Hi friends, It’s been a beautiful day here in Melbourne with the sun is shining as we see out the tail end of winter. Yesterday I held my Lovely Leaves class which was so much fun. I had someone who attend who is quite new to cardmaking. It always makes me so happy to see the thrill as someone sees their project come together. I think that joy and excitement of seeing a finished project is there no matter how many years you have been creating. I’ve been known to hold my project at arms length, grin and nod in excitement acknowleding my approval and happiness at what I’ve just created after spending hours fussing over it!

Today my card has been inspired by the challenges at Global Design Project #gdp408 and Freshly Made Sketches #fms600. For the GDP challenge we are CASEing the designer – the incredibly talented Emma Goddard.

CASE = Copy And Selectively Edit

The summery feel of Emma’s card appealed to me and I chose a few of thse colours to work with on my card.

As I started pulling out the ink pads to work with, my mind immediately went to the Beauty of the Deep bundle. Don’t ask me why but my mind does some crazy things sometimes! As you can see this is not really an underwater colour scheme, apart from the Lost Lagoon but that is what a challenge is all about. I do love creating pink, girly cards from stamp sets that I would generally gear towards a masculine card.

The large plant was stamped in Lost Lagoon while the 2 corals were die cut from Basic White Cardstock. These were then blended with Melon Mambo and Fresh Freesia ink using a Blending brush.

To resemble the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches who are celebrating their 600th challenge, I added a Basic White panel die cut using the Seaside Bay dies and blended with Daffodil Delight. On top of this, a strip of Masterfully Made Designer Series Paper, trimmed along the printed torn edge and blended with Daffodil Delight along the edge, was added.

I heat embossed the sentiment from A Quiet Meadow stamp set in Black and coordinated it with a heat embossed fish. A panel of the Delightful Eclectic Designer Series Paper placed between two embossed panels of Cardstock adds a constrast layer against the pastel shades of the card.

You can recreate this card with the products listed at the bottom of this post. Thank you for taking the time to stop by and I hope you have a great week ahead.

If you have any questions or need any help, please get in touch with me.

If you would like more inspiration with the Beauty of the Deep bundle, make sure you register for our August Class in the mail where you will get a kit to create 4 cards. For more information click on the image.

Stampin' Up!, Beauty of the Deep Class in the Mail, August 2023

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