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Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper handmade card.

Ever need a head start to create your next card? Nothing is easier than starting with a sketch and using some beautiful patterned paper to simplify the card-making process.

This week I’m using Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper and a sketch from Global Design Project and I love it so much.

Global Design Project Sketch #GDP226
Inspired by Global Design Project #GDP226 a Sketch Challenge. Join us by linking your project inspired by the sketch above.

The Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper is printed from hand-painted originals with vibrant colors that coordinate beautifully and instantly turn your projects into works of art.

My card starts with a Whisper White card base layered with a heavy pattern of Designer Series Paper. To give the focal more prominence, I used some Vellum Cardstock to breakup the pattern a bit.

The top layer is made with another piece of Whisper White cardstock and columns of another piece of Designer Series Paper. I intentionally cut 1/4″ between each piece so the image visually stays together.

Life is Better with a Friend Like You

I have more layers than the sketch calls for, but you don’t have to follow a sketch exactly. Do what works for you. Here are the measurements I used if you’d like to give this card a try. From the card base up:

The sentiment was embossed with Shimmer Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder and I used some black twine to tie around the focal card. I also pulled the treads apart for a little more visual interest.

I hope you enjoyed my card today and feel inspired to add your project to this week’s sketch. You don’t need a blog to join; you can share from your social media profile too. Click here to play along.

I would love to be your Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator

If you live in the United States you can order your crafting supplies from my online store.

Featured supplies

Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper

Peaceful Moments
Cling Stamp Set

Whisper White
8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock

Vellum Cardstock
8-1/2″ x 11

Multipurpose Glue

Stampin’ Dimensionals

Watermark Stamp Pad 102283

Shimmer Black
Stampin’ Emboss Powder

Heat Tool
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  • Reply Brian

    Gorgeous! ♥

    February 4, 2020 at 9:29 pm
  • Reply Linda

    Love the play of different DSPs for this project, along with the distressed vellum. Beautiful job!

    February 3, 2020 at 10:33 am
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