This is my first Global Design Project Challenge, so I decided to kill two birds with one stone, as it were. I needed a card for my mother in law who has been in hospital for the past month, and needs some cheering up.
I decided to CAS Kylie’s card design, with a slight twist to the layout.
The card base is Tip Top Taupe, combined with Cherry on Top DSP and Very Vanilla cardstock for the mats, circles and butterfly.
I stamped the base card with Tip Top Taupe and Mint Macaron butterflies from the Perpetual Birthday Calendar stamp set to create a simple background design that didn’t overwhelm the card. I cut two pieces of the Cherry on Top DSP 8 x 5 cm each and backed onto Very Vanilla cardstock. Using Kylie’s layout as the base but on a landscape card instead of portrait. I placed the first ‘mat’ down, then a layer of Mint Macaron Dotted Lace Trim, then the second layer of cardstock/paper.
I used the 2 3/8″ scallop circle to punch out some Very Vanilla, and then stamped some Tip Top Taupe with the ‘blurred’ stamp from the Perpetual Birthday Calendar set to give some colour and texture to the scallop. I cut a 2″ circle from the DSP and layered it on the scallop. Then using the Tip Top Taupe and Mint Macaron I stamped the large Admiral (??) butterfly from the Papillion Pot Pourri stamp set. To get a two toned effect, I first covered the stamp with Mint Macaron and then ‘circled’ the stamp onto the Tip Top Taupe to ink the edges only. I LOVE the effect! Mounting the butterfly onto the circle with glue dots and placing a 3 bead ‘string’ of pearls down the centre of the butterfly.
The circular layers were mounted with foam dimensionals, and the sentiment was stamped from the Express Yourself stamp set, and punched with the Word Window punch before being mounted with a glue dot. Small pearls were set around the scallop and short ‘strings’ decorate the three different paper/card layers.
Well this is the first card I’ve made for a while, so I hope you like it.
Why not visit The Designers over at Global Design Project and enter in this new challenge, “Case The Designer”. You never know what will inspire you!
Until next time!
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