Friday, May 18, 2012


This week's challenge at Just Add Ink is to choose a creation of Mae Collins, one of our Design Team members, to inspire your own.  Mae has lots of lovely cards on her blog - check them out, and show us what you have made, based on one of Mae's.

I was inspired by this card, that Mae made last year.  The border stamp, from Creative Elements, had not seen ink in my household, so I was inspired to use it in the same way that Mae did.  I've followed the same layout as Mae's card, just switching the placement of pearls, and using cardstock flags, rather than wide ribbon.  I embossed the flags with my Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, to complement the spotty background on the gorgeous paper panel.

Here is my 'take' on Mae's card:

Stamps: Creative Elements, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Card: Basic Gray, Baja Breeze, Blushing Bride, Whisper White
DSP: Twitterpated Designer Series Paper, Baja Breeze Patterns Designer Series Paper
Ink: Basic Gray stampin' pad
Other: Word Window and Modern Label punches, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Itty Bitty Shapes punch, Basic Pearls, sponge dauber, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Flag dies (not SU!), Basic Gray satin ribbon, mini glue dots

Make sure you visit the Just Add Ink site, to see what the rest of the Design Team have made.  Thanks, Mae, for being an inspiration to us all!


  1. A sweet take on Mae's original design Christine. The border stamp "hugs" the DSP beautifully & the dainty little blooms on the flags are so sweet. Gorgeous get well card. Hugs :)

  2. Christine I love your take on my card, how you have stayed with the same layout but put your own touches to it. Love the little flowers and pearls and so glad you finally put ink to a not yet used stamp! Have a lovely weekend ♥

  3. This is gorgeous, Christine. Love the colour combo and the little flowers are the perfect mirror of the DSP.

  4. Beautiful card Christine, love the use of the boarder stamp I alway struggle to use them.
    Tam x

  5. Christine you've made a brilliant card! Such pretty tiny pink flowers!!

  6. The border stamp looks really beautiful Christine. I love the "flag" and bow too, it's a very pretty card.

  7. Like you I haven't used that border stamp either!! It really frames the DSP beautifully so I must just have to pull it out myself! Love all the little hints of pink too.
    Kim xxx

  8. Gorgeous, I love your layered and embossed flag/banner :)

  9. Great CASE of Mae's card Christine. I love the DSP you've chosen. Such pretty colours together.

  10. Beautiful card Christine! I'm loving that DSP at the moment. I never know how to that border stamp, but you used it perfectly!