So Very Grateful in Spring Subtles

by Joanne James14. May 2014 11:00

I'm having a love affair with my heat gun this week as this is my second card that features heat embossing and I've another cued up for tomorrow too! Today's card is my entry for this week's challenge over at The Paper Players where Sandy has chosen some lovely subtle spring colours to work with; I've also used this week's layout over at Retrosketches as the basis for my card:


I thought that The Paper Players colours were just asking to be used on a floral card - this is what I came up with:

I stamped the corner flower image twice in Versamark onto my vellum panel then heat embossed in white and coloured the reverse of the images with my So Saffron, Calypso Coral and Pear Pizzazz markers. I then adhered this to a panel of Calypso Coral and heat embossed my 'thank you' sentiment in white onto a panel of So Saffron and placed this across the middle on dimensionals.

This card came together quite quickly and I love the subtle effect of the colouring behind the vellum.

That's all from me today - I have to go and get on with my swaps in readiness for Stampin' Up!'s UK regional training event in Telford on Saturday, in order to be finished in time to go and watch Rebecca's first rounders match of the season later on this afternoon!

Back tomorrow with another card; until then, happy stampin'!


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Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.


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Comments (8) -

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
5/15/2014 2:48:56 AM #

Ah, one of my favorite techniques, and so, so pretty with this floral image!  This sketch seems to be very popular this week....several in the gallery already!  You did a great job with the challenge colors!  Thanks for sharing this with us this week at the Paper Players, Joanne!


Joanne James
Joanne James
5/16/2014 6:12:50 PM #

Thanks LeAnne - the colours were just asking for some subtle spring florals and the sketch is definitely a 'keeper'!


Anne Marie Hile
Anne Marie HileUnited States
5/17/2014 4:37:46 AM #

Joanne, I love everything about this card! The colors really pop against the white embossed image. I also like the creative way you added the sentiment panel. So pretty! Thank you so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! Smile


Joanne James
Joanne James
5/18/2014 7:01:32 PM #

Thanks so much Anne Marie for your kind comments and for choosing me as your 'Cut Above' this week - I am both honoured and thrilled!!


5/17/2014 11:38:12 PM #

Spotted your card amongst the winners at Paper Players and popped over for a closer look. Congratulations, the card is lovely!


Joanne James
Joanne James
5/18/2014 7:02:31 PM #

Thank you Rachel  - so glad you like me card and I really appreciate you popping by to leave a kind comment on my blog - much appreciated Smile


LeslieUnited States
8/1/2014 11:04:13 PM #

I love this card!  I'm going to have to make some of these!  I was just wondering...what are the sizes of your calypso coral and velum pieces, as well as the small thank you piece?  Thank you so much!


Joanne James
Joanne James
8/10/2014 10:51:16 AM #

Thanks Leslie - glad you like my card! Dimensions are as follows:
Coral piece: 6cm x 10.3cm
Vellum: 5.6cm x 9.9cm
Thank you piece: 6.6cm x 2cm
Hope that helps - happy card making!


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