by Stacey Marsh Independent UK Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, August 16, 2021

I am a BIG fan of the Global Design Project which is a weekly challenge designed to inspire you with creativity from Stampin' Up! Demonstrators across the globe.  I try to enter the challenges as often as I can and I was thrilled to chosen as the winner of a recent challenge!  

And what was even more exciting was being asked to be guest designer for a future challenge...which is today!

I love a colour combination challenge as it's a great way of changing how you might look at your style, or just give you a different starting point, and I was thrilled to see a selection of subtle shades that is my go-to style!

You can click on the colour combination banner below to see other creations from Stampin' Up! Demonstrators, and take part with your own design too!

August and September are Sale-a-Bration months which means that when you shop, host and join you can choose a FREE item, so I have chosen to focus my card today around the FREE BEAUTIFULLY PENNED DESIGNER SERIES PAPER which is a stunning monochrome styled patterned paper and is perfect for adding your own colour to. 

I have chosen STAMPIN' BLENDS PENS as my colouring tool for the flowers and added die-cut leaves cut from PEAR PIZZAZZ CARDSTOCK using the PENNED FLOWERS DIES,

Starting with a card base cut from BALMY BLUE CARDSTOCK, I have cut an aperture in the card front using the STITCHED RECTANGLES DIES, and added a layer of the dotty paper to the inside, the idea being that there are then two layers to be decorated.  

For the decoration inside, I have used the PLAYFUL ALPHABET DIES cut from PALE PAPAYA CARDSTOCK and the FOAM ADHESIVE SHEETS to raise them slightly.  The foam sheets are white in colour and I find the trick with these is to add the matching colour around the edge using the coordinating Stampin' Blend pen or Write just need a steady hand!

The add-on sentiments here come from the HANDSOMELY SUITED STAMP SET that I have heat embossed in white onto BASIC BLACK CARDSTOCK and trimmed down into strips before adhering where I want it. 

The scallop edge comes from the PENNED FLOWERS DIES and I think it just lifts the sentiment that little bit more. 

I have added a layer of BASIC WHITE CARDSTOCK to the back of the card so you have an area to write your special message.  

I love the way this card looks when it is closed and it would look fab in a number of colour combinations too!  You could easily switch it up by changing the flowers to another image to make it work for a number of different people and occasions. 

The measurements to make this card are as follows:

Thank you so much for visiting today, I do hope you find my creation inspiring and go on to enter this week's challenge, looking forward to seeing what you make!

I'm often asked what tools do I use...well here are the basic tools that I simply couldn't craft without!  


Throughout August and September when you shop, host or join you can earn FREE products.  Click the banner below to see all the details 

As well as choosing £130 worth of product and paying just £99, throughout August and September when you purchase a Starter Kit, Stampin' Up! will give you a FREE Bundle of products of your choice from the new August to December Mini Catalogue!  

You will also have full access to the global community of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators, get 20% discount on your orders until the end of January 2022 and be part of my Stampin' Stars team.  Click the image below for all the details

The new MINI CATALOGUE has arrived and is full of exciting new product to see us through Autumn, Halloween, Christmas and New Years.  

Click the image below to view online, or request your FREE paper copy HERE

Everyone who shops with me will receive a handmade card to keep or share.  However, when shopping online, enter the Host Code below to receive a thank you gift from me next month

If your order totals more than £150 please do not enter the Host Code. You will be entitled to Stampin' Rewards on your order meaning that you can add additional items to your order for FREE. I will still send you a thank you gift at the end of the month along with your handmade card to keep or share

Click HERE to find out more information on the Host Code

Thanks so much for reading today's blog post, I hope you come back soon.

Have a great day!

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