Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Six Sided Sampler for Just Add Ink

Its another lovely Melbourne Spring Day - so yes, that means warm and sunny one minute and cool and overcast the next but so far no rain so not quite the Four Seasons in One Day we are so well known for having. Today's card is for a sketch challenge over at Just Add Ink -#183

I had wanted to try to do a Christmas Card - but the attempt of using the triangles of Pennant Parade didn't really work with the sketch - they just didn't sit so well together.. well, not at ALL well together :-) So instead I decided to start with the DSP from Polka Dot Parade and a male card was born.

The Paper clip ribbon detail is inspired by the new ribbon clips in the current Holiday Catalog and I discovered they are much harder to make than I had thought! The knot here is tied and the ends tucked under the clip and secured with a Glue Dot.

Card Stock: Early Espresso, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Polka Dot Parade and a retired piece for the Espresso banner
Stamp Sets: Six Sided Sampler, Itty Bitty Banners
Inks: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Big Shot, Itty Bitty Banners Framelits, Hexagon Punch, Clips Assortment ( for the paper clip), Chocolate chip ribbon, Neutral Brads (retired)

This morning the dogs had fun at the Park as always....

Not quite sure how they got from resting quietly to this:
But it made for a fun time for all watching!!

Happy stamping until next time,



  1. Jan, your card is just lovely! The colours are gorgeous and your little paper clip embellishment really adds a wow factor! Thanks for joining us at just Add Ink.

  2. This is a great card, Jan. I love all the dotty and circular elements. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink!

  3. This is a great guy card Jan! I love how you used the texty hexagons to balance the sentiment banner. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.

  4. Hi Jan! This is such a wonderful card. I love the colour combination and your little bow clip is super cute - for a male card! ;)
    The 'happy birthday' banner on the lighter hexagon was a great idea.
    Thank for playing along this week at Just Add Ink.
    Louise xx

  5. Very cute - great little embellishments. This card shows a great balance. Chantell JAI

  6. Thanks so much to the Team at Just Add Ink for all the encouraging comments :-) It's great to be able to take part and be challenged to create something within constraints. J x