Friday, July 3, 2015

JAI #269 Just add a colour combo

Hello there,
we just made it through our second major germ war in the same school term in time to send DD off to her school camp. My beloved offspring both kindly shared their germs both times with me too. Given that it's only the beginning of winter as you can imagine I'm really hoping we will be immune for the rest!! With the upcoming school holidays I am trying to plan ahead for upcoming events, so I was keen to use this week's new Just Add Ink challenge  - this week it's a colour combo from me - to get a head start on Father's Day. Here's the colour combo.

And this is what I made for my Dad.

Texture, texture, texture is what you want for a masculine card and I packed a few different ones in here. Lots of earthy linen thread, shiny black embossed details, staples and stitching. I thought the black really added some punch into the more subtle colours of the colour combo. All the inky details add lots of depth too.

So can you see yourself putting these colours to good use? Hope you can join us this week. Don't forget to check out what the rest of the DT did with the colours you'll be impressed!

Thanks for visiting,

Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Guy Greetings, World Map, Butterfly Basics, Plaid Builder (PaperTrey Ink)
Cardstock: Pool Party, Tip Top Taupe, Very Vanilla
Ink: Lost Lagoon, Pool Party, Soft Sky, Tip Top Taupe
Accessories: Ornate Tag Topper, Bitty Banner framelits, Stitched Circles die (Simon Says Stamp), Typeset DSP, Dimensionals, Double sided tape (X Press), Handheld stapler, Black embossing powder, Brayer


  1. Sorry you've all been crook again so soon. Let's hope you're right about being immune for the remainder of the cold months. This is an awesome masculine card, so many great details and texture. I'm going to take your advice for my next male card, thanks for sharing your tips :) x

  2. Eeeew....hope you're all on the mend, you've certainly copped a beating in the germ department..:0(
    Love how you are so organised Kim, this is such a lovely card for your dad, the world map background works beautifully. xx

  3. GREAT card, Kim. So many fabulous details to look at. Love your work!

  4. Hope your feeling better soon - let's hope that's it for the year! Such a beautiful card Kim - love how you've paired the car and the Map and how your stitched die goes so well with your stitched edging. xo

  5. I think all the layers and textures work together and are fabulous. That World Map background stamp looks fantastic too and using a tassell was a brilliant stroke. Love this card!


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