Springtime Hello Friend

by Joanne James7. June 2014 20:55

Today I'm sharing the original card I designed for this week's challenge over at The Card Concept, which I also adapted for my Springtime Hello card class this week. Here is this week's challenge colour palette:

This card is quite different to my previous entry (you can see that card here); much more 'Classy and Elegant' this time around I think - here's my card:

I used Daffodil Delight for my card base and layered up from there. I dry embossed a piece of Basic Black cardstock with the Honeycomb embossing folder, then layered my main stamped panel onto this. I repeat-stamped the daisy stamp from the 'Springtime Hello' onto a piece of Watercolour Wonder DSP so that the panel would have a lovely washed background, and also stamped the text stamp from the retired 'French Foliage' set in Smoky Slate behind this, having stamped off twice first to give a very faint image. You could substitute this stamp with one from the 'Background Borders' set, which is currently reduced and still available on the retired list. I then stamped the bee and using my aquapainter, I washed white kraft ink over the bee's wings and the daisy flower petals to give a subtle hint of natural colour, whilst allowing the yellow of the DSP to show through. I finished with a piece of Basic Black 3/4" Chevron ribbon and heat embossed my sentiment fro the Six Sided Sampler set in black embossing powder onto a punched hexagon and popped it onto a dimensional.

I hope you like today's card; back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!

 

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Kay Miller
Kay MillerUnited States
6/8/2014 7:01:24 PM #

What a beautiful card! Those flowers are so pretty! So happy you joined us at The Card Concept! Smile

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Joanne James
Joanne James
6/9/2014 9:31:00 AM #

Thank you Kay - so glad you like it! The white aquapainting on the mottled background gives a really unusual effect doesn't it - makes the flowers look quite delicate I think.

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Ardyth
ArdythCanada
6/8/2014 8:45:29 PM #

Very pretty spring scene! Love how you highlighted the bee and the petals! So glad you joined us at the Card Concept!

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Joanne James
Joanne James
6/9/2014 9:31:56 AM #

Thanks Ardyth - I needed some contrast to what is an otherwise rather yellow card! I love it though - yellow is one of my favourite colours!

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