Perennial Petals In Bloom Birthday Card PP545

by Joanne James13. June 2021 08:00

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


I am a big lover of 'Brights' so Claire's colour choices this week were right up my street! I decided to pair them with this week's TGIF Challenges sketch to create a (slightly larger) birthday card for someone rather special who will be sweet sixteen this week - take a look:


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

I decided to get another use out of my Perennial Petals Dies before they retire at the end of the month and used them to cut a large layered flower and leaf stem to flank a Bermuda Bay label cut with the Tasteful Labels Dies that is the basis for my sparkly diecut 16 numbers (retired Large Numbers Framelits - still so, so useful!). I overlaid my three elements with a heat-embossed sentiment from the 'In Bloom' stamp set that I cut in half horizontally, adding the upper portion to the outside and the lower portion to the inside of my card:

I love the TGIF sketch this week; I did take a more liberal interpretation on this one, although I think you can clearly see how it influenced the layout of my card this week. I'd like to give a shout out to the TGIF team who selected this card as their winner for Bree Renwick's Stampin' Blends challenge a couple of week's ago - thanks ladies!


This card is for the oldest of the James Juniors who turns 16 on Tuesday - where did that time go?! I'm safe to blog today as she doesn't read my blog, but I won't be sharing it to my social media channels until the big day; she has been helping me get to grips with Instagram and so checks that feed every day, so no spoiling the surprise!!

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.
4.  Have FUN!

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; we spent the day at hockey and cricket respectively yesterday, so are looking forward to a day at home today, catching up on garden jobs and enjoying more of this glorious weather we are having before it breaks later this week. I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


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Comments (10) -

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
6/13/2021 7:45:28 PM #

These bright colours look amazing against the black! Great choice.

Deborah Wheeler
Deborah WheelerUnited Kingdom
6/13/2021 10:03:16 PM #

Gorgeous card - love the colours against the black card.  Happy birthday to Miss James!

Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
6/13/2021 10:09:48 PM #

Happy, Happy Birthday to your jr.!!!!  This is an amazing card.  I love how the colors just "POP" off the black!  Those layered flowers are so pretty and that silver glitter 16 is so FUN!!!!!  You really made my colors shine this week.  I hope you have a very special week celebrating!  

Amanda Mertz
Amanda MertzUnited States
6/14/2021 2:33:55 PM #

Great minds Joanne!  I wanted to use this set too before it retires for good!  I love yours with the black panel it really sets off these bright colors so well!  And happy birthday to your daughter; I'm sure she'll love it! Have a great week!

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
6/14/2021 6:23:32 PM #

What an awesome card for your sweet sixteen-year-old!  The black background really makes everything stand out!  Gorgeous!

Debbie Crowley
Debbie CrowleyUnited States
6/15/2021 2:54:27 AM #

Joanne, happy birthday to your sweet 16!!  I love this card. The bright colors just pop against the black background.  This is eye catching for sure.  Hope you're week is fun!

VickyUnited Kingdom
6/15/2021 3:57:59 PM #

I love this colour combo Joanne and the drama of the colours on black. What a wonderful card for a very special occasion - happy birthday to your lovely miss! Vicky x

NancyUnited States
6/15/2021 6:06:25 PM #

Happy Birthday to your daughter! This card is wonderful in our colors this week. I love the way you showcased this milestone birthday in silver and gave it a backing!  A truly fabulous card!

jaydeeUnited States
6/18/2021 3:39:30 PM #

Sweet 16... oh. how I remember those days!  Joanne, I absolutely love the pink and black focus.  The pink frame pops off the black and the touch of silver adds sparkle and elegance.  A gorgeous card and I hope she had a wonderful day

Anne Marie Hile
Anne Marie HileUnited States
6/18/2021 4:08:35 PM #

Just lovely, Joanne! I love how the colors pop on the dark background and the sparkly elements really make the card over-the-top fabulous. Hope your daughter had a wonderful "sweet sixteen" as well!

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