Every Chapter of Our Friendship is Peachy

by Joanne James30. March 2022 10:04

Today I'm sharing a card that uses blue, orange/peach and green from the current Color Dare challenge ( I used my closest matches) and the sketch over at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge:


I had my as yet uninked 'Every Chapter' stamp set out on my desk as I was considering using it for last week's Fusion challenge but didn't get around to making a second card, so decided to pair it with some of the retiring 'You're A Peach' designer series paper and this is what I came up with:


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

Every Chapter - The 'Every Chapter' stamp appealed to me straight away because it's a single image stamp that's great for colouring - pair with some white cardstock, black ink and a colouring medium such as pencils or Stampin' Blends and there's your card - done! 

Step It Up - Today's card is a stepped-up version of that simple concept though; I added a touch of flowered 'You're A Peach' paper (now discounted in the Last Chance product sale - grab it while you can!) and coloured my image with various colours of co-ordinating Blends, then fussy cut it and added it to my card with dimensionals, having scored between each book and used my bone folder to curve them slightly for added effect. I also added some ribbons in coordinating colours to edge my paper, along with a few enamel dots.

Finishing Touch - For a final flourish, I added a couple of tiny punched leaves and a Flowering Flourish in Pale Papaya in place of the stamped flower on one of the books; I think this adds a fun extra detail:


So what do you think? This is the perfect card to share with a book-loving friend - I think I might pop a note inside and put inside the next paperback that I recycle to one of mine! The image would also be great to decorate bookmarks with, or perfect to share with members of a book club. So many ideas - I will definitely be using again!

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 (6) -

pattyUnited States
3/30/2022 2:39:25 PM #

I really love your card! You captured every element of the sketch perfectly. Your book loving friend will love this too!
Thank you for sharing with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.
Patty S, Design Team

Steph Mortimer
Steph MortimerUnited Kingdom
3/30/2022 4:48:04 PM #

A very lovely card. I really like the piles of books stamp and how you have coloured it. Thanks for playing along with Color My Heart Color Dare. X

AnnaUnited States
4/4/2022 2:35:41 AM #

What a fun card. I love that book, cup and cup image and your coloring! Thank you for joining us at the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.
Anna, Design Team

Brandi R
Brandi RCanada
4/4/2022 11:15:12 AM #

I love this! I love the sentiment and the colouring all of it! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC).

Brandi R.
DT member AHSC

Suzanne Reynolds
Suzanne ReynoldsUnited States
4/4/2022 7:17:44 PM #

Love this image, the coloring and the sentiment on the books, and your border of floral paper just makes it a place you can settle in and read a book.  Thanks for sharing with us at Color Dare... beautiful card.  

Vandra Australia
4/13/2022 7:20:32 AM #

I love that sentiment and how you've coloured it. Very soft and gentle. I also love how you used the sketch. Thanks so much for sharing with Colour Dare Challenge. I hope you can join us again soon. (Sorry for the lateness of my commenting).

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