Guest Designer for GDP089 Color Challenge

I’m so honored to be a Guest Designer at the Global Design Project this week! There is a new color challenge up on the blog this morning and I hope you will play along. I love using challenge blogs to give my creativity a kick start or nudge me out of my comfort zone. The colors this week were not initially calling my name so it took a bit of thinking to get this project going.

Here is my card:

Global Design Project 089 Color Challenge using Happy Birthday Gorgeous by Stampin' UP! | Basic Black | Old Olive | Calypso Coral | handmade cards | The Way We Stamp | Julie DeGuia | Stampin' Up! 2017-2018 Annual Catalog | DIY crafts

And here is the banner that inspired my card:

Global Design Project 089 #GDP089

As I said, these colors didn’t immediately speak to me. When that happens I usually try to add quite a bit of white to my card so that the colors (that aren’t speaking to me) aren’t as prominent. With the green and red/pink colors I thought some sort of flower/leaf combination would work well. I also wanted to use the new Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set which has some flowers… so that put me on the right track. And, I love to create wreaths from individual stamps so that is the direction I headed with this card.

Creating the Wreath.

I started by stamping the leaves. In order to get a nice wreath shape I took the second largest circle die from the Stitched Shapes Framelits and drew a light outline in pencil. This gave me a guide for where to stamp. I stamped the leaves seven times in Old Olive. After making sure the ink was dry I erased the pencil lines. Then I went back in with the individual leaf stamp to fill in a few leaves, stamping off once.

Global Design Project 089 Color Challenge using Happy Birthday Gorgeous by Stampin' UP! | Basic Black | Old Olive | Calypso Coral | handmade cards | The Way We Stamp | Julie DeGuia | Stampin' Up! 2017-2018 Annual Catalog | DIY crafts

I stamped the outline of the flower fully inked with Calypso Coral. Then I used the filler stamp inked with the same color, stamping off once. I fussy cut the flowers and then positioned one over each of the areas where the leaves come together. Next I stamped the sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, which was easy to position with the photopolymer style stamp. Finally I used a Calypso Coral marker and added little dots around the wreath and sentiment for extra interest.

Dress it up with Designer Series Paper!

The fun patterned paper is from the new Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper. I love how most of the Stampin’ Up! DSP has a larger, multi-color pattern on one side and a tighter, monotone pattern on the other. This makes the paper a lot more versatile. I was so happy to find a sheet that used Calypso Coral in this pack – the perfect backdrop for my wreath!

I hope you enjoyed my card today for this fabulous color challenge. Be sure to head on over to the Global Design Project blog to see all the other inspiration from the amazing design team. Thanks again to the GDP team for choosing me to be a Guest Designer this week – it was lots of fun!  Be sure to add your own creation to the gallery for a chance to be the next Guest Designer!


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Comments

  1. Cathy A Shockley says:

    Great card, Julie, and thank you so much for the step-by-step instructions on how you created it.

  2. Sarah Green says:

    Thanks for your great instructions.

  3. Such a fun, colorful card. You’ve really made these colors pop. Thanks for joining the team this week at Global Design Project.

  4. So pretty Julie … love that the colouring is done with stamps, so time saving! But those little dots are the hero, perfect!! 🙂 xxxx

    • Julie DeGuia says:

      Thank you Cheryll… I’m glad you enjoyed my card. It looked kind of plain so the only thing I could think of to add (while keeping the simplicity) was the dots! 🙂

  5. What a lovely card Julie, great work!

  6. I absolutely love your card Julie, I hope you enjoying being part of the design team with the Global Design Project x

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