Painted Petals Meets Adventure Bound

by Joanne James17. April 2015 20:22

It's Friday and I almost don't know how I got here!! This week has been a busy one: the children are back to school following their Easter break, although Ben was only in for a day before departing for a three-day residential trip. He came home today, tired and a little grubby, but having had the best time! I've also had a couple of technique classes and my Project Life memory keeping group this week, and a couple of late nights, so it would be fair to say that I am happy that Friday is here and I'm looking forward to a lie-in in the morning, even if only a short one!

I haven't managed as much creative time this week as I would have liked, so today I thought I would share one of the cards I made at team training on Sunday. We made lots of projects using the Adventure Bound DSP stack; this is such a great stack for masculine cards and has some fabulous natural photographic prints. My card today though shows that these papers can equally be used for beautifully feminine cards - take a look:

A piece of hardwood print was randomly stamped with the flowers and stems from the Painted Petals set in Strawberry Slush and Mossy Meadow and adhered to a base of Strawberry Slush. The same colour was used to stamp the sentiment on a piece of Whisper White and then this was edged with a piece of Soft Sky, with a scalloped edge, tied with some Painted Blooms cotton twine, then attached to the card with an antique brad. To finish, I stamped a couple of extra flowers and leaves and fussy cut them out and popped them up on a couple of dimensionals. 

So what do you think of today's card? I rather like the hardwood background and it certainly shows how versatile this paper stack can be. 

That's all from me today. Don't forget to check The Paper Players blog tomorrow if you would like to see who won headliner for my challenge this week. Back tomorrow with another project; until then, happy stampin'!


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Comments (4) -

WendieUnited States
4/18/2015 12:20:10 AM #



Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
4/18/2015 10:03:24 PM #

Thanks Wendie - so glad you like it!


Suzanna United States
4/19/2015 7:25:36 AM #

I love this card.  I am planning on CASEing it for a mother's day card.  Thanks so much for the beautiful idea.  I know my mother-in-law will adore it.


Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
4/19/2015 11:05:48 AM #

I'm so glad you like it Suzanna - and I'm sure your Mother-in-law will too. Good luck with your CASE!


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