Abstract Beauty Grateful For Your Friendship FF110

by Joanne James27. May 2022 08:00

Today I have my card for the new challenge over at Festive Friday where this week we are celebrating 'National Best Friends Day' which is on June 8th.


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 feminine, pink, sparkle and patterned paper along with the sketch over at Atlantic Hearts for my layout and this is what I came up with:


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

Abstract Beauty - I made a simple card today using two contrasting pieces of Abstract Beauty designer series paper: an abstract background and a bright, floral central strip. These papers are sized perfectly for A5 cards. I chose a couple of flowers and some leaves from the co-ordinating ephemera pack that complimented the floral strip to decorate my sentiment oval. 

Full of Love - The sentiment on my card comes from the new 'Full of Love' stamp set. I stamped it on the swirly rectanglular diecut from the Beautiful Shapes Dies set from the same suite:


Finishing Touches - I added a few (retired) gold gilded gems for a little extra sparkle to compliment the gold foiling of the floral paper and having used only a strip of floral paper on the centre of my card, I used the remainder to line my envelope for a little extra touch of 'pretty':


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 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 (8) -

Melva Peters
Melva PetersCanada
5/27/2022 1:33:31 PM #

Beautiful card!

Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
5/29/2022 2:14:32 AM #

Beautiful, Joanne! The blossoms are the perfect accents for the sentiment. I love the matching lined envelope...it really sets everything off! A wonderful card for this week's challenge!

Stephanie Lanzalotto
Stephanie LanzalottoUnited States
5/29/2022 11:38:29 AM #

Such beautiful papers and a lovely design. I love the touch of gold and that wonderful wonky oval for your sentiment. Great card.

AnnaUnited States
5/30/2022 2:06:29 AM #

What a pretty card. I love the patterned paper that you have included as well as the fun ephemera. Thanks for joining us at the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and we hope that you join us again soon.
Anna, Design Team

5/31/2022 2:25:34 AM #

A very pretty card. Loving your choice of patterned papers and ephemera. Thanks for joining us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

sue n.

Diane Evans
Diane EvansCanada
6/1/2022 3:14:01 PM #

Very pretty Card Joanne.  Thank you for sharing

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert
Sharon Hashimoto BurkertUnited States
6/2/2022 2:44:12 PM #

Love the simplicity of the card.  The DSP is lovely and your choice of embellishments are perfect.  It is a beauty!

JaydeeUnited States
6/10/2022 5:10:20 PM #

Joanne, this is gorgeous.  I love the layout and the patterned papers and how you carried the colors to the sentiment with the little flowers.  Fabulous

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