Sweet Symmetry In Triplicate PP584

by Joanne James27. March 2022 08:00

Today it's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's the turn of the fabulous LeAnne to host this week and she has my favourite, a sketch challenge, for you to work with:

 

LeAnne's sketch is so perfect for a showcase of patterned paper. I decided to go with one of my favourite bright and colourful paper packs, Sweet Symmetry, and used not one but two patterned papers on my card - take a look:

 

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

I don't often pair patterned papers on my cards, but I loved the combination of the pattern with the shades of blue for the background, with a pop of bright colour from the paper I used for my three panels; the navy stems help tie the two patterns together. I used my Stitched Rectangle Dies to crop both my three vertical panels and my horizontal sentiment. I almost left my card there, but decided to upset the symmetry that I had worked so hard to create elsewhere with the near-perfect pattern alignment by fussy cutting a trio of flowers and using them to accent my sentiment, using colours lifted from the paper pattern:

I can't tell you how much I agonised over that trio of flowers, but I decided I liked the addition so left them in. What do you think - were they a good addition? Do leave me a comment below - I'd love to hear your thoughts! 

I love the colours and bright patterns of the products in the Sweet Symmetry suite and will be sad to see them retire. The good news though is that both the 'In Symmetry' stamp set and Sweet Symmetry designer series paper are currently on the Last Chance Products List, each with 40% off. If you don't have either now is the time to pick them up and grab yourself a bargain before they're gone! Follow the links at the bottom of this post to go straight to the Stampin' Up! store to order yours.

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 Product and 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

  
 
Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules:
 
1.  Create a new paper project
2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us and provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge submission.
3.  Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL.
4.  Have FUN!

Enjoy your day; it's Mother's Day here in the UK today so I am looking forward to being spoiled and waited on all day long - here's hoping! I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!

 

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Comments (11) -

Jennie Maier
Jennie MaierUnited States
3/27/2022 1:15:17 PM #

Joanne, cute card with these papers! I love the combo you chose and the flowers look just great!! Have a great week!

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Casandra Bennett
Casandra BennettUnited States
3/27/2022 1:51:15 PM #

I love the flowers. It's what caught my eye with your card. The colors you inked with really pop against the background. Nicely done!

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Jaydee
JaydeeUnited States
3/27/2022 5:34:35 PM #

Great job combining these fabulous papers, Joanne.  I also love how you clustered some fabulous florals around the sentiment.  hugs
jaydee

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LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
3/27/2022 5:47:55 PM #

I love these papers, too!  So fun to mix and match them, and your sentiment and little embellishments are perfect!  Thanks for rocking my sketch!

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Cindy Beach
Cindy BeachUnited States
3/28/2022 12:00:24 AM #

Your post had me chuckle, as I know just how to picture you trying out the flowers and deciding yes or no or where to put them. We all do that! I LOVE the flowers there, and your card is gorgeous with the pretty patterns. A fabulous design, Joanne!

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Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
3/28/2022 9:28:12 AM #

Those flowers took the most thought on this card for sure Cindy - I'm glad I'm not alone with such perfectionist tendencies lol!

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Laurie Schmidt
Laurie SchmidtUnited States
3/28/2022 2:21:52 PM #

really pretty! Those papers you chose are awesome!

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Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
3/29/2022 1:35:11 AM #

Beautiful...and perfect flower placement, Joanne! Yep! Been there, done that. I am always second guessing where to place things, but your trio of flowers look amazing. I love your combination of patterns. Lovely! Have a wonderful week!

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Christy Stanford
Christy StanfordUnited States
3/31/2022 3:48:19 PM #

I for one like the addition of the flowers next to your sentiment, Joanne!  I think they make the card a little more playful.  Great mix of patterns, too!

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Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
4/1/2022 9:00:39 PM #

GORGEOUS!!!!  I love this card!  The mix of patterns is beautiful!  I love the little flowers and the sentiment!  Have a great weekend!

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Anne Marie Hile
Anne Marie HileUnited States
4/2/2022 4:58:39 PM #

This is one of my favorite suites and I'm sad it isn't carrying over! Such a beautiful card and I love how you paired the DSP patterns, too. So beautiful!

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