True Love Striped Floral Thank You Card

by Joanne James5. May 2021 08:00

Today I'm sharing a card using the colour palette over at Fab Friday:


I was intrigued by their colour combo for this challenge as it wasn't one that I would normally use, but I thought it would give me the opportunity to try a colouring technique that I've seen in blogland recently - take a look at my card and I'll explain:


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

I featured two more black and white patterns from the True Love designer paper pack on my card today - I just love these papers! I used a striped panel for my background and coloured some of the stripes in each of the challenge greens, and added a thin line of Terracotta Tile to the widest green stripe. I then added some simple panels and a sentiment on a stitched oval, that I embellished with some ribbon loops and a pair of flowers fussy cut from another piece of True Love DSP - and so to my experiment! I've seen some great examples of florals coloured with a 'flicking' technique, where after colouring the main blossom a contrasting colour is added with a thin pen. This paper was a great place to start as I simply followed the lines of the print:

This was also a good choice since I could use my Stampin' Write marker to add this detail, as this colour doesn't exist as a Stampin' Blend. The eagle-eyed amongst you might also recognise the layout I used for my card; this was the sketch for the previous Fab Friday challenge which I didn't manage to take part in, but I thought it would be perfect for my card today - so a double thank you, Fab Friday team for your inspiration!

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. 

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


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

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

Comments (5) -

Heather Heroldt
Heather HeroldtUnited States
5/5/2021 6:01:25 PM #

Woo hoo, Joanne!  Fabulous all month long!  Lol.  I love how you added color to the stripes and images, so crisp and perfect!  Totally buttoned up, too, beautiful!  Thanks so much for playing at Fab Friday!

Amanda Mertz
Amanda MertzUnited States
5/5/2021 7:03:22 PM #

This is a fantastic design Joanne!  I love the bold look of the colors when paired with the black!  That coloring technique is really cool and looks great with these flowers!  I might have to give that one a go myself!  And double kudos for doing the last challenge as well!  Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!

Kim H Singdahlsen
Kim H SingdahlsenUnited States
5/10/2021 1:21:35 AM #

I love how you created the background! So lovely behind the sweet flower!

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
5/10/2021 4:18:44 AM #

I love this colour combination, but didn't find the time to play. Love what you've done with your colouring experiment: it gives a different look by leaving the flicked lines less blended. Very pretty, I like it!

VickyUnited Kingdom
5/11/2021 7:44:11 PM #

I love the way you customised the designer paper with extra colour Joanne and the flowers are beautiful! The ribbon loops behind the flower spray look effortless and that is impressive! Vicky x

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