I was so excited by this week’s Global Design Project color challenge (Daffodil Delight, Basic Gray and Smoky Slate) that I couldn’t just make ONE card for the challenge – I felt compelled to make TWO. I shared the first card on Monday – you can see that card here. Here’s my second card with this wonderful color combination:
And here’s the banner for the challenge that inspired my card:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Botanical Builder Framelits. The Botanical Blooms Photopolymer Bundle is the first of its kind (as far as I know). THREE items are combined in this 15% off bundle – a stamp set, coordinating Framelits and a pack of Designer Series Paper. Wowza! While all three offer their own personality to a card (and work perfectly together), each one can shine alone. I only used the Framelits/Thinlits on this card to create the sweet flower and ornate border along the bottom (this long piece is a Framelit on one side and Thinlit on the other). Love it!
- Simple Easter. I made this card as a challenge to myself. Not only was I inspired by this color combination, but I loved that I could make a sophisticated Easter card with this amazing sentiment from Suite Sayings and the beautiful Botanical Builder Framelits. Such a simple card, but I think it’s elegant and Easter-appropriate.
- Flatten it a Bit. When you crop out an image with Framelits, you’ll often see an indention left from the die you are cutting with. That’s OK if you are cropping out an image from scrap paper (because you are going to throw away the rest). If you are cropping out an image on a piece of cardstock you want to keep (like the vine above), you can run that piece of paper through the Big Shot a couple of times with clean plates or between copy paper to flatten the indentions a bit. You can still see them above the vine in my photo above, but they are not nearly as dramatic as they were when I first cropped them.
Stamp Sets: Suite Sayings Papers: Daffodil Delight, Basic Gray, Smoky Slate Inks: Archival Basic Gray Accessories: Botanical Builder Framelits, White Perfect Accents, Stampin’ Dimensionals
I hope you’ll pop over to the Global Design Project site to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.
Thanks for stopping by today!