We have a color challenge this week over at the Global Design Project challenge blog. I love this color combo because it is very gender neutral. Some of our design team have made some awesome masculine cards, while others (like me) went with flowers.
Recently I have been featuring a ton of intricate watercolor cards on my blog, so this week I thought I would show you that I can make clean and simple cards as well...just in case there was any doubt...LOL! As a matter of fact, I have two cards for you today, so be sure to scroll all the way down for a bonus card.
This is a transition period for SU demonstrators because most of us have already started clearing out old product and we are anxiously awaiting the arrival of the new catalog period to begin on June 1st. As a member of the Artisan Design Team I have to work at least a month in advance, so it is critical that I don't have anything sitting on my desk that I may accidentally pick up and use on a project. That leaves me with a bit of a dilemma because I don't have much to work with. Thankfully, SU allows us to pre-order some things so I have managed to get my hands on a few sneek peek items. One of my favorite new products (and there are quite a few of them) is this new die set called Swirly Scribbles Thinlits and I think it is going to be a top seller. By the way, you are going to be blown away by the new catalog. I think it is one of the best catalogs ever and it is jam-packed with tons of beautiful new stamp sets and dies.
For this card I used the inlaid die cutting technique for the scribbles. I also embossed the top portion of the card front before I attached it to the card base. The flowers are a returning favorite from the Spring Occasions Catalog called the Botanical Builder Framelits Dies. I also stamped the greeting from a great new stamp set called Love & Affection. Seriously, it doesn't get much easier than this and the results are stunning. But if that isn't simple enough for you, here is another card made with many of the same new products.
For this card I covered the card base with Mint Macaron polka dot designer series paper. (HINT: if you cut your DSP 4" wide, you can get six card fronts from one sheet of 12"x12" designer series paper.) I used the Swirly Scribble Thinlits to cut a fun little wreath and I mounted everything on squares cut with the new Layering Squares Framelits. The greeting is also from the Love & Affection stamp set.
We would love to have you play along with us this week. Be sure to check out what the other talented designers/players have created for this fun challenge at the Global Design Project Challenge Blog.