#GDP008 Global Design Project – Case The Designer Challenge

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.

Kylie's Card - #GDP008
Kylie’s Card – #GDP008

The card base is Tip Top Taupe, combined with Cherry on Top DSP and Very Vanilla cardstock for the mats, circles and butterfly.

My CAS of Kylie's Card
My CAS of Kylie’s Card

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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8 thoughts on “#GDP008 Global Design Project – Case The Designer Challenge

  1. I love that you flipped this sketch a bit and can see the inspiration from Kylie’s card. What a gorgeous project, Karen! Thank you so much for playing along with this week’s CASE the Designer challenge for the Global Design Team. I’m glad you played along.

    1. Thanks Brian!

      I’m so pleased you liked it. I am one of your fans, so this is an honour that you’ve commented on my card!!!

  2. This is fantastic Karen! I’m thrilled that you have played along for the first time with us at the GDP. I love that the challenge he was casing me too. I am sure your mother in law will get some joy from your card. Thank you so much for playing along with this week’s Global Design Project challenge! Look forward to seeing you play along with us again.

  3. What a lovely card you’ve designed Karen. I love all the little elements you’ve used to bring it all together and the colour combo is stunning. It is sure to bring a smile to your mother in law! Thanks so much for joining in the Global Design Project 🙂

    1. Thank you Jess!!

      I loved playing along. It’s been a while since I just ‘played’ with papers/ink. I’ve been busy with the business side of paper crafting the last couple of months, and it was nice to just try and be creative instead. 🙂

    1. Thanks Rosalie!

      I’ve been wanting it for aaaages! I loved it when Sam Donald first started demo-ing it, and finally succumbed. I look forward to using it again. My fave set is still Gorgeous Grunge, tho. LOL

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