Park Lane Thank You and Another Painted Petals Card

by Joanne James25. May 2015 19:20

Well the Bank Holiday didn't bring the sunshine I was hoping for, but it did stay nice and dry and we managed a bracing long bike ride this afternoon, so it's all good! Today I have not one but two cards for you! The first one is my card for the current Fab Friday Challenge where they have a sketch challenge this week:

Before I share my card, a big thank you to the team over at Fab Friday for choosing my In-Colour thank you card as their Fab Fave - I'm honoured! You can see that card here. Now onto today's card:

 

I'm still on my quest to use up more of my Designer Series Paper (I am such a DSP hoarder!) and this sketch was the perfect opportunity to showcase some. So no 'sneak peeks' today; instead a Daffodil Delight base with some mats in Soft Suede, and two of the patterns in the Park Lane pack. I used one of my favourite retiring thank you stamps, 'One in a Million', for my sentiment, stamped in Soft Suede onto Very Vanilla, and I chose to fussy cut one of the flowers for my accent. I liked the clean lines of this card so much, I made two identical ones - if you are one of my contactable online customers, you may find one winging its way to you to you this month!

My next card is for this week's TGIF challenge:

I saw the inspiration photo and I had my Painted Petals set out on my desk preparing for my technique class next month (this is the set we are going to be using) and I just knew the two would work together. Here's my card:

 

I used So Saffron for my card base and matted a strip of the already retired Gingham Garden DSP (I told you I was a DSP hoarder!) onto a strip of Pear Pizzazz and adhered this to the front of my card. I stamped the flowers on a large circle of Whisper White cut out using my Big Shot and Circles framelits, inking them with one of the new in-colours, Watermelon Wonder, and adding some Blackberry Bliss using my Stampin' Write marker to the flower centres before stamping. I stamped the sentiment in Blackberry Bliss too and to finish added a few So Saffron flowers, punched using one of the Itty Bitty Accent punches and centred with pearls. I popped this circle up on dimensionals to stand away from the card. 

Please do check out the design team inspiration for both of the above challenges; they are some amazing cards on both blogs this week. I'll be back tomorrow with another card; until then, happy stampin'!

 

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used (Card 1):

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

 

 

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used (Card 2):

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

 

Comments (9) -

The Paper Caper
The Paper CaperAustralia
26/05/2015 01:36:26 #

Gorgeous card Joanne. Love the beautiful Painted Petals and what a perfect background DSP you've used! Thanks for playing at TGIF Challenges on my guest star week Smile

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Amanda Mertz
Amanda MertzUnited States
26/05/2015 02:55:33 #

Beautiful clean card!  Love how you used the flower from the DSP for that corner element....that's really making the DSP work for you!  Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!

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Sandy mathis
Sandy mathisUnited States
26/05/2015 18:32:40 #

I love the soft pretty colors on both your cards Joanne! Love them both, sad to see the retiring products go. I think we crafter are all paper hoarders!

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Shannon Jaramillo
Shannon JaramilloUnited States
26/05/2015 19:12:21 #

Oh my gosh, I love them both!!!

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krista frattin
krista frattinCanada
27/05/2015 21:19:37 #

I do love that stamp set! Thank-you for playing along with TGIF Challenges!

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Brian King
Brian KingUnited States
28/05/2015 13:24:01 #

Oh, Joanne, I love this brown and yellow card.  The image fits perfectly with this paper, but that added flower gives just the right pop.  Thanks for playing along with this sketch challenge at FabFriday!

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Jeanna Bohanon
Jeanna BohanonUnited States
28/05/2015 16:39:35 #

Thanks for playing at #TGIFC - I love your clean and simple take on this inspiration. Your card is beautiful!

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Mercedes
MercedesUnited States
29/05/2015 03:00:16 #

Both Beautiful! especially love the coloring on flowers! Thanks for sharing with us @ TGIFC!

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Mercedes
MercedesUnited States
31/05/2015 02:41:23 #

Congrats Joanne on being one of the Honorable Mentions this week! We have posted a link to your card on our Facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/tgifchallenges
Don't forget to grab your Honorable Mention Blog Button!

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