Many Thanks to the Librarian!
Before I jump into my blog for these two challenges, let me say how honored I was to be chosen as one of the Librarian’s Choices for The Library Challenge # 9 with a Where the Wild Things Are theme. You can see my z-fold card I created here. I didn’t even know I was chosen until I went in to make sure I didn’t miss the deadline for the current challenge. While I enjoy participating in challenges, I’ve missed more deadlines by just a few hours for a variety of challenges. Can you imagine my surprise?!?
Fab Friday 114 sketch challenge for this week is simple, which I love. However, when combined with the Library Challenge # 10, it becomes very elegant. I chose to use the cover of the Rose Garden, written by Susanna Kearsley, as my inspiration. The gorgeous photographic Petal Promenade DSP is perfect, and I am very thankful for the DSP share in which I participated for this paper. More about DSP shares later.
Here’s my card:
Here are the posts for the challenges:
Petal Promenade is Beautiful!
When I first saw the DSP options in the 2018 – 2019 catalog, not all of them Wow’d me, including Petal Promenade. Therefore, I did what I always do when there are new DSP sets: participate in a paper share with my upline, Brian King. A paper share includes patterns from each of the DSP 12 x 12 (cut to 6 x 12) and 6 x 6 stacks. The shares allow me to hold in my hot little hands to see if I want to order ALL of it. This set of papers is gorgeous!!!! I didn’t think I would order it, but now it tops my list for the Buy 3, Get 1 Free shopping list.
Blushing Bride cardstock provides the bottom base, and I also used the Wood Textures DSP for the middle mat. I punched out the circle to go under the Share What You Love doille for some contrast. This suite also provided, the pearlized enamel dots, the metal flower, and the sentiment. After choosing my DSP from Wood Textures, I decided on Soft Suede ink. I thought the Whisper White label needed a little something – something. Therefore, I chose a flower stamp and stamped it off in Blushing Bride. The retired Crumb Cake ribbon seemed to fit this card, and the Fab Friday challenge, perfectly.
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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!