Every four weeks, the Global Design Project design team invites card designers to create a project inspired by a selected card that was created by one of our designers. To CASE is to “Copy and Share Everything” – (1) find inspiration in the layout, colors, theme, sentiment or images and (2) create your very own project. What fun! This week’s project comes from my super-talented friend Connie Collins. Here’s my card:
- Stampin’ Blends – Available NOW! I’m so excited about Stampin’ Up!’s release of a new set of alcohol markers – they are quite amazing! The alcohol markers (offered in a dark and light shade of select colors) are so easy to use – they give such a uniform wash of color (with one marker) or beautiful depth and texture (with more than one color). With nestable, press-fit lids, these markers are designed to stay sealed so the markers stay inky long-term. After the Tuxedo Black Memento ink dried on my stamped pumpkin, I used light and dark shades of the Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive and Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends to color this gourd, its leaves and its stem. I pulled away some of the color with the Color Lifter for an extra accent. What fun! If you’d like to read more about the Stampin’ Blends, CLICK HERE.
- Labeler Alphabet. When I wanted to create my very own sentiment for this card, I knew I’d be inking up my Labeler Alphabet stamp set. What a great set! I decided to let the little blocks of letters stand alone – if you connect them, it can look just like the old-fashioned label makers. Here’s a look at this set:
Here are two tips for using these letters (based on my experience with them):
- Lining it up. You will want to line up these letters perfectly, but they don’t have to be perfect. In fact, the more caddywhompus they are, the more adorable your card will be. If you want to make them look like a label maker, simply stamp the left edge of one letter just over the right edge of the other.
- Buy two. If you love this set, then do what I did – buy two of them. Also, buy some additional small clear blocks. You’ll want to stamp one right after the other – and who wants to stop to clean a stamp and remount another letter? 🙂
- Ticket Tear Border Punch. When I squint-tested my card, my eye really wanted a little touch of Pumpkin Pie below the sentiment to work with the Pumpkin Pie in the pumpkin. The little border of orange is created with the Ticket Tear Border Punch – I love this accent! Here’s a look at this wonderful tool:
Stamp Sets: Seasonal Chums, Labeler Alphabet Papers: Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper, Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Thick Whisper White Inks: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, Stampin’ Blends (Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Crumb Cake, Color Lifter) Accessories: Seasonal Tags Framelits Dies, Ticket Tear Border Punch, Layering Circles Framelits, 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.
Thanks for stopping by today!
To learn more about Stampin’ Blends, CLICK HERE.
To purchase Stampin’ Blends, CLICK HERE.