Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper … it’s very minimalist with colours, featuring Melon Mambo, black and white … Oh and don’t forget the pops of gold!
However, one of the good things with black and white patterns, is you can make them any colour you want, just by adding ink!
I used my brayer to add some Pink Pirouette and So Saffron inks to the white and black spotty paper. Working the brayer in from either edge towards the centre on each roll of the brayer creates a pretty blend in the centre of the piece. To create the card, I took inspiration from the Global Design Project “Case the Designer” challenge for this week. It has been a while since I participated in a GDP challenge and casing Shawn de Oliveira’s card is a great one to jump back in on.
I chose to use Shawn’s layout, flipped it on it’s side to take best advantage of the brayered piece of DSP. I wrapped some Gold Metallic Thread around the card, similar to Shawn’s card, however the colours are totally different.
I have been working on Christmas cards for upcoming Christmas in July classes, using non-traditional Christmas colours and non Christmas images. And I think that the Swirly Bird stamp set and Swirly Scribbles Thinlits are going to be perfect for Christmas cards this year, those swirly circles can really be used for just about anything! I use the word “Peace” from the Christmas Greeting Thinlits, and paired it with “& Love” from Holly Jolly Greetings (Wood Mount or Clear Mount) because I figured that the world could use some Peace and Love in these distressing times.
It’s all the little things!
There are lots of small elements that make up my card ….
The layered label shape is created with the Decorative Label punch. Cut the strip of Whisper White card to 4.5cm and feed it into the punch, pulling the lead in edge up and through the centre of the punch. Centre the strip of card and punch the bottom edge only. Repeat with the Smoky Slate card and layer one on top of the other.
The feature stamp from Swirly Bird is inked up in Pink Pirouette and then I edged the stamp with my So Saffron ink pad to create a two toned swirl.
The gold element in the top left corner is the small die cut swirl from Swirly Scribbles Thinlits die cut with Gold Foil card, cut to fit the corner. When you cut the swirl, all the bits separate out and a little bit of re-assembling is required.
And the word Peace is diecut twice, once in Smoky Slate and once in Basic Black, and layered one on top of the other to create a drop shadow. I also added a swish of Clear Wink of Stella over the word Peace.
So thanks Shawn for the inspiration for the layout! Check out the multitude of ways the GDP designers and other talented papercraft artists have cased Shawns card here.
Thanks for stopping by ..
Peace & Love