Sweet Symmetry Hey Friend Card PP555

by Joanne James22. August 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 our queen of diecuts, the lovely Laurie to host this week and she has my favourite, a sketch challenge, for you to work with:


I loved the layering of Laurie's sketch and decided it was a great layout to showcase some pretty designer series paper - and I've always got plenty of that! In addition to my patterned paper, I added layers (6 in total!) and a gingham ribbon bow for my three items from this week's Festive Friday inspo list to create my bright and cheery card - take a look:


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

In Symmetry - A big Calypso Coral flower with a double set of Night of Navy leaves make up the flower from the 'In Symmetry' stamp set that features on my angled panel today. I fussy cut the leaves and flower head and popped them up on dimensionals, adding a Bumblebee enamel dot and some Bumblebee gingham ribbon for a pop of yellow too. 

Envelope Detail - I added another of the flowers from the stamp set inside my card and added some extra stamped detail to the back of the co-ordinating envelope flap; no naked envelopes here! 

Sweet Symmetry Backdrop - The colours of my stamped flower were taken from the Sweet Symmetry designer series paper pattern that featured on the main background panel of my card. This is one of my favourite papers in this pack - I just love these bold, retro papers; they remind me of the patterns synonymous with the Irish fashion designer, Orla Kiely, don't you think?


I just love this card, even with the quirky angled panel which I thought I might struggle with, but it turns out not a bit!

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; yesterday the weather was unexpectedly dire here, so if it brightens up today I will be looking forward to spending some time in the garden. I'm hoping to squeeze in a little crafting time too. I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


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Comments (13) -

Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
8/22/2021 4:05:58 PM #

Joanne, I love this card!  The color combo, the layers of patterns and that gorgeous CC flower!  The little bow is perfect to complete this amazing project!  You certainly rocked this sketch!  Have a great week, My Friend!  

Deborah Wheeler
Deborah WheelerUnited Kingdom
8/23/2021 11:54:02 AM #

Love this!  Great way to use the sketch

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
8/23/2021 1:49:43 PM #

Perfect sketch for these pretty papers and that big bold flower!  These are some of my favorites, so it made me smile!

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
8/24/2021 12:02:27 AM #

Another great DSP showing! I like the embossed sentiment cut like that too.

Laurie schmidt
Laurie schmidtUnited States
8/24/2021 1:12:42 AM #

Wow those colors are awesome! Such a sharp looking card!

NancyUnited States
8/24/2021 5:38:53 PM #

Joanee, You have such a great sense of balance on all of your card making! This is so very pretty! Have a great day!

Amanda Mertz
Amanda MertzUnited States
8/26/2021 1:20:17 AM #

You're making me want this paper and stamp set Joanne!  I love these colors and that big blossom is perfect on the tag!  All those layers are flawless!!  Hope you're having a fantastic week!

Debbie Crowley
Debbie CrowleyUnited States
8/27/2021 12:00:03 AM #

Joanne, this is one set I did not get, but after seeing this, I have to re-think my decision. The colors are stunning and you used the sketch perfectly.  I love the gingham ribbon. Just beautiful! Hope you're having a great week.

Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
8/27/2021 8:01:09 PM #

Oh, wow, Joanne!  Such bold and beautiful paper, showcased perfectly! Love the blossom with the gingham ribbon. Have a wonderful weekend!

Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
8/29/2021 5:52:41 PM #

I also want to thank you for sharing this beauty at Festive Friday!!!

Anne Marie Hile
Anne Marie HileUnited States
8/28/2021 4:00:02 AM #

So fresh and fun, Joanne! Love the gingham ribbon with your layout, too. The embossed sentiment really pops, too.

Stephanie Lanzalotto
Stephanie LanzalottoUnited States
8/31/2021 10:21:14 AM #

I just LOVE this card from the design, to the colors, to the folk art twist... Thanks for sharing this beauty with us at Festive Friday.

Stephanie Lanzalotto
Stephanie LanzalottoUnited States
9/2/2021 6:38:43 PM #

Congratulations, Joanne! Your fabulous project was selected as a Festive Fave over at the Festive Friday Challenge. Please hop over to the challenge blog to grab your winner's badge for your blog. Thanks so much for joining us and I hope you will play along again soon!

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