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Hello, everyone. Today’s card is inspired by a Global Design Project Sketch Challenge #GDP034. I do enjoy creating a card with watercolor; in fact I shared a simple way to accomplish this last week. Although today’s card is screaming watercolor, I wanted to try a different take on this week’s sketch.


Global Design Project GDP034

I started with a piece of Whisper White cardstock and stamped the background from the You’ve Got This stamp set with Soft Sky ink. The sentiment is from Suite Sayings and is stamped with Basic Black Archival Ink. I wanted to be sure to center the sentiment before stamping around it with Bermuda Bay ink and the splatter stamp from the Perpetual Birthday Calendar stamp set.

To add a ton of dimension, but keep the card flat, I started with a piece of Tangerine Tango cardstock cut larger than the stamped piece. I then cut a piece of Cajun Craze to the same size as the lighter orange piece and cut again at a diagonal. All of the pieces were then layered on a Crumb Cake card base. I love the geometric, graphic look created. The blues compliment the orange colors and the neutral card base tones down the card.

For more inspiration including gorgeous watercolor backgrounds, visit Global Design Project to see what the design team has created for you. Play along with us this week and show us your project based on the sketch above. We love sharing what we do and would like for you to join in too.


Suite Sayings is one of those must-have stamp sets; that’s all there is to it. Create a card of any type and you’re sure to find a sentiment for the occasion.  Click the links below to order any of the supplies used to create today’s card.

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  • Reply Gail Davidson

    LOVE your card Shawn! Using two colours to give a 3D illusion is a little touch of brilliance! xoxo

    May 8, 2016 at 1:02 am
  • Reply jadeguia

    I keep staring at this card trying to imaging that it is actually flat! Interesting effect with the two-color mat… and a great color combo.

    May 5, 2016 at 12:27 pm
  • Reply Paula Dobson

    I love the optical illusion you created with your coloured mat Shawn. It really does make the card stand out!!

    May 3, 2016 at 1:37 am
    • Reply Shawn

      Thanks, Paula

      May 5, 2016 at 11:07 am
  • Reply krista frattin

    I like that Cajun side boarder!

    May 2, 2016 at 9:06 pm
  • Reply Kylie Bertucci

    Yet again… another incredible card Shawn! Love what you have done with the Tangerine Tango and Cajun… so clever. Geometric and stunning.

    May 2, 2016 at 11:00 am
    • Reply Shawn

      Thank you, Kylie.

      May 5, 2016 at 1:41 am
  • Reply HJ

    Shawn, I love the two oranges together, which certainly add dimension. Actually with the mitered corner they make it look almost 3-D. Very clever. This is a really fun card with the splatter and cross hatch for the background. Great job!

    May 2, 2016 at 9:21 am
    • Reply Shawn

      Thank you so much for this and all your lovely comments.

      May 5, 2016 at 1:42 am
  • Reply Jennifer Spiller

    What a wonderful card! The geometric background is amazing!!! Love how much depth it adds.

    May 2, 2016 at 9:02 am
    • Reply Shawn

      Thanks, Jennifer. Glad you like it.

      May 5, 2016 at 1:43 am
  • Reply Robbye Hamilton

    Lovely card Shawn, great job.

    May 2, 2016 at 8:29 am
    • Reply Shawn

      Thanks, Robbye.

      May 5, 2016 at 1:43 am

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