Paper Florist Meet Petal Patterns PP685

by Joanne James14. April 2024 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 Claire to host this week and she has a bright colour challenge for us to work with:

          Tic Tac Toe Challenge #245

I love brights so was excited to get to work with Claire's chosen colours this week. I decided to go square this week and use the fabulous Jen T's sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches this week for the layout of my special birthday card - take a look:


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

Petal Patterns Background - Since I was going with a square card today, I decided to use my Petal Patterns Dies for my background. I diecut them in Bermuda Bay and layered them onto a piece of Melon mambo onto my Bermuda Bay cardbase. I offset the top layer and before I glued it to the solid layer, I went over the outline die with my light Bermuda Bay Stampin' Blends marker to make it stand out more. I also added some rhinestones that I had coloured with my Melon Mambo Stampin' Blends marker to the centre of the flowers to highlight the pink. 

Paper Florist Dies Flower - The background would look pretty on its own, but the focal point of today's card is most certainly the over-the-top flower that I created using the Paper Florist Dies. I wanted to create a peony-type flower that was full of dimension, so I layered the centre then kept adding the outer petals until I was happy. I added some diecut leaves and flower buds behind it and a few loops of Bermuda Bay ribbon from my stash - isn't it pretty?

All those layers make this the perfect card to share with the team over at The Flower Challenge where their current challenge is to 'add layers'.

And A Charming Sentiment - I finished my card with a heat-embossed sentiment from the 'Charming Sentiments' stamp set, diecut with the co-ordinating Sentiment Silhouettes Dies. This is also the final part of my middle column for the challenge over at TicTacToe Challenge this week (square card/diecut/embossing)

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. 

Since this card won't fit into an envelope, I am going to make a co-ordinating box to present it in. This is a special card for someone with a milestone birthday later in the year, so it will be worth the effort. I really love the 3D effect of this card! Everything on this card is either retired (Bermuda Bay) or is due to retire at the end of the month; this will be the last opportunity to purchase any of the dies or the stamp set that I used on today's card, so if they are on your wishlist, you don't have long to act.

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; the hubby is off to Washington DC for the week today, so it will be just the youngest of the James Juniors and I at home. Since there is another week of school holiday to go, I am taking the opportunity to get some decorating done so my week will be a busy one. Never fear - I have some things to share here too though so be sure to pop by this week.  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 (14) -

Jen Timko
Jen TimkoUnited States
4/14/2024 8:41:33 PM #

Oh, this is outstanding!  Love that flower and the bold die cutting on your background.  So glad to see you this week at FMS!


Jen Brum
Jen BrumCanada
4/15/2024 12:45:11 AM #

Oh this is fabulous!  I just love that background!  The flower is gorgeous and those colours look amazing together!  So beautiful!  Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!


Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
4/15/2024 10:02:43 AM #

Joanne, this is AMAZING!!!!!!  Such a fabulous way to create your background!  This bold flower is so pretty, too!  Square cards are so fun and this is just perfect for the challenge!  JUST WOW!  You made my colors shine!  If I got this card in the mail, I would keep it forever!!!!!  


Marcia  Hill
Marcia HillUnited States
4/15/2024 3:33:16 PM #

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL card Joanne, and you knocked it out of the park with ALL the layers you added...this card is so perfect for our layering challenge!!  Thanks so much for sharing this bright and beautiful layered card with us at The Flower Challenge!!  Marcia (DT)


LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
4/15/2024 6:16:59 PM #

Wowza, you used Claire's colors awesomely (is that a word?)!!!  That background is simply amazing, as are the florals! Bright and bold!


Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
4/15/2024 9:08:44 PM #

You are so right - the background is fantastic on its own but the floral focal point is just next level! The addition of the gems in the centres of the background flowers is a further touch of opulence and is just so pretty.


Amy Oneill
Amy OneillUnited States
4/15/2024 10:48:25 PM #

What a WOW card! I love the colors and the layered die-cuts. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!


Linda Callahan
Linda CallahanUnited States
4/16/2024 3:05:42 AM #

This is amazing!  I love the bright flowers and that fabulous background! Gorgeous!


Cécile RIBON
Cécile RIBONFrance
4/16/2024 12:12:22 PM #

Such a fabulous cheerful card, Joanne! These bright colors are fabulous and the background is absolutely amazing. Thanks so much for joining us at FMS this week.


Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
4/19/2024 2:50:13 AM #

What a gorgeous card, Joanne! The Bermuda Bay die cuts are absolutely stunning. What a perfect backdrop for the Melon Mambo flower! Bold and beautiful!


jaydeeUnited States
4/19/2024 7:39:26 AM #

Joanne, I am so in love what that gorgeous background.  Such a bold, bright and beautiful card.


Anne Marie Hile
Anne Marie HileUnited States
4/20/2024 3:54:38 AM #

what an awesome card, Joanne! The background adds the perfct pop of detail and takes his gorgeous card over the top!


VickyUnited Kingdom
4/20/2024 6:50:56 PM #

I love how bold and exciting this design is Joanne! That flower is so gorgeous too - a special card indeed! Vicky x


Karren Johnson
Karren JohnsonNew Zealand
4/25/2024 8:12:20 PM #

This is so striking, Joanne!  The colours and patterns all work so beautifully together.  Thanks so much for joining us at Tic-Tac-Toe.


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