Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Vintage Leaves & Wood Textures for #GDP103

Hi, Stampers!

This week I'm playing along with the Theme Challenge at Global Design Project. It's a theme I can really get into-as a matter of fact, it was the theme of our team card swap last week.  I guess great minds think alike!

My design has a real woodsy-leafy thing going on - perfect for him!

I used Early Espresso for my card base on this project.  It's my fave of all the browns - so rich looking!  On top of that, I layered a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper. Instead of centering it, I shifted it to line up with the top & left edges of the card.

The top layer is Whisper White, stamped randomly in Sahara Sand with one of the images from Vintage Leaves.  Then I used the maple leaf  framelit to cut out a peek-a-boo shape.  This step was actually a happy accident - I had a scrap of cardstock with the maple leaf shape cut out on my craft table and it happened to land on top of my Wood Textures DSP.   And surprise, I liked it!

The Whisper White layer started out 4" x 5-1/4".  I laid it on top of the DSP layer and when I found the angle I liked, I marked it & trimmed off the top & left edges to match the card base.

My favorite thing about this card is the bold greeting cut with the Happy Birthday Thinlits Die.  It's actually four die-cuts layered together - the first 3 are cut from Early Espresso and the top one from Whisper White.  I love the shadowing and dimension it gives to this card.

I used this sentiment from Special Celebrations for the inside.  It has such great options for a lot of occasions - this has quickly become my "go-to" birthday greeting.

A trio of the new Black Rhinestone Jewels and a double wrap of Linen Thread tied around the card are the finishing touches.

Please visit Global Design Project this week to see all of the great entries there!

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Happy stamping for HIM,


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