Hues of Happiness Thank You Card PP590 Colour

by Joanne James8. May 2022 08:00

Today it's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's my turn to host again this week and I have a colour challenge featuring some of my favourites for you to work with:


I used the sketch layout over at Try Stamping on Tuesday (including the optional of florals as this works for Just Us Girls this week too) and paired it with stencilling and heat embossing from the Just Add Ink 'choose 2' challenge this week to create what turned out to be a rather simple card - take a look:


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

It just so happens that all three of my chosen colours appear in the Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper so I knew this would have to feature on my card - I just adore these papers! I already had a bunch of flowers and leaves that I had diecut, some of which were from the edge of the paper, so perfect for today's design. I lightly stencilled some Fresh Freesia ink onto my card front using a blending brush and one of my Butterfly and Flowers Decorative Masks, blending in a circular shape then fading out across my cardfront, then added a navy banner with a white heat-embossed sentiment from the 'Happiness Abounds' stamp set, anchoring this with my diecut flowers. A sprinkling of clear iridescent gems complete my card:


I'm really pleased with how this card turned out, especially the background stencilling; I love the subtle detail this adds. 

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!

Enjoy your day; I am having a quiet one since I am recovering from being the late-night (or should that be very early this morning?!) taxi service to and from the annual hockey club black tie dinner yesterday. At least it's just tiredness not a hangover I'm having to cope with though, so I'm thankful for that! I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


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Comments (19) -

Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
5/8/2022 1:15:49 PM #

Beautiful, Joanne!  The stenciled background is a perfect subtle backdrop for these gorgeous blossoms. I LOVE your balance of colors. The large Night of Navy banner adds a touch of drama and elegance! Have a wonderful week!

Jennie Maier
Jennie MaierUnited States
5/8/2022 1:40:43 PM #

This is so pretty! I love the soft stencilling on the background. And don't you love it when the DSP does all the work for you?? Great job combining the challenges too! Have a great week!

Christy Stanford
Christy StanfordUnited States
5/8/2022 6:23:29 PM #

That sketch is the perfect way to use some of those gorgeous flowers that are right along the edge of the sheet, smart thinking!  Love the delicate stenciling behind the flowers and sentiment banner.

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
5/8/2022 11:48:51 PM #

Another beautiful card. And now this suite is ordered, despite attempts to resist it. 😀

Elizabeth Stewart
Elizabeth StewartUnited States
5/9/2022 12:10:16 PM #

Joanne... this card is beautiful!  So brilliant to die cut DSP... I have to try that.  The dimension to the die cut flowers is wonderful especially over the subtly stenciled background.  Love it all!  Thanks so much for joining and sharing at Just Us Girls this week!

Chantell Randall
Chantell RandallAustralia
5/9/2022 12:44:39 PM #

Stunning card Joanne.  I love your subtle stenciling - it adds such beautiful detail to your pretty florals.  Chantell x x

Laurie Schmidt
Laurie SchmidtUnited States
5/9/2022 3:42:19 PM #

So pretty! Love the stenciled background!! I went with blooms too, the colors are perfect for them!

Heather Heroldt
Heather HeroldtUnited States
5/9/2022 6:15:11 PM #

Just stunning, Joanne!  What a great idea to diecut all those flowers - and to save the edge ones - brilliant use here!  Love these colors together!  I might have to get this DSP after all, lol.  Thanks so much for playing at Try Stampin' on Tuesday!

Donna K Scholz
Donna K ScholzUnited States
5/9/2022 8:59:21 PM #

What a beautiful card, Joanne! I love everything about it,,, from the light pink stenciling in the background to the gorgeous flowers as your focal point!  Isn't it wonderful when SU releases paper that has does that fit the images? You using a dark blue banner is a great choice to feature the flowers!! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity and card with us at Try Stampin' on Tuesday!!! -Donna

Cindy Beach
Cindy BeachUnited States
5/10/2022 12:56:49 AM #

Absolutely gorgeous, Joanne! The elegance of the DSP is amazing and has so many options, especially with dies to cut the floral images out. Your light stenciling is a perfect backdrop. I love everything about this!

Dena Hughes
Dena HughesUnited States
5/11/2022 1:43:10 AM #

Oh my, Joanne! Those flowers are stunning and beautifully set on your subtle background. Thank you so much for sharing your card with us at Try Stampin' On Tuesday.

Ann Alexander
Ann AlexanderAustralia
5/11/2022 7:28:39 AM #

Lovely card, I love the subtle soft stencilling with the pretty flowers. Thank you for sharing this week at Just Add Ink! Ann

Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
5/12/2022 10:28:30 PM #

Joanne, this is so gorgeous!  I love the beautiful flowers and the subtle stenciled background! is fantastic   The sentiment just pops off the Night of Navy!  You rocked this color challenge, My Friend!  

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
5/13/2022 12:33:20 AM #

At first I was afraid of these colors...then my DSP arrived, just in the nick of time!  How perfect is right!  Your use of the sketch is perfect and I love the subtle stenciling you did in the background!  So pretty!

Anne Marie Hile
Anne Marie HileUnited States
5/14/2022 5:03:36 AM #

Gorgeous card and I absolutely loved this color challenge this week! Smile

Laurie L Unger
Laurie L UngerUnited States
5/14/2022 4:26:49 PM #

This is wonderful and so very gorgeous! Thanks for linking up over at TSOT.

Libby Fens
Libby FensUnited States
5/15/2022 9:02:55 PM #

Love this new paper. It is just gorgeous! Thank you for joining us for Sketch #554 at Try Stampin' on Tuesday.

AnnaUnited States
5/16/2022 1:03:30 AM #

What a stunning card. The subtle ink blending is so wonderful. Thank you for joining us for this challenge at Try Stampin' on Tuesday and look forward to seeing you again soon!
Anna, Design Team

Donna K Scholz
Donna K ScholzUnited States
5/17/2022 2:42:02 PM #

Joanne, congratulations for your love card being chosen as one of the top 3 four our Try Stampin' on Tuesday Challenge #554! Thank you so much for sharing it with us!!! -Donna

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