Yellow Flowers

Yellow FlowersYesterday I made a purple card, today I have a yellow one! The colour comes from Double D Challenges‘ yellow challenge. Cupcake Inspirations pattern theme also played a role alongside Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper. I decided to tie in Simon Says Stamp Monday‘s showers or flowers prompt (obviously I went for flowers!) and One Crazy Stamper‘s anything goes. And for my layout I went with the current sketch from Mojo Monday.

I started by finding all my yellow patterned papers and choosing one to use. I then trimmed it to size for my front panel. I had a couple of other papers that seemed suitable, but didn’t coordinate well with the paper I chose, so I decided not to use them for the other components of the card. I did use one for the strip after some consideration. I’m still not convinced it goes properly, but it doesn’t look bad so I guess it can stay.

For the larger rectangle panel I wanted a plain paper because I felt another pattern would look too busy. I considered going with white but felt that would make the top panel (which I knew would be white for stamping on) kind of disappear. I briefly considered yellow but my plain yellow papers are all quite bright and I didn’t feel they would work well. As you can see I decided to go for kraft in the end, and it does work nicely.

My top panel is a small piece of white card. I knew I wanted to stamp flowers onto it, and was initially planning on using my Altenew Wild Hibiscus stamps. I use them all the time though – downside of being a newbie to card making! – and wanted to try something different this time. I looked through my stamps and found the only other flowers I have, which are from the My Mind’s Eye – My Girl set. They’re definitely a very different style to the other flowers! I decided to use different shades for the flowers, stamping the smaller one once in yellow, then again in a darker mustard yellow. I used the big flower between the two and for that I went orange (another downside – limited ink supplies) using Distress Ink in Spiced Marmalade.

Finally I stamped a sentiment. I went for thank you from Technique Tuesday’s I Made This solely because it is a new-to-me set and I wanted to use it. I inked it up with the yellow and a touch of the mustard colour then stamped it onto white card. After cutting the card to size I edged it with the spiced marmalade.

Assembling the card was simply a matter of lining up the layers and using my roller adhesive to stick them in place. I raised the sentiment up on foam tape to add some depth.

Yellow Flowers 2I’m content with this card. I think I prefer a less busy look generally speaking. But in terms of meeting the prompts I feel it works very nicely.


Lady Joyful


18 thoughts on “Yellow Flowers

  1. Very pretty card and the colours you’ve used are gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing and for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog… 🙂

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