Sending Good Thoughts Your Way!

by Joanne James20. May 2014 21:20

Good evening blog readers! Well, I really feel like I'm in catch-up mode this week, but I guess I shouldn't be too hard on myself - it is only Tuesday after all! Today I'm sharing a card I made for this week's sketch challenge over at Create with Connie and Mary. I kept the flower as per the sketch so I will also be linking up with The Paper Players, where this week's challenge from Ann is a clean and simple floral card and Less is More where the challenge theme is flowers:

 

Having played around with various floral sets, eventually I decided to dust off my 'Too Kind' set, as I haven't used it in a while and set about creating my card - here it is:

I chose an unconventional floral colour scheme, using blues and greys, but I think it works! I love the flowers in this stamp set - the two-step stamping really adds an extra dimension, which is perfect when you're trying to create a clean and simple card. A stamp-a-ma-jig makes light work of aligning the images though - this little tool is so useful! I decided to create a banner from the banner shape in the sketch and use it to highlight my sentiment which I heat embossed in pewter embossing powder, finished with a pewter button threaded with retired Pool Party baker's twine - here's a close-up:

I also added Dazzling Diamonds to my flower petals to give a little sparkle and shimmer. A really clean and simple floral card; not where I started out at all, but I really like the end result.

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

 

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Deb
DebUnited States
5/21/2014 12:44:21 AM #

Wow!! This is just beautiful! Love the soft colors you used! And the silver embossing and glitter add the perfect amount of sparkle! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

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Joanne James
Joanne James
5/21/2014 9:30:13 PM #

Thanks Deb - glad you liked my unusual choice of floral colours! I don't use much glitter generally, but it doesn't do any harm every now and again.

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Lisa Young
Lisa YoungUnited States
5/21/2014 1:22:26 AM #

Love this card! The pewter embossing is gorgeous with the Bermuda Bay and Pool Party. Thanks for joining us this week at Create with Connie and Mary.

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Joanne James
Joanne James
5/21/2014 9:34:57 PM #

Thanks so much Lisa - glad you like it!

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Lisa Martz
Lisa MartzUnited States
5/21/2014 4:21:51 AM #

Clean, simple and absolutely perfect!  Love the colors, the button accent and isn't this stamp set perfect for just about everything?!  Thanks for playing the Create with Connie and Mary sketch challenge this week!

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Joanne James
Joanne James
5/21/2014 9:36:00 PM #

You are too kind Lisa! I love this stamp set and don't use it nearly enough so this card reminded me to get it out and inked up again.

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Kathy James
Kathy JamesUnited Kingdom
5/21/2014 9:57:48 AM #


Lovely! My favourite colours as well.  Such a simple design but so beautiful - the button and sentiment complete the card so well.  

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Joanne James
Joanne James
5/21/2014 9:43:12 PM #

Thanks - sometimes the simple designs are the hardest to come by, glad you like this one!

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Mary Brown
Mary BrownUnited States
5/21/2014 12:33:27 PM #

The only thing I can say about your card is that is is SIIMPLY GORGEOUS!!!  Oh my!  LOVE this set anyway and everything about this is perfect!  Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

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Joanne James
Joanne James
5/21/2014 9:49:00 PM #

Mary Brown, you are so sweet!! So glad you like my card - I tried lots of different sets but this is my absolute favourite too! Love your challenges at CCMC xx

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Connie Babbert
Connie BabbertUnited States
5/21/2014 12:44:56 PM #

Love the clean and crisp look to your card with all the white space and the embossed greeting!  Stunning!  Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

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Joanne James
Joanne James
5/21/2014 9:49:55 PM #

Thanks Connie - your sketch initially had me stumped, but I think I was just trying to over-complicate things. Sometimes less really is more!

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jaydee
jaydeeUnited States
5/21/2014 10:16:39 PM #

Gorgeous.  I love the colors.  The pop of silver with the silver button really helps to highlight the sentiment.  So glad you joined us at the Paper Players and shared this fabulous card
jaydee

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Joanne James
Joanne James
5/22/2014 8:09:55 PM #

Thanks Jaydee - I love The Paper Players! So nice to know you like my card.

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LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
5/22/2014 2:23:00 AM #

This is lovely, Joanne!  Love these colors!  And congrats on your win!

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Joanne James
Joanne James
5/22/2014 8:11:55 PM #

Thanks LeAnne - I'm in good company, congratulations to you too!! Smile

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Sarah
SarahUnited Kingdom
5/22/2014 11:12:19 AM #

Beautiful card, striking image, gorgeous colours (my favourites in fact) and superbly CAS.
thanks for taking part
Sarah
Less is More

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Joanne James
Joanne James
5/22/2014 8:12:52 PM #

Thank you Sarah - it's taken a while but I'm finally getting the hang of this CAS thing! Glad you like my blue flowers too!

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Chrissie
ChrissieUnited Kingdom
5/23/2014 5:58:18 AM #

This is stunning... the stamping is immaculate and the design just super.
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

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Joanne James
Joanne James
5/23/2014 9:54:56 AM #

Thanks Chrissie - I think is one that will go into the 'forever favourites' pile for me too.

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Sandy M
Sandy MUnited States
5/23/2014 6:50:19 PM #

This is beautiful, Joanne! Love this stamp set and love the colors you used with the touches of silver and gray. Thanks for playing along with us this week at The Paper Players!

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Joanne James
Joanne James
5/23/2014 9:18:09 PM #

Thank you Sandy - so glad you liked my card! The Paper Players DT samples were fab this week, as always!

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Daizy-Mae ( Viv )
Daizy-Mae ( Viv )United Kingdom
5/23/2014 8:01:53 PM #

Such a beautiful card Smile Viv xx

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Joanne James
Joanne James
5/23/2014 9:18:46 PM #

Thanks Viv - I appreciate you popping by to leave a comment, most kind x

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Sue
SueUnited Kingdom
5/23/2014 8:20:06 PM #

I love this card and the choice of colour.

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Joanne James
Joanne James
5/23/2014 9:19:22 PM #

So glad you like it Sue, along with my unconventional colour choice!

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Darnell
DarnellUnited States
5/31/2014 5:01:42 AM #

I love the colors you chose, Joanne! This is so pretty and so worthy of the showcase from LIM!! Congratulations! Hugs, Darnell

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Joanne James
Joanne James
5/31/2014 11:53:21 AM #

Why thank you Darnell - that's so kind of you! I know that blue is not a traditional flower colour, but sometimes it's nice to be different! And it's always nice to be showcased Smile xx

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