Climbing Orchid and Fancy Foil for GDP094

This week’s Global Design Project sketch gave me the chance to play with two new products I hadn’t yet played with – the Climbing Orchid Bundle and the Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper.  The sweet-and-simple sketch gave me a great platform to create a sweet-and-simple card.  Here’s my card:

Climbing Orchid, Special Celebrations, Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, GDP094

And here’s the banner for the challenge that inspired my card:GDP094Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Climbing Orchid Bundle.  This is the first project I’ve made with the Climbing Orchid Bundle, a new pairing of a photopolymer stamp set and Framelits in Stampin’ Up!’s 2017 Annual Catalog.  What fun!  This bundle can be used for sweet cards or gorgeous 3-D arrangements.  Here’s a look at this amazing, new bundle (you can click on the picture to see some great samples in my online store):
    Climbing Orchid Bundle, Stampin' Up!

    Climbing Orchid Bundle, Stampin’ Up!

    QUICK TIP:  To softly color the delicate flowers, I stamped them with Berry Burst on Whisper White cardstock.  I used a Blender Pen to lightly add color by pulling some of the ink from the center of the flower onto the inside of the petals.  Such an easy way to add soft texture:Use a Blender Pen to lightly pull color onto the petals of the orchid

  • Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper.  It’s really difficult to showcase the awesomeness of this Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper in pictures.  You really need to hold this paper if your hands (after you order it from me, of course) to see how incredible it is.  Here’s a look at the colors and patterns in this paper:  Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!Just look how shiny this paper is – a beautiful backdrop for this sweet flower:Climbing Orchid, Special Celebrations, Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, GDP094
  • Seasonal Layers Thinlits.  While the Climbing Orchid stamp set features stamps that form the thin stem on which the orchid rests, I wasn’t able to effectively stamp on the Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper, so I had to get creative.  There’s a gorgeous branch in Seasonal Layers Thinlits that needed a little trimming to give me what I needed, so I pulled out my pruning shears and got to work.  Perfection!

    Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies, Stampin' Up!

    Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies, Stampin’ Up!

Stamp Sets:  Climbing Orchid, Special Celebrations  Papers:  Kraft, Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper, Berry Burst, Early Espresso, Thick Whisper White  Inks:  Berry Burst  Accessories:  Orchid Builders Framelits Dies, Blender Pen, Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies, Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals, 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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  1. Very pretty card!

  2. The foil paper is so pretty. Love your card.
    Have a great day.

  3. Frauke Hagelstein

    Wow! This card is amazing!

  4. Great use of the foil paper and orchid stamp set. What page is the Kraft paper on in the new catalog. Can’t find it.

    • Oops! Kraft paper retired. It’s been removed from my craft space, so how did I create that little border? Ah! Yes, I flipped the paper over and used the solid kraft side of the paper. Thanks for pointing that out.

      • Bummer I loved Kraft paper gave some sturdiness to the base. Thanks Brian for great inspirations. The you’re a gem! Happy 4th!

  5. MargaretAnn Hammond

    What a lovely card. This stamp set will be on my next order. Wishing you a sunny day

  6. This is a WOW! Card for sure. I love the DSP and the orchid is so classy.

  7. Simply stunning with the foil stripe!

  8. I love the foil DSP offered in the new catty. It made a beautiful card. I love your creativity of using a framelit from another set to make your stem. Beautiful orchid!

  9. Jennifer Spiller

    Oh Brian!!! This card is beautiful!!! Love it so much?????

  10. Your work is absolutely wonderful! Your clean designs and color schemes never cease to amaze me. I am so glad that I found your blog.

  11. That paper is beautiful! I can’t wait to play with mine!

  12. That foil card stock is beyond gorgeous. You did a fantastic job with this one (as always) Brian. One day closer to your amazing Thailand trip. Can’t wait to hear all about it!

  13. This card is stunning!

  14. Oh, oh oh, my friend, there’s no word for this beautiful beautiful beautiful card, LOVE every thing about it ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️
    Hugs Frenchie

  15. Wow card indeed Brian. You did such a fabulous job of showing off that DSP. You have convinced me to order it.

  16. Chris R. from Iowa

    Pretty darn spiffy if you ask me!

  17. Absolutely Gorgeous, Brian. Loved the way you used the ink!

  18. Sharon Vander Meulen

    I love your card, Brian. Would like to case it.

  19. Robbye Hamilton

    Absolutely gorgeous! How you always managed to pull together the perfect elements to make your visions come to fruition I don’t know. I just wish you could teach me. Love the foiled paper, it adds just the right sparkle.

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