Thursday, 5 May 2016

Global design project #34 - Sketch challenge

Project life card

I am feeling so creative at the moment. I can't decide if it is because I am in such a lovely location (I'm visiting my parents in Northern Ireland at the moment), or if it is because I know that there are products retiring and I want to get them before they run out.

I have never used project life before, but I couldn't resist these colourful project life cards, especially when they are at the bargain price of £8.70!

I made this card for the global design project challenge this week. The challenge is to put a sentiment in the middle of the card.

This is really not something I normally do. I usually design the background and artwork on the card, and then add the sentiment later. This challenged me to think about my cards differently and led me to a lovely set that is retiring on the 1st June. 

The going places stamp set is really striking, but it has a lot of text on it. I had used the images in other cards, but the sentiments in these didn't fit my normal style of adding the sentiments later. This made it perfect for this challenge.

I inked the sentiment stamp with Mint Macaron and Rich Razzleberry using Stampn' Up! markers. This allowed me to ink certain areas in different colours. 

The arrow paperclip embellishment came from the gorgeous This is the Life embellishment pack which is reduced to an amazing £5.40.

The ribbon is the retiring Mint Macaron 1" dotted lace rim. I will be s sad to see this go as it is funky and elegant at the same time, and enhances so many projects. I tied it using the fork bow technique using my fingers as the tine of the fork. This made a much larger bow than the fork would have and I think it suits the wide lace well.

 I attached the bow to some ribbon and then the card using a candy dot brad base and a Rich Razzleberry candy dot from the Brights collection.

I love how all of the Stampin' Up! products coordinate, so once I read that Rich Razzleberry was one of the colours used in the Project Life kit, I could choose my embellishments and ink and craft.
The sentiment is actually stamped on a Project Life grid card. I could have cut it out of  Whisper White card stock, but it was so easy just to use one of the grid cards. They have a square light grey grid on one side and are white on the other. They are reduced to a mere £1.95 for 50 cards!

Finally, I added Glossy Accents to the Rich Razzleberry parts of the sentiment to make them pop as this is the focus of my card.
This turned out so much nicer than I had thought it would, and it was so easy to put together.

You can order all of the products used here online, on the phone or by email. You could even book a workshop and make the card yourself. I'll bring the crafty bits, you just supply some friends ( and cake, cake is essential for crafting). 

Just click on an item below to be taken straight to my shop, and make sure you add the hostess code for this month to get a freebie from me at the end of the month.

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad you enjoy using Project Life as much as I do. Your card turned out beautifully. Enjoy your time with your parents. Thank you so much for playing along with this week's Global Design Project challenge xx