Dainty Flowers Celebrate You Panel Cards

by Joanne James13. January 2023 12:00

Today I'm sharing my design team card for our first challenge of the new year over at As you See It where it's Jane's turn to host and she has a great sketch challenge for us:


I thought that large panel was crying out to showcase some beautiful designer paper and obviously I have lots to choose from!! I decided to make a couple of cards, both showcasing one of the beautiful designs in the new Dainty Flowers paper pack. Here's the first one:


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

Dainty Flowers - There's a fabulous sheet of paper in the Dainty Flowers pack that has a faux-watercolour print of wildflowers along two sides, which is perfect for cutting into 6 to make multiple cards; this is hat I used for the main panel on my card. I would say it looks like I painted it, but who am I kidding?! I paired it with a contrasting strip in Starry Sky that is another of the patterns in this pack for the card above; for my second card, I picked up the purples and used a piece of Regals DSP in Blackberry Bliss for the border edge:


This paper is beautiful and all the better for being FREE during Sale-A-Bration with any £45 purchase. Gotta love a freebie!

Dainty Delight - The sentiment on both cards is from the Dainty Delight stamp set, part of the Dainty Delight bundle that the paper coordinates with - you can find it on page 55 of the mini catalogue.  

Label Me Fancy - I added my sentiment to a simple punched label courtesy of the Label Me Fancy punch. A simple twist of ribbon and a couple of brushed brass butterflies complete each card. In the photos below you can see the faux texture of the watercolour paper - so realistic:


And here's the purple version:


Here's a photo of both cards together - which one do you prefer? 


Do leave me a comment below - I'd love to know what you think. I honestly love them both - this paper is so pretty! Very little stamping on today's cards - the paper definitely does all the heavy lifting.

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.
  • In a sketch challenge, you are welcome to rotate or flip a sketch. You can replace shapes used such as substituting a circle panel for a square panel. However, we must be able to still see the basis of the original sketch in your finished product.
We look forward to seeing your creations in the AYSI gallery.

Enjoy your day; I'm looking forward to hosting an informal open house this morning to share some of my favourite things from Sale-A-Bration and the new mini catalogue - you can be sure today's cards will feature! 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 (7) -

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
1/13/2023 2:37:11 PM #

These are just gorgeous!  That paper is so pretty and so easy to work with!

Deborah Wheeler
Deborah WheelerUnited Kingdom
1/13/2023 7:06:23 PM #

oh these are just beautiful!  Got these papers on my shopping list now!

Heather Cooper
Heather CooperCanada
1/13/2023 10:06:18 PM #

I love these, Joanne! I've got to check out that paper more closely! What really classes up your cards is that thin border on the inside. How did you do that? Is it just a thin strip of cardstock? or?? It looks so elegant! Anyway, Happy New Year, and it's great to be back!

Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
1/20/2023 9:47:29 PM #

Yes Heather - it's just a layer of cardstock! I added a layer of the darker colour, then the white, leaving thin borders for both, before adding my DSP. I love the effect - so glad you like it too!

Jane Knudsen
Jane KnudsenUnited States
1/16/2023 12:07:54 AM #

Joanne - I am sold on this paper!  It looks stamped and not printed paper!  The added detail of the ribbon was brilliant!  These are stunning!

Amanda Mertz
Amanda MertzUnited States
1/16/2023 10:10:34 PM #

These are gorgeous Joanne!  I don't think I could pick one over the other; your layout is perfect for showing off the paper!  I had been having such trouble getting your blog to show up on my blog reader since the summertime and for some reason the feed just started working again and I'm so glad to be seeing all your beautiful cards again as I could just never remember to go directly to your blog!

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
1/17/2023 3:12:36 AM #

Oh yes, this is just the layout to show off the ever-so-pretty dsp. Love them both!

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