I love a whimsical card, and I love a tailored, clean-and-simple card. When I can have both, I am one happy guy. The card I made for this week’s Global Design Project sketch accomplishes both. While it’s a tailored, clean card on the surface, the fun sentiment from Age Awareness wallops a punch of fun that I adore. Here’s my card:
- Age Awareness. Age Awareness has few images to draw you in, so it’s easy to overlook the set. The set has been around since the 2014 Annual Catalog – if you don’t have it, now’s a great time to take another look. I really love the sentiment I used on this card – it turns a classy card into a card that’s perfect for fun-loving folk. There are quite a few great sentiments in the set – check them out:
- No Doilies Today. While the sketch calls for a fun, scalloped element beneath the focal band, my decidedly-masculine card couldn’t host a doily. I thought I would leave the element off of the card (it’s allowed). When I really wanted a pop of Bermuda Bay in that area of the card, I thought Candy Dots would be a perfect solution. Bing! The dots are a perfect balance to the big Bermuda Bay Balloon.
- Color Combination. Even I wasn’t expecting this color combination to work as well as it did. I started with the Bermuda Bay Balloon and another piece of the Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper Stack. That piece was too busy for my card, so I went with this awesome pinstripe of Whisper White and Tip Top Taupe. Turns out, the three worked really well together. Yay! If you like this color combination, too, feel free to save this:
Stamp Sets: Balloon Builders, Age Awareness Papers: Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper, Bermuda Bay, Tip Top Taupe, Whisper White, Thick Whisper White Inks: Bermuda Bay, Tip Top Taupe Accessories: Balloon Bouquet punch, Brights Candy Dots (Bermuda Bay), Whisper White Baker’s Twine, 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!