JAI 73


This is my final week of being a Guest Designer over at Just Add Ink.

This week we were give a sketch.

I found this one a real challenge. I’m not overly happy with my results and plan on spending some time today recreating it with  a few different touches to see if I come up with something I’m happier with. I think if I could just have some ribbon in the colour I’d prefer to have used that would even have made a difference…… Oh well with any luck their might be some revamping of ribbon with the next IB&C which isn’t too far away really.

Here’s my end creation (so far).

Nikki Stalker

See what I mean?

I’m sure it would like nicer straight away if we had some ‘Not Quite Navy’ ribbon to replace the Very Vanilla. I’m also thinking I should have layer the smaller pattern paper piece onto Not Quite Navy rather than the Sahara Sand so that will be something I’ll change. I also have some other thoughts about changes too so we’ll see what I can come up with later.

Stamp sets: Word Play
Card: Not Quite Navy, Sahara Sand, Blueberry Crisp DSP
Ink: Not Quite Navy
Accessories: Very Vanilla 5/8” Satin Ribbon, Basic Jewels – Pearls.

Check back later today to see how my ‘revamped’ card turns out.

Edited to add:

Here’s my revamped card.


I’ve added some stitching, a layer of Not Quite Navy behind the print piece of dsp and changed out the Very Vanilla ribbon to some Not Quite Navy cardstock.

I don’t know what you think but I think these changes lift the card more than the original.

Leave me a comment and let me know what you think.

Till next time…..

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8 comments to JAI 73

  • Rob

    Hi Nicki,
    I like the simplicity of this sketch and I do like what you’ve done, but agree that it would also look great with the changes you’ve suggested.

  • Hi Nikki
    I think you are right ‘Not quite Navy’ribbon would give it a lift . But I like your card,It’s clean and simple.
    Look forward to seeing your revamped card
    Hugs Julie P

  • It is so cool to see two versions of the same sketch Nikki. I like them both. One is great for a beginner and the other more advanced. Great job! ?

  • I love the not quite navy cs and stitching additions Nikki. Both of them are lovely cards and thanks for being part of the team this month Nikki!

  • It’s nice to see variations, depending on what we have to work with. Very pretty cards. 😉

  • Thanks for showing us both versions of the card, it’s a great example of how different two cards can look with only a few minimal changes!!
    We are our biggest critics aren’t we?
    I think both cards are lovey 🙂

  • Wow! It’s amazing how a few little changes can make such a difference. Both cards are lovely but I think you’re right, the changes you have have made really do lift it.

  • I like both cards for different reasons, Love the stitching also, I envy anyone who can use a sewing machine lol.

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