Saturday, March 11, 2017

Global Design Project #GDP077 Color Challenge

Penned & Painted Stamp Set
Color Challenge
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Here in Northern Colorado, winter has lost its cold and bitter sting.  Instead of a normal winter, it seems more like Spring! However, Spring is just around the corner.  

With Spring on its way, I have notices a shift in projects coming from the papercrafting community. All may favorite social media sites are featuring a collection of softer pastels and all the colors that are associated with the Easter Season. I know that I have been pulling out my Subtles Classic Stampin' Pads and a few of my favorite 2015-2017 ink pads (I will sorely miss those colors) more and more these days! 

Today, I will be showcasing my design for the color challenge.   

I utilized 2nd generational stamping to show the softer side of the challenge colors. I chose to use the Penned and Painted stamp set, one of my favorites! I am such a floral girl! I also love to watercolor and so enjoy the loose look of the images in this set!

I then stamped over the base images with the next layered stamps to showcase the full intensity of Bermuda Bay and Peekaboo Peach in the floral clusters, adding Early Espresso to the center of each flower.  

I covered the entire panel with a sheet of Vellum, lined up the outline stamp of the large floral image, and heat embossed in Copper, my free chose. I cut out a rectangle from the center of the vellum cardstock to frame the colored panel.

The sentiment was also stamped in VersaMark, heat embossed in copper on a Bermuda Bay fishtailed banner, and fixed the the bottom, right side of the card. I went back and forth with the embellishments I wanted to use and decided to use the butterflies shown.  

On watercolor paper, I did a watercolor wash mixing Bermuda Bay and Peekaboo Peach. To speed up the drying process, I used my heat tool.  Once dry, I used the Timeless Tags Thinlit Die of the flying butterflies to cut out the soft small images. Once adhered to the card, I used my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush to add a little glimmer and the Fine-Tip Glue Pen to add a little more interest to the butterflies. Lastly, I tied a small bow across the top of the card.

I hope you enjoyed my project and it provided a little glimpse of Spring for you wherever you are!

Card Stock: Thick Whisper White, Whisper White, Moroccan Bermuda Bay, Vellum
Stamp Sets: Penned & Painted, Suite Sentiments
Dies: Timeless Tags Thinlits Dies
Inks: VersaMark, Bermuda bay, Peekaboo Peach, Early Espresso
Other: Stampin' Trimmer, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool, Stampin' Emboss Powder Copper, Clear Blocks, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Snail Adhesive, Fine-Tip Glue Pen, Banner Triple 

Click on the images below to visit my online store!

Penned & Painted Photopolymer Stamp Set
Penned and Painted 141938 $25.00

Timeless Tags Thinlits Dies
Timeless Tags thinlits Dies 142755 $25.00
Suite Sentiments Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Suite Sentiments 142971 $20.00



  1. What a delightful card! I love the embossed copper florals...really gives your creation a classy look! And thank you for stopping by my blog, too!

  2. Thank you for your lovely comments.

  3. Just beautiful - Thanks for playing along at Global Design Project this week x