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Beautiful Promenade for Global Design Project

Beautiful Promenade Photopolymer Stamp Set is a firm favourite of mine, along with the co-ordinating Beautiful Layers Dies.

Welcome to my blog … today I am participating in the Global Design Project #201 Colour Challenge. It’s an interesting colour combination this time …. three quite intense colours. I have been using Pretty Peacock in many projects just lately and last week I said “okay, time to put the Pretty Peacock ink pad away for a while” … and up pops the Global Design Project colour challenge! Oh well … I got to keep this lovely colour out for a a while longer. Not that I would normally have mixed it with Merry Merlot and Mossy Meadow!

Global Design Project 201

I had some help from my VIP Customer Group on a Facebook Live in making the design decisions for this card. It was a lot of fun and I think, in the end, my favourite was this one, which was a design suggestion by Janet Muir (one of my amazing team members) …. “ditch the dark background and have your flowers as the Pretty Peacock element”.

Beautiful Promenade and Global Design Project Colour Challenge

Beautiful Promenade Stamp Set and Beautiful Layers Dies

This was the card that I created last in the process … for the first two cards, I had lots of Pretty Peacock in the background layer. Janet’s suggestion of not having that layer, but putting the feature over a white background totally lightens up the whole project and makes a feature of that lovely detailed circular shaped die.

Beautiful Promenade Flowers over the Beautiful Layers Die

“Why not get rid the dark background and have the flowers as your Pretty Peacock element ”

… suggestion from Janet Muir

Card 1 Design Elements

  • To bring a Pretty Peacock element to the background, I created a double torn edge with Pretty Peacock Designer Series Paper from Woven Threads peeking out from behind the Merry Merlot check design.
  • Folding the Designer Series Paper around the fold of the card creates a different look, and a double wrap of Linen Thread appears to be holding the Designer Series Paper in place.
  • The detailed circular die cut (from Beautiful Layers) is cut from Whisper White Cardstock and then sponged with Merry Merlot ink, before being sponged with Shimmer Paint for a subtle shimmer.
  • Those amazing flowers from Beautiful Promenade are coloured with Pretty Peacock Stampin’ Blends, and the leaves bring in a little touch of Mossy Meadow, also coloured with Stampin’ Blends. And no fussy cutting required, there is a co-ordinating die for both flower and leaves included in the Beautiful Layers Dies.
  • To connect the greeting with the floral feature, I scattered some Woven Threads Sequins across the card.

The card is finished off with a matching insert.

Beautiful Promenade Inside


This next design is the second card and is full on Pretty Peacock and Merry Merlot with again, just a touch of Mossy Meadow.

Beautiful Promenade and Global Design Project Colour Challenge

Beautiful Promenade Card 2

Card 2 Design Elements

  • The Pretty Peacock layer has been stamped all over with one of the small floral images from Beautiful Promenade and Pretty Peacock ink, creating a subtle contrast to the checked Designer Series Paper.
  • The wrap of Designer Series paper is the Merry Merlot check design from the Neutrals Designer Series Paper stack.
  • The Linen Thread appears to hold the Designer Series Paper in place and goes will with the “country feel” of the check paper.
  • The detailed circular die cut has again been sponged with Merry Merlot ink before being sponged with Shimmer Paint for a subtle shimmer.
  • And the Beautiful Promenade flowers and leaves have again been coloured with Pretty Peacock and Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Blends.
  • Sandra suggested the little strip of checked paper behind the greeting, which totally ties this design together.


And the last card was actually the first I created. I love that different suggestions from my VIP customers, have resulted in three lovely cards, each with subtle design changes along the way.

Beautiful Promenade and Global Design Project Colour Challenge

Beautiful Promenade Card No 3

Card 3 Design Elements

  • This time the Pretty Peacock layer has been stamped all over with the diamond type image from Beautiful Promenade and Pretty Peacock ink, as a subtle contrast to the botanical Designer Series Paper used on this card.
  • The wrap of Designer Series Paper is the Merry Merlot botanical design from the Pressed Petals Designer Series Paper.
  • Linen Thread is a constant design element of all three of these cards.
  • This time the detailed circular die cut has again been sponged with a light coverage of Pretty Peacock ink before being sponged with Shimmer Paint for a subtle shimmer. The lighter shade of Pretty Peacock is a beautiful blue, and allows this piece to stand out over the darker background.
  • The Beautiful Promenade flowers have been stamped with Stazon ink onto Watercolour Paper and watercoloured with Merry Merlot ink and an Aquapainter before being die cut with the co-ordinating Beautiful Layers dies. And the leaves are again the touch of Mossy Meadow.


Global Design Project No 201

Pop on over to the Global Design Project gallery page to see an amazing array of projects using this colour scheme.

xxx Cheryll