Shimmer Floral Heart For World Kindness Day FF096

by Joanne James29. October 2021 09:00

This is my first post of a two-post Friday and I'm here with my card for the new challenge over at Festive Friday. 


The challenge that we are celebrating this week is 'World Kindness Day' which is on November 13th. Remember the fun thing is that at Festive Friday you do not need to actually celebrate the occasion; your goal is to simply use three or more items from the inspiration list on your project. This week I used flowers, pearls, embossing, heart, pastel colours and shimmer and this is what I came up with:


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

Floral Heart - I used my Floral Heart Die to cut my centrepiece out of Shimmery White cardstock and embellished it with some basic pearls that I coloured using my Fresh Freesia Blends to co-ordinate with my background.  

Parisian Shimmer - Alongside that fabulous detailed floral heart, there is even more shimmer to be had with a layer of Fresh Freesia shimmer vellum. I embossed it with my Parisian Flourish embossing folder - isn't that embossed detail amazing?! This isn't a folder I use often, but I thought it worked well with the design of today's card. I also added a open weave ribbon bow and some rhinestones and silver twine for added sparkle. 

A Sneak Peek - Finally, the sentiment I used on today's card is a 'sneak peek' from the new 'Eden's Garden' suite, an early release collection that will be available to order from the 2nd November, including some exclusive products that will only be available as part of the early release. I just love the words I used on the front of my card - they seem particularly appropriate to share on a card for World Kindness Day:


I hope you liked today's card - more details on the Eden's Garden Collection pre-release to follow.

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. 

How does our board inspire you? I can’t wait to see what YOU create! For more inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of the  Festive Friday Challenge Design team.


Ann Schach

Beth McCullough

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert

Melanie Hungerford

Helen Jennings

Stephanie Lanzalotto

Melva Peters


Diane Evans

Joanne James


Enjoy your morning and I'll be back later with my project for the new challenge over at As You See It. Until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.
I am also linking up today's card over at Inspire.Create Challenges where I used their current sketch as the basis for today's layout.

Comments (8) -

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
10/29/2021 11:32:57 AM #

This is a real stunner!  I love that sentiment too, and you've put so many beautiful things together to create one beautiful card!!!  Gorgeous!

Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
10/29/2021 4:52:39 PM #

Wow! Jaw-droppingly beautiful, Joanne! So many perfect details from the texture to the amazing die cut to the pearls. What a sweet sentiment!

Beth McCullough
Beth McCulloughUnited States
10/29/2021 4:53:08 PM #

Oh Joanne!  This is so very pretty! Love all the detail you added! Blessings, Beth Smile

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
10/30/2021 9:19:49 PM #

That's so pretty! I like that you've taken such dreamily romantic elements like the swoony embossing folder and gorgeous heart but turned it into a friendship card. Clever thinking!

VickyUnited Kingdom
11/1/2021 6:41:14 PM #

This is the sweetest of cards Joanne! I love the embossed background (and I keep meaning to add Fresh Freesia to my colour arsenal!) and the fabulously feminine topper with those wonderful bows and that heartfelt sentiment. Vicky x

Stephanie Lanzalotto
Stephanie LanzalottoUnited States
11/3/2021 10:15:25 AM #

What a gorgeous card! You have combined so many elements to make this simple design such an elegant project with so much details. I love everything about it, but the sentiment is my favorite!

InkamiUnited States
11/6/2021 9:44:13 PM #

So much gorgeous eye candy on this design. The minimal palette allows the focal image to really shine, and your embellished it beautifully!

jaydeeUnited States
11/8/2021 1:59:09 PM #

Joanne, I love everything about this card.  That gorgeous background.  That beautiful heart.  That amazing sentiment.  The colors.  Just everything!  Your finishing touches with the little pearls and the spot of shimmer and shine with the silver twine.  Gorgeous, Joanne.

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