Textured Floral Hues of Happiness Birthday Card PP683

by Joanne James31. March 2024 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 Ann to host this week and since it's the fifth Sunday of the month she has a tic-tac-toe challenge for us to work with. here's the board:


A tictactoe board offers so many creative possibilities and my card today is a case in point; I had decided to use the sketch over at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge for my layout and was planning on going across the bottom row, but ended up settling on the first column of designer paper/sparkle/flowers - take a look:


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

I had a couple of floral stamp sets out on my desk and was intending to stamp a whole bunch of pastel flowers, however as I went on the hunt through my DSP for a piece to use to my background panel, I found a pack of flowers that I had diecut ages ago from the (retired) Hues of Happiness designer series paper and decided instead to use those up. I gathered a selection of flowers in yellow and blue, along with some diecut leaves, and set to work. Since I was using designer paper for my flowers, I decided to emboss my Lemon Lolly background panel with the hatched Basics 3D embossing folder. I added in some white foliage diecuts and decided on a Nested Essentials Dies label with a greeting from the 'Textured Floral' stamp set, stamped in Coastal Cabana and Early Espresso:

A trio of golden sparkly enamel dots to pick up on the warm yellow tones complete both my tictactoe column and my card. I love how this card turned out and it was a great way to use up those diecut flowers too!

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; I am looking forward to a delicious Easter lunch today followed by the spoils of the morning Easter egg hunt that is obligatory in the James household (apparently the offspring are NEVER too old for such activity where chocolate is concerned!) 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 (12) -

Alyson Mayo
Alyson MayoCanada
3/31/2024 6:26:36 PM #

This is so pretty - love the spring colours. Thanks for sharing with us at Atlantic Hearts Smile

VickyUnited Kingdom
3/31/2024 7:28:00 PM #

What a beautiful card Joanne. I love those pretty flowers and the way you tucked them behind your sentiment label. Such a good idea to leave a white margin either side of the main panel too. Wishing you a happy Easter, feasting and egg hunting with your family! Vicky x

Alicia L O'Bryant
Alicia L O'BryantUnited States
3/31/2024 11:26:34 PM #

gorgeous card!  thank you for sharing with us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge.  Good luck!


Brand R
Brand RCanada
4/1/2024 2:12:45 PM #

Gorgeous! I love the colours, your sentiment is great and those flowers are beautiful! Thanks for playing along with the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC).

Brandi R.
DT member AHSC

Tammy Fite
Tammy FiteUnited States
4/1/2024 2:15:24 PM #

Love those die cut flowers!!!  I love when the dies match the dsp!! Saves so much time!  And, I didn't think about using a die for the center strip--brilliant!!  Thanks for playing along at AHS!!!

Michelle Loncar
Michelle LoncarUnited States
4/1/2024 3:46:12 PM #

Your card is so pretty! I love the spray of flowers around your sentiment layers. Lovely card! Thanks for sharing at Atlantic Hearts.

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
4/1/2024 5:02:09 PM #

This card made my heart go pitter patter, Joanne! I have always loved these beautiful blooms and you arranged them so beautifully! The colors are fresh and springy too!  Thanks for playing with Atlantic Hearts this week! LOVE it!

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
4/3/2024 9:25:35 PM #

The die cut flowers are gorgeous but the true genius was to give them that lovely Lemon Lolly textured background. It makes them sing!

Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
4/5/2024 1:09:55 AM #

Your card makes me swoon, Joanne! These die cut flowers, from one of my favorite retired papers, look fabulous against the Lemon Lolly cardstock.  This die was the perfect choice for this sentiment. It's a great layout. Thank you for rocking my challenge this week!

jaydeeUnited States
4/5/2024 6:30:04 AM #

Joanne, I just love those beautiful die-cut blooms and how you clustered them around the sentiment.  Fabulous card

Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
4/5/2024 8:06:00 PM #

This is so gorgeous, JoAnne!  I love the beautiful yellow and all those fabulous flowers.  The sentiment is so perfect!  This card will make someone very happy!  I love it!

Anne Marie Hile
Anne Marie HileUnited States
4/6/2024 3:49:13 AM #

Joanne, this sure is lovely! I love the depth of shading in the flowers and the color palette you chose is so soft and pretty. So much spring beauty that I know the recipient will treasure!

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