Paper Florist Slimline Birthday Card PP651

by Joanne James30. July 2023 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 Jaydee to host this week and as it's the fifth Sunday of the month she has a fun tic-tac-toe challenge for us to work with:


I had chosen a collection of products that would enable me to meet a number of the boxes on Jaydee's grid; by the time I'd finished my card I actually covered the whole of the grid with the exception of 'masculine'! Atlantic Hearts have a great slimline sketch this week so I combined it with this week's Color Throwdown colours and decided to make a special birthday card - take a look:


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

I have been spending time experimenting with the various combinations of pieces in the Paper Florist Dies recently so I decided I would put my time to good use and create a cascade of using the 'Best Family Ever' stamp set.  flowers in my favourite new Bubble Bath and Lemon Lolly colours, with bright green leaves, clustered around a central sentiment label, onto which I heat embossed a customised sentiment:

This stamp set is perfect to create all kinds of special sentiments; the set doesn't actually include the word 'NANNA', so I created it by combining letters from other names in the set. I also added some stencilling to the card base using a retired decorative mask and some Azure Afternoon ink, blending out from the centre and fading into the white of the base. Stencilling is a great way to add extra detail to the background, without distracting from the detail of the flowers themselves. I'm also linking today's card up over at Inkspirational where they are asking us to use stencils this week too. A couple of loops of Bubble Bath ribbon and a trio of pink pearls complete my card. This card is for the James Juniors to send to their Nanna for her birthday; it's still a few months away, but hey it can't hurt to be organised!

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. 

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Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules:
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Enjoy your day; I'm off to Nottingham for more hockey today, so cross your fingers for a fine day! I'll be back soon with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


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Comments (14) -

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
7/30/2023 10:36:58 AM #

Oh my! This is gorgeous. Love the colours but the stencilling notches it up a level. It's a great sentiment set too - one I'd overlooked.

Tracy Grauer
Tracy GrauerUnited States
7/30/2023 3:02:29 PM #

Beautiful card! You make those Paper Florist dies pop with the stenciling and sentiment. Nanna will love this card!

Alyson Mayo
Alyson MayoCanada
7/31/2023 1:38:05 AM #

Oooh - this is so pretty - love the stencilling behind the flowers! Thanks for sharing with us at Atlantic Hearts Smile

Suzy Hinton
Suzy HintonUnited States
7/31/2023 4:25:18 AM #

Joanne, This card is so lovely. I love the colors and layout of the flowers. So pretty! This die set is so fun to play with.

Brand R
Brand RCanada
7/31/2023 12:07:57 PM #

So pretty I love the stencilling or inked design in the background, it really helps the design pop off the card. Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC).

Brandi R.
DT member AHSC

Wanda Cullen
Wanda CullenUnited States
7/31/2023 1:49:51 PM #

Joanne, your slimline card is SOOO gorgeous! You totally rocked combining all these challenges! Thanks for playing along with us this week at CTD!

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
7/31/2023 3:11:32 PM #

What a gorgeous array of flowers, and the stenciled background is beautiful!  Anyone would love to get this bouquet that never fades!

Michelle Loncar
Michelle LoncarUnited States
7/31/2023 7:21:46 PM #

What a pretty card! I love your flowers  and stenciling in the background. Beautiful use of our sketch. Thanks for sharing at Atlantic Hearts.

BroniUnited States
7/31/2023 11:25:00 PM #

I love how you added the dimension to your flower petals!  Such a pretty card!  Thanks so much for playing along with us the week at the Color Throwdown!

JaydeeUnited States
8/2/2023 2:25:24 PM #

Joanne, Paper Florist dies are some of my favorite from the catalog and you have used them beautifully.  I confess to being a little obsessed with Bubblebath, but Lemon Lolly reminds me too much of the sherbet I hated as a kid Smile. However, your use of it here is beautiful.  I love the soft, muted, spring colors.  

Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
8/4/2023 1:11:28 AM #

The Paper Florist dies are fabulous, and you have showcased them so well, Joanne! You have combined these challenges perfectly to create a beautiful card!

Fran Wing
Fran WingUnited States
8/4/2023 4:11:40 AM #

Joanne, that blue stenciled background is perfect for those yummy pink/yellow/blue and green elements - the colors are perfectly balanced! And then hiding in the center, that wonderful pink and silver ribbon. It's all very pretty.
Xoxo, Fran  

Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
8/4/2023 8:49:36 PM #

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this card!  The blue stenciled flowers are so fun and the array of gorgeous die cut flowers steals the show,  The color combo is amazing!  You certainly rocked this challenge!

8/12/2023 11:39:03 AM #

What a delicate and impressive flower design! Loving the layout too. Thanks for playing with us at Inkspirational.

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