Floral Statements Thank You Card for GDP177

I made today’s card for this week’s Global Design Project color challenge. I used the beautiful Floral Statements stamp set to make a colorful thank you card. I stamped the large image in Coastal Cabana ink, then colored in the rest in Melon Mambo and Granny Apple Green, using a Blender Pen and the Stampin’ Write Markers in each color to (try to) create depth. Coloring isn’t my strong suit, but I feel pretty good about how this one turned out. What do you think?

Here’s the GDP177 color challenge:

Global Design Project color challenge GDP177S

Here’s what I made:

Stampin' Up! Floral Statement stamp set, thank you card for GDP177, made by Candy Ford #stampcandy

Stampin' Up! Floral Statement stamp set, thank you card for GDP177, made by Candy Ford #stampcandy S

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Whisper White Thick card stock (CS) cut to4-1/4″ x 11″ , then scored in half at 5-1/2″

Stamped with the Floral Statements stamp set:

  • main image in Coastal Cabana ink onto a piece of Whisper White CS

Die cut using the Rectangles Stitched Framelits:

  • the stamped image
  • a piece of Melon Mambo CS
  • a piece of Granny Apple Green Designer Series Paper (DSP)

Colored using Blender Pens and Stampin’ Write Markers:

  • flowers in Melon Mambo ink, first with the Blender Pen, then darker bits with the marker.
  • leaves and stems in Granny Apple Green ink, the same way as the flowers

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • DSP glued onto the front of the card base
  • Melon Mambo CS adhered onto the DSP layer using Stampin’ Dimensionals (I save the long strips around the edges of the Dimensionals for large areas like this.)
  • stamped image glued onto the Melon Mambo CS layer

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Here are today’s colors:

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Price: $110.00

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CASE the Designer for GDP176

Today’s card is inspired by this week’s Global Design Project challenge to CASE the designer. I used two stamp sets from the Annual Catalog: the Calls For a Celebration stamp set, and the Hand Delivered host stamp set. I also used Brusho Colour Crystals on one of the layers. 

Here’s the GDP176 challenge:

Here’s the SGDP176

Here’s what I made:

Calls for a Celebration stamp set, Brusho color crystals, heat embossing. Card made by Candy Ford for GDP176. Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

To CASE a card is to “copy and selectively edit” or “copy and share everything.” You can copy it exactly or choose a part of it as inspiration. I chose to CASE the circles on Steffi’s card, as well as the multicolor wash and the black sentiment. But I chose to add several layers behind the embossed pieces – I used Shimmery White cardstock for everything.

My multicolor area looks darker in the photos than in person, but I think you get the idea. Also the Brusho colors are a bit deeper than the ink colors Steffi used. Here’s a shot I brightened up to give you a better idea of the colors, but a lot of the white details are lost.

Calls for a Celebration stamp set, Brusho color crystals, heat embossing. Card made by Candy Ford for GDP176. Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Close up of the white embossed circles. And you can just make out some of the shimmer of the paper, which is hard to photograph, but is very pretty in person.

Calls for a Celebration stamp set, Brusho color crystals, heat embossing. Card made by Candy Ford for GDP176. Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

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Here’s what I did:

Cut Shimmery White cardstock (CS) layers with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • 4-1/4″ x 11″, then scored in half at 5-1/2″ for the card base
  • 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″
  • 4″ x 5-1/4″ 
  • 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″
  • 3-3/4″ x 5″ (this layer will be embossed in white, see below)
  • cut to 4-1/4″ x 2-3/4″, then after being colored using Brusho (see below) cut it down to 3-3/4″ x 2-1/2″

Colored using Brusho crystals:

  • 4-1/4″ x 2-3/4″ layer:
  • 1) put post it tape along all four edges to hold it down to the grid paper
  • 2) spritzed it with water to get it good and wet
  • 3) sprinkled on Brusho crystals and let the colors run (Prussian Blue along the top, Gamboge in the center, and Brilliant Red along the bottom)
  • 4) allowed the Brusho to dry completely (I’m too impatient to wait, so I used my Heat Tool to speed up the drying time.)

Stamped with the Calls For a Celebration stamp set:

  • sentiment in Versamark ink onto the completely dry Brusho-colored layer, then heat embossed in black
  • used the Embossing Buddy on the Brusho-colored layer before stamping. It helps to prevent the embossing powder from sticking where it shouldn’t.
  • I used the Stamparatus to stamp a few times in Versamark, to make sure I got really good coverage. Since the image has a lot of big solid areas, I wanted to be sure they got filled in with the black embossing.

Stamped with the Hand Delivered stamp set:

  • large balloon cluster in Versamark ink all over the Shimmery White CS cut to 3-3/4″ x 5″, overlapping in places, then heat embossed in white
  • I was careful not to use the part of the stamp image with the strings. I only wanted the circles.

