Hi everyone, welcome to my blog! The thing I missed most while on vacation was participating in challenges. So, I’m participating in two with this project.
This week’s Global Design Project has an unusual sketch that I wanted to challenge myself to duplicate. Here’s the sketch:
I’ve been anxiously awaiting the arrival of my final Sale-A-Bration order from Stampin’ Up. I thought it might be here when I returned from vacation, but I had to wait two more days. The FREE Sale-A-Bration stamp set, Heartfelt Blooms, was in this order, and the one I was envisioning for these two challenges.
I thought it looked like antique fabric, as I stamped it in Sahara Sand Ink all over the Whisper White cardstock. I glued this on a Sahara Sand card base, and my first layer of the sketch was complete.
For the other two rectangles (4″ X 2 1/2″) of “fabric” I chose Powder Pink Ink and Chocolate Chip Ink for stamping the floral image. I layered these on matching cardstock with just a 1/16 border showing. After gluing them together, I tied our beautiful Organza Ribbon around the two, as in the sketch. A bow seemed like too much with all that was going on, so I tied a knot rather than a bow. Can you tell the two rectangles are popped up on dimensionals?
I used Sahara Sand ink for the remaining circle in the sketch, after cutting it with a Stitched Shape Die. The sentiment, “Wishing You A Lovely Day,” is from the Lovely Wishes Stamp Set, and I stamped it in Chocolate Chip ink. In case you noticed, I eliminated the “sentiment” strip from the sketch, opting to put it in the circle.
The Heartfelt Blooms Stamp Set was also perfect for this week’s TGIF challenge. Look at the gorgeous inspiration:
I used subdued colors, but I definitely have the flowers going on! I can’t wait to try it with brighter colors. I must say, I was delighted with the performance of the Heartfelt Blooms stamp. It gave me a perfect image, first try, every time.
For the inside sentiment I used the Stylized Birthday Stamp, and stamped “Happy Birthday” in Powder Pink on Whisper White cardstock. I also decorated the envelope with Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper in Powder Pink.
Thank you GDP and TGIF for the challenges and inspiration! Wishing you all a bloomin’ perfect day!