Simply Created Thank You Collage Card

by Joanne James10. August 2014 08:00

Yay - it's Sunday and time for a new challenge over at The Paper Players! Today Nance has an interesting colour challenge for us:

 

Today I have an unusual card to share with you, in more ways than one! When I saw Nance's colour palette, I immediately thought of the Simply Created Banner Kit that I used for the decorations for Rebecca's recent birthday party; I knew I had a few offcuts and leftover pieces of DSP from the kit and that Calypso Coral, Blushing Bride and Basic Grey were 3 of the feature colours of the add-on kit, so using this week's sketch over at Create with Connie and Mary as my starting point (perfect for using up scraps!) I set to work. Here is my finished card:

Using Calypso Coral as my base, I layered a number of strips of DSP in varying widths/lengths across the front of my card, alternating between the Calypso Coral/Blushing Bride chevron pattern and the Basic Grey/Smoky Slate chevron pattern. I then embossed a strip of Blushing Bride cardstock with the Arrows Embossing Folder and cut one end to a point. I layered some Calypso Coral chevrons that I had cut out with one of the framelits from the Circle Thinlit card, then created a tag, again using a pre-printed leftover tag from the kit. I added some black chevron ribbon (a little bit of a liberty as far as the colour scheme is concerned, but the closest match I could get from my stash!) and tied it with some retired Calypso Coral baker's twine in a double bow. I finished my tag with a die cut 'thank' in Hello Honey, part of the 'thankful' framelit from the now retired Expressions Thinlits set (still available on the European Clearance Rack if you fancy snapping up a bargain!) and the YOU cut out of Basic Grey with my Big Shot and the new Perfect Print Alphabet Bigz die. lastly, I added an Essentials Hardware Clip to my tag before adhering it to my card with dimensionals.

I love the idea of collage cards but find them really difficult to create, so am quite pleased with the way this arrow-filled card turned out. Also, on completion I realised that I hadn't done any stamping at all on this card - how unusual is that??! For more inspiration from the Design Team and to see the fabulous cards they've made using this colour palette, pop on over to The Paper Players blog to see what they've created and to link up your own card.

Back tomorrow with a fun birthday card; until then, happy stampin'!

 

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Andrea W
Andrea WUnited States
8/10/2014 4:52:20 PM #

The layout is perfect for using those leftover scraps and your die cut sentiment is terrific. Fun card!

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Joanne James
Joanne James
8/10/2014 10:13:10 PM #

Thanks Andrea - I just kept piling bits on until I was happy with the look and love how it turned out.

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Laurie schmidt
Laurie schmidtUnited States
8/10/2014 7:36:00 PM #

I love die cut cards..I didn't even notice there was no stamping till you mentioned it! Fun card!

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Joanne James
Joanne James
8/10/2014 10:14:07 PM #

I'm a big fan of die cut cards too Laurie and having just invested in a Silhouette Cameo, I'm thinking this is going to open up even more possibilities. Exciting stuff!

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Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
8/10/2014 10:33:12 PM #

This is such a fun and happy card, Joanne!  I love it!  Isn't it fun when you can use lots of scraps with such a fantastic result!?!?  XX

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Joanne James
Joanne James
8/11/2014 10:46:36 AM #

Thanks Claire - I have way too many scraps, I really should do this kind of thing more often! I'm such a hoarder - can't bear to throw anything away in case it comes in useful Smile

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Deb
DebUnited States
8/11/2014 1:36:09 PM #

This is fantastic!! Love the circle tag and the die cut words! Great colors and dsp! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

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Joanne James
Joanne James
8/11/2014 5:25:12 PM #

Thanks Deb - this sketch is a real keeper, so many uses and great for using up odds and ends from the scrap box that you can't bear to throw away.

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Nance Leedy
Nance LeedyUnited States
8/11/2014 1:50:06 PM #

I love that this clever card came together all with scraps, Joanne!  It's SCRAP-tastic!  A fun take on the challenge colors and a wonderful way to show them in a different light.  LOVE your diecut words and the clever way you've used the retired thinlit!  Fabulous card--thanks for making my colors look so good!

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Joanne James
Joanne James
8/11/2014 5:27:21 PM #

Thank you Nance - I wasn't sure how to tackle those colours in the first instance and they aren't colours I often work with, let alone together, but it's such fun to push the boundaries of my natural 'comfort zone'! And not a flower in sight!! Thanks for a great challenge this week.

