Cherry Blossom Morning Meadow Card

by Joanne James25. May 2014 20:23

Sunday is always a good day, but it's doubly good when followed by a Bank Holiday - looking forward to tomorrow already! We've had a restful day today after yesterday's busy one and also managed our first BBQ of the year, albeit having brought everything inside to eat as it was rather breezy outside. Today's card uses the colours over at this week's Colour Me...! challenge and Jen Mitchell's clean rectangular sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches for my layout:

 

 I rotated the sketch through 90 degrees to create my card and took my inspiration directly from the photo alongside the colour palette. Here is my card:

I used Soft Sky for my base and layered with a mat of Early Espresso and then a further layer of Soft Sky that I stamped with the Hardwood stamp in the same colour. I created a trellis using two pieces of Early Espresso punched with my Chevron Border punch and made the focal point of my card the cherry blossom from the Morning Meadow hostess stamp set, which I inked up with my Early Espresso and Primrose Petals marker pens then stamped onto Whisper White. I punched some flowers out of Primrose Petals cardstock using one of my Itty Bitty punches, added pearls to the centres and added these onto the stamped image on the largest flowers to add dimension and interest. I then matted this panel onto Early Espresso and added an off-centre panel of Soft Sky - this goes against the grain from a design perspective for me, but I needed to have the Early Espresso mat onto the Hardwood layer, yet broken with some Soft Sky on the opposite side so that the panel didn't just merge into the trellis and it looks so much better with than without, so convention is out of the window! I also chose not to use a sentiment on the front of my card as I didn't want to add another layer; I decided to keep my sentiment on the inside of my card.

I hope you like today's card; 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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LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
5/26/2014 1:28:47 AM #

Love this Joanne....that trellis is amazing! That is one punch I don't have so I will just have to look at this longingly!  Pretty floral image too!   Thanks for playing with the Colour Me...! challenge this week!

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Joanne James
Joanne James
5/26/2014 12:05:20 PM #

Thanks LeAnne - I was so inspired by the photo and your gorgeous cherry blossoms! I've been wanting to try the trellis idea for ages and this was the perfect card!

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Jen Mitchell
Jen MitchellUnited States
5/26/2014 1:54:04 AM #

What a lovely CAS card.  The colors are beautiful and the simple floral design is so eye catching.  Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

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Joanne James
Joanne James
5/26/2014 12:05:58 PM #

Thank you Jen - this was such a great sketch with so many possibilities!

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Narelle Farrugia
Narelle FarrugiaAustralia
5/26/2014 10:27:53 AM #

Joanne your card is just lovely! The combination of image, woodgrain and trellis have such lovely effect! Thanks for joining us at FMS this week!

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Joanne James
Joanne James
5/26/2014 12:08:10 PM #

Thanks Narelle, so glad you like it - originally I planned to do something quite different in the same orientation as the sketch, but then saw the Colour Me inspiration photo and completely changed my mind - designer's prerogative Wink

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