Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Joy of Sets 1st Designer Challenge (Letter F) - Floral Phrases

 Hello, well here it is, my first card made for The Joy Of Sets Challenge Blog. Please hop on over by clicking on the link to see the other fantastic designs. In my last post I mentioned I’d been asked to join the design team in this exciting new venture so it was with some trepidation that I set about coming up with a plan of action. I wanted a card that looked pretty and neat but wasn’t overly complicated.

The brief was set; a stamp set that had at least one word in its’ title starting with the letter F. Luckily I have a few sets, both current and retired. It really was a close call between Bella and Friends and Floral Phrases and I had ideas for both sets. In the end though I went with Floral Phrases, a set I used frequently in the past. It always looks elegant and even using it for a wedding hasn’t put me off it.


I’m fortunate to have the coordinating dies as shown in the phot above. I’d decided on an easel card so used some scrap non SU cardstock to make sure my measurements were correct and the design worked before starting. I chose Soft Sky, such a pretty blue and for a fresh look, teamed it with Whisper White.


While the card is easy to make, it was just a bit fiddly ensuring the die cut layers matched exactly

A narrow piece of ribbon added a little more interest before putting the sentiment stamped onto a stitched oval on the front.

I added a bow and 3 tiny flowers that I salvaged from the die cutting. For a little sparkle I placed a rhinestone in the centre of each flower. I have a feeling I’ll be making this card again soon but adapted slightly for an anniversary that’s coming up soon.


Sentiment on Whisper White card
inside to help the easel card stand



























10 comments:

  1. A very elegant card Beverly

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    1. Thank you Peta, my first make for the design team so very exciting times. I hope you're going to submit a card.:)

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  2. I love the color of this, such a beautiful card!! 😊

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    1. Thanks Jen, I'm so pleased this set carried over to the new catalogue.

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  3. Absolutely beautiful card Beverley x

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    1. Thank you. It's such a gorgeous set isn't it?

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  4. Love this card Bev - simply stunning! xx

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    1. Thank you, surprised myself that I used this set so soon after the wedding...and in blue! ;)

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  5. Beautiful card Beverley. It's really nice to see this in a different, softer colour. Love it.x

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    1. Thank you Sally, I love the subtles colour family.

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