Global Design Project #158 Best Route

Today I’m joining in the Global Design Project Sketch Challenge. It’s my first time participating in this challenge and I’ve had fun working with this sketch in mind.

I have steered away from the Christmas card theme which I’ve been on lately and created a travel theme card suitable for men.

The products I have used are mostly from the Best Route suite and I added Early Espresso and Crumb into the colour scheme. The Post Script background stamp added another element of travel for this card.

I used one of Memories & More cards in Blueberry Bushel to adhere to the Crumb Cake card base. This particular panel had a felt feel on the stripes. To get more usage out of this card, I punched out various shapes from the centre to use on the small circles as well as other projects. The punched out centre gets hidden behind the other panels and you get more mileage out of your card stock. The grid design paper is another card from the Memories & More card pack which I cut down to suit my project.

To view all the other entries in this challenge click on Global Design Project.

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Quick Makes with the Best Route Suite

Over the last couple of days, I’ve been creating some cards with the Best Route Suite. This suite is made of bold and bright colours and is suitable to make masculine cards with images of planes, cars and bicycles. Using the products together make it easy to create cards quickly.

I used the Designer Series Paper and Memories & More Card Pack to cover card bases. You will notice that I altered the card packs by punching shapes, fussy cutting words and borders. This extends the use of these card packs even more. Currently, the Designer Series Paper is part of the buy 3 get 1 free offer which ends 31st July.

In the card below right, the ‘Today is Your Day’ has been punched from the centre of one of the cards and layered on a Gray Granite circle to form the focal point for it. For the card on the left, I stamped the sentiment once on the small card and then in Blueberry Bushel and Mango Melody and then fussy cut the signs. 

Stampin’ Up, SU, Stamping Flair, Rochelle Laird-Smith, Best Route, En Route

A combination of punched circles from DSP and Memories & More Card Pack forms the main image of this card. I CASEd bits of this card from the catalogue. Those small coloured arrows were fussy cut from one of the small cards. Another way of using up every part of the Card Pack. 

Stampin’ Up, SU, Stamping Flair, Rochelle Laird-Smith, Best Route, En Route

The card on the right has been CASEd from the catalogue. The striped tag behind the sentiment is from the sticker sheets in the Memories & More Card Pack. This has been cut in sections to make it longer so it fits the length of the card.

For the card on the left, the sentiment has been stamped and layered onto DSP. I cut the sticker tags in half to form the tabs and that leaves me another half to use on another card.

Stampin’ Up, SU, Stamping Flair, Rochelle Laird-Smith, Best Route, En Route