JAI#200 ~ Summer Flowers

Hello Crafters,

This week at Just Add Ink is the challenge using the beautiful inspiration picture by Nikki.

This just yells summer to me with gorgeous yellows, greens & whites!


I don’t have anything so daisy like, but I love the Secret Garden stamp set and coordinating framelits. Initially I stamped the flowers in daffodil delight, but it didn’t have enough interest, so I used the technique called Kissing. To do this, you ink up the flower stamp with the Daffodil Delight ink, then ink up another stamp with Tangerine Tango ink. Press (KISS) the 2 stamps together before stamping the flower onto the white cardstock. Don’t you agree it gives more interest?

Here is a closer look!


Are you wondering how I created the background? I thought you may. I used the Simply Scored Tool and scored the crosshatch pattern. Then did the same on another scrap piece of card and cut part of it away to create a diamond template (see below). Line the template up on your cardstock and using a sponge dauber, sponge the ink in the bottom of each diamond!


I love this summery style although I am not so good in the heat. Is anyone else suffering with these days over 30 degrees? I like to hibernate and stay inside with the cooler on…. maybe it’s just my excuse to stay home and stamp!!!

Why don’t you have a go and some of the weekly challenges too on the Just Add Ink page!

Products Used

Stamp: Secret Garden, Simply Sketched

Card: Daffodil Delight, White

Ink: Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Wild Wasabi

Punch: Oval, Scallop Oval

Other: Big Shot Machine, Secret Garden Framelits, Simply Scored, Paper Trimmer, Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, Sponge Dauber, Tombo Glue, Dimensionals, Paper Snips, Rhinestones

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Be sure to visit the Just Add Ink page to view the rest of the Design Team samples, they are just stunning!

Happy Crafting,

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8 thoughts on “JAI#200 ~ Summer Flowers”

  1. Lovely card and I love how you have used a couple of great techniques – thank your for reminding me about Kissing…..(hee hee) I’d forgotten about that one and just might have to have a go this week. Chantell JAI


  2. What a fab Lattice effect and the way you created it is great ..Very clever! I agree with you on the flowers, they have so much more depth with that technique. Lovely take on the inspiration Kate and thanks for sharing your creative tips and joining us at Just Add Ink too! too.


  3. What a fabulous effect you’ve achieved with the sponging, Kate; thanks for sharing how you did that. This is a beautiful card. So glad you could join in the fun at Just Add Ink this week. 🙂


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