Friday, July 15, 2011

True friend


At Just Add Ink this week we have a photo to inspire you.

If you live in Hobart like me, this looks absolutely idyllic. I think we’ve had rain, sleet, snow, gale force winds and temperatures under 10degrees every day for more than a week now!  It feels like it will never end!


So I wasn’t really in a “warm” mood when I created this but I was definitely inspired by the photo.  The sea, the sky and the leaves and flowers trailing over the railing were my inspiration.


I decided to make a Joy Fold card.  Chantelle made a great card and tutorial for the JAI blog hop and I used her instructions but made my front panel slightly smaller.  I have made a joy fold before but haven’t for a long time.  It was great how that blog hop encouraged me to try new folds and rediscover old ones.

I finally bought the Elegant Lines embossing folder last week and decided it would work perfectly with the water theme.  It is very pretty and I’m happy with my purchase!  The main panel is sponged onto glossy white cardstock and stamped with stazon.  On the white I have clear embossed the same swirly leaf pattern from Vintage vogue and I rock and rolled the flowers from that set with PIP and rose red.

Ingredients :

Stamps : Vintage vogue, punch bunch

Card : white glossy, black, white, baja

Ink : stazon, versamark, pip, rose red, NQN

Other :  white brads, big shot, elegant lines, glue dots, clear ep, circle punch, scallop trim border punch, sponges


Please check out what the rest of the design team came up with this week and I hope you’ll be inspired to make a “warm” card too.



  1. This is so cool (in a warm way!). Your sponging is divine, not to mention all the fussy cut flowers! I must give this Joy fold a go again too - I haven't made one for ages either!!

  2. Lovely card Kathy. I think you have really captured the theme for your challenge.

  3. This card really has summed up the inspiration photo in so many ways. I just love all the details especially your gorgeous flowers and beautiful sky background - stunning.

  4. This is such a nice card! I too loved the fancy fold blog hop and hope to use many of them in time. Love the embossing. Theresa x

  5. This beautiful Kathy. I love how you mixed texture and sponging and those very pretty pink flowers to create such a lovely scene. It really captures the essence of the photo.

  6. Another beautiful card Kathy, l love all the different layers and texture and a great job on the horizon and sky. A fabulous take on the pic!

  7. This is really beautiful, Kathy. Love all the little details.

  8. Wow, I forget not everyone has "summer" right now! Yikers...hang in there!
    Beautiful fold those flowers. ;)

  9. This is a lovely card, I especially love your Vintage Vogue flowers and the rock n roll technique you've used to colour them. Beautiful Kathy.


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