Who would have thought that bold stripes would have converted into such a lovey dovey card?
Working on a challenge card for Global Design Project …. this week is to Case the Designer’s card (Connie Collins).
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!”
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!
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!