Sunshine Sayings and Wishes

by Joanne James28. July 2016 08:05

Today it's time for a new challenge over at Create With Connie and Mary and this week we have a sketch for you:


For my card today I decided on one of my personal must-have sets from the new catalogue - the Sunshine Sayings stamp set and co-ordinating Sunshine Wishes Thinlit Dies - take a look:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

Sunshine Sayings & Wishes - This is a stamp set and thinlit combination that so appeals to me: easy to use florals, lots of good sentiment combinations and thinlit greetings - my favourite! I stamped the flower in Soft Sky for my background, and overlaid it with a diecut flower in Bermuda Bay and greeting, which I cut out of Whisper White and gave a graduated wash of Melon Mambo with my aquapainter. I also added some Melon Mambo ribbon behind and a trio of enamel dots for additional pops of pink.

Inspired Colour Combo - The colour combination for my card today was inspired by the 'Penned and Painted' samples on page 143 of the annual catalogue. I loved the fresh colours with a pop of pink - feel free to pin it if it's one that appeals to you too:


Playful Backgrounds - For the diagonal lines in the sketch, I used one of the stamps in the 'Playful Backgrounds' stamp set. This set was our all-attendee giveaway at Onstage in April and it is useful for this kind of background stamp detail - a fresh take on 'Gorgeous Grunge', if you will.

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Do visit the other Design Team members to see what they did with this week's sketch; there's lots of inspiration over on their blogs too!

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Enjoy your day and I'll be back tomorrow with another project; until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

  • Sunshine Sayings Clear-Mount Bundle
  • Aqua Painters
  • Whisper White A4 Cardstock
  • Brights Enamel Shapes
  • Melon Mambo 1/8" (3.2 Mm) Stitched Ribbon
  • Pear Pizzazz A4 Cardstock
  • Bermuda Bay A4 Cardstock
  • Melon Mambo Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Soft Sky Classic Stampin' Pad

Comments (6) -

Connie Babbert
Connie BabbertUnited States
7/28/2016 12:36:05 PM #

Your card is the direction I had planned to go when I first saw the sketch!  I love all the little details like the wash of color on the greeting and the faint outline of the flower in the wonderful depth!  Great job with the sketch this week!


Tracy May
Tracy MayUnited Kingdom
7/29/2016 8:35:13 AM #

Fabulous card Joanne. I love your colour scheme! It's a really bright, fresh card


Lisa Martz
Lisa MartzUnited States
7/29/2016 2:49:21 PM #

Love the faint pattern and flower in the background!  Very bright and cheerful card!


Sharon Hashimoto Burkert
Sharon Hashimoto BurkertUnited States
8/2/2016 1:34:35 AM #

I love the background you stamped.  The congrats looks awesome, love that ombre.


Jenny Engelke
Jenny EngelkeUnited States
8/2/2016 4:59:23 AM #

Such bright, happy colors Joanne!  So cheerful!  I really like your take on the sketch.  The stripes are tucked subtly in the background and the bold diecut flower really shines!  


Chris Slogar
Chris SlogarUnited States
8/2/2016 3:21:29 PM #

What a fun color scheme and great details!  I especially love the graduated wash of Melon Mambo on the greeting!


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