Flying Home Welcome To Your New Home Card PP378

by Joanne James28. January 2018 09:00

It's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's the turn of our wonderful team leader Nance to host this week and she has my favourite, a sketch challenge, for you to work with:


Whether you stay with the circle or use an alternative shape, this is a sketch with many possibilities. I decided to keep with the circle as it was perfect to showcase a new stamp I haven't used yet and have fun with a little colouring - take a look:


I've had a few friends that have either recently moved or are in the process of moving, so I needed to replenish my stock of 'new home' cards and the 'Flying Home' stamp set had the perfect image. Here's the low-down on today's card:

Flying Home - I was lucky enough to receive the 'Flying Home' stamp set at Onstage in November, but had yet to ink it up. This set is perfect for a new home card, or even a new baby card; in fact the whimsical line drawings work for lots of card types. The other great thing about this set is that it is made for colouring. I used my Stampin' Blends to colour in my main image and I stamped the little bird twice so that I could fussy cut one and pop him up on a tiny piece of a dimensional for added lift.

A Petal Garden Colour Combo - I pulled the colours for my stamped image directly from the Petal Garden designer series paper that I used for my background panel and added a co-ordinating ribbon trim too. I love these fresh colours, perfect for spring - here's the colour palette for you to save if you'd like to use it for your future projects:


New Home Congratulations - The 'Flying Home' stamp set is sentiment-free, so I decided to go on the hunt through my other sets for a small sentiment that I could add to my horizontal Pool Party strip. I found the perfect stamp in 'At Home With You'  - and followed up inside my card with 'congratulations'.

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
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 can't wait to see what you create with this week's sketch and look forward to visiting your blogs this week! Enjoy the rest of your weekend as it will be over all too quickly. I'm hoping to fit in a little more crafty time today along with some precious family time. 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 (9) -

Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
1/28/2018 2:34:00 PM #

Joanne, this is perfect!  I love this stamp set and the color combo is beautiful!  Your friend will love this card!  I know it is made with love!  The DSP is gorgeous to complete this lovely creation!  The colors make me long for Spring.  It is pouring here today and chilly!  Have a wonderful week, My Friend!  Big hugs!  XX

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
1/28/2018 7:08:17 PM #

So, so pretty! Those colours are sweet and the co-ordination you've achieved is wonderful. Even three tiny borders to blend the combination even more. As always Joanne, beautiful work.

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
1/28/2018 8:35:42 PM #

LOVE this....such a sweet little image, one of my favs from the occasions catalog, and you've chose such pretty spring colors!!

LaurieUnited States
1/30/2018 1:35:55 AM #

I love the pretty spring colors...beautiful! Such a cute image too, and your friend will love it. Have a great week!

Nance Leedy
Nance LeedyUnited States
1/30/2018 11:58:53 PM #

What a beautiful breath of fresh air with this lovely card!  These colors are lovey together and you've incorporated them beautifully into your coloring and the sweet little details.  You've really made the sketch shine, Joanne!  Lovely card, my friend!

Annie Abrahamson
Annie AbrahamsonUnited States
2/1/2018 7:23:52 PM #

Wonderful new home card - love that birdhouse image!  Your colors and coloring are soft and Springy and just inched us closer to sunnier days!  Hope you're having a terrific week ~ hugs, Annie

jaydeeUnited States
2/2/2018 8:38:21 PM #

Joanne this is gorgeous.  I love your beautifully colored image and it is perfect with the DSP that you chose. The ribbon and hemp are the perfect finishing touch.  

sandymUnited States
2/3/2018 1:52:22 AM #

Oooh this is so pretty, Joanne! I love florals and I love birds, and together they are a perfect match. I love the colors, too!

Mona Pendleton
Mona PendletonUnited States
2/4/2018 4:52:53 AM #

Such a pretty card Joanne! Love how you colored all the fine details in the sweet image! Thanks for the inspiration!

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