Country Flowers In Yellow and Blue PP693

by Joanne James9. June 2024 08:00

Today it's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's my turn to host this week and I have a pretty colour challenge for us to work with:


When I chose these colours, I didn't have anything in particular in mind - I just love the combination of blue and yellow. That said, when it came down to it I had no idea how to use them - go figure! After playing around with a few ideas, I finally settled on some slightly unconventionally coloured florals using the Country Flowers bundle. I loved Amy's sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches this week so I used that for my layout and set to work. This is what I came up with:


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

Eyelet Embossing - I decided to use a Lemon Lolly card base and embossed the whole of the card front using the new Eyelet 3D embossing folder. I love the design of this folder and I love the texture and detail it adds to a project.

Countryside Inn - I used a small panel of Countryside Inn designer series paper in Night of Navy for one of the rectangle elements of the sketch. Did you realise that the Countryside Inn paper is still available? It's one of a few that carried over from last year's annual catalogue. The pattern is subtle and doesn't look out of place with the embossed background detail.

Country Flowers - The focal point for today's card is my bucket of flowers from the 'Country Flowers' stamp set. I used the three challenge colours for my unconventional floral bouquet, along with some additional diecut white leaves and flowers, and used Smoky Slate as my fourth colour for my metal bucket that they are standing in - check out the detail below:

I finished my card with a sentiment from the same set, wrapped with a little Boho Blue thread pulled from a ribbon to anchor it.

The Country Flowers bundle is one of those that is discounted by a further 10% until the end of June - that's in addition to the usual 10% bundle discount, so a whopping 20% off. There's never been a better time to add a bundle to your shopping basket!

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. 

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; I'll be back later this week 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) -

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
6/9/2024 12:38:29 PM #

A perfect way to use all these lovely colors as well as highlight this pretty set.  That embossed background works perfectly with your Countryside Innn DSP too! A home run for sure!


Amy Oneill
Amy OneillUnited States
6/10/2024 6:21:13 PM #

I love your pretty color combo and the sweet flowers! Fabulous card, Joanne!


Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
6/10/2024 9:36:51 PM #

What a pretty colour combination! That DSP works in perfectly with the embossing folder - at first glance I thought you'd embossed some plain card and highlighted it with white ink. That little twist of Boho Blue thread really links the three elements together. Great card. Smile


Cécile RIBON
Cécile RIBONFrance
6/11/2024 11:41:48 AM #

Oh, this card is absolutely delightful, Joanne! I love these pretty summer colors and the amazing textured background:! Thanks so much for joining us at FMS this week.


Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
6/13/2024 7:26:05 PM #

Joanne, this is such a lovely color combo!  Great choice for summer weather!  I love your little bucket of flowers.  The beautiful eyelet embossing folder is perfect to showcase this bouquet.  Great challenge and card!  Have a fantastic weekend, My Friend!


JaydeeUnited States
6/14/2024 2:46:12 PM #

Joanne, I love that you led with the lolly.  I love that you captured the texture on all the layers and they come together beautifully.  Such a bright, fresh, card.   Love it


Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
6/15/2024 2:22:26 AM #

Oh, wow, Joanne! The eyelet texture is awesome!  It coordinates so well with the designer series paper. I love the sweet bouquet. Thank you for a lovely combination of colors.


Kim S
Kim SUnited States
6/16/2024 9:57:06 PM #

I just go this set and I'm tucking your card into my inspiration file! I love how you've grouped the dies and the stamped image.  I even love the colors which is saying a lot because I am NOT a Lemon Lolly fan. But it totally works with the classic look of your card.


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