I love a good sketch challenge – what a great opportunity to create where one of the main elements is already decided for you? This week’s sketch challenge for Global Design Project 154 is a simple layout with lots of great elements. I started building my card with select patterns and colors from Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper. The stamp sets and images just fell into place for me. Here’s my card:
- Rooted in Nature and Nature’s Poem. I love the Rooted in Nature Bundle that debuted in Stampin’ Up!’s 2018 Annual Catalog in June. In some circles, it’s been called “Lovely as a Tree with coordinating dies” – but it’s more than that. Not only does this bundle feature some great images of trees and leaves, but it has some amazing sentiments (something that Lovely as a Tree does not). I love the oversized “you are wonderful” and “thinking of you” as much as the brilliant collection of smaller sentiments – be sure to pay attention to all of them before you pass on this bundle. Still, it’s the gorgeous oak, firs and other fauna that make this set so special. Here’s a look at Rooted in Nature: The set pairs so beautifully with Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper, so that was a no-brainer when looking for images to complement this paper. If you’d like to see all of the products in the Nature’s Poem Suite of products, click here:
- Three Pearls, Two Words and One Tree. How gorgeous is this grand oak tree from the Rooted in Nature stamp set? I stamped it with Soft Suede on Thick Whisper White and cropped it with the Nature’s Roots Framelits Dies. Just gorgeous! I added thin white borders around the layers on my card to accentuate the white border around my tree. Here’s a closer look: I accented the oak panel with “love & thanks” (I masked off the “with much” the precedes the sentiment in the Tropical Chic stamp set” for a straight-to-the-point sentiment. I also added three pearls that I colored with the Dark Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends Marker – because the markers are alcohol-based, they color the pearls beautifully.
- Color Trio for Fall. These three panels of cardstock were pulled from the Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper – pulling from the same pack makes it so easy to color-coordinate it all. Here’s a look a the colors and patterns in Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper: Aren’t these colors perfect for Fall? If you like this combination of Grapefruit Grove, Cajun Craze and Soft Suede (a combination I might never have tried without this paper), please save this:
Bundles: Rooted in Nature Stamp Sets: Rooted in Nature, Tropical Chic Papers: Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper, Soft Suede, Thick Whisper White Inks: Soft Suede, Stampin’ Write Marker (Dark Soft Suede) Accessories: Nature’s Roots Framelits Dies, Pearl Basic Jewels, 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. The challenge goes live at 10am EST.
Thanks for stopping by today!
Don’t forget – you can start cashing in all the $5 coupons you earned in August. You MAY want to wait until the Holiday Catalog is live this week (September 5), but I won’t stop you from spending them on products from the Annual Catalog – they are your credits. 🙂
Product Shares and Designer Series Paper Swatch Books
On Tuesday, I announced my product shares (samples of select papers, ribbons and embellishments from Stampin’ Up!’s 2018 Holiday Catalog). I’ve included some options from the Annual Catalog. If you haven’t already, I hope you’ll take a look at the selection and sign up. CLICK HERE to read more.