Grace's Garden For A True Friend

by Joanne James13. May 2020 20:00

Today I'm sharing a card inspired by both the photo and the sketch over at Inspired By and the colours over at Hand Stamped Sentiments, which compliment the Inspired By photo perfectly:


As soon as I saw the Inspired By photo, I thought of the 'Grace's Garden' stamp set which is all about country garden florals. Here's the low-down on today's card:

This card was fairly quick for me to create as I had a selection of flowers stamped and diecut in my snippets box that were leftover from a recent class, so I simply got them out and coloured them with my Stampin' Blends, and added them to my Subtles-embossed card base. I heat embossed my sentiment in white, from the 'Strong and Beautiful' stamp set, such a great set for female-related sentiments. This one is a lovely way to let that special friend know how much they mean to you - I think I will pair this one with a surprise treat for one of my besties who I haven't seen in ages just to let her know I'm thinking of her. On that note I'm also linking today's card up with the ladies over at SUO Challenges too where they are 'Celebrating Women' - something that is always worthwhile as far as I'm concerned.

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. 

Enjoy your evening 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 (11) -

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
5/13/2020 11:50:14 PM #

This is so pretty...and your white embossing is just perfect! Those colors are divine!  Did you heat emboss first, then dry emboss?  I always manage to get strays, even with an embossing buddy!  I've been seeing lots of pretty things with this set, I might have to give it another thought!  And it's perfect for the Inspired By challenge as well!

VickyUnited Kingdom
5/14/2020 11:14:50 AM #

Like LeAnne, I'm curious about how you got that perfect embossing - my white embossing is rubbish whatever I use! I've not seen a card using just the flowers from this set and this one is a stunner in all its CAS elegance. Vicky x

Fiona Whitehead
Fiona WhiteheadUnited Kingdom
5/14/2020 3:05:31 PM #

Such a pretty choice of colours and that white embossing really shows it off - thanks for sharing with us at HSS this week.

Heather H
Heather HUnited States
5/14/2020 5:12:41 PM #

Oh Joanne, this is really gorgeous - such a perfect card for a dear friend!  Love the delicate coloring here with the white emboss - almost ethereal!  Thanks so much for playing at SUO!

Deborah Wheeler
Deborah WheelerUnited Kingdom
5/14/2020 7:37:10 PM #

Love those colours - really delicate

danni reid
danni reidUnited States
5/17/2020 6:50:52 PM #

This is really gorgeous, love that set!

Jenny Engelke
Jenny EngelkeUnited States
5/18/2020 8:10:43 PM #

What a great combo of all three challenges Joanne!  Thanks for playing along with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

JaimieUnited States
5/25/2020 1:33:00 AM #

This is really sweet.  I LOVE how you used the colors.  Great sentiment and love the texture on the cardstock and then the choice of flower stamps is perfect!  They're just delicate and colored perfectly.  Thanks for joining us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

Cindy Coutts
Cindy CouttsUnited States
5/25/2020 5:56:26 PM #

I love the texture and coloring on this card. Great job! Thank you so much for playing along with us at We have a new challenge tomorrow and hope that you join us!

GenevieveUnited States
5/25/2020 6:49:15 PM #

What a wonderful card!  Love how you used the flowers to create a serene garden.  Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Christy Stanford
Christy StanfordUnited States
5/26/2020 12:14:51 PM #

This is beautiful, Joanne!  Love the die-cut flowers on your subtle background, and that's a great sentiment for our challenge.  Thanks for playing with us at SUO Challenges, hope to see you for the next challenge starting today!

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