You've Got This Sneak Peek

by Joanne James21. May 2015 08:00

It's Thursday and time for a new challenge over at Create With Connie and Mary and this week we have a colour challenge for you:


I also have a sneak peek for you today as I made my card with a new set from the 2015-16 Annual Catalogue called 'You've Got This' - take a look:

This gorgeous stamp comes in two parts with a very useful hatched pattern background stamp that I stamped in Soft Sky on my Soft Sky panel, a few sentiments and beautiful large flower bloom. I stamped my flower in Versamark on vellum and heat embossed it in silver then I coloured the stem with Smoky Slate and the petals with Blackberry Bliss ink and used a blender pen to achieve the detail. I then fussy cut my flower and adhered it to my card front using glue dots, allowing the edges to lift away from the card. The sentiment was also heat embossed in silver directly to the card front and I finished my card with a piece of Soft Sky seam binding ribbon tied in a bow. 

I just love this flower stamp and know that this is one I will be getting lots of use out of, so you can definitely expect to see more of it. I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with this colour combination this week - do check out how the other designers have used this colour combination too, as there are some great and varied cards to inspire you. 

I'm also linking today's card up with this week's challenge over at Can You Case It? where their theme is 'May Flowers' - I think my card certainly qualifies as one of those!


I'll be back tomorrow with another sneak peek project, so stay tuned for that. Unitl then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

  • Embossing Buddy
  • Versamark Pad
  • Silver Stampin' Emboss Powder
  • Heat Tool - Uk Plug
  • Soft Sky 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon
  • Soft Sky Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Card Stock A4 Soft Sky
  • Blackberry Bliss Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Smoky Slate Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Blender Pens
  • White Vellum A4 Card Stock


Comments (19) -

5/21/2015 12:08:53 PM #

This card is just stunning!! Love how you coloured the flower and the silver on the vellum is just so elegant! Very inspiring! Thank you!! Smile

Shirley H
Shirley HUnited States
5/21/2015 3:21:33 PM #

Your card is absolutely stunning and I've now added this stamp set to my must have list!

Kathy James
Kathy JamesUnited Kingdom
5/21/2015 5:08:39 PM #

Wow! Just beautiful. Love the colour combination - very subtle and elegant. Can't wait to order this set.

Jenny Engelke
Jenny EngelkeUnited States
5/21/2015 6:36:37 PM #

This is a real WOW card, Joanne!  I love the flower done in vellum and the coloring on it is wonderful!  You've hit a home run with this one!

Cynthia Stevenson
Cynthia StevensonCanada
5/21/2015 6:51:56 PM #

Stunning - that's the only word I can think of to describe this card.  I Love it!

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
5/22/2015 11:24:59 AM #

I kind of dismissed this stamp as just another floral, but you have taken it to new heights, Joanne!  GORGEOUS!!!!  I used vellum on my CCMC card too but this sample is stellar!

Lorraine Streeter
Lorraine StreeterUnited Kingdom
5/22/2015 3:26:23 PM #

Stunning card Joanne, definitely on my wish list!

gail townsend
gail townsendUnited Kingdom
5/22/2015 5:07:48 PM #

wow, love this! the flower looks stunning, and such lovely colours. Gail xx

Eva Bussom
Eva BussomUnited States
5/22/2015 5:37:25 PM #

This is stunning, the silver emboss powder really pops! Thanks for joining us at CYCI Smile Eva  

Lisa Young
Lisa YoungUnited States
5/24/2015 1:51:03 PM #

Gorgeous card! That flower is really outstanding with the silver embossed outline and subtle color and I love the tone on tone ribbon.

Alison Barclay
Alison BarclayAustralia
5/26/2015 2:53:03 AM #

This is SO gorgeous! The tone-on-tone stamping and ribbon is beautiful. That flower is exquisite! Smile

Chris Slogar
Chris SlogarUnited States
5/27/2015 12:46:38 PM #

What a fabulous job coloring that flower!  We were talking about your card in one of my classes this week - is the coloring done on the back of the vellum?  That was our conclusion, but we were surprised that the shaded areas would look that dark through the vellum.  Great card!

Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
5/27/2015 2:21:14 PM #

Hi Chris - so glad you liked my card! I actually coloured on the front of the vellum because I wanted the Blackberry Bliss to have a real 'punch' - it looks slightly more muted on the reverse. The colour blends really well using a blender pen on vellum, which was a pleasant surprise (I'm still mourning the loss of my Blendabilities!!)

Bridgette Jones
Bridgette JonesUnited States
5/27/2015 3:29:34 PM #

This card is BEAUTIFUL! All caps does mean I'm raising my voice here. Ha! It is so elegant. I kept catching myself going back to oooooh and ahhhhh over it. It is truly elegant. The way you colored the vellum makes it look like it is jumping off the front. Lovely!

Margaret Raburn
Margaret RaburnUnited States
5/28/2015 5:44:16 AM #

This is an absolutely dreamy card... so soft, so delicate looking!!  Beautiful to use the silver to emboss the flower outline then paint it with the Blackberry color!  So elegant.. love it!

katrine leber (treen)
katrine leber (treen)United States
5/29/2015 6:44:20 AM #

I love this card so much.  I have not seen the color soft sky before. I can see you are from UK.  I wonder if you could tell me what company the soft sky ink, cardstock and binding are from.  its so so lovely with the silver and the blackberry bliss. this  is drop dead gorgeous.  I cant stop looking at it.

Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
5/29/2015 9:12:54 PM #

Thank you for your lovely comments Katrine! All of the products on my card can be purchased from Stampin' Up! - they have demonstrators in the USA as well as here in the UK. If you let me know whereabouts in the USA you are I can give you the details of someone nearby.

Sandy mathis
Sandy mathisUnited States
5/30/2015 4:32:39 AM #

Joanne I am just perusing some of your older posts and can't believe I missed this one. Just gorgeous! I love the silver embossing and your coloring. This is a real beauty and I'm pinning it for future CASing!

Lisa Martz
Lisa MartzUnited States
5/30/2015 5:03:57 PM # pretty!  Very delicate!  I love the effect the Blackberry ink has when watercolored.  I am so sorry I am late with my comments for this challenge!  Graduation happened and we had lots of company that stayed into the week after graduation.  There was just no time at my computer!

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