Crafting With You Embroidered Flowers In Blue AYSI 299

by Joanne James19. May 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 recipe challenge chosen by Deborah who is back from her travels this week:


I sometimes struggle with recipe challenges, but I just received some new goodies so grabbed them along with the sketch over at Try Stamping on Tuesday and set to work - take a look:


 Here's the low-down on today's card:

Shades of Blue - I decided for today's card that I wanted to play with the new blue that is part of the Brights colour family, Azure Afternoon, so that's what I chose for my card base (I added some tone-on-tone stamping using a stamped-off flower to create a subtle pattern detail) and the piece of watercolour-effect designer paper from the Bright & Beautiful paper pack that runs across the centre of my card. This is such a lovely shade of blue: not as turquoise as Tahitian Tide, not as dark as the old Pacific Point. I also used this colour to stamp my flowers, adding in a second blue, the returning Blueberry Bushel, to highlight the flower leaves. I also added a strip of this darker blue behind my horizontal panel and added some ribbon and a bow in some retired Blueberry Bushel ribbon that I rescued from my retired box - yay! I love the way these two blue go together.

Diecuts and Frames - There are two sets of diecuts on today's card: the horizontal border and the scallop-edged square are both adapted from the Scalloped Contours Dies, but the dies that ultimately inspired today's card are those that contain this sweet embroidery hoop and centre - the Crafting With You Dies. I thought the embroidery hoop would be a clever 'frame' and perfect way to highlight the emboidered flowers that are part of the co-ordinating stamp set:


A Handmade Hug - I decided to leave the front of my card sentiment-free because it's always useful to have some more general cards to hand, but I couldn't resist adding one of the sweetest sentiments from the 'Crafting With You' stamp set to the inside of my card:


Isn't that just lovely?! I actually managed to tick off the recipe ingredients with relative ease for once. If you are a fan of blues, you should definitely check out the Design Team cards - they really are fabulous!

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 am rushing about today, running errands and feeling unusually tired - I definitely have that Friday feeling! Enjoy your day and I'll hopefully 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 (8) -

Heather Heroldt
Heather HeroldtUnited States
5/19/2023 5:42:21 PM #

So fun, Joanne!  Love the bold blues you chose, and I'm thrilled to see that hoop in action, lol.  Beautiful!

Heather Cooper
Heather CooperCanada
5/19/2023 10:50:11 PM #

I love that your choice of frame is an embroidery hoop! And the eyelet loops on the edges of your panels work perfectly with that. Your choices of colours make a nice sampling of blues from the new colour refresh.

Christy Stanford
Christy StanfordUnited States
5/20/2023 4:01:57 AM #

Beautiful card, Joanne!  A friend asked me yesterday what my favorite new SU! color was and Azure Afternoon was the first one to come to mind.  And I am so pleased to have Blueberry Bushel back too Smile

Donna K Scholz
Donna K ScholzUnited States
5/20/2023 11:17:45 PM #

Joanne, what a pretty card with all the shades of gorgeous blues! the dies you chose are just PERFECT for your card!! Thank you for sharing your talents once again with us at Try Stampin' on Tuesday!!! -Donna

Polly Libby
Polly LibbyUnited States
5/21/2023 2:08:43 PM #

Your card is beautiful!  Love all the blues!  That stamp set is pretty cool!  Thanks for joining us at Try Stampin' on Tuesday!

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
5/23/2023 9:30:46 AM #

Oh my! Just so much to love about this one! Your choice of blues is a big tick - those bright, clean blues are just crisp together. Your tone-on-tone base is an elevating detail but it's that very clever embroidery hoop frame that's the ultimate scene-stealer! What a fantastic card you've cooked up, Joanne.

JoAnn B.
JoAnn B.United States
5/23/2023 12:30:57 PM #

Pretty card.  Love the framed image and lovely background. Pretty blues.

Deborah Wheeler
Deborah WheelerUnited Kingdom
5/26/2023 9:23:53 PM #

oh, that's so pretty, Joanne - loving those blues!  Really clever to use an embroidery hoop to frame the flowers - just love it!

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