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.
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.
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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This week at CASE-ing the Catty, we are caseing the Winter Wonderland section of the 2015 Holiday catalogue.
There are so many lovely cards in this section, but I wanted to try out the Wonderland stamp set. I will never buy the Lovely as a Tree stamp set as it’s just not my thing. AND, if I do buy it, that will be the year it retires!!! So the tree in this set reminds of the stamps in Lovely as a Tree, so that’s the closest I’m getting to it!!
I was inspired to make 2 different cards with this set on pages 22 and 24.
I really love the Winter Wonderland Specialty DSP but I’ve struggled to use some of the patterns as they are quite bold. I liked this card using the gold stripe and stamping directly on the DSP. I tried three different black inks (Staz on, Memento and the new archival basic black) and found I got the nicest image from the archival basic black. Whilst I waited for it to fully dry, I stamped the sentiment onto vellum and used the banner triple punch on the ends. The original has stitching on it but I’m not that keen to get my sewing machine out for literally 2 cms of stitching so banner it is!!
Did you notice that the original card also has a small piece of doily on it? I didn’t until I looked closely. I thought I would try out the spider web doilies for something different but I’m not sure it worked. Oh well. I added a snowflake and some gold cording trim.
For my second sample, I used Cucumber Crush for the trees and Soft Sky for the snow. After having some stamping issues (after 3 attempts, I wasn’t doing it all again!!), I decided to add a gold banner, created once again with my new favourite punch!! Another snowflake and a gold bow and it’s all done!!
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