The theme for this week's challenge at Global Design Project is O Christmas Tree. For our challenge I made vintage-style Christmas tree-shaped ornaments. I went to the vintage market this weekend here in Nashville, and I was inspired by all... Related ...

 

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Global Design Project: GDP219 Theme Challenge

The theme for this week's challenge at Global Design Project is O Christmas Tree.

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For our challenge I made vintage-style Christmas tree-shaped ornaments.

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I went to the vintage market this weekend here in Nashville, and I was inspired by all the beautiful vintage Christmas decor. To create my own vintage-style ornaments I used the Toile Tidings Suite along with a few other items.

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I salvaged a piece of chipboard from the packaging of a Paper Pumpkin kit. The board was 6"x9" so I was able to get three triangles from it. I covered the front and back of each piece with Toile Tidings DSP and heavily distressed the edges with Early Espresso ink.

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I die cut several snowflakes using the Seasonal Layers dies and added some Ice Stampin' Glitter. I just love this stuff!

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FI used our Jingle Bells (#149598) and used a Dark Soft Suede Stampin' Blends Marker to tone them down. And, of course, I added lots of Linen Thread to each ornament. I just love how these turned out, although it is difficult to capture the true beauty of the glittered snowflakes.

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: GDP214 Sketch Challenge

We have a great sketch challenge at Global Design Project this week.

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I love using sketches because they can make it really easy to design a card...especially when you have great products, like the Brightly Gleaming Suite, to work with. The patterns in the Brightly Gleaming DSP are beautiful. The flip side of these two papers have gorgeous copper foil accents, so it was really a difficult decision to use it this way, but it truly was the best choice.

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Did you know that you can stamp with our classic stamp pads and then color the images with Stampin' Blends markers? The ink in the classic pads is water-based and the markers are alcohol-based, so they work well together. The stamped images are from the Christmas Gleaming stamp set. The ornaments have a coordinating punch pack so they are easy to cut. I did, however, fussy cut the holly images.

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I have quite the stache of clear rhinestones, so I added some bling to the ornaments. The rhinestones give the perfect touch of elegance without overpowering the card.

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: GDP213 Color Challenge

We have a color challenge this week over at the Global Design Project project blog. I love this vivid color pallet.

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It has been a while since I have done any water coloring and I really wanted to try out the Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper (149612). Every water color paper has its own personality, and this is no exception, but I am very pleased with the results. It holds up to the water quite well and I didn't experience any paper pilling. 

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I stamped the holly from the Christmas Gleaming stamp set (150464) on the smoother side of the paper in VersaMark ink and heat embossed it with Whisper White embossing powder. I was very impressed with how well the images stamped. I used Stampin' Up! ink refills as my watercolors along with an AquaPainter.

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After heat embossing, I did a light wash of Smoky Slate ink on the background and let it dry completely. Next, I painted the leaves and berries with Old Olive and Lovely Lipstick ink. I started with a light hand and then added in darker shadows.

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I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment from Toile Christmas and used the coordinating Christmas Cardinal dies to cut it out. For my first attempt at this card I stopped with the light background wash and the results is the alternate version (below). I wanted to continue to experiment, so I carefully deconstructed the card and added more color to the background. I like both versions, but it really comes down to a personal preference.

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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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Have a blessed day!

 

Global Design Project: GDP211 Theme Challenge

The theme for this week's challenge at Global Design Project is Happily Ever After.

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I have been wanting to create a card using the Magnolia Blooms Stamp Set (#152729) and this challenge is the perfect opportunity.

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This stamp set is designed with the new stamper in mind...althought I may have pushed the envelop a bit when I colored it with Stampin' Blends markers and then fussy cut everything. This set is also the compliment set for the very popular Good Morning Magnolia set. I stamped everything with Memento Jet Black Ink on Whisper White cardstock. Then I used three different marker sets...Petal Pink, Soft Sea Foam, and Light Daffodil Delight. For the background, I stamped the Birch (#149256) background stamp with Crumb Cake ink. I mounted the panel on a Crumb Cake card base and then tied on some Linen Thread. I added some Gold Metallic Pearls, but you could use sequins, rhinestones, or leave the additional embellishments off entirely. I can't help thinking that this the perfect card for a couple having a country wedding.

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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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