Ooooh! I just love this week’s challenge from the Global Design Project. We aren’t asking you to make a project inspired by colors, a sketch or a theme. We are asking you to make a card inspired by a card by one of our talented designers. First, I will share my project. Then, I will share the project that inspired by creation. Here’s my card for GDP-004:
And here’s the banner for the challenge that inspired my card – which features a gorgeous card by the very talented Louise Sharp:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Spooky Wreath. If I didn’t tell you that I used a gorgeous wreath as the base for my card (and if you weren’t already so passionately familiar with the stamp set), you probably wouldn’t know that it was a wreath. Stamped in black, the wreath takes on an entirely new feel. With the sentiment in the center, the shapes appear to explode from the center – you’d never guess there’s a hole in the middle of the image (which, as I understand, is customary for wreaths). My imagination wants to believe that all the “leaves” collect in the center of the image – like a big, black blossom.
- Explosion of Fun. While I was creating this card, I cropped some Tangelo Twist and Hello Honey “dots” with the Cupcake Builder punch. I intended to arrange them on the black wreath like berries on a wreath. When I played around with the “dots” and extended them beyond the wreath, I was in love with the effect. Please don’t think these bursts of colors were randomly placed on this card front – I strategically placed the dots, alternating colors and spacing them where I wanted them. Lots of work, but I think the work paid off.
- Happy Halloween. I know that Halloween isn’t a big to-do in every part of the world – it’s not my favorite holiday, but I do love to create fun projects for the holiday. And I love this little sentiment. It’s sweet, simple and to-the-point. If you tabbed through the Holiday Catalog, you might not find it. I masked off part of one of the tags in the Sweet Hauntings stamp set to ink up just these two words. If you missed my video about isolating images on a stamp, you can check it out here.
Stamp Sets: Sweet Hauntings, Wondrous Wreath Papers: Tangelo Twist, Whisper White, Hello Honey, Basic Black Inks: Archival Basic Black Accessories: 1-1/4″ Circle punch, Cupcake Builder punch, 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. What a wonderful inspiration from Louise’s card!
Thanks for stopping by today!