Friday, October 5, 2012


This week at Just Add Ink, Kim has set us a GREAT colour challenge:

Summer Starfruit is one of Stampin' Up!'s new In Colors, and it is my favourite, because it's significantly different to any other colours in the core range. 

Somewhat predictably, I've made a masculine card.  I was inspired by last week's sketch challenge that we had, with divided panels across the front of a card.  My vertical panels were stamped with stamps from The Open Sea and Clockworks, in ink that matches the card.  Even though it doesn't show up clearly, the Whisper White mat has been embossed with Stampin' Up!'s Argyle embossing folder.  I did cheat a little with the colour combo, by knotting a piece of Basic Black taffeta ribbon around the white baker's twine; I think the colour looks closer to Basic Gray, so gave myself permission to use it!

Here's the end result of my play with these colours:

Stamps: Clockworks, The Open Sea, Bring on the Cake
Card: Basic Gray, Whisper White, Summer Starfruit
Ink: Basic Gray stampin' pad, Summer Starfruit stampin' pad and marker
Other: Labels Collection Framelits die, XL Oval punch, Basics Glimmer brad, sponge daubers, Argyle embossing folder, white baker's twine, Basic Black taffeta ribbon, glue dots
While I had these colours out, I had a little play, and came up with another card that I really love.  This one is for my nephew, who is a beautiful young man; very proud to be his aunty!
Stamps: Clockworks, Memorable Moments
Card: Basic Gray, Whisper White, Summer Starfruit
Ink: Basic Gray and Summer Starfruit stampin' pads
Other: Chevron embossing folder, Finishing Touches edgelits die, Labels Collection Framelits die
The rest of the Design Team have come up with some gorgeous creations with this colour combo - please take a look, and play along with us!


  1. Christine you've created 2 fab cards here! I think Summer Starfruit makes a good yellow for a masculine card :)

  2. Christine these are both great masculine cards, love how you have made your own DSP with those stamped images. Glad last week's sketch is still inspiring you.

  3. Your male cards are always fabulous & inspiring Christine! LOVE the combination of images & the multi-panelled layout. This is a great colour combination & you have showcased it beautifully with both projects. Hugs xo

  4. What a lovely surprise - two fabulous guy cards.You have such a knack of getting the right balance of texture and interest for them. I think you're right about starfruit being a good blokely colour too! xxx

  5. Hello there lovely Christine!
    Mate your cards are really great! I love how different they both are and all the "roughness, edging and depth" going on!! If it was up to me I'd certainly let you off putting some black on the card... he he!!
    Hope you are well dear lady, have a super great weekend!!
    Smiles Sharnee :)

  6. Love both cards Christine! You are THE Queen of masculine cards! I just love all the little details you add that sometimes the longer I look, the more I find!

  7. Gorgeous background Christine, clever stamping effect and great masculine it! xxx
    Also love your Nephews card, he is a lucky boy to call you Aunt..:0)

  8. I love the background in the second card for your nephew, Christine. It is a great masculine look, as only you can do!

  9. I love the way you've used both these sets Christine. I especially love the globe background stamping, it looks fantastic! You've created more great guy cards. Well done!