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


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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Price: $110.00


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