Get Well Simple Stems

by Joanne James26. March 2014 21:28

Another busy day today and my third night out in a row: today to a school concert, which was very entertaining with lots of singing and instrumentals. Now I'm back and today's card uses the colours over at Dynamic Duos this week, where it's actually 'Triple Threat' week and this week's sketch over at Retrosketches, which has an interesting decorative element:

And here is my card:

My card uses a single flower from the 'Simple Stems' stamp set and I printed the offset flower head on the base layer and the stem on a layer of Soft Sky, having cut out the area around the flower using the co-ordinating Secret Garden framelit. The Soft Sky layer was layered with dimensionals to give depth and allow a simple white baker's twine bow to be wrapped around the base.

As Pale Plum is a retired SU! colour, I substituted with Perfect Plum. I was a little concerned that it wouldn't have enough pink in it to work with the Rich Razzleberry, especially I had decided to experiment with stamping the Rich Razzleberry onto the contrasting Perfect Plum cardstock. I don't generally take two tones of the same colour and use them together in this way, but I quite like the effect - the Razzleberry 'warms' the Plum I think. I thought I would include a picture of my test card to show you how the effect differs depending on the colour ink you use:

The flowers are stamped clockwise from bottom left in Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum then Rich Razzleberry on Perfect Plum cardstock - it's interesting to see how different they each look, don't you think?

Anyway, back to my card! I finished it with a little 'get well' sentiment that I stamped in Versamark and heat embossed in white. This card will be sending get well wishes to one of my lovely customers who is having major surgery at the end of this week; if you're reading this Chris, I hope you're up and about again soon!

That's all from me today - I'm off to catch up on my beauty sleep! Back tomorrow with another project; until then, happy stampin'!

 

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Comments (8) -

Cindy Brumbaugh
Cindy BrumbaughUnited States
3/27/2014 4:07:44 AM #

Super use of the retrosketches with the Dynamic Duos colors, Joanne. Love the white twine bow as a great accent! Thanks for joining us at the Dynamic Duos this week;)

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Joanne James
Joanne James
3/27/2014 4:52:34 PM #

Thanks Cindy - I sometimes struggle with a true Dynamic Duo, but can usually rise to a three-colour challenge! So glad you like my attempt!

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JoAnn B.
JoAnn B.United States
3/27/2014 1:32:05 PM #

Very creative and lovely card. I like how you cut around the printed flower. Thanks for joining us at the Dynamic Duos this week.

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Joanne James
Joanne James
3/27/2014 4:53:27 PM #

Thanks for your kind comments JoAnn - this week was a very interesting colour combination!

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Pat McCleary
Pat McClearyUnited States
3/30/2014 3:07:50 AM #

Joanne, this card is stunning. When I saw it over at Dynamic Duos, I just had to pop over here & tell you what a beautiful creation I think it is.

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Joanne James
Joanne James
4/1/2014 2:59:50 PM #

Oh, thank you so much Pat - I love to read comments like yours, you made my day! So glad you liked my card creation Smile

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Chris
ChrisUnited Kingdom
4/25/2014 10:11:10 AM #

Hi Joanne,

Thank you for the beautiful get well card.  The op. went well and I'm now looking forward to your card making session on the 28th April.  😊😊😊😊

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Joanne James
Joanne James
4/25/2014 8:15:22 PM #

Chris you are most welcome and I'm so glad you are on the mend! Looking forward to seeing you again next week xx

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