Going Yo Yo….

Well, I must admit this challenge was more difficult than I thought! Yo Yo Yellow that is. When Trudee suggested a Yo Yo Yellow Ways to Use It Challenge, I thought, “Great! That color rarely gets used and it should be an easy one to whip up.” Famous last words! LOL Yo Yo Yellow and I just DO NOT get along! I knew there must be a reason I never use that color! Five tries later, along with a lot of frustration…here it is. 🙂

If  you’d like to join us at the Way’s to Use it Challenge…we’d love that! Here is the link… WT114 Going Yo Yo.

Sunny Wishes


I won’t tell you any more about all the discards on my desk and my long journey to this card, I’ll just start with how to make this one. This card started off with the 5″ square kraft cardstock base. Onto that I layered two papers from my 8×8 paper pack Chasing Butterflies from Daisy D’s. I just love this paper! Great size and great variety of papers. I bought mine from Jacksonbelle.  I then used zig zag stitching on some of the seams for interest.

Quick Tip: If you are trying to use a color that you are having difficulty using, use it in small doses. You can also sponge it or stamp a background on it. This may change the hue or tint enough to make it more manageable.

For the main image, I inked up my Happy Harmony flowers from Stampin Up with my Yo Yo Yellow & Old Olive markers. I stamped it three times without reinking to get a layered effect. This is called repetition stamping. After stamping the sentiment in Basic Black across the stems, I lightly sponged the edges with Close To Cocoa ink. It still needed a little something so I dug through my drawer and found this punch. I love this punch but always seem to forget to use it. The image was then matted with the dotted red paper and then a square of Yo Yo Yellow. I lightly sponged the edges of the yellow to tone it down a little.

For the final touches, I added a little Antique Brass Hodgepodge Hardware clip and a yellow Prima flower from the Martinique Collection. I bought them at my local scrapbook store and it is one of my favorite Prima boxes. I think I’ve gone through 4 boxes so far! LOL At the center of my flower is a one of my favorite new product finds, a red corduroy covered brad.


All in all, I’m finally reasonably happy with this card. Why I have so much trouble using Yo Yo Yellow I am still not sure. I did pick out a pot of these beautiful Yo Yo Yellow Daisies at the garden centre on Monday for beside my kitchen door. I seem to prefer using So Saffron as a yellow but I do love lemon yellow. Perhaps if the Yo Yo Yellow cardstock was just a tad more on the lemon side, I’d be happy!

22 responses to “Going Yo Yo….

  1. This card is so beautiful! Love the contrasting colors and the stitching! Great great job Julia!

  2. denise/geekgirl415

    I’m with you there- a more lemony yellow would be nice! This is going to be an UberChallenge… yours is very inspirational!!! Thanks for making us work!

  3. Bonnie aka raduse

    The card’s beautiful as always Julia. As for your discards, pull them back out of the trash. You’ll find something to do with the images.

  4. you should be more than “reasonably” happy with this – IT’S FABULOUS!!! I LOVE

  5. I LOVE your card, and think the colors are gorgeous! I really like the contrast.

  6. This is sooooo darling J! I love the colors, I love it all! 🙂

  7. What a great use of such a difficult color! I haven’t been brave enough to try that color yet. Maybe this challenge is calling my name. 🙂

  8. Beautiful card and the colors are to die for! A real inspiration to try a little something different today. I must go to that challenge.

  9. Awesome card Julia! Now the wheels are turning because I want to participate in the challenge!

  10. bwahahahahhahahaha well I guess it really WAS a challenge, eh? TOLD YA!!!! LOL!! the final result is great, though!! love it with the daisy d’s!

  11. Ha…I know what you mean about yellow…my hubby HATES it. Says it is not a real color…it is only a hue. (that that is somehow BAD)…

    I think your card is beautiful…the yellow is present, but not overpowering.

  12. you definitely made the challenge tough! I love the vintage feel your card has, the yellow just looks like it belongs!

  13. That is gorgeous!! I can’t say that I every use YoYo Yellow, in fact, I think my 2 or 3 sheets are from a combo pack from about 2 years ago!! 🙁 This will def. be a challenge for me , but one I’m willing to take on. 🙂 AND…I finally got a sewing machine for Mother’s Day and I haven’t used it for cards…oh darn, the only color thread I have is black. OKAY…my challenge is to make a sewn card using yoyo yellow and black. Stay tuned !! 🙂 Thanks for your inspiration…you make it look WAay easier than it is!!

  14. Julia, this is a lovely card! I love the papers!

  15. You did a fantastic job, I love it! All the stitching and different papers make it very interesting. The yellow look good, and the daisies are so pretty. TFS.

  16. This card is gorgeous! Seriously, yo-yo yellow never looked so good!!

  17. Barb Hendrickson

    SUPER CUTE!!! Almost everyone seems to have allowed Yo Yo yellow to intimidate……but you tamed the yellow beast with a beautiful color combo that is very inviting and trendy.

    LOVE IT!


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  19. You did Yo Yo Yellow proud, Julia! And thanks for this challenge! It tempted me to play today and I’m glad I did. It was fun!

  20. BEautiful, Julia.

  21. That’s pretty, J! Love the papers! (Love that brad too! I have white ones!)

  22. Linda (LSN on SCS)

    Absolutely gorgeous Julia! You have just the perfect touch of yellow in this card! Such vintage Julia style!


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