I always love when the “CASE the Designer” challenges roll around for the Global Design Project. We get to find inspiration in a card that was made by one of our design team members (colors, theme, stamps, layout, occasion – it’s all up for grabs). This week is particularly exciting for me because we are CASE’ing a card by Shawn de Oliveira, who is also one of my InKing Royalty Team members and a great friend. Shawn made a gorgeous card with the Rose Wonder stamp set and coordinating Rose Garden Thinlits dies. I used them, too, but took a different approach. Here’s my card:
And here’s the banner for this week’s GDP CASE the Designer Challenge that inspired my card:Is Shawn’s card not gorgeous?! If you’d like to see Shawn’s original post with this card, you can CLICK HERE.
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Rose Garden Thinlits. While both of the cards above showcase a sentiment from the Rose Wonder stamp set (there are some really great sentiments in this set that are perfect for all occasions), both Shawn’s card and my card focus on the Rose Garden Thinlits. These Thinlits dies are really incredible – not only do you get the thin outline of the bold flowers and leaves, but all the insides are usable, too. Like Shawn, I used the thin outline of the flower and leaves, but you don’t see mine. By the time I was done with my card the outline and insides were all discarded. WHY!? Why would I do something like that to such a beautiful die cut? Here’s a peek at the Rose Garden Thinlits Dies (which includes one Framelits die in the top, left of the picture):
- Spritzing. I knew what I wanted to do (but wasn’t 100% sure how to do it) – still I started before I had it all figured out. I cut out the large outline of the flower and leaves with Thick Whisper White cardstock and covered the back of the shape with Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue. I let it dry overnight – that way, it becomes a temporary adhesive and can easily be removed. I reached out to a super-talented member of my InKing Royalty Team, Julie DiMatteo, for advice on how to best color the space around the rose before removing the cropped out piece. She went straight to Stampin’ Spritzers.
I was hesitant (that could be messy), but it was actually really fun. I filled the spritzer about 3/4″ full of rubbing alcohol (it dries more quickly than water) and a few drops of reinker – you can add more or less depending on the intensity of color you want in the finished project. After the entire piece of Shimmery White cardstock was lightly spritzed, I removed the outline die cut and shed a tear at its beauty. What a brilliant effect! You can see a bit of the shimmery in the cardstock in this picture:
- Color Combination. Because I diluted the reinker in the rubbing alcohol in the Stampin’ Spritzer, the concentration of Fresh Fig is lighter than the full concentration of the color. It looks GREAT with the Fresh Fig cardstock. There’s only a light misting of Old Olive (also diluted a bit). The two look great together. If you like this combination of colors, too, please save this:
Stamp Sets: Rose Wonder Papers: Shimmery White, Fresh Fig Inks: Fresh Fig, Archival Basic Black, Old Olive Accessories: Rose Garden Thinlits Dies, Stampin’ Spritzer, 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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