This week’s Global Design Project color challenge gave me the opportunity to make a Graduation Card I’ve needed to make – Night of Navy, Calypso Coral and Sahara Sand were the perfect foundation for this fun card. AND the colors worked perfectly for a male or female. Here’s my card:And here’s the banner for this week’s Global Design Project challenge that inspired my card:
- B.Y.O.P. and Be the Star. You’d almost think these two sets were made for each other – the stars fit so perfectly along the top and bottom of the sentiment. B.Y.O.P. is carrying over into Stampin’ Up!’s 2016-2017 Annual Catalog, while Be the Star is being retired. I love the sentiments in the B.Y.O.P. set and haven’t used it enough – my mind tells me it’s just for gift cards, but that’s simply not the case. Just look at how flexible these great sayings are – and the card I shared with you today doesn’t have a gift card enclosure at all:
- Graduated Stars for the Graduate. My original design had a Whisper White panel between the base of the card and the top panel. Before gluing it all down, I decided to add stars to that background panel. It makes a great impact, but it was easy to accomplish. To create a fun effect with the stars that border my central panel, I inked the stars with Calypso Coral and stamped with full coverage on the right side. As I made my way left, I stamped off once, then twice, then three times to make the stars lighter and lighter. Easy and fun!
- Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder to the Rescue. I stamped the GRAD sentiment with Night of Navy and colored it in with a Calypso Coral Stampin’ Write Marker. Because both a water-based, they will bleed when the two inks meet each other. I was in luck because my Night of Navy ink pad was quite juicy. As soon as I stamped the sentiment, I covered it with Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat embossed it. That allowed me to paint the Calypso Coral into the sentiment with no problems.
Stamp Sets: B.Y.O.P., Be the Star Papers: Sahara Sand, Night of Navy, Calypso Coral Inks: Night of Navy, Calypso Coral Accessories: Clear Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, 2-1/2″ Circle punch, Circles Collection Framelits, Stampin’ Dimensionals
I hope you’ll pop over to the Global Design Project to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.
Thanks for stopping by today!