By My Side Friendship Card AYSI303

by Joanne James14. July 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 an interesting colour challenge, chosen by the lovely Heather H:


Whilst I love our challenge photo this week - isn't the colouring on that crab amazing?! - I wasn't sure how I was going to use it on my card. Turns out after a quick perusal of stamp sets, it wasn't that tricky after all - take a look:


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

I thought a spot of colouring was in order and grabbed my Blends in each of the challenge colours and stamped and coloured an image from the 'By My Side' stamp set. I used the Grey Granite for my ground shadow, but it doesn't appear anywhere else on my card. I picked up the Tahitian Tide in my (retired) designer paper banner and made my base from Crumb Cake and Poppy Parade, adding interest with my Dots and Spots Die for my main panel. I did use a piece of in-colour twine that is actually white and Sweet Sorbet for my bow, but there is such a small hint of colour you really can't tell the difference and it blends in just fine. 

I stamped a simple sentiment next to my image, highlighting the word 'friend' by stamping it on Tahitian Tide cardstock and paper-piecing it in place:


And that's my card - a brightly coloured note to send a friend a little 'hello'.

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 (4) -

Heather Heroldt
Heather HeroldtUnited States
7/14/2023 5:26:38 PM #

Dang this is stunning, Joanne!  Such smart choices and details - and you just catapulted that die to the top of my "next order" list, lol...  I so love how this came together, and the spotlight in the sentiment is genius!

Heather Cooper
Heather CooperCanada
7/14/2023 9:01:26 PM #

This is just the cutest in so many ways, Joanne! I love the use of the Dots & Spots die to create the Poppy Parade and Crumb Cake Polka Dot background! Perfect for the challenge! And your adorable images showcase those colours as well. I really admire how you even fit one of the colours into your sentiment by giving it a background of Tahitian Tide. Love it!!

Deborah Wheeler
Deborah WheelerUnited Kingdom
7/15/2023 9:56:08 PM #

I just love this Joanne!  Fab colouring and brilliant use of the dsp and die for the background!

Jane Knudsen
Jane KnudsenUnited States
7/18/2023 11:03:21 PM #

Joanne - this is adorable!  Your card inspired me to search through my stamps to find one that would work.  When I first look at the girl - I thought - she looks up to something.  Brilliant use of the polka dot die and your layout!  Brilliant!!

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