This week at the Global Design Project challenge blog we are CASEing this card by Shawn De Oliveira. This is a gorgeous and elegant card and it lends itself well to CASEing. I wanted to capture the basic feel of... Related Stories - Global Design ...

 

Global Design Project #GDP088: CASE the Designer and more...




Global Design Project #GDP088: CASE the Designer

This week at the Global Design Project challenge blog we are CASEing this card by Shawn De Oliveira. This is a gorgeous and elegant card and it lends itself well to CASEing.

GDP088I wanted to capture the basic feel of Shawn's card, so I stayed with the layout and similar colors but I substituted stamped flowers for the die cut one and used a die cut sentiment instead of a stamped sentiment.

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I stamped two flowers from the returning You've Got This stamp set using Archival Basic Black Ink on Canon XL 140 lb. watercolor paper. I used an Aqua Painter and Rich Razzleberry ink refill to color them. I used the new SU watercolor pencils to color the flower center in Daffodil Delight. After the flowers had dried completely, I fussy cut them and set then aside for later. Next, I stamped several leaf sprays from the Falling Flowers stamp set on a watercolor panel and colored those with Old Olive ink refill. I also stamped a few additional leaves and fussy cut those to use as filler when assembling the card front. I also added some Old Olive splatters to the card panel and let this all dry completely. While I was waiting, I die cut the word "friend" in Basic Black cardstock with the soon-to-be-released Lovely Words Thinlits.

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I assembled the card front and added it to a card base also made with watercolor paper. I love how the card turned out, but I am always wondering "what if", so I decided to color a piece of watercolor paper with Rich Razzleberry ink refill and an Aqua Painter and then die cut the word "friend" again. I added it on top and slightly off-set from the black word die cut. Honestly, I couldn't decide with version of this card I liked best, so I decided to share them both.

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You will probably notice that the flowers lift off the card.  I curled them with a bone folder and attached the bottom of each flower at the base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. The watercolor paper is stiffer than regular card stock, so it I didn't need to add any dimensional adhesive (although you could if you wanted to).

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Finally, I added some clear sequins (by Darice) to give a little touch of glimmer.

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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.

I WOULD LOVE TO BE YOUR STAMPIN' UP! DEMONSTRATOR

If you are in the United States and need a demonstrator, then you can order your supplies in my online store here.

Have a blessed day!

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Global Design Project #GDP086 Sketch Challenge

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

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Typically I love sketch challenges, but I struggled a little bit with this one. You have heard me say time and again, sketches are meant to be an inspiration, not a hindrance. I basically followed the sketch, but instead of adding a greeting (which would have been strange since my focal point was a greeting) I opted to switch things up and add flowers. But then I had an issue with balance, so I added more flowers to the opposite corner.

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I am a little behind in ordering new product, so I decided to focus on some items that are retiring at the end of this month. I started with a Basic Black top-folding card base and then covered the front panel with some retiring Playful Palette DSP. I added some linen thread at an angle as indicated on the sketch and then added a panel of Crumb Cake cardstock stamped in Basic Black with the Big on Birthdays photopolymer stamp set. I used more of the flowers from the Special Reasons Bundle that I already had stamped and cut to add a little pop of color.

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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.

I WOULD LOVE TO BE YOUR STAMPIN' UP! DEMONSTRATOR

If you are in the United States and need a demonstrator, then you can order your supplies in my online store here.

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Global Design Project #GDP084: CASE the Designer

We are CASEing my talented friend, Michelle Last this week at the Global Design Project challenge blog. I adore this card by Michelle and if it were up to me, I wouldn't change a thing, but that would make for a boring CASE challenge, wouldn't it?

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I decided to take different elements from Michelle's card and use them on my project. For example, I love the embossed background, so I incorporated dry embossing as well as using a similar layout and colors. We have several products retiring at the end of May (or until supplies run out) so I wanted to feature a few of my favorites before it is too late.

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Classy Designer buttons are retiring, so I decided to feature them on some felt flowers made using the retiring Flower Fair thinlits dies. It is difficult to die cut felt with thinlits, but the flowers in this set aren't too detailed so they work fairly well on the thinner felt squares you can by at the craft store. It helps to use the Precision Base Plate covered with a piece of plain copier paper under the felt and then run it through the Big Shot several times.

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It isn't a secret that I adore polka dots, so I had to incorporate leaves made with some Cucumber Crush In Color Designer Series Paper Stacks before it goes away. Most of the leaves were die cut with the same Flower Fair thinlits dies with exception of the the smaller flower which was hand cut.
I hand stitched the flowers together using Linen Thread and then used hot glue to attach them to the project.

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I could have easily made a card, but since the flowers are a little bulky and harder to mail, I decided to make a Mini Treat Bag with some bright white 20 lb. paper and then emboss it with the retiring Large Polka Dot embossing folder. All-in-all I adore how it all turned out and while there isn't any stamping, I do love the bright & cheerful colors and the texture that the felt gives to this project.

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.

I WOULD LOVE TO BE YOUR STAMPIN' UP! DEMONSTRATOR

If you are in the United States and need a demonstrator, then you can order your supplies in my online store here.

Have a blessed day!

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Global Design Project #GDP083 Theme Challenge

Our theme this week over on the Global Design Project blog is "Sparkles and Bling".

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Don't laugh, but for some reason I had a lot of trouble with this challenge. Sounds silly, right? Seriously, almost everything I make has something on it that fits this challenge, but when push came to shove I really just hit a wall. I think it must be because life has overwhelmed me a bit lately. I recently mentioned that I started a new job a few weeks ago and it has taken me a little longer to adjust to the new schedule than I had hoped. I will get there eventually, but in the mean time, I am having to take a step back from stamping. Thankfully, I had this project already made from w-a-y back in November. Normally, I don't recommend procrastinating, but sometimes it pays off and in this case it turns out to be a good thing. LOL!

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This popcorn box was made using the soon-to-retire Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack. I am really going to miss these paper stacks. They are my "go-to" papers when nothing else seems to work. I adore the polka dots and stripes. For the focal point, I stamped and embossed the horse from Carousel Birthday with VersaMark and gold embossing powder. This stamp set retires at the end of May, so if you want it, be sure to get it now. Those fun little flowers are from the same Popcorn Box Thinlits die and the leaves are borrowed from the popular Swirly Scribbles Thinlits dies.

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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.

I WOULD LOVE TO BE YOUR STAMPIN' UP! DEMONSTRATOR

If you are in the United States and need a demonstrator, then you can order your supplies in my online store here.

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Global Design Project #GDP082 Sketch Challenge

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We have a great sketch challenge this week at Global Design Project. I thought it would be fun to try something different so I turned the sketch on its side.

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I started this card by stamping the card edge with the flower from the So In Love stamp set with Basic Black Archival Ink on Canson XL 140lb. watercolor paper. I also borrowed some leaves from the Bunch of Blossoms stamp set. I love how well the leaves work so well with the flowers. To get this layered look, I used sticky note masks to cover the areas already stamped. Then I painted the images with several layers of ink refills mixed with water and an AquaPainter. Finally, I stamped the greeting with VersaMark on Basic Black cardstock and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. In order to remain as true as possible with the sketch, I added some linen thread and then attached the sentiment with dimensionals.

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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.

I WOULD LOVE TO BE YOUR STAMPIN' UP! DEMONSTRATOR

If you are in the United States and need a demonstrator, then you can order your supplies in my online store here.

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