Sending A Card Instead Of A Text With Flowing Flowers AYSI269

by Joanne James25. February 2022 10:53

Today I'm sharing my design team card for our new challenge over at As you See It where it's time for a recipe challenge:


We have a great recipe for you this week and I can't wait to see what you cook up with it! I paired my ingredients with this week's colour palette over at Color Throwdown (gorgeous!) and the fabulous sketch over at Hand Stamped Sentiments (and thank you to these ladies for choosing my camper van card as one of their Artist's Picks for their last challenge; if you missed it you can see that card here). I decided to go with pretty florals and break open a set I've not had a chance to use yet - take a look:


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

Flowing Flowers - I decided to create some two-tone flowers using ink and sponge daubers to decorate my card. The 'Flowing Flowers' stamp set is perfect for stamping straight onto a card base, but I decided to stamp a few flowers and leaves and fussy cut them as I wanted to create a cluster that would accent my sentiment tag. I also curved them a little with my bone folder for added dimension. I also added an extra flower to pretty up the inside of my card:


I used a panel embossed with the painted texture embossing folder on the front of my card; I really like the look behind those blousy flowers:


Pastels - check. Embossing - check.

A Tailor Made Tag - The Tailor Made Tags Dies are great as gift tags; the smaller sizes made really neat sentiment tags on cards too and that's how I used mine today. And it enabled me to tick off another two recipe items: dies - check. Ribbon/twine - check (both!). 

And A Modern Day Sentiment - My tag also features the final item of this week's recipe - my sentiment. Whilst it doesn't overtly say 'thinking of you', I just love this sentiment from the 'Flowing Flowers' stamp set and is perfect to let someone know you are thinking of them in the old fashioned way, with something more meaningful than a text. I mean 'snail mail' is still a thing, right?! Thinking of you - check. Recipe complete! 

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. 

Here's a summary of our challenge rules:

  • Create any card, scrapbooking page, 3D project or packaging project that fits the challenge.
  • Please include the challenge graphic and link back to the challenge in your blog post. Turn off word verification so we can leave you lots of lovely comments. Make sure you link the post not the whole blog to the Linky. Use #AYSIXXX when uploading to a public gallery.
  • If you’re unsure about ‘the rules’, check the details under the Challenge Guidelines tab on the As You See It Challenge homepage.
We look forward to seeing your creations in the AYSI gallery.

I love that one of my customers who I see fairly regularly still send me cards and such like in the post. I sometimes share them in my Facebook Group but she is not a Facebook user so doesn't get to see the lovely comments that get left. Here's a picture of one that I received this week, using the Floral Squares Dies that we both love:


Isn't that wonderful? It is always nice to receive something in the post; thank you Gill for this lovely card and to everyone else - if you're reading this and wondering when was the last time you sent a card instead of a text, make that your challenge the next time you pick up your phone. Any excuse for more crafting has to be good!

Enjoy your day and 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 (9) -

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
2/25/2022 1:47:20 PM #

What a gorgeous soft and pretty!  It's worth getting that set just for that fun sentiment!  And your friend's card is lovely too!  It IS nice to get happy mail!

Heather Heroldt
Heather HeroldtUnited States
2/25/2022 5:45:02 PM #

Wow, Joanne, I am so in awe of how you could match this with other challenges, too - the recipe was enough for me, lol.  I am really liking Flowing Flowers - and I love it in these colors!  Such a great card!  (And thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments, too!)

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
2/25/2022 9:25:37 PM #

Be still, my beating heart! You have ticked not just the challenge boxes but all my boxes too! LOVE this card. And I did see your win at HSS and thought it exceptionally well deserved. Smile

Deborah Wheeler
Deborah WheelerUnited Kingdom
2/26/2022 7:32:54 PM #

Love this Joanne - the colours are so pretty.  I've been trying to send more cards recently - people have told me they really appreciate them xx

Genevieve Valdes
Genevieve ValdesUnited States
2/26/2022 9:16:45 PM #

Absolutely beautiful and wonderful sentiment!  I've been eyeing this stamp set because of the texture of the images.  What a creative and artistic take on our sketch!  Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
2/28/2022 12:55:58 PM #

Thanks Genevieve for you kind comment - I can definitely recommend this set, you won't regret it!

Colleen Begley
Colleen BegleyUnited States
2/28/2022 5:47:43 PM #

This card is so, so pretty. It "feels" so soft with the freesia shade of pink and those stamps. I may just have to order this stamp set now. I really like how you've used the sketch with this stamp set too.

Broni Holcombe
Broni HolcombeUnited States
3/1/2022 1:21:41 AM #

Beautiful!!  I'm so glad you joined us this week at the Color Throwdown!

pattiUnited States
3/1/2022 6:25:59 PM #

What a lovely card! I love how you used the sketch and your colors are so soft and sweet! Like so many others now I will have to get this stamp set, I have been on the fence but you have hoisted me over. Thanks so much for taking part in the HSS challenge!

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