Grown with Love for GDP091

This week’s Theme Challenge for the Global Design Project is “wheels” – anything with wheels will make us smile this week.  While there are some great bicycles, trucks and even a tiny shopping cart in the new catalog, I’ve been itching to ink up the wagon from Grown with Love so that’s just what I did!  Here’s my card with the wagon and bushel of flowers from the new bundle:

Grown with Love, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, GDP091

And here’s the banner for the challenge that inspired my card:

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  • Grown with Love Bundle.  This new bundle pairs a pot with flowers, a watering can with flowers and a wagon with gourds.  I was certain that folks don’t grow flowers in a wagon, so I feared my project would be dumb, but … wheels … the wagon has wheels.  A quick Google search of “flowers in wagons” proved my hypothesis wrong.  Flowers in wagons are apparently a really big thing!  I was happy to jump on this band”wagon” for today’s GDP challenge.  These big, bold images work well together – and the coordinating Framelits cut out the large shapes and smaller images in the set.  Be sure to check them all out.  Here’s a look at this fun bundle:

    Grown with Love Bundle, Stampin' Up!

    Grown with Love Bundle, Stampin’ Up!

  • Painting on the Stamps.  As I mentioned above, one die will cut out the outline of the flowers, while there are also dies to crop the small flowers in the bouquet.  As such, I stamped the entire bouquet (stems, flowers and sentiment) in Emerald Envy, knowing I could cover up the flowers with cropped flowers.  Yay!  Before I stamped down my ink-covered stamp, though, I wiped away some of the ink from the sentiment with a Blender Pen and the painted over it again with a Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker.  So easy!  I did the same with the wheels of the wagon – I stamped the entire wagon in Smoky Slate and then colored over the wheels with a Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker.  I stamped the flower arrangement again with Melon Mambo and cropped out the flowers.  I stamped the wagon again with Real Red and snipped out the wagon.  Fun!
  • Color Blocking.  I created a simple backdrop for my wagon and flowers, color blocking Melon Mambo, Old Olive and Dapper Denim.  The Old Olive (ground) and Dapper Denim (sky) are cropped from the Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack – the ombre sky is a gorgeous backdrop for this card, don’t you think?  These colors (pink, green and blue) are uplifting and fun.  If you like these colors, too, please save this:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Dapper Denim

Stamp Sets:  Grown with Love  Papers:  Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack, Thick Whisper White, Melon Mambo  Inks:  Emerald Envy, Smoky Slate, Melon Mambo, Real Red, Stampin’ Write Marker (Basic Black)  Accessories:  Garden Grown Framelits Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals

Grown with Love, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, GDP091

I hope you’ll pop over to the Global Design Project site to see the cards by the design team members (such a creative and fun bunch of projects over there!) and to play along with this week’s challenge.

Thanks for stopping by today!


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  1. This is wonderful Brian! And the background just makes it pop!

  2. Great card Brian, I love the simplicity of it.

  3. You certainly have a way of bringing stamp sets to life! My wish list keeps growing with items that I never noticed or thought I would ever use. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Love, love, love!!! The background is genius and you’re the mater is color blocking. Stunning as always. xo

  5. Wow! I love this card! My Mom used to have beautiful flowers in an old wooden wagon. Thanks for the sweet trip down memory lane.
    Amazing tip to remove the color with a blender pen!!! So gotta try that soon!

  6. Yes Brian, great tip with the blender pen!

  7. A wagon full of sweet flowers. Love it. Cool way to color the wheels for even more interest!

  8. Every time I see one of your creations that makes my heart go piter patter I think there can’t possibly be a more fabulous card and then POW ZOW you knock me over with yet an even more fantastic one. How DO you DO it?

  9. Jennifer Spiller

    So very pretty!

  10. Great card Brain, it’s tempting me to buy this set 🙂

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