Friday, March 25, 2011


This afternoon when I saw the new challenge at Just Add Ink, I wasn't sure I'd be able to rise to it!  The challenge is to use only stamps, ink and cardstock to make a card.  I just LOVE ribbons, brads, punches, embellishments - all the 'bits' to pretty up a card, so this was HARD!!! 

On my way home from dropping Ethan (my big, grown-up 10-yr-old, who insisted I wasn't welcome) at a school BBQ tonight, I saw a woman wearing an outfit that I can only describe as Peach Parfait and Basic Black (we SU! demonstrators don't think in terms of 'orange' and 'black', you know).  It was instant inspiration!  I came home and made this card:

Stamps: Bella Toile, Elements of Style, Thoughts & Prayers
Card: Peach Parfait
Ink: Peach Parfait, Basic Black and Whisper White stampin' pads
Other: Stamp-a-ma-jig, stampin' dimensionals, stampin' sponge

Even though I wasn't allowed to add any embellishments, I just HAD to sponge around the edges.  I used a sponge, rather than my beloved sponge daubers, to achieve a deeper colour around the edges.  I've raised the central panel up on dimensionals, and am pretty happy with the result after all! 


  1. Oh man!!! You did SO WELL with this challenge chicki cause it IS hard! Seriously, I sat down today and gave it a go, but ended up on a completely different tangent using felt! roflol

    Hmmmmm me thinks I can't enter my card in this challenge! Might have another go tomorrow!


  2. Clever girl! l love your colour inspiration, l do the same, everything gets referred to as an ink or paint colour.
    Love the tone on tone Christine, really lovely card.

  3. Wow what a great result Christine! So much detail and texture and its all just ink!

  4. That is a hard challenge, no border punches either!Clever you, you came up trumps.

  5. Beautiful soft vintage card! The sponging is gorgeous!! I can't believe you got all that depth with Peach Parfait on Peach Parfait - just stunning! btw...thank you for your lovely comments on my blog. :)

  6. This is beautiful! You did sooo well with just stamps, I found this one quite a challenge and had to case something I had done a while ago.

  7. Had a bit of a giggle reading this...I too think in terms of SU colour families lol.

    You've pulled this one off perfectly! Such a difficult challenge this one, and you mastered it like the pro that you are!


  8. Do you know I didn't like Peach Parfait until now! Your card looks gorgeous Christine! Loved your comment about the SU! colours too, whenever I see a colour I like I always liken it to a SU! colour too :)

  9. This was definitely a full-on challenge from the JAI ladies & you have executed it perfectly! Beautiful card - Love the texture all the stamping provides & your subtle matting of the main panel. Bravo Christine! :)