Inspiration is everywhere – I’m happy to find a “starting point” with sketches or colors or themes. This week’s CAS(E) This Sketch layout gave me a wonderful starting point for a snowy blue card. Here’s my card:And here’s the banner for the challenge that inspired my card:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- A Snowy Backdrop. I created this beautiful, textured backdrop on a piece of Shimmery Whisper White cardstock with ink pads and baby wipes. I was first introduced to this technique earlier this year – I shared it with my local stamp club, and they went wild (as they should). You can see that project here. The background on this project was quite simple – I dabbed a balled up baby wipe (no fragrances or aloe) into the ink and dabbed it randomly on the shimmery paper. So easy! So beautiful!
- Detailed Gorgeousness. While I want to think my backdrop is the star of this card, it’s the sweet, detailed snowflakes that make this card so special. The small, intricate snowflakes are a part of the Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies that coordinate with the Colorful Seasons stamp set in the Colorful Seasons Bundle. Here’s a look at these amazing (and versatile!) dies:
I layered the two snowflakes, one cropped in Dapper Denim and the other cropped in Shimmery White, and added a small Dapper Denim Glitter Enamel Dot. How beautiful are they?! Because the dies are so small, I did not crop them on the Precision Base Plate – instead I cropped them between two plates on the Magnetic Platform. The sentiment on this card is from the Hang Your Stocking stamp set set in the Annual Catalog.
- An Unexpected Color. I didn’t talk about the three colors I used with the baby wipes earlier because one of the colors is shockingly unexpected – but perfect. I have noticed that Lydia Fiedler (Understand Blue) uses Tempting Turquoise in lots of her watercolor designs, so I tried it here too. I couldn’t be happier with the end result – thanks, Lydia! If you like this combination, too, please save this:
Stamp Sets: Hang Your Stocking Papers: Shimmery White, Dapper Denim, Soft Sky Inks: Soft Sky, Tempting Turquoise, Dapper Denim Accessories: Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies, Whisper White Baker’s Twine, Stampin’ Dimensionals
I hope you’ll pop over to the CAS(E) This Sketch challenge to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.
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This week we are celebrating our 100th challenge at the Global Design Project. Woo hoo! I’ll be so happy if you play along with our challenge – and I’d love for you to use my card as your inspiration. 🙂 Click on the banner above for more information. <3