Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Cheery Calypso Coral for Global Design Project 142

As I sit at my desk this afternoon the sky is gloomy and it feels distinctly chilly.  My solution to this is to create something warm and cheerful for the Global Design Project #GDP142 challenge which this week is to follow a sketch.

I've chosen to use some floral images from the Abstract Impressions stamp set and to show them off in warming Calypso Coral tones for my card.

On Whisper White card I stamped the leaves in Pear Pizzazz - the larger set of leaves were stamped off onto scrap paper first to create a lighter image but the smaller set of leaves are a at full strength to create a darker shade.  Similarly, the flowers are two tone Calypso Coral - first I stamped the darker accents and then added the large lighter blooms, after stamping off, over the top (I found it easier to line the images up this way).  The stalks are grounded onto a Pear Pizzazz swoosh!  The little picture is then die cut using my favourite Stitched Shapes framelits.  I am so pleased I have these dies, they are so useful and I use them all the time.  The flowers are completed by highlighting with a Wink of Stella and topping them with basic pearls.

For the diagonal element suggested in the sketch I have used Calypso Coral card and ink, with a different flower stamp from the set, to create a monotone background which rests on top of a textured piece of card.  The new Subtle embossing folder creates this beautifully subtle textured background - it's brilliant and it's definitely going to be one of my go to items for the foreseeable future!

I'm pleased to say that making this card has lifted my spirits despite the dullness of the weather outside!  So much so that I did a couple of alternatives too!

Thank you for visiting today and I hope that you like today's cards and that the sun is shining with you.  Happy Crafting,

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