Market Fresh with Inspire Create Challenge #23

Stampin Up Market Fresh Darling Label Punch Box Anytime card ideas Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

August? How is it August already? Everyone seems to be saying the same thing. I hope you are enjoying your summer and taking in each moment.

Today’s project was inspired by the Inspire Create Challenge this week:

Inspire Create #23

I really love sketch challenges as they open up our creativity. I consign my cards to a shop and they asked for some Country/Farmer’s Market style cards, So I decided to play with a retired stamp set called Market Fresh and my Stampin’ Blends to see what I could create.

The Market Fresh stamps all have banners going across the image so I had to carefully stamp the images off the edge of the card stock to eliminate the banners. It is not quite where I want it to be for the shop yet so I will continue to tweak the design and the coloring.

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The sentiment is from the Darling Label Punch Box. I love the shape of this punch.

Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle

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Blooms for GDP#148

Post script: I would like to thank the Global Design Team for being chosen as one of the winning projects. I am so honored.

Stampin Up GDP#148 May Flowers Leaf Punch Falling Flowers Birthday Card Idea Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

I am squeezing in my entry for the Global Design Team Challenge this week to CASE (Copy And Selectively Edit) Connie Collins. Connie’s signature style is her use of flowers in almost every project she creates. Here is the project we are CASE’ing this week.

I chose to go with a square focal point and a large flower with a smaller sentiment. The crumb cake pattern from the Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper offers a soft backdrop for the card. The flower is from May Flowers Framelits; I love the lacy look of this die cut.

Stampin Up GDP#148 May Flowers Leaf Punch Falling Flowers Birthday Card Ideas Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

The Mint Macaron leaves were quickly punched with the Leaf Punch and the Shaded Spruce leaves are from the Falling Flowers/May Flowers bundle. The sentiment from Perennial Birthday Stamp Set was stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with Early Espresso Stampin’ Embossing Powder (retired) on a piece of Vellum. A piece of Petal Pink Metallic Ribbon was added behind the vellum so the sentiment would pop. Three Share What You Love Artisan Pearls for the center of the flower are the perfect finishing touch.

Stampin Up GDP#148 May Flowers Leaf Punch Falling Flowers Birthday Card Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

Connie is one of my favorite bloggers to follow as her designs never disappoint. It was fun trying to CASE her work.

Stop by Global Design Project and check out their blog.

Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle

 

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A Country Crate of Blooms

Stampin Up Jar of Love Bundle Wood Crate Framelits Inspire Crete Challenge #022 GDP#147 Anytime card ideas Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

This photo really does not do this card justice. The color and dimension is so much fun. My card was inspired by two challenges this week that provided the color palette and the other the theme.

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Country is really not my style but I think this bushel of flowers is sweet.

Stampin Up Jar of Love Bundle Wood Crate Framelits Inspire Crete Challenge #022 GDP#147 Anytime card idea Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

I did a light watercolor wash of Coastal Cabana for the background. I used Shimmery White card stock for the background and all the floral elements. I love the subtle shimmer.

 

Stampin Up Jar of Love Bundle Wood Crate Framelits Inspire Crete Challenge #022 GDP#147 Anytime card Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle

7.25.2018 Thank you to the Inspire Create Challenge Team for selecting my project as the winner this week. I am honored to have been selected.

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A Broadway Bound Birthday

Stampin Up Broadway Bound DSP Birthday card idea Picture Perfect Birthday Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

The Broadway Bound Designer Series Paper (DSP) is scrumptious with Black, Gold, Lovely Lipstick, Lemon Lime Twist and Gray Granite. The black and gold patterns provide a lot of glam while the other patterns are bright and festive. The photos don’t do this card justice. The bright sun mutes the bright colors. It is bold and bright in person.

Stampin Up Broadway Bound DSP Birthday card ideas Picture Perfect Birthday Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

A strip of black card stock anchors the DSP focal point that was adorned with Lemon Lime Twist fringe. Can you see the small Silver Metallic Pearls on the Lovely Lipstick bursts along the top of the DSP?

Stampin Up Broadway Bound DSP Birthday card Picture Perfect Birthday Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

The inside sentiment and fun detail on the envelope are from Picture Perfect Birthday. I love the fonts and sentiments in this stamp set.

This is for my sister-in-law who loves celebrating her birthday … all month long.

Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle

 

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