Wednesday, May 5, 2010

JUST ADD INK #15 : Happy 4th of May

Tonight I sat down to make a card based on theJust Add Ink sketch for this week.  I wanted to make a boy's birthday card, because lately I seem to be have been going all flowery on you.  As soon as I'd finished the card, and prepared to show hubby, I just KNEW he'd say "oh, that looks very American".  He didn't let me down.

So, even though it's not my intention (and, quite frankly, I think it's entirely the wrong blue), here's my "Happy 4th of May" card:


Stamps: Starring You

Card: Pacific Point, Whisper White, Glossy White, Real Red, Kraft

Ink: Sahara Sand and Pacific Point stampin' pads, Versamark inkpad

Other: Star punch, Pacific Point striped grosgrain ribbon, Top Note die, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, 1 3/8" circle punch, 1 3/4" circle punch, sponge dauber

It was so nice to sit down and make a card just for the fun of it tonight; the swaps for the looming Stampin' Up! Convention are getting a bit overwhelming!  I needed to just 'play'; thanks to the girls at Just Add Ink, for the inspiration! 



  1. oh I like .... can you make me 49 more and then I have my swaps done - lol ... I really need to decide what I am going to make don't I.
    Happy 4th of May and yes .... Andrew that blue isn't right ... sorry :o)

  2. Fantastic card, I love the pacific point, it's not american at all. Tonight I have been doing a male card using the star punches as well....But not going to well.

  3. I love it Christine the kraft with those the staging with the stars too Christine!

  4. Anne Edwards05 May, 2010 21:53

    Christine that is a great card I just love it!! Starring you is such a great male stamp which I use alot. The colours are fab a definitely not American...don't you wonder why you ask them for feedback!!!LOL I can feel a case coming up.
    Have a great day

  5. I love this card. It is such a great male card.
    thanks for sharing.

  6. Great Boys card Christine I really struggle with the male card making but this is great I think there is a case coming on here lol. I love how you've used the sketch

  7. Ooh Christine .... I love your card,great use of colours and star punch and soo very male ... love it.

  8. Lovely take on the sketch!! I had a friend do heaps of gluing, sponging and stamping for me tonight to help me with my SWAPS! Maybe you could recruit someone??

  9. Bah! That's not American at all! Wrong shades and not enough stripes... ;)
    A gorgeous boy's card though. :-)