Friday, September 2, 2011

Glad we’re friends

This week at Just Add Ink we have a lovely sketch challenge from Bronwyn.


I needed to make a card for one of my daughter’s friends who was turning 10, so I used the sketch and this is what I came up with.


My daughter wanted the card to be a little more grown-up and not so “kiddish”, now that they’re into double digits :)  She thought this card was perfect for her friend who loves black, bling and pink.
The flower is actually melon mambo, but in the photo it looks more red than pink unfortunately.  I used a black permanent marker to colour the rhinestones and the clear rhinestone brad.

 I also used 2 new in colours, pool party and island indigo.  I used white craft ink on my finial press embossing folder with pool party and it looked gorgeous.

Ingredients :
Stamps : best yet (ret.)
Card : black, white, island indigo, pool party, melon mambo
Ink : stazon, white, melon mambo
Other : big shot, polka dot ef, finial press ef, rhinestones, rhinestone brad, filigree brad, circle punch, island floral die, scallop trim border

Please take a look at what the rest of the design team have come up with this week and give this sketch a try yourself.



  1. I love the different textures you've used on this card Kathy!

    I had no idea a marker would colour the rhinestones that way - thanks so much for the tip. Guess what I'm going to try next time I get inky!

  2. Ooh, I like the way you've created black bling, Kathy. Great tip; thanks! This is a gorgeous card.

  3. Loving the clean look you have created Kathy and a perfect card for a Grownup 10yr old.
    Love the coloured filigree brad idea too.

  4. OOOHHH!!! I've never though of colouring rhinestones with a permanent marker! Fantastic idea!!!

  5. It's just lovely Kathy - what girls isn't going to love a lovely big flower and some bling. Love all the special inky touches you added.

  6. Hi!
    I love your card! It`s sooo pretty!
    Liebe Grüße

  7. What a beautiful combination of colours and texture. PS: I'm so glad we're friends. LOL X

  8. Very pretty, Kathy! I think it is perfect for a mini grown-up :)

  9. what a fun card for a "now" grown up little girl, hehe!! I remember going through that SAME phase! Seems like ages ago, haha....

    Love the EF behind your flower and what a sweet sentiment from one friend to another.


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