Planted Paradise Clean And Simple Hello CCS528

by Joanne James9. January 2024 13:00

It's Tuesday and time for our first challenge of the year over at CAS Colours & Sketches. We have some new designers so do check out the refreshed team. The lovely Jeanne is hosting this month and our first challenge is a colour challenge: 


For my card today I was so tempted to go with Perennial Lavender again for today's card with this colour palette, but decided instead to change tack and break out a new stamp set that I received at our Online launch event for the mini catalogue, called 'Planted Paradise' - take a look:


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

Planted Paradise - The 'Planted Paradise' stamp set is a reversible stamp set that contains lots of different pots and leaves that you can use to build your own plants, pots and hanging baskets - so fun! I actually intended to use an alternative pot in my design, until I remembered that the stamps are actually shown at 60% of size, so they are larger than I anticipated and I had to scale down my choices. I had originally intended to use the rounded flower-patterned pot - so I added a single punched flower to the one I eventually used in homage to that! These stamps are so easy to use and offer lots of creative options - if you like the ability to just stamp and see what you can create - this stamp set is for you. 

Glorious Gingham - Everything's better with gingham, right?! I used a square of Berry Burst gingham to back my pot, as a way to incorporate a pop of berry goodness and following the Try A Sketch on Tuesday that I included above (previously Try Stamping on Tuesday). The team are doubling up with Double Trouble where they want you to choose a background that reflects your introvert or extrovert personality. Well, since today is clean and simple day it's no surprise that I chose a clean white base, which I guess could fit either - which works for me, as I can be both introvert and extrovert!

Heartfelt Hellos - The 'Planted Paradise' stamp set is sentiment-free, so I needed to find one from elsewhere to complete my card. I wanted a 'Just For You' type set so that I could play along over at CAS on Friday this week as that is their theme, so I decided to ink up 'hello' from a new, FREE, set called 'Heartfelt Hellos' that can be yours too with a purchase of £45 or more. This is such a useful set with a mix of sentiments for a variety of occasions - I particularly love the font of the greeting I used on today's card. 

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. 

As a reminder, for our colour challenges, you must use all of the stated challenge colours. You may also use neutral colours; however, the challenge colours should be the most noticeable ones featured on your card. We use Stampin' Up! color names for reference, but you are welcome to use any other companies' products as long as you match the challenge colours as closely as possible.

Enjoy your day and I'll be back later this week 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) -

Dena Hughes
Dena HughesUnited States
1/10/2024 3:49:11 AM #

Love the bright clean lines of your card, Joanne. That gingham is so pretty as the back square. Thank you so much for joining the challenge at TSOT.

Suzanne Reynolds
Suzanne ReynoldsUnited States
1/10/2024 3:47:12 PM #

Love the simplicity of your card and colors you used... fun image and very pretty card. Thank you for sharing with us at Try a Sketch On Tuesday.  

Melanie R.
Melanie R.United States
1/11/2024 6:50:26 PM #

Lovely card, Joanne! I think the Berry Burst plaid paper is so striking and works beautifully for the sketch design. Thank you for joining us at TSOT #638.  -  Melanie R.

Melissa Grant
Melissa GrantUnited States
1/11/2024 9:27:15 PM #

Joanne, I just love that gingham paper behind the Planted Paradise! Your design works wonderfully with the sketch this round over at TSOT! Thanks for sharing!

LaurieUnited States
1/12/2024 9:03:15 PM #

What a fun clean and simple take on the sketch challenge! Thanks for playing along over at TSOT.

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
1/13/2024 9:40:52 PM #

Lovely  - just as described - clean and simple. But the little details such as the stitched edges and the addition of the little flower on the pot make it so much more than simple. Smile

Deborah Wheeler
Deborah WheelerUnited Kingdom
1/15/2024 10:10:33 PM #

That's just fab Joanne - I love the pop of the pink from the checked diamond!

Kellianne Wilson
Kellianne WilsonUnited States
1/20/2024 9:59:17 PM #

Love the color combo!  Not one I would think of using and that's why I love challenges!  They always get me thinking outside my box.  Great use of the sketch!  So glad you would play at TSOT Smile

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