I’ve had so much fun with The Global Design Project. I had no idea what to expect when the team of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators launched this design challenge last month, but it’s been a great experience. There’s something very special about how many people from all over the world are excited by the challenges and playing along – what an amazing amount of talent out there!
This week The Global Design Project is hosting a color challenge – such a sweet combination of colors with Daffodil Delight, Soft Sky and Pear Pizzazz. How can you go wrong with these colors? Here’s my card:
- Wild About Flowers. I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not particularly wild about flowers – my designs aren’t particularly floral in nature. I do, though, love how easy it is to create big, beautiful projects with Wild About Flowers, a photopolymer stamp set in Stampin’ Up!’s 2015-2016 Annual Catalog. With three distinctly different stems and coordinating flower petals for each, you can create all sorts of combinations. Pay attention, too, to the sentiments in this stamp set – they are really beautiful and wonderful. I was so happy to ink up this stamp set for this challenge.
- Subtle Texture. When my card was all laid out, I was happy with all the components. At the time, though, the Soft Sky panel in the background was untouched. Just before I glued it all down, I decided my card needed a little texture. I didn’t want to texture-emboss the panel, so I reached for the ever-versatile Gorgeous Grunge to add a bit of interest to that piece. With Soft Sky ink, I quickly stamped the largest water-spot stamp all over the paper. It added a nice bit of texture to the soft and sweet project.
- Striped Band. Do you recognize the Pear Pizzazz and Whisper White striped paper that runs across the back of this floral panel and sentiment? If you guessed it’s from the Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack, then you are wrong. Good guess, but wrong. The striped paper is a piece from Season of Cheer Designer Series Paper seen below. The pattern of watercolored stripes run at a diagonal in the paper. As you know, though, I like to cut into paper to change its direction – if it’s printed at a diagonal, then I will showcase it in straight stripes. 🙂
Stamp Sets: Wild About Flowers, Gorgeous Grunge Papers: Season of Cheer Designer Series Paper, Thick Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Sky Inks: Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Sky Accessories: 1-3/8″ Circle punch, 1-1/4″ Circle 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.
Thanks for stopping by today!