Textured Floral Birthday Blooms For PP653

by Joanne James13. August 2023 08:00

Today it's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's the turn of the fabulous Anne Marie to host this week and she has a warm colour challenge for us to work with:


I love these warm colours together! I paired them with Jen T's fabulous sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches this week and grabbed one of my new sets to create a pretty birthday card - take a look:


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

Textured Floral - You know when you think you have enough floral sets and you couldn't possibly need another one? Yep, that was so not me when we had the recent stamp sale! I picked up the Textured Floral stamp set and couldn't wait to create something with it. The texture on these stamps adds so much detail and whether you use in conjunction with the co-ordinating dies and layer or use the stamps along to create more of a collage feel, this is a stamp set with lots of possibilities. It's a great set for a beginner stamper too - you really can't go wrong with it! I stamped a mirrored collection of florals in opposing corners and added some additional Calypso Coral ink with a blending brush to achieve even greater warmth and colour.

A Straightforward Sketch? - I love Jen's sketch this week and it was perfect for me to experiment with my corner florals. When it came to that sentiment though, I dithered for ages! I did consider a simple horizontal sentiment stamped directly onto my floral panel (a more literal interpretation of the FMS layout), but my sentiment was overpowered by the bold florals. I ended up trying diecut sentiments in various shapes/colours, eventually settling on a white-on-black sentiment cut with one of my circular Stylish Shapes Dies. I added a twist of gingham ribbon behind it for a little extra detail:

I like this version better and I think with these bold colours the addition of black as a neutral works well. 

Finishing Touches - Finally you can see a hint of the decoration I added to the front of the envelope; I carried the design to the inside of the card too. No naked envelopes or insides here! I have lots of September birthdays to prepare for, so this one will be heading into my stash. I am looking forward to having more opportunities to play with this set!

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 Product and 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules:
1.  Create a new paper project
2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us and provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge submission.
3.  Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL.
4.  Have FUN!

Enjoy your day; we have nothing on, so will just be enjoying the peace and quiet! I'll be back soon with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


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Comments (9) -

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
8/13/2023 8:24:40 AM #

Very bright and cheerful. The white on black sentiment, along with the swish of ribbon really tame the brightness of the colours and lets them shine.

jaydeeUnited States
8/14/2023 3:17:05 PM #

Joanne, I love that you used these colors to make a fall floral - the colors work beautifully together on your card.  Love the bold sentiment in the middle, too.

Cécile RIBON
Cécile RIBONFrance
8/14/2023 10:19:21 PM #

These flowers are absolutely amazing, Joanne,  and the rich color palette you've chosen make them even more beautiful. Thanks so much for joining us at FMS this week.

Jen Timko
Jen TimkoUnited States
8/15/2023 1:30:41 AM #

WOW!  So striking.  I love these flowers and the fall palette just hits so great right now.  So glad you joined us this week at FMS!

Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
8/16/2023 2:51:04 AM #

Beautiful, Joanne! This was the perfect floral stamp set to showcase these amazing colors. I love the layout! What a wonderful card for fall!

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
8/17/2023 2:32:12 PM #

You nailed the sketch AND the colors with this beauty, Joanne!  It threw me a bit but you seemed to embrace them all!  Just beautiful! And thanks for the birthday card....Cassidy loved it as much as I did!

Fran Wing
Fran WingUnited States
8/17/2023 2:37:44 PM #

Joanne, that "textured" stamp set gives your card a beautiful water-colorey look! You used Anne Marie's challenge colors to perfection and combined them very nicely with the FMS sketch.
Xoxo, Fran

Suzy Hinton
Suzy HintonUnited States
8/18/2023 7:36:05 PM #

Joanne, Your card is so pretty. The stamp set is a great choice for the challenge colors.

Anne Marie Hile
Anne Marie HileUnited States
8/19/2023 6:33:26 AM #

Gorgeous JoAnne! Love how you featured the colors and the pop of gingham ribbon is a sweet detail!

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