I have been wanting to play along all week with the current Global Design Project Challenge. I finally found a little time to play today and am squeaking in just under the deadline:)
I drew inspiration from the layout of the card and use of a floral stamp set. I have been dying to ink up the new Penned and Painted Stamp set, the images in this set have multiple steps that achieve a beautiful watercoloured effect.
One of the best things about Stampin' Up! is all of the sharing of ideas that goes on. At the OnStage event in April Carrie Cudney (one of the SU! Trainers) demonstrated all of the beautiful patterned papers that are in the new catalogue. Of course I wasn't there but as a demo I have access to a bunch of resources including videos of the OnStage presentations. She used the Penned and Painted stamp set with the Serene Scenery DSP stack and I was so inspired that I had to give it a try.
I used the sheet of paper that has almost a linen like look to it. Although it is just a print on paper the texture pattern gives a very unique and realistic look. Using several different ink colours (listed below) I stamped the flowers directly on the DSP. For the sentiment panel I first inked the floral image in Watermelon Wonder then stamped off first to lighten the ink before I stamped it on the die cut Very Vanilla Paper. I did the same thing with the leaves using Cucumber Crush ink. I am seriously lacking in sentiment stamps so I pulled out one of my favourites from the Watercolor Wings stamp set.
Although the colours of my card are very different from the challenge card I hope you can see how I was inspired by Shawn's beautiful card and hopefully my card inspires you:)