GDP020 – Lovey Dovey

GDP020 – Lovey Dovey


Who would have thought that bold stripes would have converted into such a lovey dovey card?

Lovey Dovey Hearts GDP020

Working on a challenge card for Global Design Project …. this week is to Case the Designer’s card (Connie Collins).

GDP #20 Challenge

So … I had a challenge of my own this year, create Valentine’s type cards without using hearts or pink!!   With the Case the Designer challenges on GDP, you can choose any or all of the elements to incorporate into your card. I looked at Connie’s card and thought “piece of cake … bold stripes, don’t use the hearts … I’ve got this!”

I created my card by masking off stripes (I used washi tape in various widths .. see tip below) on Watercolour Paper, then sponged with Basic Gray Archival ink.  So far so good!

Then I am faced with a blank canvas of wonderful stripes … and of course,  the perfect addition seems to be soft, shimmery, very pink hearts!! Go figure!  I used the heart punch from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack and the Confetti Hearts Border punch to create a selection of hearts with Blushing Bride cardstock. I added a swish of Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush … of course  … to make those hearts shimmery delicious!

Lovey Dovey Shimmer Hearts

I knew I needed an eye-catching but simple greeting … The “you” from the Hello You Thinlets dies was perfect and I tried it in Blushing Bride, Basic Gray and Basic Black.  Basic Black won out (my inner gothic) and the “Love” word comes from the Crazy About You set (fantastic “go to set” when you need the perfect greeting).

My biggest problem when creating  is knowing when to STOP!  So I stopped … and this is the result!

It is a lovey dovey card ….with absolutely gorgeous bold stripes! Thanks Connie for pushing my creative boundaries!

Oh the tip to creating these bold stripes? … I used two widths of washi tape to create the variegated stripes .. but washi tape can stick quite firmly, so to ensure it wouldn’t rip the paper when I removed the washi masks, I “de-tacked” it on my jeans before applying to the watercolour card.

Really, I encourage you to participate in the Global Design Challenge, no matter where you are in your creative journey. It is very liberating to have a challenge to work to and to draw inspiration from the designers and the challenge participants!

GDP020 Case the Designer


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  • Wonderful card Cheryll – You have got some fantastic inspiration from Connie’s card. Thank you so much for playing along with this week’s Global Design Project challenge! We appreciate your support of the GDP challenge blog.

    • Thanks Kylie, I certainly did get a lot of inspiration from Connie’s card .. she did very well to get me using pink hearts!! 😉 xx

  • The things we do in the name of art, such as de-tacking tape, lol! I love the sponged stripes Cheryll, you are a girl after my own heart there. I think the pink, glimmery hearts are a lovely addition that only add to the striking background. Thanks for playing at Global Design Project with us again this week. We love having you!

    • Thanks Paula! 🙂 Yep, we are a resourceful lot, aren’t we? I took great inspiration from all the different ways of creating stripes this week! xx