Here’s a Single Red Rose For GDP096! Many of you know I love to play along when there’s a challenge…I think it helps exercise my stamping muscles and gives my mojo a lift! How many of you love a challenge?
This week’s challenge is to CASE (copy and selectively edit) the designer Tanja Kolar..a talented member of the Global Design Team ! I love the simple design of her card and was excited to make my own version. I have a love / hate relationship with clean and simple projects, I tend to want to add ink…and then more ink to the many layers of my projects…yep, guilty as charged! Maybe I should join Inker’s Anonymous?…Nope! While I will never be totally cured (off the ink), I have become better at crafting the simple style after repeatedly going out of my comfort zone to prove to myself that I CAN do it…and I am so much better off for it!
I decided on using the Graceful Garden stamp set as the focal point on my version of Tanja’s beautiful card. Upon seeing this wonderful stamp set, I had visions of a vintage style card, with ribbon and ink in all of it’s rustic glory… but now, instead, I thought I would put my brain to work and figure out a way to use it for this challenge!
So…for my card, I switched out the colors for something more bold…I did use the Stitched Shape Framelits, but made the larger square black. I don’t have a 3D element, I stamped the rose design directly on the top square instead, and colored it with markers and Watercolor Pencils. I also added a larger background design behind the squares… mostly because I wanted to use the trellis type stamp from the set (I love anything that looks like grid work) I did, however, add some ink splatter…I couldn’t help myself…I love ink!
If you look very closely at the angle view, you can see the tiny bits of twinkle from the Shimmery Paper I used on the project! It’s a very subtle shimmer, but a very pretty detail when seen in person!
Adding a coordinating envelope in plain black and white is the perfect finishing touch for this project!
Want more inspiration? Make sure you head on over the Global Design Project to see all the wonderful projects from this week’s challenge!
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