Crushed Curry Cheerful Daisies For AYSI 305

by Joanne James11. August 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 me:


I love yellow, am a big fan of designer paper and make more thank you cards than any other type of card so I created my recipe with these things in mind and can't wait to see what you come up with! I decided to use the sketch over at Try Stamping On Tuesday for my layout and am featuring spots alongside my daisy as my entry for the current theme over at The Flower Challenge - take a look:


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

I loved the TSOT layout this week and whilst I didn't go with the slimline option (I've been making a lot of those lately), I think it works as a standard card front too. Since the board contained so many of my favourite things, I thought I would challenge myself to use Crushed Curry as my main yellow; of all the yellows, this is probably the one I use the least and rarely use it outside of autumn/fall. I decided to keep my card monochromatic and use only shades of this colour. I used some of the Inked Botanicals designer series paper that features a spot design for the rear circle shape, then substituted the uppermost circle with a daisy stamped and diecut with the Cheerful Daisies bundle. After inking my flower petals, I used a blending brush on my stamp to remove some of the ink and soften the resulting stamped petals; you can see the contrast to the flower centre, which was stamped at full strength. I then used the same blending brush to add that excess ink to my mat layer behind the daisy, to allow my Very Vanilla leaves to standout from the base:

I stamped my sentiment in Early Espresso as it was less harsh than black and added a trio of (retired) enamel dots to complete my card. So what do you think? Is Crushed Curry a favourite yellow of yours or do you prefer others in the collection? I still prefer Lemon Lolly and Daffodil Delight, but at the same time I love how this card turned out.

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.

Enjoy your day; we have birthday celebrations in the James household today so whilst the James Juniors are spending the morning paintballing with friends, I am baking a special birthday cake to enjoy at the celebrations later. I'll be back soon 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) -

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
8/11/2023 1:45:58 PM #

All your sunshiney yellow elements make for a delightfully fun and fresh card!

Heather Heroldt
Heather HeroldtUnited States
8/11/2023 6:53:34 PM #

Beautiful, Joanne - I did even THINK of the daisies for this one - how perfect!  Love those pretty leaves all fanned around - such a great touch!

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
8/12/2023 12:00:52 AM #

Sunshine and daisies - you can't get more summery than that! I was looking at the DSP wishing I had some.... and belatedly realised that I do!! What a lovely combination of the elements of the challenge.

VickyUnited Kingdom
8/12/2023 8:12:15 PM #

Such a lovely sunshiny card Joanne! I love Crushed Curry and think it may be my most used yellow, although I use a lot of So Saffron for stenciling too. Hope the cake turned out beautifully and the birthday celebrations were a success! Vicky x

8/14/2023 2:28:12 PM #

Beautiful Monochromatic card, Joanne. Love the addition of enamel dots which perfectly complements the patterned paper diecut Smile

Polly Libby
Polly LibbyUnited States
8/14/2023 4:00:19 PM #

Your monochromatic card is beautiful!  Love this Daisy bundle!  Thanks for sharing with us at Try Stampin' on Tuesday!  Smile

Stef Perry
Stef PerryUnited States
8/20/2023 5:08:20 AM #

Love the warm yellow of Crushed Curry inking and dsp, Joanne! It truly is one of my favorite SU yellows, although I still need to get my hands on some of that pretty Lemon Lolly (plus I love the name lol!) The way you softened the color of the petals was such a great choice, creating a nice contrast to the flower center. Thanks so much for sharing with us at The Flower Challenge!

Aileen Ryan
Aileen RyanAustralia
8/21/2023 9:59:43 AM #

Absolutely beautiful card, love all the yellow a favourite colour of mine. Thank you for joining us at The Flower Challenge DT Aileen

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