Today I’m sharing a simple card that packs a lot of punch. My first introduction to Accented Blooms generated a big “Yay!” from me – I love any stamp set that incorporates a punch we already love. This new set includes three shapes that coordinate with the Tailored Tag punch (from the Truly Tailored suite in Stampin’ Up!’s 2018 Occasions Catalog). Here’s my card:
It’s a big week at the Global Design Project. Not only am I the host of this week’s CASE the Designer Challenge, but we are also selecting one person this week to be a guest designer for the next six months. Here’s the banner for this week’s GDP challenge:
To see my Design Team project for this week’s Global Design Project challenge, CLICK HERE.
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Accented Blooms. I could have spent time coloring in the beautiful flowers that frame this Tailored Tag shape, but I really wanted the sentiment, itself, to shine. I stamped the image on Crumb Cake with Whisper White Craft Ink and then heat embossed it with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. I heat embossed the sentiment (from the carrying-forward Lots of Happy Card Kit) on Poppy Parade cardstock, too, so it really stands out against the Crumb Cake backdrop. Simple and easy. I know I’ll be coloring these flowers soon, but I really love the simplicity of the outline. Here’s a look at the Accented Blooms stamp set:
- Tailored Tag. I’ve always love the shape of the Tailored Tag punch – it’s a hybrid of a diamond and a rectangle (or somewhere in between). It’s a little fancy but also very straightforward and clean. We loved how masculine it was with the Truly Tailored suite – and we are going to LOVE playing with it in this very feminine set. The Lots of Happy Card Kit also includes some projects with this shape, so I knew this sentiment would work perfectly inside this floral-encircled frame. The punch is slightly smaller than the frame, so I glued it down to nestle inside the borders.
- Join the Poppy Parade. I know what you’re saying – “I don’t need to get Poppy Parade because I already have Melon Mambo and will be getting Lovely Lipstick.” Right? Well, you are wrong. I want to show you how different each of these bright pinks is from one another. Here’s a comparison of Melon Mambo, Lovely Lipstick and Poppy Parade: I LOVE the brightness of Poppy Parade – it has more orange than the other two colors but still holds its own as a bright pink. I really wanted Poppy Parade to shine in my card, so I only added Crumb Cake and Whisper White.
Stamp Sets: Accented Blooms, Lots of Happy Card Kit Papers: Poppy Parade, Crumb Cake, Thick Whisper White Inks: Whisper White Craft Ink Accessories: Tailored Tag punch, White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, 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!
Early Release – Get These New Products Now
The Make a Difference stamp set featured on this card is available in two of the Share What You Love bundles – and the Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper is only available in one. Be sure to check out the Early Release items that are currently available to customers. I’m so excited we get to share this suite with you – so many great products in these offerings. Click on the image below to take a look at the .pdf promotional:To read more about this new promotion, CLICK HERE.
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I’ve posted my 2018 Annual Catalog Product Shares and Designer Series Paper Swatch Books. If you’d like a sample of the papers, ribbons and accessories in the new catalog, I hope you’ll check them out! CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE.