I hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful. I know it was different from years past, but for good reason.
Before I share today’s card, I want to give a big “thank you” to the Global Design Project team for selecting my coffee-themed card from last week as a winner in Theme Challenge GDP267. What fun! I love playing along with challenges for great inspiration. Even though it’s never expected, it’s always nice to be recognized. You can see that card here.
This week’s GDP challenge is a CAS(E) The Designer Challenge. 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. When CASEing, it’s important to give credit to the original designer – it doesn’t take away from your project at all. I was inspired by the fun layout and modern colors on Charlet Mallett’s card for this week’s challenge. Such fun inspiration! Here’s my card:
And here’s the banner for the challenge that inspired my card:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Christmas Gleaming. I was so happy to see that Christmas Gleaming and the coordinating Gleaming Ornaments Punch Pack were carrying forward into Stampin’ Up!’s August – December 2020 Mini Catalog from 2019’s Holiday Catalog. I was even MORE excited to see that the stamp set, punches and Designer Series Paper are offered as a bundle – with 10% off each when you buy all three together. Oh, joy! Here’s a look at this incredible bundle: Here are some other projects I have created with these products (you can click on the photos to see the original post for each):
- Sweet Texture. Behind the layers of ornaments, holly and sentiment is a Smoky Slate band of cardstock that’s textured with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder, one of my all-time favorites. I love the “I just want to run my finger over it” texture this embossing folder adds to a project – I’ve used it a lot and have never been disappointed by that decision. Here’s a look at the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder:Texture is always a good idea on a card. If you have the right colors and the right layout, but are left wanting more, a shiny ribbon or textured background might do the trick to complete your card – anything that makes your recipient want to run their finger over elements on the card.
- Color Combination. I love the simple layout of Charlet’s card – it inspired my collection of holly, ornaments and sentiment on my card – here’s a closer look: I punched the two ornaments and hand-snipped the holly (go, me!). I know it’s not a traditional color combination for Christmas, but it’s really quite lovely, don’t you think? If you like this mix of Blushing Bride, Smoky Slate and Basic Black as much as I do, I hope you’ll save this color inspiration graphic for future reference:
Bundles: Christmas Gleaming Stamp Sets: Christmas Gleaming, Itty Bitty Christmas Papers: Blushing Bride, Basic Black, Smoky Slate, Thick Whisper White Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Smoky Slate, Soft Sea Foam Stampin’ Blends, Versamark Accessories: Gleaming Ornaments Punch Pack, Tasteful Textiles 3D Embossing Folder, Classic Label Punch (for sentiment), White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, 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.
Thanks for stopping by today!
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