Friday, April 18, 2014


This week at Just Add Ink, Paula has come up with a fabulous sketch for us to use on our cards or scrapbook pages.  It's a fabulous, versatile, sketch that I can see myself using over and over again.  (In fact, I think I already make a lot of cards with a similar layout!  Love it.)

 I am a compulsive purchaser of Stampin' Up! products, and had an unopened packet of Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper crying out to be used.  I decided to make a bright, cheery card that I think would really suit a teenage girl.  As it turned out, it did get the tick of approval from my 18-yr-old son and his sweet girlfriend who will be 18 in a few months.
One of my favourite features of this card is the heart I stamped, in Strawberry Slush ink, behind the sentiment.  Simple, but it makes me happy!  There's a good demonstration, on my card, of how well SU! co-ordinates its products.  I stamped the heart  (from Perfect Pennants) two more times in Strawberry Slush ink, on Whisper White card.  I used the little heart die from the Circles Card thinlits set to cut out the hearts.  They were then layered onto Silver Glimmer hearts cut using one of the heart shaped dies from the Hearts A Flutter framelits collection.  Great match, don't you think?
The three black embellishments in the top left of the card are Basic Large Rhinestones, coloured with a black Sharpie pen.
Stamps: Perfect Pennants
Card: Strawberry Slush, Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Silver Glimmer Paper
DSP: Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper
Ink: Strawberry Slush stampin' pad, Jet Black Staz-on inkpad, Black Sharpie pen
Other: Circles framelits, Starburst framelits, Circles Card Thinlits, Hearts A Flutter framelits, Adorning Accents edgelits, Strawberry Slush stretch ruffle trim, Basic Large Rhinestones, stampin' dimensionals, sticky strip

It took almost all my strength to refrain from sponging the edges of my paper and cardstock on this card!  Right outside my comfort zone, but I wanted a clean, crisp look.  I love how it turned out.

Make sure you check out the rest of the Just Add Ink Design Team's samples.  We'd love to see your papercraft creation using this sketch, too.


  1. You knocked this one out of the ballpark, girlfriend!! The heart behind the sentiment adds sooo much interest. This is truly so sweet and fun, Christine, with those gorgeous bright colors and the sparkle from the glimmer paper!

  2. Christine this card is perfect for a teenage girl! I really love that little heart stamped behind the sentiment - I'm going to have to try that technique too.

    Hope you have a lovely Easter xox

  3. Christine an other lovely bright card, I think the 18 year old will love it,it all workd together nicely.

  4. Ha - you made me laugh with that last comment Christine - I too sometimes have to restrain myself from sponging! You did come out with a great teen girl card, love all the pink accents. xxx

  5. Just perfect for a trendy teen Christine! Love the sparkle and heart behind the sentiment. xx

  6. These papers are fabulous Christine! I too love the heart within the sentiment....must look at my stamps too see what I can do like this. Great technique. Chantell

  7. Absolutely perfect card for a teen Christine! I just opened this paper today to have a look at it and can't wait to use it on a card - might have to wait until the weekend though....

  8. I love it! You have inspired me to break open my DSP too. :)