GDP#199 combined with CTD#533

Crafting Forever for Global Design Project #199 and Color Throwdown #533

Global Design Project’s theme this week is For the Love of Craft, which means I wanted to use the Crafting Forever stamp set.  Then I saw the colors for Color Throwdown, pink, yellow, and orange, and I knew I could combine both challenges.

Here are the challenge banners:


Here’s the card I created:

I used Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, and Grapefruit Grove for the required colors.  First, I stamped and colored the flower pot of art tools.  The actual pot looked so bland, so I started pulling out DSP looking for something to match the colors I chose.  That’s when I decided on a gingham pot.  All I needed to do was to stamp the pot on a scrap of DSP and fussy cut it out.  

The barrels of the tools needed some color, therefore, I used the Smoky Slate blends.  Wink of Stella provided some bling on the bands of the tools as well as the blade of the knife.  After stamping and cropping the sentiment using the Stitched Shapes and Layered Squares die sets.  Once again, I used the marker to color the stitches in the ditch, which I also did on the white mat on top.

I knew I needed another element on the front of the card, and the Grapefruit Grove ribbon from SAB fit the bill.

New Embossing 3D Folder to the Rescue

My intention was to keep the card basically clean and simple.  However, as I dry-fit the three front elements on the front, I thought the Melon Mambo mat looked too plain.  I started going through my embossing folders to find something appropriate.  To my surprise, my brand new Button Button folder almost jumped into my hands begging me to use it.  The depth of the embossing provided just the perfect touch to tie everything together.  

I have gotten to the point that every card I create needs to have a coordinating envelope.  For this envelope, I stamped the scissors from the Crafting Forever stamp set on the front.  I finished the envelope with a piece of Grapefruit Grove gingham DSP on the envelope flap, and that finished my challenge card and envelope.

Supplies I used:

Melon Mambo cardstock, item 115320

Whisper White cardstock, item 100730

Grapefruit Grove marker, item 150079 95 In Color Markers)

Whisper White envelopes, item 107301

Crafting Forever, item 151231

Layering Squares dies, item 141708

Stitched Shapes dies, item 145372

Button Button embossing folder, item 149581

Smoky Slate blend combo, item 147942

Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad, item 132708

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