Each week I’m inspired by the amazing projects shared by the Design Team Members at the Global Design Project. As soon as my amazement begins to wear off a bit, the participants begin sharing their cards – and I’m in awe all over again. So many great projects from so many talented artists. I can’t wait to see the gallery for this week’s Global Design Project color challenge – Night of Navy, Whisper White and your choice of one other color. I chose Calypso Coral. Here’s my card:
- Enhancing Floral Boutique. I love to tell you things you already know. If you’ve followed me for longer than a week, then you know that I love to create with Stampin’ Up!’s Designer Series Papers. I also love the enhance the pages – stamping on the pages, piecing them together, pairing unexpected pages. For this challenge, I used a stencil brush to lightly paint the Night of Navy and Whisper White with Calypso Coral ink. I inked from the bottom and up each time so that the base of the panel was darkest. I adore this paper – the patterns are beautiful, and it’s easy to add other colors.
- Make a Decision, Brian. When I first set out to make this card, I wanted to match up the patterns perfectly between the panel that’s painted with Calypso Coral. I was all set to make it work – had the pieces all cut and ready-to-go – but I chickened out. The layers have to be PERFECT for that effect to work, and I got a little gun-shy. As such, I made the decision to add a thin frame of Night of Navy just let the patterns not match. I cropped another piece for the background and let it be. I was happy with that decision – helped me to relax a bit while I made the rest of the card. 🙂
- Bold and Beautiful. I love how bright Calypso Coral looks with Night of Navy. The bold blue makes the rich coral pop. I really like how these two colors play with one another. If you like this combination of colors, too, please save this:
Stamp Sets: Timeless Love Papers: Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper, Irresistibly Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper, Calypso Coral, Night of Navy Inks: Calypso Coral, Night of Navy Accessories: 2″ Circle punch, Layering Circles Framelits Dies, 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.
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