#GDP001 I Global Design Project I www.thepapercaper.com.au by Jessica Williams

A huge welcome to you and thanks for joining me for the very first Global Design Project challenge. It is such a thrill to be working with such amazing international designers. In fact one of my new team mates is my all time Stampin’ Up! hero – now THAT is a thrill indeed!

Have you seen the challenge? It’s a colour challenge featuring very sweet colours.

#GDP001 I Global Design Project I www.thepapercaper.com.au by Jessica Williams

Cute right? I cannot wait to see what you all create with this inspiration!

Here’s my project…

#GDP001 I Global Design Project I www.thepapercaper.com.au by Jessica Williams

I’m a massive fan of ‘pretty’ and I think these colours work so well for a soft, feminine card. I love making my own backgrounds with ink so for this card, I used a very watered down Smoky Slate and painted stripes on some Whisper White cardstock.

Is it wrong to admit that I didn’t have any So Saffron cardstock in the house? So that was out. What to do? I decided that my card needed stitching but I had no yellow thread. Problem solved with some Baker’s Twine and So Saffron ink. I carefully pulled a single thread out of the twine and coloured it with the ink. Dried it with my heat tool, because I’m impatient and then backstitched it onto the card. Hint: Use your paper piercing tool and straight line guide to pierce the holes before you stitch.

But my very favourite thing is the ribbon. I had this idea during some brainstorming for this card and knew I had to use it. I love the seam binding ribbon and it’s so easy to colour. Because I wanted a two tone ribbon, I dyed mine with markers but you can just dunk it in some dye if you want a flat colour. I must remember to do this more often because I think it turned out beautifully.

#GDP001 I Global Design Project I www.thepapercaper.com.au by Jessica Williams

#GDP001 I Global Design Project I www.thepapercaper.com.au by Jessica Williams

And there’s the inside of the card. I decided that since I was on a design team with the amazing Teneale Williams, I just had to do the inside as well. She always does and she’s right when she says it just gives that extra something. Here’s hoping I can keep it up!

Now it’s your turn to create! Your mission is to visit the Global Design Team page for more design team inspiration. Then pop over to your craft desk and create a project using the colours above. Link it up to the challenge blog and you could be our weekly winner. Be sure to use the hashtag #GDP001 when you share your creation on social media. I’m so excited to see what you create!

Jess x

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20 thoughts on “#GDP001

  1. What a wonderful idea on your card adding the stitching by hand – I really must try this as I have always love cross stitch…. You have opened a door for me Jess and I am excited. The ribbon is truly stunning. Thank you for sharing your stunning creation and being part of the GDP Design Team!

  2. So very gorgeous! I just love the touches of stitching. I am going to have to learn how to do such a thing. Your card is so perfect. The bow is amazing. I don’t normally use seam binding ribbon. But, you have convinced me to give it a second look… I am excited to see what you guys will create each week over at Global Design Project.

    • Thank you so much! You know I love the feel of the seam binding but I don’t love this year’s colours. I’ve made a note to myself to dye it more often so that I can use use it more. It is such a lovely ribbon. Thanks for visiting my blog. Hope to have you play along with us too 🙂

  3. Jessica – your project is so soft and sweet. I love how you’ve extended the design on the outside to the inside of your card. Beautiful! I’m so happy to be serving on this Global Design Project Design Team with you.

  4. I didn’t realise that you hand sewed the stitching! Goodness Jess, that is a labour of love indeed. I especially love the little tiny bow you tied. It is a lovely touch. So happy to be designing with you on the Global Design project ♥

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