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Mike
MikeUnited States
8/11/2014 4:52:28 PM #

Joanne, I love your interpretation of BOTH the sketch and the color challenges.  To use the DSP as the strips is brilliant!

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Joanne James
Joanne James
8/11/2014 5:28:32 PM #

Thanks Mike - I started out with a truly random bunch of bits and pieces on my card, but I think the end result works!

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Yapha
YaphaUnited States
8/11/2014 6:27:44 PM #

Such a fun card! I love what you did with these colors!

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Joanne James
Joanne James
8/17/2014 9:15:47 PM #

Thanks Yapha - they were certainly a challenge this week!

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Sandy M
Sandy MUnited States
8/11/2014 11:08:46 PM #

What an absolutely lovely way to combine these colors, Joanne! Great layout, and I love that round tag and fun die cut sentiments.

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Joanne James
Joanne James
8/17/2014 9:16:38 PM #

Thanks Sandy - the sketch was a great starting point and I'm still pleased I managed to make these colours work, as it's not a combination I would ever have chosen!

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Mary Brown
Mary BrownUnited States
8/12/2014 3:01:54 AM #

Oh...what beautiful use of all the chevrons!  LOVE your colors and how you added your greeting to the card...cool!  Thanks for playing along with us this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

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Joanne James
Joanne James
8/17/2014 9:17:31 PM #

Thank you Mary - Once I started with my papers and patterns, I was on a roll - great sketch this week!

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LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
8/12/2014 7:53:24 PM #

OMGoodness, I took one look at this sketch and went running for the hills....but you nailed it!  What a fun way to use these colors!

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Joanne James
Joanne James
8/17/2014 9:18:42 PM #

Thanks LeAnne - if it wasn't for the sketch, I'm not sure I'd have got the colours to work together - this was a scary combo! Great inspiration in the gallery this week though.

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Margaret Raburn
Margaret RaburnUnited States
8/12/2014 7:58:26 PM #

Joanne, I love that you have used bits and pieces from previous projects!  Isn't that a great feeling, especially when your project turns out so well-put-together and appealing!!  I love all your layers and attention to small details that just MAKE your card outstanding!!  You REALLY took on a challenge, and you achieved a beautiful look for your card!  Thanks for joining us at Create with Connie and Mary this week!!

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Joanne James
Joanne James
8/17/2014 9:19:46 PM #

Thank you Margaret for your kind comments and so glad you liked my card! I so often hoard small bits and pieces and never use them up, so this card was a winner in more ways than one!

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Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
8/13/2014 6:12:30 AM #

What a fun card, Joanne! It's a perfect layout for using up all of those odds and ends of DSP that we all have.  I love the combination of script and block letters.

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Joanne James
Joanne James
8/17/2014 9:20:39 PM #

Thanks Ann! I love die cuts and this card just didn't seem to have room for any stamping!

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Melissa L Davies
Melissa L DaviesUnited States
8/13/2014 12:37:11 PM #

LOVE this card with all the layers and patterns! I love the combination of the script and block words, too - so clever! Thanks for joining us in the Sketch Challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

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Joanne James
Joanne James
8/17/2014 9:21:18 PM #

Thanks Melissa - so glad you liked my busy collage card! great sketch this week.

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Connie Babbert
Connie BabbertUnited States
8/13/2014 1:23:54 PM #

Oh...love how you used up your "leftover" and made such an awesome card!  All the patterns and textures are SO fun!  Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge this time on Create with Connie and Mary!

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Joanne James
Joanne James
8/17/2014 9:22:16 PM #

Thank you Connie - I find collage as a style, quite difficult (I'm too precise I think!) but I love how this card turned out. Great sketch!

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jaydee
jaydeeUnited States
8/16/2014 3:39:43 AM #

I love the mix of patterns, the vertical and horizontals.  The thinlit mixed with the die cut you is fabulous.  The perfect finishing touch is the bold, graphic ribbon.   LOVE IT!
hugs
jaydee

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Joanne James
Joanne James
8/17/2014 9:23:57 PM #

Thanks Jaydee! I was hoping I hadn't over-engineered this card, but I kind of still wanted to tie the whole thing together, so the chevrons helped a lot!

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