Friday, 29 June 2018

Garden Impressions for Global Design Project 144

Hello and welcome to my blog on this warm and sunny Friday afternoon.  Today, I'm sharing my entry for this week's challenge over on the Global Design Project.  It is a CASE the designer challenge.

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.

Here is the project to CASE this week:

Isn't this a beautiful card?  The features that stand out to me are the Share What You Love papers (I adore these papers!), the pearlized doily and the flag finish on one of the layers.  So, I have focused on these when I designed my card.

This is how I build my card!  The pretty Garden Impressions papers have been sitting on my desk patiently waiting to be used, and this was a perfect opportunity.  The difficulty was choosing which of the patterns to use.  The dainty flowers on the cool Soft Sea Foam background jumped out at me when I flicked through the pad, so I pulled out this piece to start with.  Next, I looked for a background.  As soon as I held the patterened paper over some Night of Navy card it popped and I knew I wanted some more Soft Sea Foam to feature in the card, so that become the base.  I embossed the Night of Navy layer using the Subtle embossing folder.  It might be called Subtle, but it adds so much to the card!  The panel with the flag finish is made with the Handwritten stamp on Petal Pink card with matching ink.  It echoes Charlet's card nicely.

The sentiment is stamped in Night of Navy on Soft Sea Foam card to help tie in all the colours and I've added a pearlized doily underneath.  Finishing touches are a couple of die cut flowers topped with pearls, a swoosh of Wink of Stella (of course!) and a twist of pearlised thread from the Share What You Love Embellishment kit.  

Thank you for visiting today.  I hope you like my interpretation of Charlet's card.

Happy crafting,

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  1. I love this card, Karen. It’s so fresh and the colours really pop. Beautiful!

    1. Thanks Allyson...we might make this one in class, so I'm happy that you like it!

  2. The colors and papers look amazing on your card! Nicely done. Thanks for playing along this week at Global Design Project. xo Charlet

    1. Thanks, Charlet. I am loving using these gorgeous floral papers :)