Sneaking in a last minute entry … again … to Global Design Project. This week is a sketch challenge GDP018. If you have a spare minute (or five) check out all the great submissions for the challenge this week.
My project uses a Sale-A-Bration set “Botanicals For You” (rubber stamps, either Wood Mount or Clear Mount). You can get this set for FREE with every $90 you spend until 31st March 2016. Find out more about Sale-A-Bration here.
I took the GDP018 sketch rather literally, right down to the little heart! 🙂 This is a very summery card, reminiscent of a bright, sunny day at the beach! And it will make a great non traditional Valentine’s Day card for my darling husband. I won’t lie though, this card is not your average 10 minute make!
The punched Daffodil Delight Circle … very easy.
The white embossed greeting along the bottom … easy.
The square of vellum repeat stamped with the “… because you’re awesome” greeting in White Craft Ink. … very fiddly! …. But oh so worth the effort! Painters tape was my best friend helping to mask off parts of the greeting when needed and I used a stamp positioner to assist in lining everything up.
When working with vellum, it’s important to plan out the design in advance to ascertain how you are going to adhere the vellum without adhesive showing. I used the fine tip glue pen to adhere the die cuts and the stamped word “for” to the vellum, then I applied glue dots on the reverse of the vellum piece so they sit behind the thicker parts of the elements on front. Because the glue dots are crazy strong, this is enough to adhere the vellum piece to the front of the card, and voila … no adhesive show through.
And notice the pretty shimmer to the die cuts? I brushed the clear “Wink of Stella Glitter Brush” over them before adhering to the vellum. Isn’t it fabulous? No mess, no fuss, no stray bits of glitter everywhere, just a little swish of the brush for a pretty sparkle!
The tiny circles and hearts die cuts are from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits. The great thing is that they are both border die cuts, so you get enough circles and hearts to do one project with just two die cuts. This particular die cut set has many, many great elements to it, other than the Mini Treat Bag!
This is the Botanicals For You stamp set, just one of the lovely stamp sets available for free with a $90 purchase during Sale-A-Bration. Still don’t have a Sale-A-Bration flyer? Email me to get one.
So what do you think? Does this tick the GDP018 challenge boxes? And will my hubby appreciate the intricacies of this card? … maybe not, but I know he will love it!