Wednesday, 19 October 2016

International Project Highlights Visual Blog Hop and sketch challenge entry into #GDP058

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My name is Kim and I live in Somerset in the UK and I have made this birthday card using a sketch by Teneale Williams.

I've used the Blooms and Bliss designer series paper and the lillies from the Remarkable You stamp set.

I have stamped Happy Birthday in Sweet Sugarplum ink using the Stylized Birthday stamp for the inside of the card and also added an edge of torn designer series paper to the top and bottom of the Whisper White layer.

For the front of the card I have added a layer of designer series paper to fit the entire front of the card. I usually leave a border but I really like how this has come out. I then added a small layer of Sweet Sugarplum cardstock before overlapping a layer of Vellum cardstock.

Next I stamped the lillies image onto Whisper White cardstock twice. I used Stampin' Write markers to colour in the stamp - Sweet Sugarplum for the outline of the flower and Old Olive for the stem.

I cut out the flowers using my Paper Snips (I am really not a fan of fussy cutting but let me tell you, these were a dream to cut out!) I adhered one set of flowers straight onto the vellum and then popped up the second set directly over the top using Stampin' Dimensionals. This really has added some fabulous dimension to the flowers and I am really pleased with this effect.

To finish the card I stamped the sentiment Happy Birthday in Basic Gray using a stamp from the Sunshine Sayings stamp set. I cut around the sentiment and used glue dots to adhere it over the top of the stems.

I've been a bit cheeky and I have also entered this card into the Global Design Project sketch challenge #GDP058 - it's Teneale's last sketch and this makes me really sad. I love Teneale's sketches but I am sure we'll be challenged with some more fabulous sketches by another talented designer in the weeks to come. I've been 'suffering' with crafters block for a few weeks but this sketch really helped me make this card for you today - thanks Teneale! Here is the wonderful sketch
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  1. Hi Kim, I love this so much. The design is clean and crisp and showcases the DSP perfectly. Thank you so much for sharing...I am going to CASE this for my workshops xx

  2. I absolutely love your card, this is one of my fav. stamp sets to use. You have done a great job. Well Done. Angela - Australia

  3. I really like your card. Great way to showcase the DPS and the stamp image goes perfectly with the paper. Satomi from Australia

  4. Lovely card - I find your use of the vellum as a background very inspirational.

  5. Love the vellum & sweet sugarplum combo! xx

  6. Some of my favourite DSP, and thanks for the reminder that we still have beautiful sets in the annual catalogue to enjoy!

  7. Really beautiful card. Thanks for sharing!

  8. I feel like this DSP is calling my name now! Lovely card!

  9. Beautiful Kim! Thanks so much for joining in with this week's Global Design Project and sharing your talents with us!

  10. I adore the colours, Kim, the way you have set out the DSP is fab.Your fussy cutting is great, so have no fear in the future you have nailed it. Christine from Australia

  11. Very Beautiful! I am just catching up on the GDP058 challenge entries. Thank-you for playing along! - Krista Frattin