Strong & Beautiful Country Floral Monochromatic Card

by Joanne James26. February 2019 22:00

Today I'm sharing a card for this week's challenge over at Just Add Ink where the focus is on embossing:


Dry embossing, heat embossing, embossing paste - so many possibilities and all are in the mix with some great samples from the design team this week. I'm also linking up over at SUO Challenges for #SUOC217 since I am using one of my current favourites from the second Sale-A-Bration release that went live on 15th February, the new Country Floral Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder: 


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

Country Floral - I really wanted to make the most of those flowers and decided to try out a technique that I hadn't tried before, where I inked the inside of my embossing folder before embossing my white cardstock so that my flowers remained white on an inked negative space. Whilst I liked the effect, the ink was too bold for the effect I wanted, so I decided to try something else that was new to me - I used my Light Petal Pink Blends marker and coloured the space completely. Time consuming? Yes. Worth it? Totally! The card looks even better in real life than in the photo; so soft and pretty.

Strong And Beautiful - Whilst my card is delicate and feminine in colour and style, the sentiment is from a great set in the seasonal catalogue that is perfect for cards for strong, confident women. It's called 'Strong and Beautiful' and contains some wonderful and uplifting sentiments. I stamped mine using Petal Pink ink on Whisper White and punched it out using the Everyday Label Punch and positioned it alongside a fancy bow made from the Floral Romance Variegated Ribbon which ties beautiful, soft bows. My sentiment resolves on the inside of my card with 'Thank you for always being there for me'. How lovely is that?

One Colour Wonder - I've made a few monochromatic cards lately - I must be on a roll! This one is particularly soft and pink and feminine and with good reason: it's headed to a dear friend of mine who is Mum to two boys so, along with her husband, is rather outnumbered in her household so rarely does the 'girly' thing so this is most definitely for her.

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. 

I really love this embossing folder and have another card showcasing an alternative colouring technique to share with you later this week, so do pop back if you would like to see more samples.

Enjoy your evening and 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 (6) -

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
2/27/2019 5:28:35 AM #

This is totally delicious! Love it and that's a colour that's really grown on me.

Kim Badelt
Kim BadeltAustralia
2/27/2019 11:04:37 AM #

This is delightfully soft and pretty Joanne! I totally agree that colouring in all your non embossed space was worth the time and effort! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week. Kim

Chantell Randall
Chantell RandallAustralia
2/27/2019 12:04:25 PM #

Hi Joanne,  lovely soft colours, this actually made me think of snow or candy floss, so sweet.  Lovely sentiment.  Chantell x x

Jan M
Jan MAustralia
2/27/2019 12:10:25 PM #

Such a soft, pretty and feminine card Joanne! I love the soft colour touches you've added to the embossing folder and the pretty bow makes such a textural statement too. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week.

Renee Daley
Renee DaleyUnited States
3/1/2019 6:11:19 PM #

What a great idea to color in the space with a Stampin' Blends marker! It looks wonderful with the free Sale-a-bration embossing folder.  Thanks for joining us at SUO Challenges and sharing your card.

Julia Quinn
Julia QuinnAustralia
3/5/2019 6:48:06 AM #

WOW!  Love the soft colours - this is soooooo pretty!!  You've combined some amazing favourites from our Occasions and Sale-a-bration products!!  So glad you joined in the fun with us at SUO!!

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