Saturday, 2 June 2018

Abstract Impressions meets new In-Colors for Global Design Project #140

Welcome to my blog!  Today I am sharing a project that I've made for this week's Global Design Project, where the challenge is to CASE the wonderful project by Brian King.  When you CASE a project 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 theme, the images - whatever you like that has inspired you to make a card of your own.

For my card I wanted to celebrate friendship and how important the spirit of kindness is.  Kindness isn't expensive and I'm a firm believer that if you haven't anything kind to share, that you should remain quiet! Here's to kindness and friendship!  Sending a card can be so many different things - Happy Birthday, Thinking of You, Sorry! or Just Because, but each and every one is kindness in an envelope.

I've chosen to use the new In Colors for 2018-2020.  Meet Lovely Lipstick, Grapefruit Grove, Pineapple Punch, Call Me Clover and Blueberry Bushel.  Aren't they stunning?  I have also used a new bundle from the new Annual catalogue called Abstract Impressions.  The Abstract Impressions stamps and the Springtime Impressions dies can be purchased separately, but when you buy them as a bundle there is a 10% saving compared with the individual prices.

The floral images that are the feature of the card were die cut from watercolour paper and coloured using the In Color markers.  This is easy to do by scribbling ink onto a non-porous surface (I used a clear block) and then picking up the colour using an aqua pen - just make sure you clean the block and the pen between colours!

The basket weave embossing folder provides the texture for the background.  I'm thinking of a wicker basket filled with freshly cut flowers.  Just look how deep that pattern is!

The sentiment is stamped in Lovely Lipstick, die cut using my favourite Stitched Shapes framelits, mounted on a Lovely Lipstick scallop circle and then nestled into the flowers and foliage.  A few basic pearls finish off the picture.

Thank you for visiting today.  I hope you like my interpretation of Brian's card.  For more inspiration be sure to look at the other entries in the gallery.

Happy Crafting,

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  1. Such bold, beautiful colors, Karen! I love how you've tucked the sentiment circle into these flowers and leaves, allowing them to overlap a big. Thanks for playing along with my CASE the Designer at GDP this week.

    1. Thank you Brian. I surprised myself with these colours as I went right out of my comfort zone!

  2. Fabulous card Karen. Just so cheerful. Allyson

    1. Thanks Allyson. Yes, the colours are very bright!