Rose Garden Happy Birthday Card

by Joanne James4. June 2017 10:00

It's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's the Jaydee's turn to host this week and she has a fun theme for us to work with:

       Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch 246. Play along at #sketchchallenge #pcc2017

So many possibilities! I actually made several birthday cards with Jaydee's challenge in mind and couldn't decide which one to share; I loved the colour combo over at The Colour Throwdown and since Jaydee is also guest designer over at CTD this week that decided it! I also used the Paper Craft Crew Sketch and my Rose Garden Thinlits to come up with my card today - take a look:


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

There's not much to say about today's card; I stencilled some roses onto my panel with some powder pink ink and a sponge brayer, then added layers of gold foil, acetate and ribbon before finishing with my layered pink and gold foil-edged rose. A sentiment in navy and a few metallic enamel shapes complete my card. Whilst simple I think the gold elements make this seem more fancy than usual. One thing's for sure - I love it!

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:

The Paper Players Design Team
Laurie Schmidt
Nance Leedy
Sandy Mathis 
 Crystal Komera
Valentyna Komisarenko
Deanne K
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! 


I look forward to seeing what you create with this week's theme. I have more birthday cards to share with you this week, so be sure to pop buy for more birthday inspiration using some of my new catalogue products. Enjoy the rest of your weekend as it will be over all too quickly; we are hoping for another day of sunshine before the kiddies return to school tomorrow for the final half-term of this academic school year. I'll be back tomorrow 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 (11) -

LaurieUnited States
6/4/2017 5:34:28 PM #

LOVE the gold...what a beautiful birthday card Joanne! I love the font on the sentiment, it's just perfect for the card.

Have a great day!


LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
6/4/2017 5:35:02 PM #

Joanne, this is such an elegant creation in pink, navy and gold....delicious colors!!  Your stencilled background adds just the right subtle touch, too!  Beautiful!


Jason J
Jason JUnited Kingdom
6/6/2017 9:29:12 PM #

Love this.


Wanda Cullen
Wanda CullenUnited States
6/7/2017 1:44:22 AM #

Your card is stunning!  Love that touch of gold that adds such an element of elegance!  Thanks for joining us at CTD!


PatUnited States
6/7/2017 3:06:03 AM #

Your creativity really shines with this card. Everything about your creation screams luxury. Thanks for the inspiration!


Nance Leedy
Nance LeedyUnited States
6/7/2017 1:02:33 PM #

There is so much to swoon over in the card, Joanne!  I love the your use of the color combination--paired with the bold rose is so elegant and timeless.  I adore your stenciled background--it adds so much with a subtle layer.  This is, by far, my favorite card with the Rose Wonder set and dies.  Absolutely stunning, my friend!


jaydeeUnited States
6/8/2017 4:04:53 PM #

Joanne, this card is stunning and perfect for both the Paper Players and Color Throwdown challenge.  Your rose is jaw droopingly beautiful and the layout is fabulous.   A W E S O M E!


6/9/2017 2:52:52 PM #

How elegant and gorgeous it is?!!! Love those stylish colors with gold. Beautiful card, Joanne!


Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
6/9/2017 10:54:23 PM #

Joanne, this is so lovely and elegant!  I love those stenciled roses in pink and all that gold is GORGEOUS!  SWOON!  You rocked this challenge, My Friend!  Have a marvelous weekend!  XX


Deanne @ Three Trees
Deanne @ Three TreesCanada
6/11/2017 10:37:27 PM #

Gorgeous card Joanne - that colour combo is LOVELY!


Pam Staples
Pam StaplesUnited States
7/17/2017 6:40:04 AM #

Hi Joanne, Absolutely gorgeous and elegant card. I love the use of the gold foil with the rose. You rocked the sketch. Thanks for playing along with the Paper Craft Crew and look for your card to be a featured on the Top Pick post for PCC246. ~Pam


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