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Global Design Project GDP194: Sketch Challenge

We have another wonderful sketch challenge this week at Global Design Project. I don't make a lot of clean and simple cards, so it was fun to mix things up and try something different.

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I have been itching to try this new color combo and I thought it would work great with the clean, modern lines of this sketch. I forgot just how much I adore Poppy Parade and when it is paired with Mango Melody; it is gorgeous. I love how the Smoky Slate leaves and tag add interest without adding any additional distractions.

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This card was simple to make. I used the Stitched Rectangle Dies (#148551) to create the main card layer with Whisper White cardstock and backed it with a slightly larger layer of Smoky Slate cardstock. I also die cut three panels cut with the Stitched Nested Labels Dies (#148551) in Whisper White and then stamped the trio with flowers from the Floral Essence Stamp Set.(#149450). Yes, I die cut first and then stamped. It was much easier to get the right distribution of color for each panel that way. I adhered the panels to the base with Dimensionals and wrapped it in twine before attaching everything to the card base. I also stamped and heat embossed a tiny tag using the "hello" from the Country Home Stamp Set (147678). The tag is cut by hand, but it is basically the same size as the tag from the Bouquet Bunch Dies (#143659). Finally, I added three small Silver Metallic Pearls (#146282) to complete the look.

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We would love to have you play along with us this week. Be sure to check out what the other talented designers/players have created for this fun challenge at the Global Design Project Challenge Blog.

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Global Design Project GDP193: Color Challenge

We have another bright color challenge this week at the Global Design Project. I knew right away that I was going to love this color combo!

61047293_10158565618612222_4259704892945334272_nThe Good Morning Magnolia stamp set (#149298) is one of the most popular sets in the new 2019-2020 Annual Catalog...and for good reason. The images in this set are so beautiful and versatile. But don't let the fact that this flower is a magnolia limit you, because, with a little imagination, it can be so much more.

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The Pineapple Punch flowers on a Night of Navy background is gorgeous, then add some Granny Apple Green and the result is stunning. I won't lie, this panel did take some time to color with Stampin' Blends, but IMHO it was totally worth the effort. I also added in some additional shading with dry watercolor pencils to make the effect even more dramatic.

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The panel is mounted on a Granny Apple Green cardstock player that is embossed with the Layered Leaves 3D embossing folder (#152321).


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I also tucked in some foliage cut with Nature's Roots (#146341) and Frosted Bouquet (#147895) dies. The sentiment is from Rooted in Nature (#148217) stamped in Granny Apple Green ink on Whisper White cardstock and die cut with the Stitched Shapes dies (#145372).

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Be sure to check out what the other talented designers/players have created for this great color challenge at the Global Design Project Challenge Blog. We would love to have you play along with us this week. 

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Global Design Project GDP192: CASE Challenge

This week at the Global Design Project challenge blog we are CASEing this vibrant card made by my talented friend, Charlet Mallett. Here's what I see when I look at Charlet's card...a bold Pineapple Punch side panel, a Whisper White card base, and hints of Coastal Cabanna and Real Red.

52156586_10158294959552222_8141541183118639104_oThis one had me stumped a little. With one annual catalog ending today and a brand new one starting tomorrow, I didn't want to use too many retiring products. Today is the last day to purchase the Gingham Gala DSP, but you will be able to get something similar in the new catalog. Other than that, you will be able to get the supplies for this card without any problems.

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The flowers are from the Tea Together stamp set (#148779) and coordinating Tea Time die set (#149697). I stamped them on Whisper White cardstock with Versamark ink and then heat embossed with white embossing powder. I colored the flowers with Stampin' Blends Markers. First, I put down a layer of Light Daffodil Delight, then added Dark Daffodil Delight to the shadows. Then I added in some Dark Pineapple Punch and went over it again with Light Daffodil Delight. The leaves are colored with the Pool Park combo. The small flowers are colored with the Real Red marker combo with a touch of Cherry Cobber. For everything I went back in and added some additional shading with dry watercolor pencils in Daffodil Delight, Real Red, and Bermuda Bay.

The floating die cut technique is really popular right now, so I decided give it a try with this card. I have used a similar technique before without the dimensionals, but I really like this look. Mini pearls are perfect to fill in where needed.

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The sentiment is from the new Bloom & Grow stamp set (#149229) and the leaves are cut and embossed in Pool Party and Bermuda Bay cardstock with Nature's Roots dies (#146341).

Sometimes I make cards that end up not making the cut. I usually don't show them on my blog, but this one I think was worth mentioning. I had originally covered the entire card front with the Gingham Gala dsp. I also used more leaves on that card. I really loved how it looked and almost used it, but, I didn't think it was as true to Charlet's original card and it was a tad too busy so I ended up reworking it. 

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We would love to have you play along with us this week. Be sure to check out what the other talented designers/players have created for this fun challenge at the Global Design Project Challenge Blog.

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Fancy Friday Blog Hop - Designer Series Paper Love

17016919_10208090271166904_2332158752647259391_oThank you for joining us for our monthly Fancy Friday Blog Hop. The Fancy Friday team consists of some of the most talented Stampin' Up! demonstrators around...all past or current Artisans. If you are hopping with us, you should have just arrived from visiting the talented, Rochelle Blok.  Isn't she amazing!

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Our theme this month is "Designer Series Paper Love". I love to use Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper on my paper crafting projects and I am head-over-heels in love with the Magnolia Lane DSP. This one particular sheet of DSP can be used with the coordinating die so it makes this project super easy to make.

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As much as I love making cards, I love making 3-dimensional projects even more. This home decor was easy to make. I started with a gold square photo frame that I purchased from a thrift store for only .99 cents. You can't beat that! I painted it with white acrylic paint and added just a hint of Crumb Cake ink refill to tone it down just a bit.

That beautiful bow is made using the Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo Pack (#149485) along with some twine from a piece of Flax Ribbon (#148764).

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I can't wait to see what the other Fancy Friday team has made. Be sure to hop on over to see the talented Krista Frattin. I know you will love her creations! Want more Magnolia Lane? Check out this project also made using the Magnolia Lane Suite.

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