Friday, June 19, 2015

JAI #267 Just add typography

Hello there,
another week has flown past and that means it's time for a new Just Add Ink challenge. This week we have a real interesting one for you from Di. We want you to Just Add typography. By typography we mean " the style, arrangement  or appearance of typeset matter". If you look for images of typography you will see lots of examples of text/words used to create an image. So that is what I set out to do.

I started by cutting a heart out of copy paper and using that as a mask through which I stamped my big 'love' sentiment, then I filled in the shape of a heart with lots of mix and match words. Then black embossed them all. I used the fine Project Life marker to hand draw in the outside heart shape. At this point I also stamped a few small Pink Pirouette hearts  adjacent to the big typography heart just to add a little extra depth. Since this was going to be a wedding card I wanted to tone down all that black. A vellum overlay solved that issue and also meant I could add in lots of sequins, once I had sewn a border around the edge to keep them in. A little sentiment banner over the front finished it off. It's hard to capture the subtle sheen of the embossing and sequins through the vellum - but it does look great IRL!

Hope you can join in the fun this week. Do check out the rest of the DT's fabulous projects.

Thanks for visiting,

Recipe: All SU! unless noted
Stamps: Hello Life (SU!), Bountiful Banners, Wonderful Words: Love (PaperTrey Ink)
Cardstock: Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Basic Black, Vellum
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Real Red, Versamark, Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Accessories: Hearts Collection framelits, Bountiful Banners die (PTI), SU! Project Life fine marker, Clear embossing powder, Sequins (Silver, pink, red non-SU!), Dimensionals, Sewing machine


  1. Such a beautiful, unique, wedding card Kim. It looks like you had a load of fun creating this beauty!

  2. Oh Kim this is so gorgeous! What a wonderful wedding card! I couldn't help but start singing The Beatles when I saw your beautiful sentiments inside the gorgeous heart :-) And the vellum shaker window is such a lovely soft and fun addition too xx

  3. So soft and pretty. Looks like lots of fun creating this one, and a little different as far as shaker cards go. Love it. x

  4. Beautiful shaker card Kim! Love how the vellum softens the background heart and then the 'Mr & Mrs' pops right off the page. The inside looks fantastic too! Rochelle xo

  5. Such a beautiful, modern wedding card, Kim. The mr & mrs sentiment is a perfect pop on top & I just want to reach out to touch & shake it. Lovely!
    Di :-)


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