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Jun 26, 2021

Harlequin, Stripes and Flowers 'Thank You' Card

Hello and welcome! 

Another week has flown by and I am back today with a new card for this week's Allsorts challenge! It's my turn to host and I selected the theme of Patterned Papers! Hope you'll play along with us for a chance to win, in fact there will be two prizes this week. I'm making it easy too, if you don't have any patterned papers, you may get creative and find a pretty page in a magazine as an alternative, or you may even make your own DIY patterned paper using inks,stamps, stencils etc. 

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It's a total coincidence that I used harlequin patterned paper on my card and only noticed when I prepared the post yesterday when I saw our  prize was the harlequin bouquet stamp :-) This paper just stood out to me when I dug through my box of papers. 

The floral stamp I used here is by Penny Black from the set Blooming Garden. It's been stamped using Memento Tuxedo ink and colored using Copic markers. I did stamp/cut out the flowers twice to adhere with foam tape for a 3D effect.

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The "Thank You" sentiment is an oldie by Stampin Up. The colorful striped paper is also by Stampin Up, really old as well and I have no idea what brand the harlequin paper is. 

The herringbone (?) type "stitching" is a stamp from an old Whimsy Stamps Faux Stitching set and I tied some natural jute twine around the card. To add a little more interest I rounded the bottom corners with an old Creative Memories corner rounder punch. I'm surprised this punch still works so well, as I have newer punches that are no longer usable! This punch was actually my very first papercraft tool I've ever purchased (along with those decorative scissors), when I first started scrapbooking a long long time ago! And you can bet I pretty much used it on every photograph back then! LOL.

I used a glitter brush on the flower centers but it doesn't show up too well here. While it does sparkle some in real life, there is not much sparkle left in my brush pen and I really need to get a replacement soon!

Thanks so much for visiting!! Hope to see you over at the challenge blog! 


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(All using Blooming Garden)

I'm linking up here:
Penny Black Saturday - Use PB stamps // Daring Cardmakers - Into the Garden // Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Patterned Paper // Creative Sketchy Girls - Ribbon, Lace or Twine // Fab n Funky - Anything Goes // Paper Minutes - Thank You // 


  1. A really striking creation Ellie and great use of colour. Always like you addition of twine, I actually bought the very same huge reel of it a few weeks ago, ordered from the States and even with pps worked out cheaper than here in the UK.

    Think it will be a popular theme.

    B x

    1. Thanks so much, Brenda.
      I think you'll love this twine. It's definitely my most used embellishment and the huge roll seems to last forever! Had mine for years and still have soooo much left!!

  2. This is so pretty. I love the way the patterned paper looks like a frame around your image.

  3. Love how your flowers pop against that striking background.

  4. Those flowers really stand out against the background and other decorative details. Great card! :) Thanks for playing along with the Daring Cardmakers this week!

  5. The colours are very striking and a beautiful combination in this design - a great theme too for our challenge, thanks.

  6. A really great choice of colours with great image and a super background.

    Kath x

  7. I just love the harlequin effect behind your flower image, it looks fantastic. Nice work. Thank you for entering your lovely project into World Wide Open Design Team Challenge. Best of luck with you entry.
    Annette DT

  8. That harlequin is just perfect with your whole design, this card is so interesting and striking!! Beautiful colouring too! Love the faux stitching!

  9. Beautiful creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at The Creative Crafters. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin xx

  10. Such a pretty card Ellie - love the wee touch of (faux) stitching
    Stay safe

  11. Those flowers really pop against the background! I love it.

  12. Striking beautiful card, gorgeous design;-))m

  13. Fabulous card Ellie ….so pretty …
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  14. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card with Paperminutes.
    Heike DT

  15. That is such a cute card! I like the print mix and the flowers are beautiful they really stand out :)

    Hope that you had a good weekend :) We had a nice relaxing one to kick off the winter school holidays :)

    Away From The Blue

  16. Great card,clean and simple my kind of card

  17. Such a beautiful card!!

    Curated By Jennifer

  18. Love it Ellie, so gorgeous, xxx

  19. Ellie this is absolutely beautiful, I love the effect that DP makes it seems to bring the card alive, the flowers are gorgeous a superb creation
    lorraine x

  20. mooie bloemenkaart
    bedankt voor het meedoen aan de challenge
    groetjes jolanda bongers
    dt creative sketchy girls

  21. Such a beautiful card! I really like the harlequin pattern in the background.

  22. Wonderful creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge. Good luck!

  23. Thanks for sharing such a great idea, looking forward for the next post!

    Diana | Ferbena Fashion Blog & Magazine

  24. What a lovely card.

    Thank you for joining us for the June challenge at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge.

  25. So elegant and just stunning. Thanks for joining in at the Daring Cardmakers. x


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