A Special Reason to Rock And Roll

by Joanne James23. January 2017 09:00

Happy Monday everyone! As promised yesterday, I have another card for you using the Special Reason bundle and this week's colour palette over at Fab Friday:





In the process of making my card for our challenge over at The Paper Players this week, I had lots of bits and pieces left over, including the very piece I started out with that included a stamped flower. So often these end up in my scrapbox never to see the light of day again; to avoid this happening, I set about making another card right away - here it is:


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

A Special Reason to Rock 'n' Roll - As I mentioned yesterday, I love how the pale blue and warm vanilla tone down the Sweet Sugarplum in the above colour combination, as I sometimes find this purpley-pink a little stark when paired with stronger colours. I thought I'd use the rock and roll technique to add a little plum to the tips of the petals of my blue inked flower taken from the Special Reason stamp set; I also used a cotton bud (aka 'cue tip' for my USA friends!) to add a little to the inner petals too; I love how this gives subtle added definition to the form of the flower itself.

Ways With Stylish Stems Framelits - In addition to my large diecut flower and leaf, I also used my Stylish Stems Framelits to add some subtle detail to my stamped flower: if you look closely, you will see I partially die cut the mat in order to have my flower hang over that lovely piece of Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate and the metallic ribbon. It adds dimension without bulk and the need for an extra layer.

Fancy Some Free Metallics? - In addition to the strip of gold scallop pattern Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate (I just love this stuff!) I added a strip of ribbon and a bow to my card, using the gorgeous vanilla and gold ribbon from the Sale-A-Bration Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack (the other ribbon in the pack is white and woven with silver). This ribbon has a soft, almost velvety feel and ties the most beautiful bows - check out this fabulous gift packaging too:

This is one of the items that can be yours free during Sale-A-Bration with a £45 order - you are definitely going to want some!

I also used one of the two-part sentiments from the Special Reason stamp set - the inside of my card reads "...except to let you know how special you are!" How lovely is that?! Perfect to send to a friend of mine 'just because'.

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 Product and 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

I'll be back tomorrow with another project; I'm finally getting back into the swing of things here in blog land! Until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used: 

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

Comments (4) -

1/23/2017 2:33:23 PM #

Such a pretty card, Joanne! Love those delicate and soft colors, the intricate flower is a beauty.


HeatherHUnited States
1/23/2017 4:17:50 PM #

Another keeper!  I wondered if we might see your remainder pieces, lol.  I love the gold acetate strip, and use of the SAB ribbon - brava!  The washed flower really sings...  Thanks again for sharing at Fab Friday!


Amanda Mertz
Amanda MertzUnited States
1/26/2017 2:51:05 PM #

Beautiful and isn't it so nice to be able to use bits and pieces that didn't make it onto other cards?  I always feel extra accomplished when I can do this!  I love your gold accents with our challenge colors and the roll n roll/extra sponging of the colors on the flower looks really cool too!  Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!


Brent Scheffer
Brent SchefferUnited States
2/4/2017 10:53:41 PM #

In spite of the greeting, the objects and color technique still emphasize Spring!  Great card!  Congrats on the  Fab Four selection!


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