I’ve shared several floral projects with the Birthday Blooms stamp set and the Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper – both are available in the January 2016 Occasions Catalog. You can see these recent projects here and here. While the flowers are certainly a standout in this set and in the designs of this paper, the colors are also perfect for a sweet celebration. Today, I’m sharing a card for the Global Design Project’s sketch challenge that features a sugary sweet pattern from the Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper.
- Pattern Combinations. While this piece of Designer Series Paper with the ice cream cones is super-adorable, the patterns and colors create a very busy piece of paper. I happily showcased this paper but minimized its business by adding a panel of Mint Macaron polka dots from the 2015-2017 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack. This mostly-solid panel creates a calm in the center of the card while the ice cream cones dance in the background. If you missed my video about combining Designer Series Paper patterns, you can see it here.
- Snipping Cones. I snipped a couple of ice cream cones from this paper before wishing there were an easier way – I like to snip, but these cones are tiny. Hmmm…what do we have in our inventory of products that’s shaped like an ice cream cone? Flipping, flipping. Looking, looking. Aha! There’s actually an ice cream cone die in the Snow Friends Framelits Dies. The cone die works just fine with these ice cream cones. It’s not a perfect fit, but it works really well. You’re welcome.
- Sweet Color Combination. What makes this card so super-sweet is the combination of this pale aqua, pale pink and brown. The ice cream cones perfectly bring these three colors together to make a sweet card that’s perfect for anyone. If you like these colors, too, please feel free to save this:
Stamp Sets: Birthday Blossoms Papers: Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper, 2015-2017 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack, Mint Macaron, Soft Suede Inks: Soft Suede Accessories: Ovals Collection Framelits, whisper White Baker’s Twine, Stampin’ Dimensionals
I hope you’ll pop over to see the cards by the design team members – they are pretty amazing – and to play along with this week’s challenge at the Global Design Project challenge.
Thanks for stopping by today!