Hello! So, I’ve been trying to spend a little more time in my craft room recently, which I have to say, isn’t difficult as it’s been a much under used space in my house in 2020. Crafting has always been my escape, and I’ve really needed that recently, but have really struggled to find anything to create. So I turned to an old faithful; the Global Design Project, and used their challenge for this week as my starting point.
This week’s challenge is to use a card by one of their Design Team members as inspiration. The card was stunning, and I chose to take the card layout; basically using the card as a sketch for a new one.
I’ve been really enjoying the current selection of Designer Series Papers from Stampin’ Up! and the Whale of a Time Designer Series Paper is no exception. For all this paper is a little more ‘theme-y’ that I would normally select, the patterns actually translate really well in small sections and aren’t all too fish-y. There are two separate pieces of the Designer Series Paper on this card; a small strip, and a 2″ punched circle.
I’m also really enjoying adding textures to my projects at the moment, and this card has a panel of embossed card stock using the coordinating Embossing Folder, as well as a piece of ribbon. When I’m embossing white cardstock, I tend to use the Thick Whisper White, just because it is slightly heavier than the standard and therefore gives a really crisp embossed finish.
The stamped Whale comes from the matching Whale Done stamp set. To get the ombre coloured effect I inked the stamp in Pool Party ink, and then added a hint of Shaded Spruce ink using a sponge.
This card is finished with a die cut seaweed from the Smooth Sailing dies.
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