Farewell You've Got This

by Joanne James16. April 2018 12:00

Happy Monday everyone! It's a tad chilly here in the UK but the sun is trying to shine, so I'll take that as the start to a good week! Today is the last day of the Easter holidays for one of the James Juniors at least so we are making the most of it! I'm sharing a card that I made at the weekend for one of my favourite challenges, As You See It (it's been too long since I've played along with these lovely ladies!) and uses the fresh Spring colour palette over at The Color Throwdown:


My card today says farewell to one of my favourite florals from the Annual Catalogue - which makes it perfect for the current challenge over at SUO Challenges too - take a look:


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

Farewell Flower - 'You've Got This' is one of my favourite florals and I will be sad to see it retire next month, I love that single peony-like bloom and the hatched background is so useful, both as a background for this flower and lots of other projects too. Here I've used it in one of my favourite ways, fussy cutting the flower and popping up on dimensionals. I stamped the background onto my white cardbase in Pool Party and coloured my flower with my Daffodil Delight Blends and retired Wild Wasabi Blendabilities alcohol markers.  

Raindrops On Petals - I added a few glitter epoxy raindrops onto my flower petals and leaves for a little sparkle and detail, without detracting from the flower itself. You can see them better on the close-up here:


As You See It - I was intrigued by the current As You See it sketch: whilst my hatched background is not as brave as some of the beautiful watercoloured or inked backgrounds of the design team, I think it does a good job of representing the idea of the sketch. The thing I like the most about the sketch though is the positioning of the sentiment; having rotated the sketch through 90 degrees, this put my sentiment running sideways along the central fold of my card. This is not a position that I would have naturally chosen for my wording, yet I think it really rings the changes and I love the finished card. I love how sketches encourage us to push the boundaries of convention sometimes.

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 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Yes, I will miss this stamp and the wonderfully uplifting and encouraging sentiments that go with it - I 'm not too sad though, a new catalogue always provides opportunities for new favourites to come along!

Enjoy your day and I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


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

Comments (4) -

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
4/16/2018 8:18:29 PM #

I think that set is just perfect for the sketch! I'd forgotten all about that fabulous crosshatched stamp. The colours you've chosen are so serene and lovely! Thanks for joining us again at As You See It.


Heather Cooper
Heather CooperCanada
4/18/2018 9:40:24 PM #

That is one of my favourite florals, too, Joanne, and I will miss it! The cross-hatched background is perfect for the challenge and I love the colours, too! The positioning of the sentiment really does make a statement on the card! Happy to see you back playing with As You See It Challenge!


Julia Quinn
Julia QuinnAustralia
4/22/2018 4:59:02 AM #

I love the epoxy shapes on the petals - super awesome touch, and I agree about the sentiment too - very clever and lovely adaptation.  This really is an awesome flower stamp set, and totally perfect for our challenge this time.  So glad you joined in the fun with us at SUO Challenges


Cindy B Designs
Cindy B DesignsUnited States
4/24/2018 5:06:16 PM #

This card is stunning! I love the simple perfection. Thank you so very much for joining us over at SUOChallenges.com! We have a new coloring challenge up today and would love to see your entry. Please excuse my lateness in commenting on your lovely entry, I couldn't see the InLinkz entries. We are working on that now.


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