Thursday, 13 April 2017

JAI #355: Just Add A Sketch


Waaa Hoo! The school holidays are finally here in South Australia! I'm really looking forward to some lazy days at home with the kids, with hopefully a bit of time for crafting. But for now, I have the new Just Add Ink challenge for you.

This week Narelle has designed an awesome sketch for us to use. As soon as I saw it, I knew I wanted to use a die I purchased some months ago, but hadn't had a chance to use yet.
The male members of my family are rather map-mad, so I knew that a die like the globe wouldn't go unused for too long in my stash! Before you ask, it's not a SU die, it's a Tim Holtz Sizzix die.

I also pulled out some long retired colours and papers for this card. Do you remember the Going Places DSP? It was one of my favourites for male cards. I made this card for my son Alex's 14th birthday. Then I remembered I used the same papers and colours for his 13th birthday card too!

The blue in the card is also a retired colour - Lost Lagoon. I just couldn't bring myself to part with it when it retired as an In Colour last year.

The inside stamp is still current though - I couldn't use ALL retired stuff on this card!

What do you see in the sketch? There's lots of room to play with it. I turned my card sideways, as the size of the globe suited a landscape card rather than portrait. I hope to see your creation over at Just Add Ink this week.

Bye for now,



  1. What a great card Tina. That die is awesome and very age limitless. I'm sure he won't even remember what you used last and l hope you are surviving the hols. xx

  2. Wow, this looks amazing Tina! Your map DSP ( yes, I still have some, came out with the VW??) is the perfect backdrop for your stunning globe and I love how it pops against the lagoon too. xx

  3. Fabulous card, Tina; I'll bet Alex loves it. The die-cut globe laid over Lost Lagoon cardstock almost looks like velvet - awesome!

  4. This card is awesome and so eye catching. Fantastic male card too. I hope Alex had a great day!! xx

  5. This is brilliant masculine card Tina. Love the detail in that die, it looks stunning laid over the blue. xxx


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