As soon as I saw this week’s “Get Well Soon” theme for The Global Design Project, I reached for the adorable basket of flowers in the Sprinkles of Life stamp set, the Ronald McDonald stamp set in last year’s Annual Catalog and a carryover item into 2016’s Annual Catalog. Who doesn’t love a basket of flowers when they are sick? This bushel is sure to cheer up the recipient. Here’s my card:
- Building a Basket. I couldn’t begin to arrange a bunch of flowers in a basket to build a beautiful pick-me-up bouquet for a sick friend – but I can create a quick-and-easy basket with the Sprinkles of Life stamp set. I needed a big bow for this cute basket (every pick-me-up bouquet needs an oversized bow, right?). I found exactly what I needed in the Circle of Spring stamp set. Woo hoo! Both sets were perfectly accented by the “get well sooner” sentiment from Greatest Greetings.
- A Thin, White border. Once the flowers were punched with the Tree Builder punch and the bow was cropped with the Wonderful Wreath Framelits, I was left with a thin, white border. I wanted that same border around my basket, so I did a little bit of snipping and layering to achieve the look I wanted. Here are the punched, cropped and snipped components of my card:
- Pick-Me-Up Colors. I could have picked any colors for this Get Well Soon challenge – I decided to stick with In Colors to color the flowers and bow, and they couldn’t have worked more perfectly for me. I balanced the flowers between Peekaboo Peach, Flirty Flamingo and Watermelon Wonder. I colored the leaves with Emerald Envy and colored the bow with Peekaboo Peach. The Sahara Sand basket and card base added a muted tone to the color palette.
Stamp Sets: Sprinkles of Life, Circle of Spring, Greatest Greetings Papers: Sahara Sand, Basic Black, Flirty Flamingo, Whisper White Inks: Archival Basic Black, Stampin’ Write Markers (Peekaboo Peach, Flirty Flamingo, Watermelon Wonder, Emerald Envy) Accessories: Tree Builder Punch, Wonderful Wreath Framelits, 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!
Stamp Sale and Open House. I’m hosting a sale of my retired stamps, punches, dies, papers and accessories on Saturday, June 11 in Atlanta, Georgia. Doors will open at 9am and will close between noon and 1pm. I hope that all of my retired items will have found new homes during those hours. 🙂 Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or directions.Trying to Narrow Down Your Wish List? I’ve shared two days of My Favorite Things from Stampin’ Up!’s 2016 Annual Catalog. Perhaps my lists can help you narrow down your choices? You can check them out here and here.
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