Season of Cheer for GDP#109

I enjoyed the Global Design Project last week so I decided to give it a go again. This week’s color challenge for the Global Design Project #109 are Gold, Basic Black and Old Olive; fun and fresh colors, just right for this season.

I knew when I saw the Splitcoast tutorial that I would also work it into this color challenge. I really liked the fun fold created by Dawn Olchefske.

Here is the banner that inspired my card:

 

I used Santa’s Sleigh and Watercolor Christmas for my card. I love the bold sentiments of Watercolor Christmas. Check them out here. The bright, bold colors of Merry Little Christmas also fit this challenge to a T. Of course I had to use Gold Embossing, Gold Glimmer Paper and Gold Foil Sheets for some bling. The tree has some Wink of Stella to give it a frosted look.

Here is a view of it standing:

And inside:

 I had a lot of fun combining these two projects. Participating in challenges is a good way to spark your creativity. Give it a try this week. GDP#109

Thanks for stopping by today. Happy Stamping!

Ginny

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Peace on Earth

Today I am sharing another color challenge card I created a few weeks ago. Whenever I get in a rut or can’t make up mind what to create I either look for color ideas or sketch ideas. That gives me a starting point and then I can start working. If you need help jumpstarting your stamping mojo give this a try…it really works!

Here is the color palette I started with:

And here is my card:

It came out pretty close to what I saw in my mind.

Tips & Tricks

Here are a few tips to create this card:

  • I used the moon and stars thinlit at the top of the Tranquil Tide cardstock (4″ x 5-1/4″) using the Big Shot, then I mounted it on a Soft Sky cardstock base: 4-1/4″ x 11″

  • The greeting was stamped onto a piece of Whisper White scrap cardstock and die cut using the Circle Framelits. I used the scallop framelit to cut Cherry Cobbler then mounted the sentiment on the Cherry Cobbler piece.

  • The ribbon is the New Shimmer Ribbon in Powder Pink.

  • The frosted trees are die cut from Pink Pirouette cardstock and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper. Then they are offset to give the glimmer trees a pink shadow.

  • The snow is the Seaside Embossing folder coated with Wink of Stella to give it a pretty shine.

Carols of Christmas stamp set is an early release from the upcoming Holiday Catalog. That means you can order this stamp set and framelit set now! If you like to get an early start on your holiday card making then this set should give you a huge head start. It makes cards with a WOW factor for sure.

I hope this will inspire you to try some new colors or ideas….stretch that imagination. 

Thanks for visiting today.

Happy Stamping!

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Ginny

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Snuggles & Smooches

It isn’t even Christmas and I am preparing for Valentine’s Day! That’s just as bad as stores putting Halloween out in July…LOL.

I decided to play along with the DO Stampers Thursday Challenge using a new stamp set called Snuggles & Smooches.

Here is the sketch:
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And here is my card:

love you 3 copy

Snuggles and Smooches is a new stamp set that works for Valentine’s Day as well as for a new baby. I already have a baby card in my mind!

Of course we have been busy with getting ready for Christmas but I have also gotten in a lot of card making. Hopefully I can share some over the next few days.

Thanks for stopping by today,

Ginny

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