Sweet Soiree for GDP #130

Global Design Project #130

This week’s sketch is full of fun layers.  I used the reverse side of the Sweet Soiree foil and floral papers, mainly because I like the polka dots.  The Marina Mist swirl paper is fun as well, and they both work well together.  

Here’s my card:

Here’s the GDP#130 sketch:

Even though my card doesn’t have the second tilted layer, and my ribbon is around my toucan element, I still have the sketch at heart.  Marina Mist cardstock provided the base and mat for the polka dot DSP.  The swirled DSP (doesn’t it remind you of learning how to write in cursive?) is mounted on Daffodil Delight.  I used the Stamp Write markers to color the toucan in Old Olive, Marina Mist, and Daffodil Delight then fussy cut him out.  

The toucan and the matching sentiment are from the Bird Banter stamp set in the Occasions catalog.  This 19 piece photopolymer stamp set is full of adorable birds, sentiments, and accessory stamps.

I stamped another toucan on the Daffodil Delight circle cropped with the Stitched Shapes thinlits so I wouldn’t have to fussy cut  the toucan’s legs and feet.  Mini-dimensionals provided the pop and dimension I wanted for the toucan.  This time I colored the sides of the dimensionals with the Old Olive marker before I adhered it to the circle.  The ugly side of this toucan follows:

 I have to say, the sides of the dimensionals really soak up the ink.  I mean really soak it up, so I had to color the sides multiple times.

Baker’s Twine around the circle

I used to have a terrible time putting twine under elements like this circle.  Then I found that using double sided tape allows me the flexibility to play around with the placement of the twine or thread.  I should have taken a picture, but I forgot to do that before I adhered the circle.  Next time I will.  

Love these colors and papers!

I love this combination so much that all the pieces of DSP and cardstock are just waiting for inspiration to hit.  I am going to use the papers for another sketch challenge this week.  Stay tuned!

I’d love to hear what you think about this card, stamp set, or DSP combination.

Have a Peachy day!