Friday, March 22, 2013


This week at Just Add Ink, Mae has come up with this fantastic sketch:

My starting point was a gorgeous piece of paper from Stampin' Up!'s Print Poetry Designer Series Paper stack.  It determined my colour scheme of Midnight Muse, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla.  The next step was to show a bit of love to my reasonably new, but barely used, Everything Eleanor stamp set.  I love how the stamped label shape is the perfect mat to my sentiment panel, that was die-cut using one of the shapes from the Apothecary Accents framelits collection.

Stamps: Everything Eleanor, Wacky Wishes
Card: Midnight Muse, Very Vanilla
DSP: Print Poetry Designer Series Paper stack
Ink: Crumb Cake stampin' pad and marker, Midnight Muse stampin' pad and marker
Other: Apothecary Accents framelits, paper snips, Ticket Duo Builder punch, Basic Pearls, Large Basic Pearls, Square Lattice embossing folder, Crumb Cake seam binding, Midnight Muse stitched satin ribbon, Stamp-a-ma-jig, sponge daubers
The Just Add Ink team has some beautiful, varied, examples of how to use this sketch - you can check them out here.  We'd love to see how you use this sketch on your card, too, so please play along with us!


  1. Christine I really love this colour comb!!!
    And how cute is that little birdie :)

  2. Another gorgeous card! The layered focal point looks great and I love the cute bird in the corner.

  3. Just gorgeous, Christine. Love that colour combo and all of your sweet details.

  4. Love Love Love that paper and what you have done with it and the pearls just set it off.
    Tam x

  5. Gorgeous card Christine. The DSP is a perfect backdrop for your design and I love how you popped the little bird up the top.

  6. I do envy your ability to use DSP so effortlessly. This is so lovely and that birdy completes it perfectly. xxx

  7. Beautiful Christine! I love how you've faded in the sentiment, by framing it and stamping the flowers over it. Love all the details! xxx

  8. Beautiful! Love the colours you've worked with here and the pearls are perfect. Must use that little frame more myself.


  9. Gorgeous card Christine. Love that little bird in the corner. Your card certainly deserves to be on the blog finds of the day.

  10. Hi Christine, did you hand cut the stamped label shape (from Everything Eleanor), or is there a framelit for that as well? I hope there is a diecut for that because I have to make a lot of invitations using that stamped, and wanted to cut around it like a label. Is there only the smaller apothecary label framelit available? Thanks.

  11. The larger, stamped, label from Everything Eleanor is hand cut! The smaller label is die cut using framelits, but there is not one to fit the stamped image.