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It’s time to CASE the designer at Global Design Project! I do enjoy all the challenges at GDP, but every fourth week, we are challenged to get inspiration from one of the design team members; I think it’s my favorite.

Stampin' Up! Be Jolly

This week’s challenge is to CASE a card by Bibi Cameron! Here’s the card we are CASEing:

Global Design Project #GDP016

As you can see, my card turned out so close to Bibi’s. That was not my intention, but I guess her card really made an impression on me.

When I create a card for any challenge, I usually take a good look at the challenge, think of some ideas to get my brain going, then go create without a reference. Wouldn’t you know when I came back with my card, I noticed how similar it was to the original. (Oops.)

Be Jolly

Here’s how I did it:

I started by using Stamping Sponges and water to create the background on Watercolor Paper. Using Pacific Point and Night of Navy Ink pads, I pressed the ink onto an acrylic block as a palette. Next I dipped the sponge into water, then the ink and pounced it onto the paper. There was no pattern and I made sure to try and leave some areas white.

A snowflake from the Flurry of Wishes stamp set was embossed onto Vellum Cardstock and cut out using the Flower Medallion Punch.

The “jolly” greeting from Christmas Greetings Thinlits Dies was embossed three times with silver Stampin’ Emboss powder. Embossing it several times gives it the rounded, bubbly look.

I couldn’t get through this card without adding some stitching. If there is one thing I love about Bibi’s work is that she often includes sewing into her projects. The wonky, uneven border (mostly because I can’t sew) adds a little whimsy to the overall look of the card.

I hope you play along this week at Global Design Project. This challenge is going on for two weeks as we take a little break for the holidays so you have plenty of time to show us what you can do. I can’t wait to see what you come up with. And remember to bibi amazing!


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  • Reply krista frattin

    This is a new background technique to me! I am so trying it!

    December 22, 2015 at 12:28 am
  • Reply Paula Dobson

    I absolutely love the effect you got with the pouncing of the sponges Shawn. What a fabulous background! I am even more impressed that you got out a sewing machine! Is there anything you won’t try? I have loved working with you this year and look forward to more adventures with you next year. Merry Christmas Shawn ♥

    December 21, 2015 at 6:12 pm
  • Reply Brian

    Pouncing a wet sponge onto the inked watercolor paper – BRILLIANT. Your work is always amazing. This project is out-of-this world. The snowflake is a perfect accent. Love it!

    December 21, 2015 at 2:22 pm
  • Reply Steffi ❤ Stempelwiese

    incredible!! Live it ❤︎

    December 21, 2015 at 12:48 pm
  • Reply understandblue

    Wowza. That is gorgeous

    December 21, 2015 at 7:18 am
  • Reply michellelastsu

    What a stunning background, it almost looks 3D, I wish I could see it in real life! Great card Shawn, I have loved working with you this year and look forward to seeing more of your wonderful creations next year. Merry Christmas x

    December 21, 2015 at 6:00 am
  • Reply Cheryll Miller

    Another WOW card! I am absolutely awed by the embossed thinlet greeting. I am so trying this … right now!!! 🙂 Thank you Shawn.

    December 21, 2015 at 5:39 am
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    December 21, 2015 at 4:29 am
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