Colour Me...! Springtime Hello Card

by Joanne James1. June 2014 20:13

Well, I don't know if I should say it, but as the children are about to return to school tomorrow we have had the most glorious day weather-wise - might summer have finally arrived? Let's hope so! We had a BBQ lunch in the garden, long bike ride and a picnic tea in the country park today - we thought we'd better make the most of the opportunity, just in case it's once again short-lived!

This week is also all about classes: I had the pleasure of running a private party yesterday evening for the lovely Maria and 6 of her friends - you can find out what they got up to on my Facebook page and if you live in or around Northampton and would like to host a similar event, do get in touch - and tomorrow is my regular monthly card class. This month we are featuring the stamp set 'Springtime Hello' and the card that I'm sharing today is a slight variation on one that we will be making in class. It is also my entry for this week's 'Colour Me...!' challenge, where in contrast the colours have a rather autumnal feel:

I wanted my card to have a natural feel, so thought these colours would be perfect for my card. Here it is:

I used Naturals Ivory cardstock for my central panel - I haven't used this cardstock before and it has a great texture for this type of card - then inked up the wild daisy stamp using my Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze and Wild Wasabi marker pens and stamped the flower. I created the script background using one of the stamps in the retired 'French Foliage' set - I inked it in Baked Brown Sugar and stamped off twice before stamping onto my panel so that it would have a very faint background effect.  Lastly, I stamped both the bee and the sentiment in Baked Brown Sugar and added a little Crushed Curry to the bee again with my marker pen. I then mounted this panel on a mat of Baked Brown Sugar and centred on a card base of Very Vanilla. I think this card has quite a vintage feel - like a botanical drawing in an old book. This set is in the current Spring-Summer catalogue and along with lots of others is one that will be retiring at the end of the month, so if it's on your wish list, you only have a little while longer to purchase it.

That's all from me - back tomorrow with another card. Until then, happy stampin'!

 

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Comments (6) -

Kathy James
Kathy JamesUnited Kingdom
6/1/2014 9:20:18 PM #

What a lovely card Joanne - so peaceful and yet so full of life. Can't wait until tomorrow's class so that we can use this beautiful stamp set.

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Joanne James
Joanne James
6/3/2014 11:56:50 AM #

So glad you like it  - everyone's class cards looked great too!

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Katie Melhus
Katie MelhusUnited States
6/2/2014 7:57:44 PM #

Wow, this is so sweetly simple and pretty! So glad you joined us this week at Colour Me...!

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Joanne James
Joanne James
6/3/2014 11:57:42 AM #

Thanks Katie - not quite the effect you might expect for such a strong colour palette, but I like to be different Smile

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LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
6/3/2014 3:49:18 PM #

This is just gorgeous!  Congrats on your CM win! Laughing

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Joanne James
Joanne James
6/3/2014 9:41:18 PM #

Thank you, dear LeAnne! A little different to my usual style and not what you might expect with that colour palette, so delighted with my win today!

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