I love the Sketch Challenge over at Global Design Project #146 this week. Check it out.
With every new Stampin’ Up! catalog I get excited about the new products, invest in them and sometimes never use them. This really makes me made at myself. So this year I was more discreet in my investment AND have focused on creating several projects using one stamp set at a time. Right now I am focused on the En Route Suite.
Being the mom of two twenty-something sons who live in large cities hours from us, I love to find products I can use to create cards to send to them. This suite is perfect.
This suite includes a stamp set, Designer Series Paper (DSP), a Textured Embossing Folder, Washi tape and a Memories and More card set. (This is what Stampin’ Up! excels at; total coordination of colors and products making creating so much more fun.) The Memories and More card set is filled with great designs. I especially love the stickers which I used on my card and the sentiment cards. All the elements can be used on cards and are fantastic for scrapbooking vacations and other travel adventures.
The details of my project:
- A2 card base (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″)
- Mango Melody layer 31/2″ x 4 1/2″
- Whisper White layer 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″
- En Route DSP squares are 1 3/8″ using the Layering Squares Framelits
- Sentiments are from En Route stamp set
- Transportation icons and flag are from the En Route Memories and More cards
- Gray Granite ribbon
Hope on over to see the other wonderful projects at Global Design Project. Thanks for stopping by!
Today’s card has a clean design and was very quick to create. You can see there is very little stamping, my Big Shot did all the work. The color palette is the focus of the card and was inspired by the Global Design Project Color Challenge this week.
Typically I would layer purple and green together as I usually love that combination. However as I was creating my card Grapefruit Grove seemed to pop against the Fresh Fig more and I thought it would allow me to use leaves and stems to bring in the Mint Macaron.
I used the two middle square Stiched Framelits to create the focal point. The Fresh Fig frame was created using the larger of the two framelits and then adding a square from the Layering Squares Framelits. These framelits are an investment but you will use them over and over again.
The sentiment is from Detailed with Love. I adore the fonts in this set. The sprigs are from Bouquet Bunch Framelits and i added the sprig in Vellum as well as Mint Macron to keep an airy feel to the card.
I am awaiting the arrival of my SU order with my Share What You Love Artisan Pearls so I improvised and colored Basic Pearls using my Dark Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends marker to add my finishing touch.
Wish me luck with the challenge and thanks for stopping by.
Stampin’ Up!’s Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper (DSP) is the most beautiful DSP I have seen SU release. One side has muted tones and the other brighter watercolor images. Often some DSP can be difficult to use as the patterns are large and can quickly overtake a project. That is not true with this DSP as every image can be the focal point or compliment the focal point of your project.
My projects today are CASE’d from the very talented Stampin’ Up! Artisan Jennifer Frost. You can see her cards here. When I saw these cards I knew wanted to give them a try.
On my card I I used Soft SeaFoam as the circle and the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits cut out of Vellum. Jennifer likes to tear paper (which I have not done since my early scrapbooking days) and I enjoyed adding that element myself. The quality of SU card stock makes tearing the paper easy and results in a nice textured element to the design.
This version is almost an exact CASE from Jennifer. The card is so feminine and soft.
In both projects the DSP is both the focal point and the backdrop to the project depending on how you look at it. I think the effect is beautiful.
If you have not yet purchased this DSP I encourage you to do so. And now is the time with SU’s current promotion – Buy 3 DSP’s and get 1 free for the month of July.
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The Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper (DSP) is the star of this card. There is a subtle white and crumb cake texture pattern behind the greenery which inspired me. I framed the DSP with Soft Suede card stock just an 1/8″ larger than the DSP. A bit of Linen Thread adds balance to the sentiment from the Rooted in Nature coordinating stamp set.
The sentiment was stamped in Soft Suede ink and then quickly covered in Clear Stampin’ Embossing Powder and heat set for a shiny textured finish. The sprigs of Mint Macaron greenery are also from the Rooted in Nature stamp set and coordinating framelits. The entire panel was mounted onto the Crumb Cake card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
If you are a regular follower then you know I love to bring my design to the inside of the card as well. The envelope was also adorned with DSP and a 1/4″ of Soft Suede card stock.
So there you have a quick and easy card using designer series paper as your inspiration. Thank you so much for stopping by.