Just Add Ink is a challenge blog that I enjoy a lot. Having to use a set of colours for a card makes me stretch my usual boundaries to be sure.
Those colours would not have been my first choice for a card using the Wetlands images, but that's what makes it a challenge.
To add to the challenge, I decided to use the sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch!
This sketch is being offered in conjunction with the sketch at Tag You're It! which is, as the name implies, a challenge blog devoted to tags.
I chose So Saffron as my base cardstock and then added a layer of Basic Black and then a layer of Smoky Slate that I had first run through my Big Shot using the Woodgrain embossing folder. For the tag I put a piece of Whisper White through the Scallop Tag Topper Punch and then stamped the Canada Goose, masked the image, and stamped the reeds. I added a bit of So Saffron using my Blender Pen and then mounted the tag onto Basic Black. I cut around the tag carefully, leaving a skinny border of black.
I wanted something different along the left side but didn't want to add any Designer Paper and so I cut a strip from the So Saffron die cut that I had made using my Hexagon Hive Thinlit and then stamped a couple of the sandpipers in each of the solid hexagons using Memento black ink and shaded the edges using Smoky Slate and a sponge.
Before I added the tag to the card, I wrapped Whisper White Baker's Twine around the centre of the card three times. Then I stamped the sentiment onto So Saffron using Memento black ink, cut that with my Large Oval punch, and shaded the edges using a sponge and Smoky Slate before mounting it onto the card using dimensionals.
As a finishing touch I added three Basic Black Candy Dots to the top right.
For more cards using these colours, check out Just Add Ink.
For more cards using this sketch, check out CAS(E) this Sketch!
For more tags using this sketch, check out the Tag You're It! challenge.
For more cards with a bird theme, check out Make My Monday.