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JAI 90 Sketch Challenge


I hope you have had a good Tuesday. It was a public holiday here for the running of the Melbourne Cup. Having Tuesday off feels pretty strange, but I got a few things done in the garden and even better, got to spend a bit of time in my craft room.

The card I have for you today is based on last weeks sketch from Just Add Ink.  It is a simple sketch that has lots of possibilities.  The bow jumped out at me, as I had a sparkly, scrunched bow waiting to be used. My lovely friend Christine demonstrated how to make this bow during a recent stamping day with friends. This is the sketch.

I have inked up one of the images from my new 'Simply Soft' Hostess stamp set for the first time and coloured it with Copics.  For the edging detail I have partially stamped 'En Francais' in Versamark on white gloss cardstock and white embossed it. I have sponged ink over the embossed writing to achieve the graduated colour.  Christine's gorgeous bow makes a bold statement, so I have resisted any further embellishments.  I am happy with the way it turned out.


Project Details
Stamps Simply Soft (Hostess), En Francais
Card stock & Papers Rose Red, Basic Black, White Gloss, Wild Wasabi, Xpress-IT Blending card
Ink Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark, Pretty in Pink, Rose Red
Accessories Rose Red Seam binding ribbon
Tools White embossing powder, Heat gun, Oval Nestabilities, Big Shot, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, sponges, sponge daubers

 See you later in the week.


Christine Blain

This is really pretty, Judy. I love the graduation of colour sponged over the En Francais background, and what a nice surprise to see that bow feature! You've used it beautifully :)

Chris H

Such a beautiful card, Judy. I LOVE that elegant.

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