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A Sketch for JAI 70 ... Because I Care

This week I have designed a round sketch for our 70th Challenge at Just Add Ink.

If you follow my blog you'll know that I went through a 'scallop circle easel card phase' and so this round sketch is probably highly influenced by that 'era'. Now that I have re-visited my past and created yet another one of these little beauties, I wonder why I ever bother to make the occasional ordinary rectangular card! ;) ... enough said - I LOVE round cards!

I decided to ink up, for the very first time, my Hostess L1 stamp set called, Because I Care and have a go at making a Vintage inspired creation.

Because I Care

JAI 70

Please click HERE for a free step by step tutorial on how to make your own
Scallop Circle Easel Card.

Project Recipe:
Stamp Sets: Because I Care (Hostess L1), Wonderfully Worn (background stamp)
Ink: Soft Suede, Baja Breeze, Perfect Plum
Card Stock: Soft Suede, Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Newsprint DSP, Victoria Crochet Trim, Antique Brad, Basic Jewels - Pearls, Scallop Circle Bigz Die, Stamping Sponges, Distressing Tool from the Cutter Kit, Dimensionals, Blender Pen

As you can see, the sketch does not have to be taken literally. Why don't you hop on over to the Just Add Ink Challenge Blog to get some awesome inspiration from the rest of the team and link up your entry.

Thanks for stopping by,


Mae's Cachet said…
Bron your vintage circle easel card is lovely as always...and this challenge was meant to get me inspired to make one of them as I still haven't given it a go, must rectify that!
Anonymous said…
Amazing beautiful work, just love your work,


Christine Blain said…
Beautiful, Bron. Love everything about this vintage-y beauty.
I love your easel cards and this one is no exception! The double lacey bow finishes it off beautifully.
Nikki Spencer said…
Love the vintage feel of this one Bron, the lace bow is a beautiful addition, thanks for the inspiration.
Leonie said…
I too, am a fan of the round card! And, also of your creation here, just gorgeous!!
Gorgeous Bronwyn. I really love the way you've coloured your hydrangea and it looks so great against that newsprint paper. You are really tempting me to buy that circle scallop die and now your tempting me with the lace too :)
Beautiful easel card with fab colours!!!!!
Unknown said…
wow, this is really beautiful!
Anonymous said…
Soo cool the background stamping too especially as (grin) I have that set.
Love how you have coloured the hydrangea.
Anonymous said…
Love your easel card Bronwyn! Thanks for the link to your tutorial on how to make one! TFS Cheers Donna Zammit
KimB said…
Its utterly gorgeous Bron! Love the text in the background and the mix of Plum and blue for the hydrangea - and the lace - perfect!
Kim xxx
Monica Gale said…
You are a true artist Bron, gorgeous card, hugs xxx
Patrice said…
Beautiful Bron, particularly love that lace bow and antique brad to hold your card open!
Louise Layton said…
Such a pretty card Bronwyn. LOVE the colouring of the hydrangea. I tried my first circle easel card from your tutorial this week- thank you. Was lovely to meet you at Convention too. Louise x
Marlena M. said…
This is beautiful. I love the complex colors of the flower! ;)
Anonymous said…
Lovely - these Easel cards are so great aren't they? Love your modern/vintage look. Chantell

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