Here I Am Again: right at the wire for GDP#178

Global Design Project #178

This week GDP is a sketch challenge, a clean and simple layout.  Sometimes those are the most difficult to create when I struggle with open space.  

Here’s the challenge sketch:

I haven’t looked at the challenge in a few days, but did check out the Fab Friday challenge, which is where I got the three colors of Mossy Meadow, Calypso Coral, and Petal Pink.   

Card Elements

First, here’s my card:

I knew I would struggle with the open space on this card, so I used the Crackled Paint background stamp.  I chose Smoky Slate and stamped it off before stamping on the Whisper White cardstock.  It is subtle, but does provide the pattern I wanted.

The Daisy Delight stamp set is the only one I used for this card, along with the coordinating daisy punch.  I also used the Leaf Sprig punch.

I used the Mossy Meadow for the base color, sentiment, leaf sprigs, and the center of the daisy.  For the center, I stamped off the solid full dot and then used the second stamp at full strength. 

Calypso Coral provided the ink for the daisy, and the background strip for the sentiment.  I stamped the daisy on Petal Pink cardstock in Calypso Coral as well.   I also bordered the Crackled Paint background with Calypso Coral ink, which kept me from needing another layer of cardstock.

Finally, I tied a bow using the Calypso Coral  Nature’s Twine.  Then, I popped up the base of the card using mini-dimensionals on the Mossy Meadow cardstock base.