Blackberry Beauty A Reason To Celebrate CCS 441

by Joanne James12. October 2021 13:00

It's Tuesday and time for a new challenge over at CAS Colours & SketchesThis week's challenge is a sketch challenge and our hostess Vicky has asked that we create a card with a jaunty angle:


Feel free to flip or rotate the sketch when making your card.

I'm also linking up my card today with the team over at AAA cards who are celebrating their 200th challenge since my card has also been made to celebrate something special - take a look:


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

A dear blogging friend of mine recently got married to her original childhood sweetheart, having been widowed for the past 11 years. I was delighted to hear this happy news and couldn't wait to create a card to send her my congratulations. I decided the Blackberry Beauty gold foiled paper was the perfect paper to showcase on that jaunty angled piece of the sketch, so I cut it with one of my Basic Borders Dies and added a simple gold embossed 'congratulations' greeting from the Art Gallery set.

Whilst this completed the outside of my card, I had to add some additional decoration to the inside, using both a floral image (stamped in gold) and a sentiment from the retired set 'Wonderful Romance':


I just love this set for wedding cards! I am sending this card overseas, so the flat clean and simple design is perfect. I wanted it to be special for my friend when she opened it though, so I created a custom envelope using shimmer gold vellum with a co-ordinating envelope flap to house her card, that I will then place inside another standard envelope for mailing:


I love the monochrome look for a clean and simple card and this elegant card is great for wedding congratulations I think - and definitely an event to be celebrated!

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 (7) -

Jenny Martin
Jenny MartinAustralia
10/13/2021 9:10:56 AM #

Such beautiful rich colours and I love the matching envelope!

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
10/13/2021 9:13:00 AM #

Stylish and elegant! Great showcase of that glorious paper.  You've been very busy in the last couple of weeks!

10/13/2021 7:39:15 PM #

Very elegant card! Thank you for playing at AAA Cards!

Jane Taylor
Jane TaylorUnited Kingdom
10/14/2021 8:21:20 AM #

Love how dramatic your colours are. Stunning card. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards, hope to see you join in with future challenges too.  Stay safe and keep crafting!  

VickyUnited Kingdom
10/14/2021 8:58:41 PM #

Oh Joanne, this is the kind of uplifting story I am here for! What a beautiful card you created for your friend and I love how you made it special with the inside sentiment and floral stamping and designed a bespoke envelope for it too. Vicky x

Deborah Wheeler
Deborah WheelerUnited Kingdom
10/14/2021 9:40:23 PM #

That's so beautiful - I love the gold foiling on the card.

10/15/2021 8:12:34 AM #

Such an elegant card, love the red and gold. Thank you for playing at AAA Cards.

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