Global Design Project # 144
This week’s challenge is a CAS(E) the Designer challenge, which includes a variety of options for CAS(E)-ing. While I could have CASE’d the card layout, used it as inspiration, pulled from the DSP, etc. I chose to sort of follow the layout, used the same DSP stack, the SWYL stamp set, and incorporated the doile.
The Share What You Love DSP is full of fabulous colors, gorgeous paper options, and all kinds of included accessories. I’ve already used this suite for a few cards, and thoroughly enjoy cutting the DSP up. I used Tranquil Tide for the base layer, So Saffron for the middle layer, and a piece of Berry Burst embossed using the Layered Leaves TIEF..
Here’s my card:
Here’s the GDP challenge card:
My Take on the Challenge
In addition to using the SWYL DSP, I also used one of the sentiments from the Love What You Do coordinating stamp set. The scripted fonts for all of these greetings are very versatile. I put the sentiment in the same spot as the challenge card. I started with a square piece of scrap Whisper White and used the trio punch to crop the corners. Since didn’t want a plain white background, I used So Saffron and one of the SWYL flower stamps. I stamped the flowers in full strength and then again without re-inking to give the background dimension. The sentiment was then stamped in Berry Burst.
There were already so many layers on this card, I didn’t want to add yet another one under the DSP strip. Therefore, I used the Tranquil Tide Stamping Write marker to outine the border of the paper. Mary from Stamps-n-Lingers shared this trick on one of her Sunday night FB lives, and I have happily used it quite often.
I cut the doile in half before adhering it to the back of the strip of DSP, and then popped it up on mini-dimensionals. Dimensionals also provided dimension for the sentiment element.
I really struggled with the ribbon, mainly because I am bow-challenged. Retired Berry Burst ribbon provided the bottom layer, and the current Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle ribbon. Bow challenged and layered ribbon: always a fun combination. Therefore I cheated and adhered the two layers together with glue dots and placed a flat layer on the card. Amazingly, I tied a square knot and wound up with the tulled on top. In order to hide the cheat, I used a small piece of Linen Thread to cinch the base ribbon and adhered the square knot using glue dots. Happiness abounds.
Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I hope you are inspired to play along with the Global Design Project challenges, which are posted every Monday.
Have a Peachy day!