Sunday 2 November 2014

Just Add Ink 238

This is the fourth time I've played at Just Add Ink and I have really enjoyed each one. This week it is a sketch challenge, very open to interpretation.

I've always admired cards in black and white but have never really explored the idea before this sketch. The card evolved over the afternoon - the most gorgeous spring day: fine, sunny and nearly 28 degrees. I really should have been in the garden...

The beautiful rose was another first time try. Sometime ago, I found instructions on Pinterest for making a rose using the SU Pansy Punch and it works beautifully. The only thing I did differently was to outline the Tangelo Twist pansy pieces with black marker before making it. The link to the instructions for the rose is here. Here's a closer detail of the rose.

The centre panel is stamped in Dictionary using Basic Gray, then I've used black embossing powder for the "Happy Birthday". The back panel is embossed using the Decorative Dots folder. The tendrils are from an IOS die and because the centre panel is raised, some of the tendrils are hanging in space over the embossed panel.

Thanks for another great sketch!

Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Garden Green, Tangelo Twist
Ink: Basic Gray, Versamark
Stamps: SU Dictionary, Sassy Salutations
Other: Decorative Dots embossing folder, IOS Die 062-F, Corner rounder punch, Pansy Flower Punch, Black marker pen, Black rhinestones, Black embossing powder.


  1. I do like the simplistic colour combo on your card. The black rhinestones on the swirly spirals are great. Chantell JAI

  2. What a beautiful, crisp, colour combo Jan. I especially love how you've outlined the petals in black; really striking against the white panels. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink. :)

  3. I love your clean lines Jan, and what a fabulous flower- nice pop of colour on your neutral background/s. Glad you could find a little time on a lovely spring day to get creative. Thanks for joining our sketch challenge over at Just Add Ink.

  4. I love how striking the black edging is on your flower Jan! It's a beautiful way to top off your elegant black and white card. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week again :)

  5. This is fabulous, I love the outline on the rose, gives it great dimension.

  6. Such a lovely use of the sketch Jan, love the clean style and that flower is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.

  7. Your flower is lovely! I'm a bit partial to swirls under a flower :) Thanks for playing along with us at Just Add Ink.