Here we are at Monday again! I’ve gotta say, I am LOVING all the inspiration from all those who participate in the Global Design Project each week. If you haven’t been part of it yet, check it out by clicking the image below…
This week, GDP features a sketch challenge. My favourite!
The challenge coincided with a special occasion in my family, my Mum and Dad’s 35th wedding anniversary, so I used the sketch for my card design.
My starting point was looking up what the traditional and modern gifts are for this anniversary. I was hoping to incorporate it somehow into the card. I was delighted to find that the traditional gift is coral so I used Calypso Coral as the main colour feature for my card. One of my favourite colour combinations is Calypso Coral and Pool Party so that was a given for my accent colour. Although Stampin’ Up! has had Pool Party seam binding in the past, they no longer carry it so I just dyed my own.
My favourite part of the card are the two little silver punched hearts. I wanted them to represent my Mum and Dad so while they are both silver, I punched one from foil and one from glimmer paper so that they are different. Some sequins from the Project Life Moments Like These Accessory Pack finished it off perfectly.
Now it’s your turn! Create your own project using the GDP sketch and enter it here. You could be one of this week’s winners!
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This week at CASEing the Catty, we’re looking at the Love and Sympathy section. Cards we love to make and cards that are not so fun but still touch others and show we care. Of course, just because a sample card is featured in this section, it doesn’t mean it has to be for love or sympathy. Simply change up a stamp set and it’s a Happy Birthday card instead!
As I’ve mentioned, one of my new favourite sets is Timeless Love. It’s just beautiful and I jumped at the chance to showcase it again this week. Despite loving all the catalogue samples featuring the set, I’ve opted to adapt a different card instead. The sample project is featured on page 29 and looks like this…
Two words. Pink stripes. I’m sold.
I also love the colour combo on this card and had an idea to combine the Timeless Love wreath with the doily. Once I got started, I found the Melon Mambo ink was a little too candy for my liking so I changed to Rose Red. I watercoloured all the flowers in the wreath in varying shades using this one ink colour. I took the Mint Macaron from the sample and used it for the wreath leaves and because I knew I’d be using the Sahara Sand Lace Trim, I used Sahara Sand ink for the flower centres. Initially I watercoloured the stripes in Rose Red but it was just too much so I opted for Sahara Sand instead. Clearly I cheated a bit and made my own background but you could use the English Garden DSP featured in the sample.
In the end my finished card was quite different but I think the sketch remains in tact.
Yep. I can’t get enough of this stamp set. You’d better stay tuned for more Timeless Love in the future!
Need more Love & Sympathy inspiration? Keep hopping along the blog hop to Stasia Sloma or head back to CASEing the Catty HQ to see a full list of participants.
Happy stamping (and sharing love),
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More Timeless Love projects…