I believe this prominent flower made with the Daisy Punch is a “wannabe” sunflower. But, isn’t she cute? She takes a starring role on the Soft Sky tag, a 2″ wide piece of cardstock. The tag is embossed with the Petal Burst embossing folder, and has a top that is cut with a die from the Hometown Greetings set. I don’t own a tag topper punch, so I was delighted to find one in this set. (p. 39 Holiday catalog).


Credit for the lay-out goes to Louise Sharp, an Artisan who designed this for the celebration of Happy 100th Global Design Project. It was especially fun this week, because we got to choose which designer’s sample we wanted to CASE. I chose this lay-out, because it was unique, and would also work for a challenge that Lisa Pretto has going on over in her InkBig Academy.


For the tag background, I chose a gorgeous sunflower pattern from the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper, and layered it on a Garden Green card base. After cutting the Sky Blue Tag, I made sure the dimensions of the Whisper White and Garden Green layers that would be beneath it were correct, and I raised the three layers with Foam Adhesive strips.

I loved the little border that Louise added at the bottom of her tag, and I used the Ticket Tear Border Punch to mimic this. The tag would have a tie at the top of Copper Trim, and I have to tell you, it is so much fun to pull apart! If you haven’t experienced it yet, you must!


I fiddled with the leaves much longer than I should have, but I became stubbornly committed to having them match the color and shading of the ones in the DSP. I ended up using an Oh So Eclectic stamp with Garden Green ink on Lemon Lime Twist cardstock. After cutting two sets with an Eclectic Layers die, I doubled them, so they could withstand hanging over the edge.

The final touch was that little sprig of Cajun Craze, also cut with a die from Eclectic Layers. Do you see the bits of that color in the DSP?

Thank you Louise Sharp and Lisa Pretto for the inspiration, and Happy 100th to everyone who has made Global Design Project a great place to be!


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