Hand Penned Create With Friends PP547

by Joanne James27. 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 Laurie to host this week and she has my favourite, a sketch challenge for you to work with:


I decided that the central rectangle was perfect to showcase a piece of designer paper so I grabbed a pretty pattern from the Hand Penned DSP pack and set to work. This is what I came up with:


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

Hand Penned - I chose a beautiful pattern of soft blues, pinks and yellow from the Hand Penned paper pack and used one of the Hand Penned Memories and More Cards for my base for additional subtle colour and pattern. These watercolour effect papers are so pretty!

Penned Flowers - I added one of the detailed diecuts from the co-ordinating Penned Flowers Dies in white, having backed it with vellum cut with the larger outline die. This enabled the diecut to standout from the patterned paper a little more, whilst still giving a hint of colour and pattern behind. I added some loop fronds of stripped Pool Party sheen ribbon behind my diecut and added a sprinkling of pink and white Elegant Faceted Gems to decorate.


Amazing You - I finished my card with a fussy-cut sentiment from the 'Create With Friends' set. This is a set that allows you to create an endless combination of words to make a wide range of phrases and sentiments.

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 had a busy day yesterday with the final school cricket match of the season (where did that term go?!) and a long bike ride around Grafham Water before finishing the day with my second Covid vaccination. Fortunately today should be a quiet one, so if I am feeling at all under the weather I will have the perfect excuse to craft or put my feet up and watch a movie! I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!

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Comments (11) -

Donna Wakefield
Donna WakefieldUnited States
6/27/2021 5:53:05 PM #

Gorgeous and elegant. Your flowers are just beautiful. I love that paper. I also used it on my entry for The Paper Players.

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
6/28/2021 8:13:47 AM #

Such lovely soft colours! Very feminine and romantic.

Laurie schmidt
Laurie schmidtUnited States
6/28/2021 2:28:14 PM #

SOOO pretty! Those blooms are gorgeous and I LOVE that paper!

Amanda Mertz
Amanda MertzUnited States
7/1/2021 6:22:51 PM #

I love that vellum layer behind the die cut; perfect way to keep the diecut from getting lost against the DSP but still showing the pattern!  Glad to hear you got your second vaccine; hope you're feeling ok!  Have a great weekend!

Debbie Crowley
Debbie CrowleyUnited States
7/1/2021 7:22:04 PM #

Joanne, this is such a soft and serene color palette.  Your sentiment and die cut are perfect together. So very beautiful! Hope you're enjoying your week.

Lesley Seabrook
Lesley SeabrookCanada
7/2/2021 2:42:50 AM #

I love this card Joanne, so soft and pretty!  The little gems in the centre of the flowers are fabulous!  the centre square just pops with the misty moonlight frame. Smile

jaydeeUnited States
7/2/2021 1:26:50 PM #

Joanne, I love this soft, feminine take on the challenge.  Love the vellum.  Am so glad you got your second vaccine.  I had no reaction to the second, but did to the first.  It certainly feels good to have some protection!  hope you had a fabulous week

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
7/2/2021 3:13:22 PM #

Honestly, you can't do a thing wrong with this paper...it's gorgeous!  The addition of the diecut and the vellum backing is a great way to add some interest without detracting from the design of the DSP.  AND the fussy-cut sentiment...amazing!

Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
7/2/2021 4:14:05 PM #

So soft and feminine, Joanne! Using the vellum behind the die cut is a stellar idea. I LOVE the sentiment.  What a wonderful way to showcase this paper. Have a wonderful weekend!

Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
7/3/2021 12:07:02 AM #

Your card is so elegant and feminine!  I love it!   The vellum is so beautiful behind the die cut!   Simply gorgeous, My Friend!  SO happy you got your second vaccine!  I hope you had no side effects.  I didn't and was so thankful!  

Anne Marie Hile
Anne Marie HileUnited States
7/3/2021 6:14:59 AM #

Oh my goodness, is this ever pretty Joanne! Love the soft color and the vellum is a wonderful detail.

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