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • three plain layers (4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″,  4″ x 5-1/4″, and 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″) glued in size order onto each other, then onto the front of the card base
  • 3-3/4″ x 5″ white embossed layer glued on top of the other layers
  • Brusho sentiment layer glued onto the white embossed layer

Calls for a Celebration stamp set, Brusho color crystals, heat embossing. Card made by Candy Ford for GDP176. Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

SCalls for a Celebration stamp set, Brusho color crystals, heat embossing. Card made by Candy Ford for GDP176. Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Here’s what I used:

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Price: $11.75

 

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If you or someone you know loves dogs, this class is for you! Click on the image below for details and to order. Only through Wednesday, February 13. Limited spots available, so order before it sells out.

Happy Tails Online Class by Candy Ford using Happy Tails stamp set, Dog Builder Punch, Subtle dynamic embossing folder from Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

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Forever Lovely Valentine for IRBH & GDP174

It’s time for the IRBH Blog Hop! I always look forward to hopping with this amazing group of stampers. The theme for this month’s hop is Love. I made a simple Valentine’s card using products from both the Occasions and Annual catalogs. My card was inspired by the GDP sketch challenge for this week:

GDP174S

Here’s what I made:

Forever Lovely stamp set, Needlepoint Elements Framelits Dies, Brights 6x6 paper, Glitter Enamel Dots, Whisper White Twine by Stampin' Up! Valentine card made by Candy Ford #stampcandy

 

Forever Lovely stamp set, Needlepoint Elements Framelits Dies, Brights 6x6 paper, Glitter Enamel Dots, Whisper White Twine by Stampin' Up! Valentine card made by Candy Ford #stampcandy

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Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Whisper White Thick card stock (CS) cut to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, then scored in half at 4-1/4″
  • Flirty Flamingo Designer Series Paper (DSP) cut to 5-1/4″ x 4″

Stamped with the Forever Lovely stamp set:

  • sentiment in Melon Mambo ink onto a scrap of Whisper White CS

Die cut using the Needlepoint Elements Framelits:

  • sentiment

Die cut using the Layering Ovals Framelits:

  • large oval from a piece of Melon Mambo DSP

Assembled the Valentine card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • oval die cut glued onto the Flirty Flamingo DSP layer
  • 3 pieces of twine stretched across the DSP layer and adhered on the back using Tear & Tape
  • 3 pieces of twine tied around the first three pieces and tied in a bow – I secured the bow to the DSP layer with a Mini Glue Dot
  • sentiment adhered over the twine using Tear & Tape – I also put a piece of Tear & Tape between the twine and DSP to hold it in place
  • Flirty Flamingo DSP glued onto the front of the card base
  • three Coastal Cabana dots applied to the card front

 

Forever Lovely stamp set, Needlepoint Elements Framelits Dies, Brights 6x6 paper, Glitter Enamel Dots, Whisper White Twine by Stampin' Up! Valentine card made by Candy Ford #stampcandy

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Here’s the hop:

Thank you for hopping along with us. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  3. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  4. Katie Ferguson at Cottage Paper
  5. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  6. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
  7. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  8. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  9. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  10. Nina King at InkPaperSequins
  11. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  12. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  13. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy <— YOU ARE HERE
  14. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts  S

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Flowing Fountain for GDP173 Color Challenge

Today’s card is one I made for the Global Design Project color challenge this week. It’s a very subtle card with three soft colors on a field of Whisper White. I used the Flowing Fountain stamp set for the sentiment and the Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies for the hearts. Look at the first two photos below. I made the card, then added another stamp to it. Which do you prefer, with or without the extra bird? 

Here’s the GDP173 challenge:

GDP173

Here’s what I made:

Flowing Fountain stamp set, Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies by Stampin' Up! Card made by Candy Ford for GDP173 #stampcandy

Here’s the same card with the extra bird:Flowing Fountain stamp set, Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies by Stampin' Up! Card made by Candy Ford for GDP173 #stampcandy

 

Flowing Fountain stamp set, Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies by Stampin' Up! Card made by Candy Ford for GDP173 #stampcandy

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Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Whisper White thick card stock (CS) cut to 4-1/4″ x 11″, then scored in half at 5-1/5″
  • Whisper White CS cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Whisper White CS cut to 3-1/4″ x 3/4″, and the ends cut on the diagonal

Stamped with the Flowing Fountain stamp set:

  • sentiment in Soft Sea Foam ink onto the Whisper White CS strip
  • birds in So Saffron ink onto the Whisper White CS layer

Die cut using the Be Mine Stitched Framelits:

  • heart background from a scrap of Petal Pink CS

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • Whisper White CS layer glued onto the front of the card base
  • die cut hearts glued onto the Whisper White CS layer
  • sentiment glued over the die cut hearts

Flowing Fountain stamp set, Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies by Stampin' Up! Card made by Candy Ford for GDP173 #stampcandy

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Here are today’s colors:

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Here’s what I used:

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‘Tis the Season Candy Cane Card for GDP158

I created today’s card for this week’s Global Design Project sketch challenge GDP158. I used the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set and the Candy Cane Builder Punch along with the Tropical Escape Designer Series Paper to make a Christmas card in pink and green – one of my favorite holiday color combos.

