Welcome! I am so excited to share this week’s Global Design Project challenge with you. As you may know by now, we rotate challenges from week to week and one of our favorite challenges is CASE the Designer where we get inspiration from one of our Design Team members. This week, we are CASEing me!
Here’s the card we are CASEing this week. I love using watercolor on cards and I think it turned out well. You can see the original post here.
For today’s card I decided to paint a more loosely watercolored scene, but I love the layout and decided to keep that in tact. I started by embossing a fish from the Seaside Shore stamp set using Copper Stampin’ Emboss powder. Other images from the set fill the scene in Mint Macaron. The fish is colored with Tangerine Tango and the kelp is lightly colored with Mint Macron.
The anchor was made by embossing the image with Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder, I cut it out and repeatedly embossed it to create a thicker embellishment. I tied it to the card using Very Vanilla Thick Baker’s Twine in a Carrick knot. I found a how-to on Pinterest. Other embellishments include the sentiment banner and a scallop shell that were cut and pasted onto the card.
I used the Seaside Textured Impressions Embossing Folder on Dapper Denim cardstock to create a background. The dry embossing turned out well, but not without a little trick to get the lines smooth.
If you’re having trouble with embossing folders cracking your cardstock; try this little tip. Mist the cardstock with water using a Stampin’ Spritzer before you emboss. I misted the cardstock with water about 5 times on each side. This makes the paper more pliable and able to handle the pressure from the embossing folder.
That’s all for this post. I hope you’ll play along with us at Global Design Project this week. I can’t wait to see how you CASE my card and I’ll be sure to see each project if you add it to our gallery.
There is one more thing I’d like to say:
When I joined Stampin’ Up! a little over a year ago, I thought I was just going to purchase crafting supplies at a discount. I had no idea how much fun I would be having. I joined under the best leader, Brian King, who has welcomed me so warmly into his group and he allows me to be involved on a daily basis. I am also a member of two design teams including Pals Paper Arts and of course, Global Design Project. When I was asked to join GDP by Louise Sharp and Kylie Bertucci, I had no idea I was being set up to work with the world’s best designers including four Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team members. (Please wait while I pick my jaw up from the floor.) I’m still not sure how I got here, but I am so grateful to be a part of it.
So now it is your turn to take a chance. If you have been thinking about joining us at Stampin’ Up!, don’t wait another day. You will be welcomed into a community of amazing, talented people who love what they do. Whether you just want to create beautiful things and get a discount on your supplies or if you want to earn extra income, you can decide how far to take it.
Like I said, I love the layout of the cards above. I know many of you enjoy using sketches for inspiration so I created a simplified version of it here. Be sure to Pin it so you can refer to it again and again.