Hooray For Today What's My Type Goldfish Card

by Joanne James7. May 2015 08:05

It's Thursday and time for a new challenge over at Create With Connie and Mary and this week we have a fun colour challenge for you:

I spent a little while bemusing how I was going to use these colours together this week, but once I'd decided my card came together in record time. I decided to go with some super simple punch art this week - take a look:

I love the big, bold shapes in the 'What's Your Type' stamp set; not only are they great for creating patterns but they can also be used to create fun objects too. For today's card, I stamped the wavy lines from 'Work of Art' in Bermuda Bay - stamped three times, bottom to top without re-inking to give my water an ombre effect - and stamped my sentiment from the 'Geometrical' stamp set in Versamark and heat embossed it in gold. I then used my 2" Circle punch to cut two circles out of Tangelo Twist cardstock. One of them I cut in half and overlapped by a quarter to create the fish body. The second one I cut in half then stamped the semi-circle lined stamp from 'What's Your Type' stamp set in Versamark and heat embossed this in gold too and glued this to the body piece. I added a single gold sequin to my fish for his eye, then adhered this to my card with a dimensional for some lift. A few Bermuda bay sequins for air bubbles finished off my card. I think this would be a fun birthday card for a toddler - I know my children would have loved it in years gone by!

Do check out what the other CCMC designers have in store for you today - there's a great variety of inspiration to get you going with this colour palette - and we look forward to seeing your entries in the gallery this week!

I'll be back tomorrow with another project; until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

  • What's Your Type? Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Work Of Art Clear-Mount Stamp Set
  • Geometrical
  • 2" Circle Punch
  • Embossing Buddy
  • Versamark Pad
  • Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder
  • Heat Tool - Uk Plug
  • Whisper White A4 Card Stock
  • Gold Sequin Trim
  • Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim
  • Tangelo Twist A4 Cardstock
  • Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Card Stock A4 Bermuda Bay


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Monochromatic CAS Yellow for The Paper Players

by Joanne James20. July 2014 08:00

Good morning blog readers! Today I'm sharing my card for The Paper Players challenge, where Sandy has chosen monochromatic CAS as the theme this week:

I decided on yellow as the colour for my card this week, with a touch of gold for glamour - here's my card:

I often choose blues or greens for this type of card, simply because you need a few tonal shades of the same colour for an ombre pattern to be effective, but with the addition of Hello Honey to the Stampin' Up! colour palette, I thought I would have a go with yellows. Yellow is one of my favourite colours and I love how this card turned out. I used Crushed Curry for my card base, then simply cut a panel of Whisper White and stamped the stripe from 'Work of Art' in rows down the length of the panel, starting with So Saffron, then following with Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry and lastly Hello Honey. I finished with a simple 'Hooray for Today' sentiment stamped in Versamark and heat embossed in gold and popped this up on dimensionals, which are hidden from view under the letters and the strip of gold sequins that finishes this panel.

So there you have it - my clean and simple monochromatic card. I hope you like my card today and that it inspires you to hop on over to the Paper Players challenge blog to check out the other wonderful cards created by the talented design team and join in and upload your challenge creations. The Paper Player challenge takes place weekly, opening on a Sunday at 8am (PST) and closes at noon on Friday (PST). Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules: 

1.  Create a new paper project

2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us and provide a direct link to the  post featuring your challenge submission.

3.  Please link your card to no more than three challenges, TOTAL.

4.  Have FUN!

We look forward to seeing your colourful creations! Right I'm off to team training for the day today - looking forward to a day of uninterrupted crafting with my team. Back tomorrow with another project; until then, happy stampin'!


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Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.


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Anyone for Triangles?

by Joanne James14. March 2014 09:25

Yay it's Friday - the weekend is almost here! For today's card I thought I'd try something different with the sketch over at Retrosketches this week:

Geometrical patterns have been on-trend for a little while now, with stripes, chevrons and hexagons all very popular, and this trend has continued into 2014 with triangles. Lucky for us that Stampin' Up has a great Geometrical stamp set and co-ordinating triangle punch for perfectly punched triangles every time along with the bold and bright geometrical designs of the Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper in the current seasonal catalogue and it was this that I used for the basis of my card:


I decided to use the triangle as the repeat image for my patterned layer and used a few additional stamped ones to break up the white space on the top layer in co-ordinating colours. When it came to anchoring my sentiment banner, I didn't want to spoil the sharp angles of my card with a button and twine as in the sketch, but what to use instead? Then I remembered - the little triangles in the Essential Wooden Elements set would be perfect! I simply inked these by pressing into the ink pads of my chosen colours and arranged them to echo the pattern of the DSP - perfect!

I hope you like today's card; I have some fun things to share with you this weekend, so do pop back to see what else I've been up to. Until next time, happy stampin'!

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.




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