05.30.18… Today was one of those days when I didn’t have a specific card layout or color combo in mind, until…I saw this week’s Global Design Project #GDP140). So…I decided to just start with a blank canvas (…a.k.a. Whisper White Cardstock). Next, I pulled out my new Detailed With Love stamp set …which, by the way, is quickly climbing up the charts as one of my “Top 10 Favorite Stamp Sets”! Such a versatile set! With the super adorable sentiments and trendy embellishment stamps, you just can’t go wrong!
With a blank canvas in front of me, I just plunged right in! I used my new Balmy Blue Classic Stampin’ Pad and an Aqua Painter to add a subtle wash of color. This same stamp pad was used (along with one of the embellishment stamps from the Detailed With Love stamp set), to create a background pattern. You’ll notice that I “stamped off” the image randomly as I was creating the background.
I had a small strip of Share What You Love Designer Series Paper that was calling my name, so I notched it a one end and layered it on my card. The sentiment was heat-embossed (using a Versamark Pad and White Stampin’ Emboss Powder) on Basic Black Cardstock, and then die cut with one of the Stitched Shape Framelits.
To add some shine, I used one of the Layering Circles Framelits to die cut a scalloped circle from a Gold Foil Sheet. I also tucked a few loops of Gold Metallic Thread underneath the circle, and then added a bit of White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon on top. The leaves were created with Vellum Cardstock, a Gold Foil Sheet, and the ever-so-handy Leaf Punch. For an extra splash or two of color, I added a couple of Tinted Faceted Buttons and sprinkled on a few Share What You Love Artisan Pearls. I had so much fun making this canvas come to life! Hope it inspires you to do the same!
TIP: When using a watercolor technique for your background, add an extra layer of color by including few randomly “stamped-off” images in the same ink color.
The 2018-2018 Stampin’Up! Annual Catalog goes “live” on June 1st!
The brand new 2018-2019 Stampin’ Up Annual Catalog of chockful of so many wonderful products! Okay, let’s be honest….it’s absolutely overflowing with some of the most amazing products ever!
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2 thoughts on “let’s celebrate (#gdp140)…”
Such beautiful textures and layering of elements, Tammy! This card is stunning. Thanks for playing along with my CASE the Designer at GDP this week.
Thanks so much, Brian! This is my 2nd GDP Challenge…and I’m having a blast! 🙂