I made it more difficult than it needed to, by trying to create something that just wasn't "my style". After labouring for two days over a card I really didn't like, I decided to simplify things, and go with what I know and love - a "boy" card!
This card may or may not be for a very special young man in my life (depends on whether he happens across it on my blog - I'm hoping not!).
I used Stampin' Up!'s Square Framelits to create a simple square frame for the focal stamped image. It's simple, but so much more attractive than what I was trying to make initially (that big hot mess ended up in the rubbish)!
Stamps: Off the Grid, Memorable Moments, Sketched Birthday
Card: Soft Sky, Chocolate Chip, Watercolour Paper
DSP: Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper
Ink: Timber Brown Staz-On inkpad (not SU!), Chocolate Chip stampin' pad and marker, Soft Sky stampin' pad and marker, Soft Suede marker, Crushed Curry and Tangerine Tango markers
Other: Square Framelits, Naturals Designer button, Subtles button, 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" Circle punches, Natural cotton ribbon, Soft Sky seam binding, Linen Thread, blender pens, sponge daubers, glue dots
Make sure you check out the AMAZING samples that the rest of the Just Add Ink Design Team have created for this week's challenge. We look forward to having you join in the fun, too!