So I was so thrilled to be a winner in the last Global Design Project challenge. I am finding the challenges very inspiring and the atmosphere is very uplifting. I encourage everyone to participate in the challenges each week.
And wait until you see this weeks challenge … WOW! Bibi Cameron from UK has created a gorgeous shaker card and the challenge is to CASE (Copy And Selectively Edit) Bibi’s card, using one or many of the elements in your creation.
It is worth a visit to the Global Design Project site just to check out the wonderful projects created by the designers for this challenge, so much gorgeous inspiration. BUT WAIT, there’s more!! Settle yourself down with a cuppa (or glass of wine) and have a look at the submissions by participants … outstanding!
Luckily for me, this challenge is running for two weeks … until 2nd January, so I have had a chance to play along.
The elements from Bibi’s card that have inspired me are the Shaker, the general layout of a central feature and the stitching. I have again showcased some new products in the Occasions Catalogue (which will be available 5th January 2016). The stamped images are from “Going Global” … this set includes travel type images, and covers male cards, Valentines Day, Fathers Day. I also used a DSP from the Going Places Designer Series Paper Stack, which determined my colour scheme of Basic Gray and Lost Lagoon. The other colours in the DSP are Delightful Dijon and Mossy Meadow.
The front piece of the shaker is die cut using two squares from Squares Collection Framelits and Basic Gray cardstock. I blew the dust off the sewing machine and stitched around the edges of the frame, then sponged round all the edges and lightly over the whole piece with Basic Gray Archival Ink. This tones down the stark white thread slightly and gives the piece a suede look. Great look for male cards!
The greeting is embossed with white embossing powder and I also embossed the compass image using Lost Lagoon ink, Whisper White cardstock and clear embossing powder. It is watercoloured with a little bit of grey ink and has an adhesive dot in the middle.
I stamped the world map image onto the piece of DSP with Basic Gray ink … the Going Places DSP stack has lots of delicious marbled look pieces … and this forms the feature background for my shaker. The gold sequins in the shaker give the card some subtle bling.
This little lovely will make a great “no hearts and flowers” valentine’s day card!
Feeling the need to check out the new Occasions Catalogue from Stampin’ Up! yet? … give me a yell if you haven’t received a copy.