Thursday 18 May 2017

JAI #360: Just Add A Sketch


My past couple of cards for Just Add Ink have been pretty, feminine Mother's Day cards, so for this week's challenge I decided to go the exact opposite.

This week we have a fabulous sketch, designed by Narelle, to guide our creativity.
When I saw the large circle, the first thing that popped into my head was a circular opening, so that's what I went for on my card.

I also wanted to try the balloons from Lift Me Up in sepia/vintage tones. I chose Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake and Early Espresso. I quite like the look!

I cut the opening in the Crumb Cake layer using the Layering Circles Framelit that fitted inside the largest circle Stitched Shapes Framelit. I then used the two Framelits to create the stitched border around the opening. Just something a little different!

The inside of the card continues the vintage balloons theme. I only recently purchased Guy Greetings, but I'm finding that I'm using the sentiments a lot on masculine cards. It's a great font for male cards.

The Design Team have been very creative this week in using the sketch in their creations. You can see what the rest of the team have created over at the Just Add Ink blog. You can link your card up while you're there!

Bye for now,



  1. Tina, your card is fabulous! Such a great guy card. x

  2. Your sepia theme makes for a lovely guy card, Tina and I love how you've highlighted your window with the sponging - so realistic looking! These balloons suit your theme so beautifully- I have them now thanks to you and must give them some ink. xx

  3. What a gorgeous vintage looking card! The balloons are the perfect images to "vintage" and you've done a fabulous job!

  4. Ooh this is very atmospherically vintage with a very masculine vibe Tina! The hexagons add a great cloudy texture to the background too. xxx

  5. What a clever, clever card, Tina. The soft sepia look works perfectly with the balloons & perfect sentiment choice. The whole look is just perfection. Love!
    D :)


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