Baking Makes Life Sweeter - Perfect Mix Card

by Joanne James26. February 2017 09:00

It's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! My good friend LeAnne is the hostess this week and she has a sketch for us to work with:


Now you know me - I love a good sketch and this one is a keeper! I had a couple of ideas for this sketch and made two quite different cards. The one I'm sharing today is very much in keeping with my style (maybe that's why it won the James family vote 2 to 1 when I conducted a quick poll!) I went with my signature 'clean and layered' style and took the opportunity to make another card using my 'Perfect Mix' stamp set - take a look:


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

It's In The Detail - My card today is my usual clean and layered style. I toyed with adding some additional background pattern or even designer series paper, however the size of my circle elements would have made this too busy. Instead I opted to create detail in other ways: I used my circle Stitched Shape Framelits to cut out my stamped images and layered these onto some punched circles to add a thin border of colour. I also used the partial die cutting technique to add interest by allowing part of the image to overhang the circle. The mixer I inked using my Stampin' Write marker so that I could omit the sentiment that goes with it. I also stamped my oven glove onto coloured cardstock and fussy cut it before popping up on a dimensional for added colour and impact.

Rule of Threes - It is a known principle that things that come in threes are somehow more satisfying or more effective than other numbers. LeAnne's sketch uses three circular elements; I also added a trio of enamel shapes to echo my layered circles and continue the harmony of my card.

A Perfectly Purple Colour Combination - I love purple but it's not a colour I use often on a card, so I chose to use a combination of purples and neutrals today for a change - here it is if you'd like to try it too:


This is such a great stamp set! I love the punny sentiments but if you, like me, are a baker then you will find so many uses for these images.

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I look forward to seeing what you create with our sketch this week. Enjoy the rest of your weekend as it will be over all too quickly; I'm off to spend the day at the swimming pool as Rebecca is racing in her rescheduled Counties Competition. I don't know which I'd rather - the gale-force icy winds I experienced as I stood outside watching her play in her netball match yesterday morning or the sauna-like temperatures of the swimming pool today! The things us mothers do for love!. I'll be back tomorrow with another project; until then, happy stampin'!


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Comments (9) -

Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
2/26/2017 1:16:07 PM #

Joanne, this is so FUN!  I love your take on the sketch!  The color combo is so "sweet", too!  Perfect for any bakers!  Good luck to your daughter at her swim meet!  Have a fabulous week, My Friend!  XX


jaydeeUnited States
2/26/2017 4:38:25 PM #

Joanne, I love the baking elements on the circles - it was a great use of the sketch.  Love the soft colors, too and that is an awesome sentiment!
Hope the swim meet was successful


LaurieUnited States
2/26/2017 4:45:04 PM #

I LOVE to bake, so this card is right up my alley! So fun and cute...I LOVE it!

Have a great daySmile


Nance Leedy
Nance LeedyUnited States
2/26/2017 5:42:41 PM #

These colors are gorgeous together Joanne.  Combined with the baking images they give a soft vintage feel that's lovely.  I adore the way you use the partial die cutting technique--it adds so much interest to your design and the stitched detail is delightful!  I totally forgot I had those dies, geesh!  Good luck to Rebecca today!  ((Hugs))


Penny Hanuszak
Penny HanuszakCanada
2/26/2017 6:05:41 PM #

Joanne what a fun sketch and card.  I'm now in love with this stamp set.  Prior to seeing your card I've passed by it several times in the new Occasions and thought nice but wasn't interested.  Thanks for inspiring and for reminding me of the rule of three's.  Love it!


2/26/2017 10:04:17 PM #

Such a fun card, Joanne! I love those sweet images and those colors are gorgeous.


LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
2/26/2017 10:26:05 PM #

Oh, what a great way to use this set AND the sketch...and with my dreaded Perfect Plum....poor thing, that ink pad never gets opened!!!  You've inspired me to dust it off!  What a fun card, I love it!


sandymUnited States
3/1/2017 3:02:32 AM #

Joanne this is fabulous! I love the gorgeous colors and the fun baking theme stamps!


Deanne @ Three Trees
Deanne @ Three TreesCanada
3/3/2017 5:34:45 PM #

Fun and adorable!  Love the little bits popping out of the circles!


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