Wednesday, May 12, 2010


Time for another great challenge from the Just Add Ink team.  This week it's a call-out to make a papercraft project incorporating the following colours:

JAI16 colour challenge

I'm pretty sure it's okay to throw a 'neutral' into the mix.  No prizes for guessing that I chose to use Kraft!

I love, love, love, the single "All A Flutter" stamp that is in Stampin' Up!'s new Autumn-Winter Mini catalogue, so was determined to use it in my challenge entry.  I clear-embossed the butterfly onto Pretty in Pink, So Saffron, and Ruby Red card, by first inking the stamp in Versamark ink, then loading it with my chosen colour and stamping on the same coloured card.  A sprinkle of clear embossing powder stuck to each image, thanks to the Versamark (sticky, clear) ink. 

I've just re-read what I typed ... does that make sense to you??  I hope so!  Just ask if you need clarification (I was described by my teacher, when I was 7, as "verbose", and have proudly carried that tag all my life, LOL).

JAI 16

Stamps: All A Flutter, Inspired By Nature, Asian Artistry

Card: Kraft, Ruby Red, So Saffron, Pretty in Pink

Ink: Versamark inkpad, Soft Suede, So Saffron, Pretty in Pink and Ruby Red stampin' pads, Pretty in Pink marker

Other: Soft Suede Polka Dot grosgrain ribbon (reversed), Whisper White 1/4" grosgrain ribbon (coloured with marker), Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, mat pack and paper piercer, sponge dauber, Button Latte, dimensionals, mini glue dot, Stamp-a-ma-jig


  1. Stunning, the butterflies look beautiful clear embossed. See you next week at convention.

  2. Beautiful, Christine! Love the layout :)

  3. Makes sense to me! Love the butterflies, they come up so well with that embossing.

  4. So pretty! I love the knot in the ribbon - very elegant. :-)

  5. Very pretty Christine I love the reed and butterflies of my favs
    Take care

  6. Another gorgeous card from you! I've just got the butterfly stamp. Can't wait to have a play. Thanks for the inspiration.

  7. Christine Tuff13 May, 2010 15:12

    lol, there's far worse things she could have called you!!! It all made perfect sense to me! Absolutely love this card, looks gorgeous!!!

  8. Gorgeous card Christine. Congrats on your Top Pick at JAI! :)

  9. Gorgeous card Christine - very worthy of a top pick my friend!!

  10. Jillian Hargrave16 May, 2010 02:20

    Hi Christine
    Big congrats on being a top 5 pick over at JAI. I just saw you up there so wanted to come say hi and well done! Love your card and how you used the colours so beautifully. Jill xxx