This week’s Theme Challenge at the Global Design Project asks us to be inspired by nature. Who doesn’t love nature?! This challenge inspired me to roll my sleeves up and create a beautiful card that I would be proud to share with you – how exciting! Instead of creating a realistic image of nature, though, I created a graphic thank you card with a modern, cool tree. Here’s my card:
And here’s the banner for the challenge that inspired my card:
- Build-a-Tree. While I really adore this modern “thank you” from One Big Meaning (I masked the second part of this sentiment with tape), this tree is definitely the showpiece on this card. Not only does the tree pull in both of the colors on this card – Mint Macaron and Soft Suede – but it was super-easy to create. I built this tree with two photopolymer stamp sets – Sprinkles of Life (this year’s Ronald McDonald House Charities stamp set) and What’s Your Type? (a versatile set that can be used for so many great projects).
- Too Tall. I really wanted to create a tall, slender card for this challenge – didn’t won’t to lop off my tree panel to make it shorter. As such, I reached for my 12″ x 12″ In Color cardstock to create this 6″ x 4-1/4″ card front. That additional 1/2″ made all the difference in the world. The In Colors are offered in 12″ x 12″ packets – you get FOUR sheets of each of the five colors. What a great way to get the most from 12″ x 12″ cardstock!
- Colors. Mint Macaron has quickly become a favorite color of mine. It pairs with almost anything perfectly. It can be bold or soft; it can be sweet or sassy. I love how it pairs with Soft Suede to create a very neutral appeal. If you like this combination of colors, too, please feel free to save this:
Stamp Sets: Sprinkles of Life, What’s Your Type?, One Big Meaning Papers: It’s My Party Designer Series Paper Stack, Mint Macaron, Soft Suede, Whisper White Inks: Soft Suede, Mint Macaron Accessories: 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!