Monday, September 28, 2015

CASE THE DESIGNER - #GDP004

This week we have an exciting challenge for you - CASE the designer!  I think this is my favourite challenge so far in the history of Global Design Project, all four weeks of it, lol!  I love it because I get to use one of Louise Sharp's gorgeous designs as inspiration.

Lou's card is so beautiful I really didn't want to mess too much with the original design.  I used the same layout, but changed the colour scheme.  While I kept the same theme, Christmas, I swapped the wreath for a Christmas bauble instead.

Of course, I just had to use the Sleigh Ride framelits and glimmer paper to make the bauble!  I layered everything on Dimensionals to give it a real 3D feel as well. Can you see that some of the windows in the village behind have lights on and some don't!  Fiddly, but fun!

The rest of the amazing DT I work with have put their own spin on Lou's beautiful card.  Head over to Global Design Project now to see the beautiful projects and add yours to the line up too!
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34 comments:

  1. Oh my..... WOW just WOW! I just love this idea x

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    1. Thank you so much! Glad you liked it ♥

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  3. Love your take on the card Paula, I'm wishing I got those dies now the more I see them. Angexxxooo

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  4. Paula, this card is an amazing use of our challenge this week. I love how you made it completely your own but yet stayed true to the original inspiration piece. You are such a sweet, talented person and I am thrilled to know you and have the opportunity to be on this design team with so many wonderful demonstrators from around the world. Hugs!

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    1. Who's calling who sweet! I am beyond thrilled to be working with you too Connie ♥

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  5. This is a wonderful idea. I love your scene composition. It is just amazing what you have done in such a little space. Love it!

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    1. It was a challenge to get it all on there and not make a jumbled mess Bibi, but fun!

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  6. Wow alright! Your card is just outstanding Paula! What a clever clogs you are my friend!

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  7. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your card Paula. It's so beautiful. Am I the only one who never thought to use glimmer paper with the edgelits? Love all the little details you've thought of to make this one a masterpiece!
    Jess x

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    1. Aww, thanks Jess! Glimmer screams to be used with these edgelits, I think, lol

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  8. Paula this is a simply beautiful card!

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    1. Thank you Linda, Lovely to have you drop by ♥

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  9. Paula, your card is awwwwesome! This is definatly my favorite. Love it.
    Hugs Tanja

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  10. This one leapt out at me in my Pin feed Paula. Condensing the sleigh ride thinlets down into a bauble was just genius. I did noticed the lit windows too!!! Gorgeous and classic in every detail. xxx

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    1. Aww, thanks Kim! They do look quite different when used in a small space, eh? They are my favourites dies - at the moment anyway!

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  11. Love this look! What a fun approach to Louise's card! And those yellow lights :) so fun!

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    1. Thanks Holly, those lights are just too much, eh?!!

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  12. Paula I absolutely love your card this week at the Global Design Project. I wonder if you would mind if I used it at one of my classes. I will of course credit you. Jo x

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    1. Hi Jo, thank you so much for the lovely compliment. I am more than happy for you to use it in your class, of course! Have fun xox

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  13. What size is the black glimmer paper bauble...the 2.5" circle punch? Love the idea of the black glimmer as a night sky! Thanks Kelli

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    1. Hi Kelli, I actually used the Circle Collection framelits. You just need to decide what size you would like on your card. Hope this helps.

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  14. Love this--thank you. I found that the fringe scissors cut just the right size paper for the windows (-:

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  15. your card is beautiful; it's the little things that make a card, aren't they? TFS!

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    1. It is the little things Susan! Thanks for visiting ♥

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  16. Your card has just been CASEd! I handed off my card to my husband’s co-worker who was home for Thanksgiving. He will be travelling back to Suzhou, China tomorrow and will give it to my husband. His job has been really stressful lately and we haven’t been able to communicate much the last few weeks due to poor internet/phone connection. This card will be able to sit on his desk as a beautiful reminder that in just a few short weeks he will be traveling home to Indiana for the Christmas! Thanks for sharing your card with us!

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    1. How wonderful Emily, that you have this as a reminder of good things to come. So happy you enjoyed the card. Merry Christmas xox

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  17. May I ask what color scheme you used on the wreath? It's beautiful!

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    1. Hi Tamara, you will see that I actually CASEd the wreath card, it is not my own. It was designed by the very talented Louise Sharp. Guessing at the colours she used: Crumb Cake and Soft Suede, with accents of Gold Glimmer paper and perhaps Crystal Effects. Hope that helps.

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