A Challenging Thank You Card!

by Joanne James18. April 2014 10:00

Yay, it's Friday - where did that week go?! Today I'm sharing my entry for this week's challenge over at The Paper Players, where Ann has laid down the following colour challenge: 

I really wanted to enter this week's challenge as I missed last week's, however this colour combination filled me with some dread: I use Coastal Cabana a lot, I use Calypso Coral less so; as for Always Artichoke - I've only used this colour ONCE before - EVER!! The design team provided such great and varied inspiration this week though that I thought I should endeavour to rise to the challenge and have a go. It took a long while, but eventually this is what I came up with - that I'm prepared to share with the world, anyway :-):

After much (unsuccessful) experimentation with a variety of designer series paper, I decided that simple was the way to go and I reached for my 'Oh, Hello' stamp set which I haven't used in a while. I stamped the oval chevron background in Coastal Cabana on the same colour base and paper pierced the outline for added interest. Then I split the sentiment, stamping part of it directly onto the card base and part of it onto a layered vellum banner that I popped up on some dimensionals. I then decorated this with a flower that I stamped twice, once on Calypso Coral Cardstock and once onto Always Artichoke, then carefully cut both out with my paper snips and paper-pieced them together.

Not an overly complicated card, but one of those that took way longer to execute than anticipated! Always nice to move outside of one's comfort zone though, and I like the result even though this is a colour combination I would never ordinarily choose.

Right - I'm off for some serious painting today - the preparation has been done, so today the nursery walls of Ben's bedroom will be officially transformed into a Lego-lovers paradise!

Back tomorrow with another project; until then, happy stampin'!

 

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LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
4/18/2014 1:27:12 PM #

I agree that these were challenging colors, but I think you nailed it with your simple card....it certainly is very pretty.  I was unsuccessful with DP as well, and you were wise to use that Oh Hello set....it works perfectly, especially with the nice piercing element!  Great card all around!  So glad you played with the Paper Players this week!

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Joanne James
Joanne James
4/19/2014 9:50:37 PM #

Thanks LeAnne - simple, eventually, was the only way!! I hadn't used 'Oh Hello' for a while either - always nice to get re-acquainted with an old friend!

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Nance Lempinen-Leedy
Nance Lempinen-LeedyUnited States
4/18/2014 2:17:04 PM #

So glad you persevered, Joanne!  This is lovely.  I especially like the piercing and the vellum overlay on the sentiment.  Great job with the colors... Thank you for sharing with us at The Paper Players!

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Joanne James
Joanne James
4/19/2014 9:51:02 PM #

Thanks Nance - I guess it wouldn't be a challenge if it was easy!

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jaydee
jaydeeUnited States
4/19/2014 9:06:50 PM #

And rise to the occasion you did!  I love this clean take on the colors and that you downplayed the colors you were less comfortable with.  The vellum on top of the Calypso Coral was a genius touch.
So glad you joined the Paper Players this week
jaydee

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Joanne James
Joanne James
4/19/2014 9:52:46 PM #

That's so kind Jaydee - I find myself using a lot of vellum lately; great examples of it being used everywhere!

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