This week’s Global Design Project is a color challenge with a favorite combination of green and blue: Garden Green, Mint Macaron, and Balmy Blue. We’re having temperatures in the eighties in San Diego, so my thoughts went to the beach.
First, I used a Blending Brush to apply Balmy Blue Ink to Basic White Cardstock, 4 ” X 5 1/4″. Second, I cut a whole in my pretty, blue, paper with a large, Layering Circles Die. Third, I made a frame for the circle using two Layering Circles Dies, cut from Subtles 6″ X 6″ Designer Paper in Mint Macaron. Then, I used an embossing folder to ripple the blue paper. I know it’s called the Bark Embossing Folder, but it can look like ocean also, right?
Fourth, I cut a second piece of Basic White Cardstock, 4″ X 5 1/4″ to glue to my ocean. The hole made a perfect spot to stamp Balmy Blue birds from the On The Horizon Stamp Set. Prior to gluing the layers together, I trimmed a sliver off the bottom of the white cardstock, because the embossing folder made the blue piece shrink.
Once the layers were glued together, it was attached with Dimensionals to a Mint Macaron card base, 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″.
Next, I used a Palms Die to cut the palm tree from Garden Green Cardstock, gluing the trunk, and attaching the fronds with a Dimnensional.
The horizontal strip was cut with another Palms Die from the same Subtles 6″ X 6″ Designer Paper as the scalloped circle.
“Wishing you a warm and beachy kind of day” is from the Paradise Palms Stamp Set, stamped in Garden Green Ink, cut with the Messages Die, and attached with Dimensionals.
The last detail was adding the Faux Sea Glass Shapes. They are so pretty and realistic!
My March Host Code Gift
Just type the current host code (found beneath my profile picture) in the box provided, on your order of $75.00 or more, before tax and shipping, and I will send you the Checks & Dots Embossing Folders in April. They are perfectly sized to fit the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine that is 20% off the month of March.
I’m vacationing in the desert in March and April, but I have my Stampin’ Up! supplies, and I’ll continue working (playing).
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Love how this card transports us right to paradise! The colors and layout are perfect for this set. TFS
Card is very relaxing!
Thanks, Liz! Palms in the desert are relaxing also!