This week’s Global Design Project challenges features a tremendous balance of colors: Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo and Wisteria Wonder. While I love the brightness that Bermuda Bay and Melon Mambo bring to this threesome of colors, I was really feeling the love from Wisteria Wonder when I sat down to make my card. I don’t use her as often as I should, so I wanted to give her the spotlight. Here’s my card:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Grateful Bunch. I won’t shy away from a flower print or design, but you don’t see me making a lot of cards that require me to arrange flowers. I’m just not good at layering flowers in an appealing way (and I’m not ashamed to admit it). Still, I was drawn to Grateful Bunch, a photopolymer stamp set in Stampin’ Up!’s Occasions Catalog, because of the awesome sentiments. I’m certain I’ll use these flowers at some point (I bought the bundle with the punch), but these sentiments make me very happy.
- Paper Piecing. From the moment I first saw Vivid Vases, I knew it was the perfect stamp set for paper piecing. I stamped the image of the vase and flowers on the Whisper White cardstock base. I then stamped the same image on a piece of striped paper from Have a Cuppa Designer Series Paper Stack – the vase pulls from the striped image on the bottom layer of the card. I snipped out the vase and glued it on top of the one I had stamped on white. So simple – with such an amazing impact. If you missed my paper piecing video, you can see it here.
- Pulling in the Bright Colors. Yes, it’s true. I shied away from this color combination a bit. The Wisteria Wonder played with my heartstrings, so I showcased it a front-and-center. The other colors are definitely there, though. 🙂 The thin stripes in the background include all three colors in this challenge (and one stripe of Basic Gray). Since I ultimately used this paper on the vase (it IS the focal point, after all), I feel I have appropriately captured this gorgeous combination of colors. Yay!
Stamp Sets: Grateful Bunch, Vivid Vases Papers: Have a Cuppa Designer Series Paper Stack, Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White Inks: Archival Basic Gray, Stampin’ Write Marker (Wisteria Wonder) Accessories: Project Life Corner Rounder, 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. It’s a fun one!
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