Monday, January 16, 2017

BEST DECISION EVER - GDP070

Here is the sketch that we are inspired to play with this week at Global Design Project.

I have had the absolute pleasure to welcome two new team members to my Stampin' Up! team, Paper Diva's, this week, so exciting!!  I used the sketch challenge to design two cards welcoming them both.

I have used the sketch on a portrait style card rather than a landscape (you can do that!).  A 14.8cm card front was just a little too wide to get the gorgeous stamps from the SAB set Delicate Details to fit across the card front in one go and I didn't want an accidental break in the design.


I first heat embossed the lace images in White on Shimmery White card before adding a water colour wash over the top, using a palette of three colours on each card to create an ombre effect.  After trimming to size, I popped this piece up on the card front with Dimensionals.  I then added just a thin strip of card in one of the colours on the water colour panel above that, before then adding a ribbon in yet another of the three original colours I used.

The Bermuda Bay 1/8" Stitched Ribbon was perfect for the blue card but I had to colour the ribbon myself for the purple card, using a Stampin' Write Marker and the White 1/8" Grosgrain ribbon from the Sending Love Ribbon Combo Pack (Occasions Catalogue pge.15).  I love that everything in the Stamp' Up! range colour coordinates and if they don't have something in a particular colour, such as my ribbon, you can colour it yourself!

I then carried the ombre colour to the sentiment inside to finish off this pretty card.

This is a great little sketch this week and lends itself to clean and simple designs.  I look forward to seeing what you come up with.  Be sure to link your entries to the Global Design Project page.  Have fun!

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12 comments:

  1. Just stunning! What a great idea to colour the ribbon yourself. Gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks Petra! Being able to colour the ribbon yourself opens up so many other options for your projects :-)

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  2. Um, WOW!!! Stunning, Paula. Congrats on your new team members, too, lovely. x

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    1. Thanks so much Chris, it's lovely to have you visit ♥

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  3. Wow, I'm in love with your cards Paula. Gorgeous colours and so stylistic, would love to case this if I may. Congrats on your new team members - they are so lucky to be in your team. :) xo

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    1. You CASE me? Are you kidding - of course you can Juana!! The highest honour ♥♥♥

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  4. These are absolutely stunning Paula! Love that you carried the ombre colour over into the sentiment. Your new team members are so lucky! xo

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    1. Awww, thanks Lou, I am lucky to have them too xox

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  5. Stunning !!! Love the white embossing with the omber effect! <3

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  6. Paula, these cards are to die for! Loving the crisp white of the lace against the gorgeous coloured backgrounds! xx Cheryll

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  7. How fabulous Paula! gorgeous color and fab idea.

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