Saturday, February 18, 2017

Global Design Project #GDP074

Global Design Project 074 Entry

Global Design Project 074 | Sketch Challenge

Today, I am playing along with the Global Design team.  I created a card project using the sketch above as inspiration. Click on the link below the sketch to see the designers amazing projects and all the other entries!  I normally focus on one or two elements and go off the cuff with my creations. This time I stayed fairly true to the example.  

I did not have the Stampin' Up! Diagonal Stripe background stamp, but used a similar background stamp to create the diagonal stripes on my card using Versa Mark, which created a tone on tone backdrop on the Mint Macaron Cardstock.
I used my Bigshot to cut out two Lots of Labels. The two labels, one in vellum and the second using Irresistibly Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper, created the extended tag.
I then layered a Stitched Shapes black circle to create not only a focal point, but a way to showcase the soft colors in the blended Sunshine Wishes heart that holds the gold embossed So Happy For You banner.  The blended heart was also created using the same floral DSP used in the tag.  
One small stitched circle in vellum is popped up below the banner and displays the linked rings found in the Iconic Occasions Host Stamp Set.  The rings are embossed in gold and create the theme for this card!
Instead of the bow, I used Metallic Thread in gold and a few gold Sequins to embellish the card. 
A little added tidbit--My husband did not like the placement of the small vellum circle.  He felt like it was offsetting. What do you think?  

Join me again next week for a new project!

Cardstock:  Basic Black, Irresistibly Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper,  Mint Macaron, Thick Whisper White, Whisper White, Vellum
Dies:  Lots of Labels Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Sunshine Wishes Thinlits  
Stamp Sets:  Diagonal Stripe Background, Iconic Occasions, Sunshine Sayings 
Inks:  Pink Piroette, So Saffron, Tempting Turquoise, Perfect Plum, Versa Mark
Other: Stampin' Trimmer, Bigshot, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool, Stampin' Emboss Gold Powder, Clear Blocks, Metallic Thread, Metallics Sequins Assortment, Banner Triple Punch, Snail Adhesive, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Adhesive Remover, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder  



  1. Beautiful Valgerdur! I love the use of black to make the colours pop! Thank you so much for sharing your talents and joining in with this week's Global Design Project!

  2. Thank you Jess for your sweet and encouraging comments!

  3. love the idea of embossing the rings. What a great way to make them sparkle