 

Here’s the GDP158 sketch challenge:

GDP158 sketch challenge

 

Here’s what I made:

Tis the Season, Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set, Candy Cane Builder Punch, handmade card, Stampin' Up!, #stampcandy

 

Tis the Season, Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set, Candy Cane Builder Punch, handmade card, Stampin' Up!, #stampcandy

 

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Lemon Lime Twist card stock (CS) cut to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, then scored in half at 4-1/4″
  • Tropical Escape Designer Series Paper (DSP) cut to 5″ x 3-3/4″ (dot pattern)
  • Granny Apple Green CS cut to 5-1/4″ x 2-1/2″
  • Whisper White CS cut to 4″ x 1/2″
  • Optional: Whisper White CS cut to 5-1/4″ x 4″ for the inside of the card

Stamped with the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set:

  • sentiment in Lemon Lime Twist ink onto the Whisper White CS strip

Cut using the 3/4″ Circle Punch:

  • both ends of the sentiment strip
  • NOTE: stick each end into the back of the punch down through the circle and punch

Cut using the Candy Cane Builder Punch:

  • 3 candy canes from a scrap of DSP (herringbone striped pattern)

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • DSP layer glued onto the front of the card base
  • candy canes glued onto the Granny Apple Green CS layer
  • twine wrapped around the Granny Apple Green CS layer, and secured on the back using Tear & Tape
  • another piece of twine tied in a bow aroun the first piece of twine, and secured to the Granny Apple Green CS layer using a rolled up Mini Glue Dot
  • Granny Apple Green CS layer glued over the DSP layer
  • sentiment adhered over the twine using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Optional: Whisper White CS glued onto the inside of the card base

 

Tis the Season, Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set, Candy Cane Builder Punch, handmade card, Stampin' Up!, #stampcandy

 

Here are today’s colors:

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Here’s what I used:

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Colorful Seasons By the Sea GDP151

For today’s card, I created a seaside scene: a chair and a drink in the sand in front of the waves and sunset. I colored some embossing paste with a Sahara Sand reinker for the sand, and I tore strips of cardstock to make the waves. I made today’s card for the Global Design Project theme challenge this week: Take Me to the Sea. You can see their web site here.

 

Here’s the Take Me to the Sea theme challenge:

Here’s what I made:

Ah, the sea. Wouldn’t you like to be sitting here right now watching the waves and the sunset?

Colorful Seasons stamp set & Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies by Stampin' Up! this thinking of you by the sea card #stampcandy

The sea is torn cardstock and the sand is colored embossing paste.

Colorful Seasons stamp set & Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies by Stampin' Up! this thinking of you by the sea card #stampcandy

 

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Night of Navy card stock (CS) cut to 4-1/4″ x 11″, then scored in half at 5-1/2″
  • Sahara Sand CS cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Balmy Blue CS cut to 4″ x 3″
  • Soft Sea Foam, Night of Navy, Pacific Point, and Tranquil Tide CS cut to 4″ x 1″
  • Coastal Cabana CS cut to 4″ x 2
  • Whisper White CS cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″

Stamped with the Colorful Seasons stamp set:

  • sentiment in Night of Navy ink onto the Balmy Blue CS
  • dring in Real Red & Blueberry Bushel inks onto a scrap fo Whisper White CS
  • NOTE: I colored the drink stamp using Stampin’ Write Markers in Real Red & Blueberry Bliss

Die cut using the Seasonal Layers Thinlits:

  • chair from a scrap of Whisper White CS
  • stamped drink

Cut using the 1″ Circle Punch:

  • a scrap of Pumpkin Pie CS

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • mixed Sahara Sand ink into some Shimmery White Embossing Paste, using palette knife on a craft sheet
  • spread the paste onto the bottom part of the Sahara Sand CS layer using a palette knife, and let dry
  • Balmy Blue CS layer glued onto the top of the Sahara Sand CS layer
  • Pumpkin Pie CS circle glued onto the Balmy Blue CS layer
  • CS strips torn along the top edge using my fingers
  • bottom of the Coastal Cabana CS strip cut in a curve using Paper Snips
  • torn strips layered and glued onto the Balmy Blue/Sahara Sand CS layer to create the waves in the sea
  • chair and drink glued onto the embossing paste
  • mixed a little more Sahara Sand embossing paste and covered the bottoms of the drink and chair, using a palette knife, and let dry
  • the whole thing glued onto the front of the card base
  • Whisper White CS layer glued onto the inside of the card base

 

Here are today’s colors:

You can click on each one to see all the products that come in that color!

 

Here’s what I used:

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