovely Kim. Great to see the colour are so versatile. Love your background stamping. Chantell
    Ps have fun in Melbourne.

  8. Gorgeous card lovely Kim! Oh how i will miss seeing your wonderful face, and the face of the team at convention!! Have the most wonderful super duper time, can't wait to hear all about it!!
    Love and hugs Sharnee :)

  9. such a sweet card... love the dramatic reds

  10. Oh so beautiful Kim - I'm totally loving the vintage feel!


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