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

 

Here is this week’s online class!

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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Thanks for stopping by today, and Sweet Stamping!