Sense of Whimsy

Global Design Project Sketch Challenge #014

There is a new challenge up on the Global Design Project Blog and this week it is a sketch challenge.

Global Design Project #14

I took the heart from the sketch as inspiration and used the Hearts Mask (Hearts and Stars Decorative Masks available as a Weekly Deal until 15th December … just $3.75 for both masks) to create a background.

Pennants & Banners GDP014

Why I used green ink (Wild Wasabi) for hearts is something only a good psychiatrist could probably answer, but I guess I had it in the back of my mind that this would be a Christmas Card.  That didn’t pan out obviously, but I ploughed on with the green theme!

GDP014 Pennants & Banners Close2

I used the Perfect Pennants stamp set (Wood Mount or Clear Mount) because I was looking for an open border image to use across the top of the hearts … white embossing makes the dots stand out against an already busy background of hearts. I embossed the stripey banner on white card with white embossing powder and then sponged over the top with Wild Wasabi ink. Don’t forget to “polish” with paper towel to take the green ink off the embossing to highlight the white stripes.

GDP014 Pennants & Banners greeting

The tag is created with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch … I stamped the greeting with Wild Wasabi ink and quickly embossed with clear powder.  Even though Stampin’ Up! Classic Inks are a dye based ink, when you use a smooth cardstock like Whisper White and you work quickly, you can achieve a light embossed effect …. it just adds a little bit of texture and pop to greetings.

Speaking of POP, I was inspired by Louise Sharp’s little blue bird on her Red and White Xmas card for this week’s challenge and used a Rose Red punched heart (Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack) to break up the monotone of green, green, green. And adding a scattering of small hearts punched from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper finishes this card off and adds a little bit of bling.

GDP014 Perfect Pennants

Luckily, I love green! I think I will have to very carefully select the recipient for this card though … not everyone will appreciate the idiosyncrasy of green hearts! 😉

Cheryll

6 comments

    • Thanks so much Bibi … I really appreciate your kind words! I am so glad I stumbled across the Global Design Project because seeing all the wonderful creations from the designers and the contributors is very inspirational! Tickled to get hugs all the way from Scotland! 🙂

  • I love all this green, Cheryll. What a great way to showcase this decorative mask – such great texture you’ve created with your sponging. Great project! Thank you so much for playing along with this week’s sketch challenge for the Global Design Project.

    • Hey thanks Brian … this is definitely a “love it” or “hate it” sort of card! My other half went a bit green when he saw it! 🙂

Meet Cheryll

Meet Cheryll
Click here and let me introduce myself.

Rewards Code

Shop Online with me Use this code when ordering from me and share in the rewards!

Copyright and Disclaimer

All images are copyright Stampin' Up!® 1990-2017 (unless otherwise stated). All content is the sole responsibility of Cheryll Miller as an independent Stampin' Up!® demonstrator and the use of and content of the classes, services, or products offered on this web site is not endorsed by Stampin' Up!®. All cards and other items on this web site are for your personal use, inspiration and enjoyment only and may not be copied for publication or contest submission. Thank you.

Follow us

Don't be shy, get in touch. We love meeting interesting people and making new friends.

July Hostess Code

V3K93T7A

Use this Hostess Code when shopping online with me between 1st and 28th July to receive a share in the rewards. The larger the order, the more rewards will be shared.