Friday, February 6, 2015


Tina has created a great sketch for us at Just Add Ink this week. 

I tried to think a little laterally, when it came to the seven elements (shown as hexagons) in the sketch, and settled on the use of balloons - well, because we have so many cute new ones in the Stampin' Up! range.

My colour choices were dictated by the gorgeous spotty paper from the new Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper pack.  Rose Red is a colour that I don't give enough love to!  I've teamed it it with black and white, with accents of silver.

I inked up a couple of different balloon stamps from Balloon Bash, using Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Whisper White card.  I cut out the balloons, and adhered them to a piece of Whisper White card that I'd embossed with the Lucky Stars embossing folder (I thought that'd be cute next to the balloons with stars on).  Seven of these black balloons fit nicely on my card - but, as you can see, once I added my rather sizeable sentiment balloon (from Celebrate Today), I covered a couple of them up!  You'll just have to take my word for it, that they're there. :)

The rest of the Just Add Ink Design Team have come up with totally gorgeous creations using this sketch - be sure to check them out here.  We would love you to play along with us, too - show us how you've used the sketch on a papercraft project!

All of the Stampin' Up! products used to make this card are listed below; if you click on any of the images, you'll be taken direct to my online store, where you can purchase them. (NB: The Frosted Sequins are no longer available - sorry!)

Product List
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  1. I had to laugh Christine - you're not the only one to spend time putting in detail and then cover most of it up :) Great idea to use balloons for the sketch very fun idea. Love how your birthday card turned out! xxx

  2. Hi Christine, I like your card, and those balloons and the background paper really are great together, I like the colour you used too.

  3. Gorgeous colours Christine and great way to use the sketch elements. xx

  4. Love your take on the sketch using the balloons Christine! And the DSP is gorgeous too :-)

  5. love the colour combination and details

  6. Hi Christine! This is sooo pretty and festive. Love the color combination you chose - I'm with you, Rose Red has definitely been neglected in my crafting as well. Beautiful way to showcase it.

  7. Love that plummy colour, its so delicious and looks fantastic against the white. Brilliant take on the sketch too!!

  8. Absolutely love that particular piece of Painted Blooms dsp - I'm still hoarding and haven't managed to cut into it yet lol. Your card is just super, loving those balloons and that lovely little touch of bling bow! x