I adore the entire team of designers at the Global Design Project. There’s a boatload of talent and a ton of kindness in this group. One of my favorite challenges is to CASE (Copy and Share Everything) a project that one of the designers has made. Inspiration can be pulled from the layout, the colors, the theme, the images, the sentiments – must I go on? This week’s designer is Jenneke de Jong – my super-talented friend from the Netherlands. Here’s my card for this week’s challenge:
And here’s the banner for the challenge, along with Janneke’s gorgeous card, that inspired my project for this week’s challenge:I love the peaceful feel of this card – the colors are gorgeous and soothing, and the simple design is right up my alley. I was happy to jump in and CASE her gorgeous card.
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Lots of Lavender and Cheers to the Year. When Sale-a-Bration kicks off January 3, customers will have so many great products to choose from with every $50 they spend. I do love Sale-a-Bration! One of those great items is Lots of Lavender, a photopolymer stamp set that showcases a bundle of lavender and watercolor spots that color in the image. Here’s a look at this super-sweet stamp set:
Today is the second day in a row that I’ve used Cheers to the Year stamp set (I don’t often use items on consecutive days), but it was the perfect fit for this card. Here’s a look at Cheers to the Year:
If you missed my card yesterday with this set, you can see it here. And if you love this set, you’ll want to add it to your shopping cart today – it’s currently being sold on a while-supplies-last basis.
- Coloring the Lavender. This beautiful bushel of lavender was an experiment that played out on this panel of Crumb Cake. I didn’t know where it was going when I started, but I am thrilled with how it turned out. Here’s a closer look at the finished product:Here are the steps I took to stamp and color this bushel:
- I stamped the image with Early Espresso ink on Crumb Cake cardstock.
- Once the ink dried, I colored in all of the images with my White Stampin’ Chalk Marker.
- Once that dried, I colored over the petals with Sweet Sugarplum and the leaves with Pear Pizzazz.
- I touched up some of the lines (where I was a bit heavy-handed with the chalk maker) with an Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker.
- I dabbed all of the petals with a Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Pen.
- Gorgeous Color Combination. From the very start, I was inspired by Janneke’s color combination – she created a gorgeous Christmas card that beautifully showcases Pool Party, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and Early Espresso. What a sweet combination! I used Crumb Cake, Soft Sky and Early Espresso on my card and added a touch of Sweet Sugarplum and Pear Pizzazz. If you like my combination of Crumb Cake, Softy Sky and Sweet Sugarplum, please save this:
Stamp Sets: Lots of Lavender, Cheers to the Year Papers: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Soft Sky Inks: Early Espresso, White Stampin’ Chalk Marker, Stampin’ Write Markers (Sweet Sugarplum, Pear Pizzazz, Early Espresso), Accessories: Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush, 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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