As like so many other stampers I've upped my birthday card game thanks to the lovely Shannon West and her #imbringingbirthdaysback campaign. I needed quite a few this month so I'm trying to restock my inventory!
I've been lucky to have a consistent amount stamping time lately and I've tried to make the most of it by using some challenges to get my card making focused so I can (hopefully) complete more projects.
This card used the Mojo Monday sketch and the Global Design Project challenge and the card came together quickly with those 2 starting points. The Global Design Project challenge is to CASE the Designer so you can pull elements from the designer card to create your own. I was inspired by her colors. Mojo Monday is this fun tilted design. I'm usually a "straight and everything in its place" kind of stamper so it's fun to do these layouts.
I've got some retiring, carrying over and new products working to bring this one together. The base is Tip Top Taupe which is a lovely neutral and is in the group of In Colors which is sticking around for another year.
Next up is a layer of DSP from the Botanical Gardens DSP which is from the Occasions catalog but is retiring at the end of the month so if you love those bold tropical patterns you better get it before it's gone! This is one of the lighter colored designs in the pack.
Then I've got the Softly Falling embossing folder on Whisper White cardstock. Softly Falling was such a huge hit from the Holiday Catalog it's carrying over again. It's a nice subtle pattern for all sorts of card themes.
The sentiment is stamped in Mint Macaron and can be found in the Rose Wonder stamp set also carrying over to the new catalog.
And finally the new products from the upcoming annual catalog! Swirly Bird stamp set and the coordinating Swirly Scribbles thinlets. The background scribble is cut from Tip Top Taupe cardstock and then layered with a stamped flower in Mint Macaron as are the leaves. The easiest way that I've found to adhere these designs is to use the fine tip glue. It makes getting the adhesive in the right spot a snap!
I tried added some different ribbons to the design and nothing worked very well but it still needed just a little something! I decided pearls would do the trick and used one medium sized pearl for the very center and then added the smallest size around it creating a cluster.
I'm thinking now that I should have made several of this design while I had the supplies!
Thanks for looking! Did you stamp today?
Stamps: Swirly Bird, Rose Wonder
Ink: Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe
Paper: Tip Top Taupe, Whisper White, Botanical Gardens DSP
Accessories: Swirly Scribbles thinlets, Softly Falling embossing folder, pearls, dimensionals