GDP – Casing Louise

I don’t get a chance to play along at Global Design Project often but I had a little time to play this week.  They are casing one of the talented designers this week, Louise Sharp.  I love her work so I was excited to join in!

 

I decided to case the layout and I wanted to use the Birthday Fiesta stamp set as I just love the Llama!!  I used the cactus piece of the Festive Birthday DSP as it’s also a little quirky!  I simply used the reverse side of this paper for the Melon Mambo piece.

The oval sentiment just grew as I started with the happy birthday then I noticed the floral stamp so I added that too!  Fortunately, it fitted into the oval framelits.  I just tucked the Llama in behind the sentiment for a little fun.

I hope you like my card, please let me know in the comments below.

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Casing at Global Design Project

I haven’t played along at Global Design Project for ages, but I had to give it a go this week as the challenge is to case my gorgeous friend, Jessica Williams from The Paper Caper.  So this is her project and the challenge is to either case the layout, colours or theme etc.

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I decided to case the colours and the layout.  I love Watermelon Wonder and Mint Macaron and I’ll be really sad when they retire at the end of May.

I was inspired to use the Lift Me Up stamp set from the new 2017 Occasions Catalogue and the matching Up & Away thinlits.  Don’t you just love this balloon!! And look, I used washi tape!!  I always forget to use washi tape but I really love it.  You should see my collection.  lol!!

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Make sure you check out the Global Design Project blog and see what the other team members have made based on Jess’s card.

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GDP#0016 – It’s time to play with new goodies!!

Well, I’ve finally done the swap over and put away my Holiday Catalogue products away and have put my new Occasions Catalogue goodies out so that I can play with them!!!

There are so many gorgeous new things to play with, that it’s hard to know where to start!!

I decided to play with the Global Design Project today. This week, the challenge is to case the designer, who is the talented Bibi Cameron from the UK.

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I used the circle and the sentiment as the inspiration for my card. I just love the word thinlits and I don’t use them enough. I cut out the thanks from the Greetings thinlits in Silver glimmer paper.

One of my favourite stamp sets is Circle of Spring. I just love colouring the flowers with my blender pens. Makes me feel very arty! I stamped with basic black, then coloured in with Mint Macaron and Watermelon Wonder. I created my own background by using my aqua painter and putting a few drops of Mint Macaron ink in the lid of the ink pad and drew my lines across the thick Whisper White cardstock. I am just so arty today!! lol

I think I’m getting better with my Silver cord swirls now that I try to follow the curls of the cord. You’d think seeing as I have curly hair, that I would know to go with the curl not against it!!

I just love the new thick Watermelon Wonder Stitched Satin Ribbon. It’s so nice and thick and shiny. I cut a piece to make a banner across the card and then felt it need something more in the middle. I cut a long piece of ribbon and got out a needle and thread (shock, horror, I know!!) and gathered the bottom of the ribbon. A couple of knots and doesn’t it look great!!

I then put a bit of glue using the fine tip glue pen on the back of the thanks and placed it on the ribbon. To make it stick, I put a large block on top of it and left it for a few minutes until the glue had dried enough. It seems to be hanging on so far!!

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Here’s a close up of the middle.

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It’s always nice when a plan comes together!!

I can’t wait to share the 2016 Occasions Catalogue with you when it goes live on January 5, 2016. If you would like a copy of the catalogue, please contact me at stampinwithrebecca@yahoo.com.au or 0408 193 792.

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GDP#006 – All about the angles

I always look forward to seeing what challenge is up at Global Design Project each Monday. Then I spend the next few days working out what to make.

Well this week, I was making a card for my monthly stamp club class on this coming Saturday and my lovely friend, Emma at Vintage Graffiti, suggested with a few tweaks, my card would suit this week’s challenge.

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So I tweaked it and here we are!! I was inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest where a white gel pen was used to highlight the leaves on the Lighthearted Leaves stamp set. I wanted the focus to be the Garden Green tree so I stamped the background tree on the Real Red cardstock with Real Red ink.

I then stamped the tree using the new Basic Black ink and cut out using the matching Leaflets framelits (try saying that fast!!). I then highlighted the petals using the Stampin’ Chalk marker.

I then assembled it all together and added a banner using the stamp from the Flurry of Wishes set and my favourite punch, Banner triple punch.

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I think it’s kinda cute!!

I’d love to hear what you think, so please leave me a comment below.

Update – I’m excited to share that this card was chosen as a winner for this challenge!! Excited much!! Thank you so much, GDP!!!

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GDP #005 – Colour Challenge

When I first saw the colour’s for this week’s challenge at the Global Design Project, I wasn’t too sure about them. But after looking at the team’s gorgeous projects, I decided to give it a try.

Here is the challenge.

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These lovely soft colours said flowers to me, so I had a look at my stamp sets and decided upon Butterfly Basics as it has a nice big large flower.

Then I grabbed out some paper and decided to put the Daffodil Delight layer at the back as it is a fairly bright yellow. I then added a Soft Sky layer and then another Whisper White to do the stamping business on.

I love the honeycomb stamp in the set and, using Crumb Cake ink, stamped a few images, stamping off for a couple of them for a softer look. I then used my Daffodil Delight and Pear Pizzazz markers and coloured in the flower.

I decided to make a banner for the sentiment. I am seriously in love with the banner triple punch. It makes me happy every time I punch a nice, even banner. Sad I know!! To curl the banner, I used my bone folder and then a few dimensionals to attach it to the card.

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I then cut out a Soft Sky butterfly using my new precision plate. The plate makes it so much easier to get out all the little pieces and it cuts perfect each time. You always need a bit of bling on a card, so I added a circle of gold metallic thread.

I’m quite happy with how it turned out!! I think this will make a great card for my mother-in-law’s 70th birthday!!

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GDP003 – A baby is always Big News

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At the Global Design Project this week, the challenge is a baby theme. I love the large sentiment on the Big News stamp set, so I decided to base my card around that.

I then choose Mint Macaron and Hello Honey for my colours. I don’t have any of the Baby DSP from this catalogue (I’m trying to be sensible!!) but then I realised that I only have the neutrals DSP stack which doesn’t quite go with my colour theme. But I DO have the Color Me Irresistible Specialty DSP, so I decided to colour the dotty one with my sponge dauber and Mint Macaron.

Once I stamped the image from the Big News stamp set, I coloured the words in with the Hello Honey marker as I wanted them to stand out.

I then stamped a duckie from the Something for Baby stamp set and cut it out with the matching framelits, Baby’s First. I LOVE matching framelits!!

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Now I just need to find someone having a baby to give this card too!! I wonder who it will be!!

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