Sweet In Symmetry Birthday Card FF105

by Joanne James18. March 2022 08:00

Today I have my card for the new challenge over at Festive Friday. 


The challenge that we are celebrating this week is 'World Party Day' which is on April 3rd. 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 bright colours, twine, a celebratory sentiment and lots of layers, along with the intriguing sketch layout over at Sunday Stamps and this is what I came up with:


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

Sweet Symmetry - When I think about bright colours, I am drawn to the Sweet Symmetry papers in the suite of the same name. Full of brights and bold patterns, I knew this would be the set to work with today. I particularly like the navy-based patterns in this pack, so chose one and cut a panel, making sure to centre the pattern to my base and added it to a Just Jade mat and Night of Navy card base.  

In Symmetry Blooms - Those triangles on the Sunday Stamps sketch really got me thinking; I settled on a collection of flowers, roughly placed in a triangular shape, and mirrored and offset around my sentiment and twine-wrapped layered circle base. The symmetrical nature of the stamps in the 'In Symmetry' set are perfect for creating mirror images or structured, stylised designs such as this.

Bold Colour - The eagle-eyed amongst you may have realised that my flowers are not stamped on white cardstock, rather on paler tones of the same colour. I saw a great card by one of the Stampin' Up! UK Artisans, Martin Stone, using this technique and I love the added brightness and intensity it gives the colours. This card is very much a 'go bold or go home' type of card - you can see the detail on the flowers better on the close-up below:

If you're interested in specifics, I listed the colours I used in the supplies table at the bottom of today's post. This might not be a card for everyone, but I really love it!

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 - you are here!

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 (11) -

Amy Koenders
Amy KoendersUnited States
3/18/2022 12:07:14 PM #

So pretty!  The colors are perfect, great take on the sketch!  Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps, hope to see you again soon!

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert
Sharon Hashimoto BurkertUnited States
3/18/2022 3:38:32 PM #

Love!  The DSP is one of my favorites and I love how you added the stamped images on top.  Beautiful!

Diane Evans
Diane EvansCanada
3/18/2022 3:47:49 PM #

Wow this is awesome Joanne.  I love the whole design of the card.  I design tha I want to case

Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
3/18/2022 5:04:29 PM #

Such a cheery card, Joanne...perfect for any "Best Day Ever" situtation!  This paper is among my favorites. I love the upbeat vibe it gives off. These die cut images worked so well with the layout. Have a wonderful weekend!

Heather Heroldt
Heather HeroldtUnited States
3/18/2022 7:24:50 PM #

Beautiful, Joanne!  I love what you've done with this suite here, so very pretty!  These colors are so perfect together, our sketch looks good here, lol.  Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!

Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
3/18/2022 7:39:04 PM #

I LOVE this happy card!  Your mix of colors and patterns is amazing!  SOOOOO lovely!  So happy you joined us at Sunday Stamps!  

Melva Peters
Melva PetersCanada
3/18/2022 8:38:45 PM #

Beautiful card Joanne

Stef Perry
Stef PerryUnited States
3/18/2022 10:31:06 PM #

Joanne, I am so impressed by your ability to take that busy pattern in the background and make a gorgeous card with those bright florals - just the perfect mix to enjoy it all! And you did well with our "intriguing" sketch, my friend!  Thanks for joining us this week!

Melanie Hungerford
Melanie HungerfordUnited States
3/19/2022 4:11:26 PM #

All the bright colors and the pretty floral images go together perfectly, love how you used the sketch, gorgeous card!

Stephanie Lanzalotto
Stephanie LanzalottoUnited States
3/20/2022 3:48:47 PM #

I so love the way you used the sketch for this wonderful card. Great choice of stamps, dies and papers. A fabulous make.

VickyUnited Kingdom
3/24/2022 9:01:55 PM #

It's a definite YES from me on the Go Bold or Go Home front!! The vibrant DSP background needed a really bold focal point and these flowers and the lively sentiment are just perfect. The stamping with darker ink on a paler colour card stock is an interesting technique - white outlines to your flowers certainly wouldn't have been as effective. Love this card! Vicky x

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