Crumb Cake Dainty Delight for JUGS673

by Joanne James1. April 2023 05:00

Today I'm nice and early with today's post and with good reason: following my pick as Chic of the Week over at Just Us Girls with this card for challenge #664, I was delighted to be asked by the lovely Vicki to be their guest designer for the month of April. I'm taking over from the equally lovely Michele Ferguson of I Card Everyone, so big shoes to fill (if you've never visited her blog, you really should!) For the next 5 weeks I will be guesting along with these lovely ladies bright and early on a Saturday morning! Our first challenge for the month of April is a colour challenge:


I interpreted these colours ass Crumb Cake and Mossy Meadow, which is not a colour combo I would ordinarily be drawn to, yet the minute I saw this pairing I had an idea - I love it when that happens! Using the sketch layout over at Try Stamping on Tuesday I grabbed my Dainty Delight stamp set and this is what I came up with:


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

I went with a clean, white base and added a panel wrapped in Crumb Cake burlap ribbon, before adding my layered Crumb Cake Panel. I stamped my florals in Mossy Meadow directly onto the Crumb Cake cardstock, and coloured the leaves in with Mossy Meadow ink and a blender pen and colouring the flowers with a white watercolour pencil. I just love the fine detail of these florals - they are so delicate:

I added a heat embossed sentiment from the same set that I stamped and heat embossed in white, then punched out using a retired punch and finished with a trio of green enamel dots from my stash. I did some additional stamping on the inside and added a co-ordinating envelope to complete my card.

I don't often stamp on a neutral other than white before colouring, but I really like the finished effect on this card. What do you think? How would you choose to play with these colours? Check out the cards by the JUGS team over on the blog and why not have a go and link yours there too?

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; it's Saturday so I'm off to the hockey pitch. I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


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Comments (20) -

Lisa S
Lisa SUnited States
4/1/2023 11:38:38 AM #

Love your coloring on this wonderful image.

JoAnn B.
JoAnn B.United States
4/1/2023 1:19:14 PM #

Love your beautiful card Joanne and your great combination of the colors.  The image stamped in Mossy Meadow on Crumb Cake and colored in white and green is lovely and a great idea. Have a great weekend.

Elizabeth Stewart
Elizabeth StewartUnited States
4/1/2023 1:30:58 PM #

Absolutely stunning! Such a warm, wonderful creation! I am so glad you are guesting with us this month.

Carol McFarland
Carol McFarlandUnited States
4/1/2023 1:39:11 PM #

Welcome Joanne! Love your take on the colors! I really like the shape of that sentiment piece and thought you cut a square then used a small circle punch to cut out the corners. (I may try that!) Great layout too! Glad to have you with us this month!

Michele F
Michele FUnited States
4/1/2023 1:59:36 PM #

Joanne how could you ever think you'd have any trouble at all filling my old shoes??  You have taken Bobby's colors and shown your own fabulous light on them in the most beautiful way!  I love your delicate blooms!
Congratulations on your GD gig at JUGS - you are going to be a wonderful guest, and have so much fun in the making! xx

Nancy E Leppek
Nancy E LeppekUnited States
4/1/2023 7:18:20 PM #

A huge welcome my friend! So happy to have you designing with us this month.  Such a pretty card and a great start! Have a great weekend!

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
4/1/2023 8:52:21 PM #

This IS a delight!  Love those colors and the blooms are dainty and delightful for sure!

Alyson Mayo
Alyson MayoCanada
4/2/2023 3:34:35 AM #

This is so pretty with the minimalist colour scheme. Love the white flowers on Kraft paper. Thanks for sharing with us at TSOT Smile

Bobby Hagen
Bobby HagenUnited States
4/2/2023 8:18:18 PM #

It's great to have you as our guest this month, Joanne.  I love coloring on colored cardstock and you did a fabuouls job with those dainy flowers.

Donna K Scholz
Donna K ScholzUnited States
4/2/2023 8:20:44 PM #

Joanne, your card is SO lovely! It is clean and simple, yet elegant and eye catching!! Love the stamp set you chose, and of course your interpretation of our Try Stampin' on Tuesday sketch!!! Thank you so much for sharing your card and wonderful creativity with us at TSOT!!! -Donna

Polly Libby
Polly LibbyUnited States
4/2/2023 9:52:55 PM #

Beautiful card!  Love that stamp set and how you've colored the flowers with white watercolor pencils.  Thanks for joining us at Try Stampin' on Tuesday!  Smile

Lisa Elton
Lisa EltonUnited States
4/3/2023 12:35:09 AM #

Welcome, Joanne, I'm so happy to have you guesting with us this month! Your card is as lovely as it can be! I love those sweet wispy wildflowers and your wonderfully balanced design!

Vicki dutcher
Vicki dutcherUnited States
4/3/2023 10:08:47 PM #

Lovely stem of dainty flowers!  Welcome to Guesting with JUGS for April.

4/4/2023 3:44:43 PM #

Welcome to Just Us Girls...and talk about making a fabulous debut!  Beautiful card featuring this week's colour pairing. The flowers are so pretty!

Sue VanDeVusse
Sue VanDeVusseUnited States
4/4/2023 11:24:40 PM #

Your delicate flowers are beautiful!  Love how you colored the white flowers and the leaves.  Welcome to JUGS for the next 5 weeks!  You have started out with a real beauty, can't wait to see what you create for the rest of the month.

Christy Stanford
Christy StanfordUnited States
4/5/2023 6:34:11 AM #

This is gorgeous, Joanne!  I love the flowers stamped on the Crumb Cake paper, so classy and elegant.

Kim S
Kim SUnited States
4/5/2023 12:58:37 PM #

Such a lovely look on the kraft background!!

Ina Grehan
Ina GrehanAustralia
4/6/2023 10:17:55 AM #

Simply beautiful Joanne. Love your colours with that gorgeous stamp. Welcome to being our Guest at Jugs. I know we are in for a treat.

Lisa Kind
Lisa KindUnited States
4/8/2023 1:11:23 AM #

What a lovely card!  I love the white flowers on the crumb cake card stock.  Welcome to JUGs for April!

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
4/11/2023 10:00:32 AM #

Goodness - another great Dainty Delight idea! Keeping the neutral look and a Crumb Cake background was really smart. Adding in a white base with embellishments, even more so. Great idea!

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