Petal Palette for GDP117

Today I am playing along with the Global Design Project color challenge. When I saw the colors for the challenge I was not sure what direction to go with them. I did know I wanted to use my new products and the Petal Palette stamp set was calling my name! I have seen so many gorgeous color combinations using this upcoming set but I can assure you that Real Red, Lemon Lime Twist and Crumb Cake was not one of them. With Christmas in the air, I started thinking of a little red bird among the snowy leaves. Well, I guess the snow fell off the branch the bird landed on, and the leaves were still a pretty bright green underneath!

Here is the card I came up with:

Petal Palette by Stampin' Up! for Global Design Project Challenge 117 | Handmade Cards | Christmas Cards | Occasions 2018 | Rubber Stamps | Julie DeGuia | The Way We Stamp

And here is the banner that inspired my card:

Global Design Project Color Challenge | GDP117 | #GDP117

I am so glad I finally purchased the Layered Leaves embossing folder. This is one of several 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folders in the Stampin’ Up! line and it was very easy to use. Since these folders have a deeper impression you need to give the paper a little spritz with water before running it through the Big Shot. This helps break down the fibers in the paper so that there is no tearing as the paper is pushed into the impressions of the folder. I really love the simple and elegant detail it adds to the background of the card.

Petal Palette by Stampin' Up! for Global Design Project Challenge 117 | Handmade Cards | Christmas Cards | Occasions 2018 | Rubber Stamps | Julie DeGuia | The Way We Stamp

The bird gave me a little trouble on this card. I thought I needed to stamp the image in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then color it. First I tried adding the red ink just where the white space was. Then I tried coloring over some of the black ink as well. And finally I tried stamping off once with the black ink and covering the entire image with a layer of color. None of these seemed right. However, when I stamped the image in Real Red ink that was the one that fit. I think adding the black threw off the balance of this already tricky color scheme!

Petal Palette by Stampin' Up! | 2018 Occasions Catalog | The Way We Stamp

The Petal Palette bundle is an upcoming set from the 2018 Occasions Catalog. This catalog goes live on January 3rd, 2018 for customers. However, one of the many perks of being a demonstrator is ordering new product one month early! Demonstrators can order this beautiful set now as a preorder item OR for anyone wishing to become a demonstrator it can be added to the Starter Kit. The Starter Kit is an amazing deal at just $99 + tax (shipping is FREE!) and you get $125 of your choice of product. After you become a demonstrator you can start earning a 20% discount on all your future purchases AND earn FREE Sale-A-Bration product with qualifying orders.

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Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you will check out the awesome inspiration by the Design Team at the Global Design Project, as well as all the other entries!


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  1. Soft and sweet – and a great showcase of this new stamp set. Thank you for playing along with this week’s Global Design Project Color Challenge – I’m so glad you did!

    • Julie DeGuia says:

      Thanks for your comment Brian, and for choosing my card as the winner of the challenge. What a nice surprise! Looking forward to the next challenge.

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