Saturday, 27 May 2017

Falling Flowers for Global Design Project #GDP088

The card I have to share with you this time is inspired by the Global Design Team member Shawn de Oliveira.  The challenge this week is to CASE his chosen project.
To CASE a project is to Copy And Selectively Edit - so you can take what you like from the design and make it your own. It might be the stamp set, the colours, the layout, the flowers, whatever you like that has inspired you to make a card of your own.

As soon as I saw this fabulous card I knew that the way the rose was coloured was the element I wanted to CASE.  I featured the Falling Flowers stamps and coordinating dies in my card class last weekend - the stamps and dies will be in the new annual catalogue (but they will no longer be bundled - so buy them before 31st May to take advantage of the 10% bundle discount).  After I had finished making the samples for my class, I still had lots of ideas buzzing around my head.  Using a stamp set seems to make the ideas snowball and multiply in my head... does that happen to you?  Up pops this challenge and the seedling of an idea is already there.

 The swirly background is stamped in Elegant Eggplant onto Whisper White card, and the smaller flowers are stamped with Wisteria Wonder.  This whole layer is wrapped in vellum to mute and soften the colours.  The large flower is die cut twice.  Once from Elegant Eggplant (discarding the petals) and again from Silver Glimmer Paper.  The silver petals are inlaid into the Elegant Eggplant surround to make an incredibly sparkly flower.  Glorious, isn't it?
The sentiment, which is from the new Pieces & Patterns stamp set, is silver heat embossed to continue the shiny theme.  Small, gem encrusted,  Wisteria Wonder flowers are scattered across the front to complete the card.  I hope you like it.

Whilst I was making this card the cogs in my brain were whirring... and next time I will share where my thoughts have taken me!

Thank you for visiting my blog today.  Happy crafting

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  1. This is a lovely card Karen! A sweet interpretation of Shawns card. Love your vellum overlay, it really softens your card nicely. Thank you so much for playing along with this week’s Global Design Project challenge! Look forward to seeing you play along with us again soon. Make sure you pin your project to the official Global Design Team Pinterest Board..

    1. Thank you GDP. I'm looking forward to the next challenge