By My Side Follow Your Own Star AYSI 297

by Joanne James21. April 2023 12:00

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


I love this colour combo, but I wasn't sure I was going to be able to make it work on a card. I need not have worried though; once I'd pulled out a couple of retiring stamp sets and the sketch layout over at Atlantic Hearts I knew exactly where I was headed. Take a look at what I came up with:


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

I knew I wanted to make a few more cards featuring the cuties in the 'By My Side' stamp set before it retires, so I decided to go with this young lady following her butterfly friend for my focal point. I coloured her with my Stampin' Blends in the challenge colours and instead of pairing her with the sentiments in the set, I chose a larger one from the retiring 'Stepping Stones' set. A great set including a selection of famous motivational quotes, I chose 'Follow Your Own Star' and stamped it in Gorgeous Grape ink. I decided to go with a bold background of stripes in each of the challenge colours (doubling up with Coastal Cabana) and used a retired  butterfly embossing folder across the whole panel to add interest and create a unifying design:


It also picked up the stamped butterfly on the focal image. It's almost a shame the sentiment doesn't say 'Follow your own butterfly', as the young lady featured seems to be dreamily following her winged friend!

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 colour challenge, black or other neutral can be used in outlines and sentiments but no other colours should be included. Stampin’ Up colours are used for reference but colours that are a close match are welcome.
We look forward to seeing your creations in the AYSI gallery.

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 (7) -

Pamela Wu
Pamela WuUnited States
4/21/2023 12:44:53 PM #

Hi Crafty Owl - I love your take on the sketch at Atlantic Hearts and the color you picked on the cardstock coordinates with the coloring on the girl, so adorable. Thank you for joining us this week!

AllisaUnited States
4/21/2023 4:15:59 PM #

This the sweetest card and you totally rocked the color challenge! Thanks for playing with us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!

Colleen Begley
Colleen BegleyUnited States
4/21/2023 8:49:27 PM #

Joanne, everything about this card is Delightful! It makes one happy just looking at it.

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
4/23/2023 9:47:57 PM #

Now that's a lovely technique - the stripes of  colour with the overlaying die cut imagery over it. It makes a great background for you perfectly coloured person. Amazing - I'd never seen the attraction of that set until now.

Brand R
Brand RCanada
4/24/2023 11:05:10 AM #

Love this, I love the subtle embossing and how it supports the stamped image, the colours are fabulous and your stamped little girl is adorable! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC).

Brandi R.
DT member AHSC

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
4/24/2023 11:48:34 AM #

How convenient was that AH sketch?  Perfect background for those bright colors! Your little sweetheart is perfect for the colors too!  I haven't seen that set used much, so it's fun to see her!

Jane Knudsen
Jane KnudsenUnited States
5/8/2023 11:07:51 PM #

I adore this card!  The colors add to the whimsy of your images rather than distract!  You did a beautiful job with these colors!!

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