GDP018 Because You’re Awesome

GDP018 Because You’re Awesome


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.

Global Design Project GDP018My 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.GDP018 Global Design Project Sketch Challenge

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 watercolour background (Night of Navy, Lost Lagoon, Pool Party, Daffodil Delight and Delightful Dijon) applied with an Aqua Painter onto Watercolour Paper… easy.

The punched Daffodil Delight Circle … very easy.

The die cut “you”, hearts and circles … 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.

GDP018 Die Cut Hearts and Dots

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!

GDP018 Embossed Awesome Greeting

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!

141237 Botanicals for You

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!


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    • Thank you Denita! I loved your card also … the fussy cutting was amazing, I am always admiring of stitching on cards and I was sure it was going to be chosen this week.

    • Thank you Gail, I have so much fun with the Global Design Project challenges! They really push my creativity! I am very chuffed to have my card chosen this week! 🙂 xx

  • You watercolour background is to die for Cheryll! This card is such a labour of love (I hear you on the repeat stamping!) that it is only fitting your Hubby receives it! Thanks for playing at Global Design Project. We love having you play along!

    • Thank you Paula … playing along with Global Design Project has been a lot of fun, such a creative and positive atmosphere. Working to the challenges stretches my stamping skills, love it. And it is always a thrill to receive a comment from such talented designers! xxx

  • Cheryll, I’m amazed at the patience it took to stamp that sentiment over and over in craft ink, but you are right – it was well worth the effort. What a gorgeous card! Thank you so much for playing along with this week’s Sketch Challenge at the Global Design Project!

    • Thank you Brian .. 🙂 I must admit, after the first five or so stampings of the sentiment, I was thinking “what are you doing, Cheryll?”. My biggest fear was getting right to the end and then muffing it, especially because I had to be careful not to smudge the craft ink with my stamp positioner sheet! xx