Friday, 4 October 2013

JAI #185: Just Add Colour


Is it really Friday? What happened to Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday?  I think school holidays and sick kids swallowed up those days.  Oh well, better late than never!

This week Delys has given us a gorgeous Colour Combination to work with.  I really loved this combo - so very pretty and feminine.

I was commissioned to make a card for a bride to be on her hen's night.  The wedding theme is vintage, so the card needed to be vintage too. I thought the colours suited the look perfectly.

I didn't have any "Happy Hen's Night" type sentiments, so I decided to leave the front without a sentiment.  I really don't think it needs on anyway.

To 'age' the background DSP I stamped my Dictionary stamp over the top with Sahara Sand ink and then sponged it quite heavily around the edges.

You can see the difference between the starting point and the end result.  It's quite a difference, but quite simple to achieve.

I also used the Dictionary stamp on the flower panel.  To get the rough look I inked up the stamp, leaving it face up on my desk. I then laid the circle punchie on top and pressed lightly with my fingertips to get an uneven image. Love the effect!

I used the same technique to decorate the inside of the card.

Stamps: Dictionary, Simply Sketched, Well Scripted
Ink: Sahara Sand, Raspberry Ripple, Coastal Cabana
DSP/Cardstock: Eastern Elegance DSP, Raspberry Ripple, Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla
Other: Big Shot, Paper Doily Die, Circles Collection Framelits, 2 1/2" Circle Punch, Victoria Lace Trim, Pearls, Dimensionals, Sponge Dauber, Blender Pen

I hope you can play along this week with us at Just Add Ink. It's such a beautiful colour combination, it's sure to inspire.

Bye for now,



  1. Really lovely Tina! You've certainly nailed the vintage brief, it's so soft and pretty! xxx

  2. You definitely created a wonderful vintage vibe Tina. The framing of your flower is just perfect! xxx

  3. Love this vintagy card and your water colouring is fantastic!


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