Beautiful Friendship Birthday Card PP536

by Joanne James11. April 2021 09:00

Today it's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's the turn of the fabulous LeAnne to host this week and she has an interesting colour challenge for us to work with:


I used Julee's Mojo Monday sketch and another of my favourite retiring stamp sets to create some less-than-traditional florals - take a look:


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

Beautiful Friendship - I chose to create a cluster of florals as the centrepiece for today's card using the 'Beautiful Friendship' stamp set. I thought those large, loose-petalled roses would be perfect in Merry Merlot, with some grape hyacinths in Misty Moonlight, along with some Crumb Cake leaves. This is not only my most favourite floral stamp set in the retiring annual catalogue, it is I think one of my favourite floral stamp sets of all time (and a keeper for sure!) 

Well Written - I decided to add a diecut sentiment using the retiring Well-Written framelits to the front of my card, cutting the word 'friend' twice and offsetting it to give a shadow - you can see the detail closer in the image below:

A ribbon bow tied with twine finished the front of my card.

And Finally - In addition to the stitched scallop rectangle that I used on the front of my card, I stamped the greeting from the stamp set on a stitched rectangle and added it to the centre of the inside of my card, along with a stamped corner floral detail:


I thought I would struggle with this colour combination, but I actually really liked LeAnne's colour choices this week. I'm also linking today's card up over at Just Add Ink - my card features petals and leaves as my chosen 'two'. 

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:

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.
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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 day; it's been really cold here these past few days so I'm thinking today will be spent indoors with a little more Lego building and family fun. 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 (14) -

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
4/11/2021 2:10:50 PM #

SO pretty, Joanne!  Your subtle florals are beautiful (love those little sprigs) and the ribbon trim is a great addition.  Plus, you used my favorite sketch!  Thanks for bringing life to my colors this week!

Deborah Wheeler
Deborah WheelerUnited Kingdom
4/11/2021 5:25:20 PM #

Lovely - I am a fan of this set, as you know!

Amanda Mertz
Amanda MertzUnited States
4/12/2021 3:52:09 PM #

Brilliant getting these colors to look so soft with florals!  All I could see was 'masculine'!  I love being inspired with the DT cards!  The shadow on the 'friend' is a great touch as well!  Enjoy your week!

Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
4/12/2021 7:10:56 PM #

Such a lovely card, Joanne! The Misty Moonlight sprigs really set off the blossoms. The fabulous ribbon treatment is a perfect accent! Have a wonderful week!

Debbie Crowley
Debbie CrowleyUnited States
4/12/2021 8:37:07 PM #

Joanne, you hit this one over the mark.  I love how you softened the colors for your design.  The ribbon, scalloped edge and shadowing "friend" in white adds to the beautiful soft look.  Enjoy the rest of your week.

Laurie schmidt
Laurie schmidtUnited States
4/12/2021 10:56:45 PM #

So pretty! I love the blooms. And the ribbon!!!

Chantell Randall
Chantell RandallAustralia
4/13/2021 1:05:08 PM #

Lovely denim colour.  I really love the textured look of the floral images and background.  Chantell Just Add Ink

NancyUnited States
4/13/2021 8:30:10 PM #

Love the look of soft florals and your card is just lovely Joanne.  The ribbon and twine was a nice finishing touch on an already pretty card.   Have a great rest of your week!

Denita Wright-Smee
Denita Wright-SmeeAustralia
4/14/2021 5:54:58 AM #

Oh, such a beautiful card inside & outside, Joanne. I love the added bow and twine for a lovely feature with your stamped images. Thankyou for adding your project to our JAI Challenge gallery. D x

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
4/15/2021 7:08:11 AM #

Lovely card from a lovely set. Smile

Julee Tilman
Julee TilmanUnited States
4/15/2021 3:48:11 PM #

Such a lovely card.  So glad you could join me for Mojo Monday.

jaydeeUnited States
4/16/2021 6:29:45 PM #

Joanne, the beautiful friendship flowers look gorgeous in these colors.  So unexpected and so successful.  Another fabulous card

Anne Marie Hile
Anne Marie HileUnited States
4/18/2021 4:33:54 AM #

Love how you showcased this set with the colors Joanne! Such a beautiful card!

Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
4/18/2021 11:24:03 PM #

This card is so gorgeous in these color!  I love the soft flowers and the bow and twine!  You rocked these colors, My Friend!  

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