Furry Christmas for Paper Players 163
You make me smile for Just Add Ink and Retro Sketches and more OWH eye candy

Gorgeous Grunge for Just Add Ink

Hi Everyone.  Happy Sunday night.

I have a card for you tonight that I made for the Just Add Ink challenge.  In fact, I loved this challenge so much that I made a couple of different cards, but will share them on separate nights for you.  

I also have a couple more showcase teaser cards from the Operation Write Home card drive.  So lots for you to look at tonight!

Let's start with the Just Add Ink card.  The challenge was to make a card with FRAMES.  Now, the direction was anything that has a frame or uses a frame.  Ah. Ha!   I knew that I had this fabulous frame hanging around from a card kit that I had bought especially to make cards for the OWH drive.  I hadn't known what to do with this particular embellishment, but this challenge had me thinking right away!

The embellishment was a bicycle and they have frames, right!   Lou, of course, totally appreciated this card, especially as I tried to get as close to celeste green as I could.  (Celeste green is the color of his favorite bike - Bianchi!)

Gorgeous Grunge

I used two different stamps from Gorgeous Grunge as the background to the bicycle.  To adhere the bicycle, I made a small slit into the top layer and slipped the "paper clip" piece of the bike into that slit.  I adhered it behind to make sure that it stayed!  I had a perfect sentiment from the PTI Pedal Pusher stamp set!  Gorgeous Grunge was stamped with Smoky Slate ink to echo the color of the bicycle. The outside sentiment of "Life is a beautiful ride." has an inside sentiment of "especially with you by my side."  I thought it was perfect for this embellishment!

Now.... on to something completely different.  Here are a couple of cards that I selected to feature as teasers from Kelly and Beth...... err..... CAROL!

Let's start with Carol who created a fabulous monochromatic butterfly card.

Beth (1 of 1)-2

I absolutely loved the gradiation of colors from darkest to lightest, offset with the opposite in the butterflies.  The horizontal stripes are the perfect width to highlight the popped up butterflies and the large pearls add a touch of luxury to the card.  The fact that this whole montage is set on white card stock base helps to frame the elements to perfection.   Gorgeous card!

Keeping with the blue theme of the night, here's Kelly's fabulous fall themed card.

Kelly (1 of 1)

I immediately fell in love with the rich, regal colors that Kelly chose for her card.  The embossed background is the perfect way to anchor the leaves.  To keep things interesting, Kelly changed up the sentiment from the expected fall sentiment to a sending love one.  Perfect for this time of year.   The tri colored leaf at the top of the tag is unexpected and a great way to tie all the colors together.  Gorgeous!

So, lots of great inspiration for you tonight!  I promise you that these teasers are just a preview of the fabulous work these ladies did for our troops.

As always, thank you for visiting my blog!  Your visits and your comments are always much appreciated!  Warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.





Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Nikki Spencer

Huge smile!...I just love your quirky take on our Just Add Ink frame challenge, very clever Jaydee! Thanks for joining us this week.

Doris D.

Love your bicycle card. Grunge just makes it perfect. I am loving all the tease of the OWH cards. Such talent.

Kim Badelt

Ha, that is a great lateral take on frames Jaydee. Love the sense of movement you created and how it flows into the sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.

Beth Rigden

Love that bicycle card!
There must be another Beth because that is not one of my cards! It is lovely though and I love the color blue! The fall leaves on Kelly's card remind me that it won't be long before we are seeing those on the trees and then the ground. Great cards!

Kelly W.

Jaydee, your bicycle card is brilliant! I love the lines from the grunge set showing movement and the bicycle frame.

Beth's card is so pretty! I love her monochromatic blues and butterflies.

Thank you for your kind words on my card. This one was my favorite for OWH this go around.


Beth.... you are so right..... I came rushing to my stamp room as soon as I could to recheck my photos and this is, indeed, NOT Beth's card. It's Carol's! So, I have updated the blog post - but will republish another card for Carol and Beth on today's post!

Christine Blain

I love your way of thinking, Jaydee; what a delight to have such a unique 'take' on the frames challenge. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week, with your great card. :)

The comments to this entry are closed.