I am back, it’s been a while since I have jumped in on the GDP challenges.
A wild start to the year, a little break from Stampin’ Up! and a stay in hospital – and I think it was not one but two rounds of the *spicy cough* – gosh where is 2024? Haha!
I am glad to be back though – and what a fun challenge. When I saw this week with fruits – I wanted to naturally go for the citrus fruits with the Sweet Citrus but then as I was grabbing things off my shelf I stumbled across this oldie but goodie — Sweetest Cherries – what a cutie!
I couldn’t let it pass me by!
I love to combine the old with the new and so I really wanted to team it up with the beautiful Lemon Lime Twist now that it is back and add in one of my other new favourites and what I call the DISCO BALL paper – haha!
Here is a look at this week’s challenge. You can see it over on the Global Design Project blog here. Be sure to jump on over and participate. We would love to have you join in!
Here is a look at my finished card.
I just love the fun, bright & bold colours on this one! It really helps to make those cherries POP!
You can see the colour combo I have used below!
I have actually used a Designer Series Paper as my layer which I have stamped directly onto. This is from the Bright & Beautiful Designer Series Paper and is featuring my favourite colour; Lemon Lime Twist! I just love that using this as a layer helps to add some extra texture and dimension!
Here is a close up look at the card where you can see some more of the detail.
I have stamped the cherries in two ink colours, using a Blending Brush to help combine them softly on the one stamp. I have used Calypso Coral and Sweet Sorbet to achieve this subtle look. It is subtle but gives a more dimensional cherry.
The leaves are stamped in Lemon Lime Twist, however I have stamped the base leaf in a stamped off tone of the Lemon Lime,
To get the beautiful sentiment I have used a catalogue sample for inspiration from this bundle and stamped the sentiment in a mixture of Daffodil Delight and Crushed Curry. To achieve this ombre look, I first inked the whole stamp in Daffodil Delight and then inked up the bottom edge in Crushed Curry and then used a Blending Brush to lightly blend the middle before stamping. Such a cool way to achieve an ombre stamped image!
Here is a look at the card inside. I have added some more of the Bright & Beautiful Designer Series Paper and some of that “Disco Ball” paper (just kidding!! – it’s actually called More Dazzle Specialty Paper) and another stamped cherry)
I had so much fun making this fruit themed card.
Be sure to go and check out this week’s challenge and join in. We would love to have you participate.
Until next time.
Crafty hugs. xx