TST #12 and JAI #66

Good morning, It was a nice day yesterday here in Auckland, I had my hair highlighted and cut and of course I finished my card for this weeks sketch at Try Stampin On Tuesday. After seeing some other blogs I realised that I could also add this to this weeks challenge at Just Add Ink, as it is just add flowers.

This card took me a lot longer than I would normally spend on a card, I must admit I re-did a few things more than once, I just couldn’t get it to come together. I love the finished card it has a few techniques on it like popping pastels on the Medallion Stamp ( I just got mine so I had to use them), Water colouring on the flowers (bookmark), sponging around the edges, I used my markers to colour in the paper flowers to match the colours on the card and I have used Vellum on the butterfly with staz on and then used my markers again to colour in the back side of the image so it’s not so dark. I have also coloured some ribbon Bravo Burgundy to match using my brayer and used my Scallop Border punch to create the border on the circle. Wow that’s a lot of techniques on one card, no wonder it took me three days to get this one finished. (not whole days of course)

There are a few firsts here for me like colouring ribbon, i couldn’t believe how easy it was, and it is a great way to get that colour you want if SU doesn’t make it. I used my brayer as it goes on so easy and fast, I then but it on the window sill to dry for about an hour.

The other first I did was colour white paper flowers, this was also very easy and convenient as I didn’t have any in these colours. I just used the thick end of my marker and coloured them in. These also need time to dry.

So the challenge for TST was a pocket card, I decided to make a bookmark to go in my pocket, I know a lot of readers so it will suit a few people. Here is the sketch:

And here is my card:



Bookmark: can you see the Vellum on the butterfly, in real life this looks really pretty. I wanted something special on the bookmark but it couldn’t be bulky so this is what I came up with.


Of course I didn’t want a plain look when you removed the bookmark so I placed a simple sentiment on the base.


  • Medallion
  • Thanks for Caring
Card Stock
  • Whisper White
  • Bravo Burgundy
  • DSP – Parisian Breeze
  • Vellum
  • Basic Black
  • Staz On
  • Bravo Burgundy
  • Baja Breeze
  • Dimensionals
  • VersaMark
  • White Satin Ribbon
  • Brayer
  • Dauber
  • Sponge
  • Brads
  • Paper Flowers
  • Pastels
  • Aqua Painter


Sorry for the long post, have a great Sunday we are off to see a stage show called Cinderella today. And of course it is the last day of the holidays Yay.

Don’t forget to check out the other entries here:




5 Responses to “TST #12 and JAI #66”

  1. 1 Helen May 1, 2011 at 8:19 am

    Beautiful Card Narelle.

  2. 2 Delys May 1, 2011 at 8:34 am

    lovely card and I just got that set and cant wait to ink it up!
    Thanks for the inspiration

  3. 3 CherylAnn Robinson May 1, 2011 at 10:17 am

    Very cool! Love the semi-circle pocket. Thanks for playing at Try Stampin’.

  4. 4 Kristen Conant May 1, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    Lovely take on the sketch!!! thanks for playing at TST

  5. 5 Patrice May 1, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    Very pretty card, love that ‘pocket’ too.

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Hi my name is Narelle Hoggard and I live in Auckland, New Zealand. I am married to a wonderful and very supportive man Nick and together we have two gorgeous children, Caitlyn and Bradley. I love to scrap and make cards, I find it very relaxing at the end of the day to create a page or a card.

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