Go With Happiness! (GDP077)

Today’s card is a fun watercolor for the Global Design Project Challenge.  It’s a color challenge and below you can see the colors we are to use.

For my free choice color I picked Mint Macaron Glimmer Paper (love!).  It’s a bit hard in the photo to tell the difference between the Bermuda Bay flowers and the Mint Macaron Glimmer leaves, but look close and you’ll see it!

The pretty flower is from the So in Love stamp set and it’s heat embossed in white and then watercolored in detail using the Peekaboo Peach ink.  Here’s a close up:

The new little thing I did on this card is to add what looks like little water droplets.  They are made using the Fine Tip Glue Pen and just leaving little drops to dry.  I’d seen this technique elsewhere and wanted to try it.  I kind of like it, what do you think?

The sweet sentiments on the inside and outside of the card are from the Swan Lake stamp set.  I like sets with coordinating sentiments…they do all the work for you, right?


Thank you for stopping by today!  I’d love it if you would leave me a comment ~ I like comments 🙂  And please pop over to see what others have done at the Global Design Project.


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Stamps:  So In Love, Swan Lake
Ink:  Bermuda Bay, Peekaboo Peach, Early Espresso, Versamark
Paper:  Whisper White and Bermuda Bay card stock, Watercolor Paper, Mint Macaron Glimmer Paper
Tools:  Aqua Painter, Heat Gun, May Flowers Framelits, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
Embellishments:  Fine Tip Glue Pen, White Embossing Powder

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Ombre Sympathy (GDP 069)

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Life happens during holidays; during the summer, at the beginning of a new year.  I have a friend whose mother passed away just after the new year started, and I wanted to make her a special card.

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The colors for this card are the ones in this week’s Global Design Project Color Challenge.  I like them for this card because they’re not pastel or bright.  Even the silver in this combination looks a bit muted alongside the Delightful Dijon.


For today’s card I used the new So In Love stamp set for the pretty background flower.  To get the ombre look, I just rolled the stamp a bit as I pressed down.  I fully pressed down on one side of the stamp, but only lightly pressed on the other side. That created a color from dark to light across the edges of the flower.

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The stamped panel is topped with a similar-sized sheet of Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate.  The acetate sheets come in several patterns and I used the polka dots.  Each sheet has the pattern in gold on the front and silver on the back, so I obviously used the silver side 🙂

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The Challenge calls for my “free choice” for the third color and I decided to use white.  As this is a sympathy card, it seemed more appropriate not to make it too bright.


Thanks for stopping by today!  Pop on over to globaldesignproject.com to see what everyone else has done with these colors!


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Stamps:  So In Love and Rose Wonder
Ink:  Delightful Dijon Classic Stampin’ Pad
Paper:  Whisper White and Delightful Dijon card stock and Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate
Embellishments:  Metallic Foil Doilies, Silver 1/8″ Ribbon

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More Christmas Blessings! (GDP065)

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Ok, so I have a problem…I can’t stop using all of our fabulous Christmas stamps…and I can’t help but use our brand new stamps from the Occasions Catalog (available January 4th)!  To solve my problem I combined them!

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The colors used on today’s card are from this week’s Global Design Project Color Challenge.  They are SO pretty for this season!

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The pretty watercolored flowers and the little leaves are stamps from the new So In Love set.  And the sentiment is from the Christmas Pines set.  This is definitely my favorite Christmas sentiment.

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The flowers are watercolored on watercolor paper.  To get the shading, I watercolored the flowers once and then when they dried I went back in a second time to darken portions of each flower.

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As I’ve been sitting here posting, my sweet little Elie has been sitting on my lap looking up at me.  I want you to see what I’m seeing…

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I can hardly work!!  Isn’t she too cute!  I think she wants me to stop and pet her 🙂

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Thank you for stopping by today!


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Stamps:  Christmas Pines, So In Love
Ink:  Crumb Cake and Real Red Classic Stampin’ Pads
Paper:  Whisper White and Early Espresso card stock and Watercolor Paper
Tools:  Aqua Pen, Real Red Stampin’ Marker
Embellishments:  Real Red 3/4″ Stitched Edge Ribbon, Delicate White Doilies

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Case the Designer (GDP060)

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Today I’m playing along with the Global Design Project challenge and we are casing the designer.  The designer this week happens to be my friend, Brian King!  Here’s his card that we are supposed to case (copy and share everything!):Brians Case card

I knew right away that I wanted to enter this contest because PINK is my favorite color!!  And, Brian’s card is so cute, who can resist trying to copy it?

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Blushing Bride is a nice pink, and it has some coordinating glimmer paper that looks so great with it. That’s one thing about Stampin’ Up! — all of the papers and inks and ribbons and dsp’s coordinate color-wise, so you are assured of a beautiful project!

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The glimmer paper is cut with one of the dies from the coordinating Starlight Thinlit Dies.  They are so beautiful and intricate.  I think they are one of the prettiest die sets ever!

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Brian’s signature style is layered panels, so I made sure to add some Silver Foil behind the Whisper White and Blushing Bride panels 🙂

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Thanks for stopping by today!  Please pop on over to Global Design Project and see how other stampers have cased Brian’s card!


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Stamps:  Star of Light
Ink:  Black Archival
Paper:  Whisper White and Blushing Bride card stock, Silver Foil, and Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper
Tools:  Starlight Thinlits Dies, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
Embellishments:  Rhinestone Basic Jewels

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Melon Mambo Garden (GDP045)


Today I’m doing something new and entering a challenge I’ve never entered before:  Global Design Project.  Their color challenge is fabulous, mostly because it uses one of my favorite colors ~ Melon Mambo!


I wanted the Melon Mambo to be the featured color on this card so I used it on the sweet little flower from the set, Helping Me Grow.  I watercolored the flower on Watercolor Paper to get a little shading.

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I’m loving the new doilies, they are so cute, I like to just tuck them in anywhere!  They now come in the 2015-17 In Colors and I plan to use some of those very soon.  Do you see the Melon Mambo 1/8″ Stitched Ribbon?  I just cut a bit and wrapped it back and forth, sticking it down as I went.  A splatter of black from the Aqua Painter finished it off.

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This card was so much fun to make!  Pop over to the Global Design Project and see what everyone else has done with these pretty colors!

Thanks for stopping by!


Stampin’ Up! Products Used on Today’s Card:

Stamps:  Sheltering Tree, Helping Me Grow
Ink:  Melon Mambo and Basic Black Archival Ink
Paper:  Watercolor Paper, Melon Mambo, Basic Black, Smoky Slate cardstock and Pop of Pink dsp
Tools:  Paper Snips, Rose Garden Thinlits Dies, Big Shot Die Cutting Machine, Aqua Painter
Embellishments:  Melon Mambo 1/8″ Stitched Ribbon, Silver Metallic Thread, Delicate White Doilies

Filed Under: Any Occasion, Thinking of You
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