Friday, 21 September 2012

Just Add Ink #136: Just Add Kids!


It's Friday!!!!  Delys has come up with a fab challenge for us at Just Add Ink this week - Just Add Kids!  It's especially good timing for myself and Christine, as our youngest boys both had birthdays this week so we were able to kill two birds with the one stone.  Brilliant!

My little man Hudson is severely vision impaired and so I incorporated a lot of textures and contrasts into this card for him.  Basic Black and Daffodil Delight provide a strong contrast in colour for him. The bottom Daffodil layer has been embossed using the Chevron embossing folder for a bit of texture.  The 5 is cut from chipboard so it is raised from the card.  I painted it with crackle paint for a bit of added texture for his little fingers to find!

I pierced around the two Window Frame Framelits, although in hindsight I should have pierced from the back so he could feel the bumps more.  The truck is in two layers, popped up on Dimensionals, and the wheels have been covered in Crystal Effects for a bit more texture.  The card took a long time to make, but I'm very pleased with the outcome!

Another truck on the inside.  Yellow doesn't have much contrast on white, so I stuck with black and white for the inside.

I hope you can play along with us at Just Add Ink this week.  If you don't have a kid's birthday coming up, make a card anyway - they're always handy cards to have in the stash for when your children forget to give you the birthday invitation until the night before the party (or even worse, on the day of the party!).

Stamps: I Dig You, Happiest Birthday Wishes (retired Hostess), It's Your Day (retired)
Ink: Black Stazon, Daffodil Delight
DSP/Cardstock: Polka Dot Parade DSP, Daffodil Delight, Basic Black, Whisper White
Other: Big Shot, Chevron Embossing Folder, Window Frames Framelits, Typeset Alphabet Dies, Piercing Tool, Piercing Mat, Festive Paper Piercing Pack, Paper Snips, Dimensionals, Crystal Effects, Crackle Paint (non SU)

Bye for now,



  1. Super cute Tina, love it on the new framelit background too.

  2. Great little boys card Tina, the bold yellow and black combination is perfect for this set. l hope Hudson had a lovely Birthday!

  3. It's a great boys birthday card Tina. Bright and fun and it has a truck on it ;)I love the way you thought the design through to make it so accessable for Hudson. xxx

  4. All of the time, effort and love you put into this card was well worth it, Tina - it is fantastic! I'll bet Hudson just loved it.


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