I love to play along with the CASE the Designer Challenges for the Global Design Project – it gives me the opportunity to honor the other members of our talented team. Steffi Helmschrott is a super-talented member of our group who always amazes me with the softness of her cards and her amazing watercoloring. The card we are CASEing from Steffi is as soft, beautiful nature scene in all natural colors. Here’s my card:
Although the bold stripes and bordering papers might show up as black in this picture, I created an entirely neutral project with browns. What looks like black is actually Early Espresso. And here’s the banner for the challenge that inspired my card:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Touches of Texture. I love the subtle background Steffi created in her butterfly card using images from the Butterfly Basics stamp set. There are many stamp sets that can be used to create similarly abstract textures – Gorgeous Grunge, Timeless Textures and Touches of Texture. I used the cleanest and least abstract of images from Touches of Texture to stamp this gorgeous flower. I stamped the images on Very Vanilla with Early Espresso and lightly pulled the ink into the leaves with a Blender Pen. After I stamped the same image on Whisper White and snipped out the little flowers, I glued them to the first image. The white flowers pop just a little bit against the Very Vanilla background.
- CASEing Steffi. It was Steffi’s neutral backdrop (mostly Crumb Cake, Whisper White and Gold) that attracted me most to her card. I always use so much color, so I’m wow’d by a project that uses very little (or that uses it so softly). While I kept my focal panel pretty clean (I was too frightened to add texture or background images to the flower). I know it could have added a nice touch (it’s what I like so much about Steffi’s card), but I couldn’t take the risk.
- Pairing Vanilla and White. It’s not often you’ll see my pair Whisper White and Very Vanilla. This neutral-themed card gave me the permission and the challenge I needed to make them work together. Once the flowers were highlighted with white, I knew my sentiment needed to be showcased on white and that I could use my Designer Series Paper Stack to highlight the images. So thankful I stayed neutral on this card.
Stamp Sets: Touches of Texture, Places You’ll Go Papers: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack Inks: Early Espresso Accessories: Blender Pen, 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.
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