Monday, October 10, 2016


 Welcome to the Global Design Project week 57!!  Can you believe we have been playing that long already?  This week we are being inspired by colour!

That also means you have a chance at being selected as guest designer for our next colour challenge! 
 We are so pleased to have Nadine Hoessrich as our guest this week!

I adore the colour pallet this week and the words/feelings that immediately sprung to mind were florals, feminine and pretty.  I kept the feminine and pretty, lol.  I was inspired to try a technique I had seen a few days ago by Jennifer McGuire called Stripe Inlay.

This technique uses strips of cardstock laid over a sticky background.  Such a great way to use all those pesky strips we are left with when prepping class kits!  Then a word is die cut from the striped background and replaced with another white die cut word.  It creates such a cool contrast to all those stripes!
Jennifer also gave a great tip in her video for getting rid of the die outlines so many of us always end up with around our words.  As you can see, it works!  It's my card is lovely and flat.

This was a lot of fun to make. A little time consuming, but well worth the effort.  It creates a striking background, uses up card (or DSP) that perhaps might find it's way to the bin, and is a great way to complete a colour challenge that you are finding tricky!

What are you going to come up with for this pretty colour challenge?  We would love to have YOU as our next guest designer!

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  1. Awesome card Paula ! Last week I saw a card with a similair technique and I wanted to give it a try too soon...

    1. I know Krista, I have put the link to Jennifer's tutorial in my post. I wanted to try it as soon as I saw her video too. It was fun to do and such a great way to use up scraps. Thanks for stopping by xox

  2. lol, I was wondering how you had found a dsp that matched the colour scheme exactly!! ;-) Perfect, love the inlaid die cutting!

    1. Haha, Cheryll, I am just too clever!! Thanks for visiting xox


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