Friday, 10 June 2016

JAI #315: Just Add A Sketch


Oh, what a miserable, wet week it's been. The upside of that is that it's perfect card making weather. Well, any weather is perfect card making weather, if I'm really honest!

We all love card making at Just Add Ink, and this week we are doing a sketch challenge.

Lots of layers in this one! I decided to cheat a little and turn some of the layers into non-layers using some faux stitching. Does that make sense?

See what I mean? I actually did the same thing for the smaller layer under the flower, but I made it far too small to be seen behind the flower. A handy piece of DSP to the rescue!

My Flower Patch stamp set has been a little neglected lately. OK, a lot neglected. My stamp shelves are looking VERY empty at the moment as I'm waiting for my new catalogue things to arrive. It's a great excuse to drag out some old favourites to play with.

I had a spare leaf left from the front of the card, so I used it to finish the inside, along with a little more faux stitching.

The Just Add Ink Design Team have done a great job making cards based on this sketch. You can see their cards over on the Just Add Ink blog. See you there!

Bye for now,



  1. So pretty Tina! I love your faux stitching as your layers and your vibrant leaves and bloom are so celebratory too! Thanks you for the great sketch this week!

  2. Just lovely, Tina. I, too, am guilty of neglecting Flower Patch. I love how you've made the big bloom the central focus on your card. The faux-stitching adds a real fun feel to your card.

  3. I love your idea of using faux layers Tina - the faux stitching adds great texture and framing detail to your lovely central flower. xxx


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