If you were in Atlanta for my Brian’s Fall Stamp Along event or Stampin’ Up!’s OnStage, then you know much of my weekend was spent with a friend, Dawn Olchefske, who fell getting onto the plane in Minneapolis and tore her ACL and fractured her knee. Those are serious injuries, and she handled the weekend like a pro. When I sat down on Sunday afternoon to make a card for this week’s Global Design Project challenge, I knew I’d be making a Get Well card for Dawn. Lucky for me, Sarah Berry gave me great inspiration for this CASE the Designer Challenge. Here’s my card:
When we CASE (Copy and Share Everything or Copy and Selectively Edit), we find inspiration in a project – theme, color combinations, layout, products used – and create our own project by making changes to make it our own. I love the rounded corners on Sarah’s card and the layout of her design. Sarah designed her card with the Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series Paper (such a gorgeous pack and a gorgeous card).
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Trio of Products. When I bought the Back on Your Feet stamp set, I knew I’d be using the turtle and giraffe, but I wasn’t sure I’d ever have a reason to use the sloth. That all changed this weekend when Dawn wound up in a leg brace. “Sigh…” just says it all – what a bummer to be hospitalized while out of town and traveling alone. We all felt so bad for her and tried our best to accommodate her needs during the weekend. Here’s a look at the images and sentiments in Back on Your Feet:I paired the sloth with a beautiful green paper from Garden Lane – enough of a pattern to build some texture but not bold enough to take away from the sloth. Here’s a look at the colors and patterns in the Garden Lane Designer Series Paper:The corners of the card base and panels were punched with the corner rounder element on the Detailed Trio Punch. Here’s a look at the three options you can choose with this versatile punch:
- Coloring the Sloth. I stamped the sloth with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Thick Whisper White and colored him with Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends. I colored the tree branch with a Bronze Stampin’ Blend and the leaves with Mint Macaron. Such fun!During my Fall Stamp-Along, my friend Wendy Cranford shared some amazing tips for using Blends. A part of her presentation centered around “coloring white.” She shared ways to add subtle shading around edges of a white object, and I put those to practice here. I colored the shaded parts of the cast with Light Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blend and then blended it a bit with the Color Lifter. Love that look!
- Warm Color Trio. I thought the panel of Garden Lane featured a base of Mint Macaron and line art in Soft Suede, but the line art is actually with Mossy Meadow. I still loved the warmth of Soft Suede, so I added a small strip on my card. The warm colors of this card are very soothing, but I particularly love the mix of Mint Macaron, Crumb Cake and Mossy Meadow. If you love this combination as much as I do, please save this:
Stamp Sets: Back on Your Feet Papers: Garden Lane Designer Series Paper, Crumb Cake, Mossy Meadow, Soft Suede, Mint Macaron, Thick Whisper White Inks: Tuxedo Black Memento, Stampin’ Blends (Mint Macaron, Crumb Cake, Bronze, Light Smoky Slate, Color Lifter) Accessories: Detailed Trio Punch, Stitched Shapes (Oval), Classic Label Punch, Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals, 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.
In case you were wondering, Dawn made it home Sunday after a long weekend of many events. She was honored a lot at OnStage and even shared projects she made with a stamp set she inspired as a million dollar achiever. Too bad she won’t remember much of it. 🙂 Here’s Dawn be recognized for something incredible – you can also see me in the picture even though I wasn’t being recognized for the same:
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