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Tuesday, 13 October 2015

GDP006 Textured Kraft

I love the challenges at the Global Design Project and all the samples the design team create- it truly is a star studded crew of amazing designers from all over the globe. This week I am determined to be ready earlier than the 11th hour.

As soon as I saw the sketch I knew exactly what I wanted to recreate- modelled on a swap I did for Convention a few years ago - and since I am preparing for two coming craft fair markets it will go into my stash of square cards with coordinating envelopes (love my Envelope Punch Board) - sort of becoming my craft fair signature item.

While not quick to create, this design is a great way to use up scraps- which is good if you struggle to throw out all your leftovers. The layers of different embossing folders and the random width of the strips is completely arbitrary so every card will look different.  You can lightly sponge the surface, like I have done here, or leave it plain. I have used Rose Red DSP and Kraft Cardstock and some of the new fine Gold Cord which is wonderful. 

The little circle of gold foil behind the butterfly caught the light  in the photo but it's relatively subtle in reality. The little butterfly from Papillon Potpourri is heat embossed in Early Espresso and coloured with the blender pen. 

And the inside and envelope -


Here's the link to my convention swap from 2014.....CASEing myself!!!haha


Thanks for looking, 
Liz




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13 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card. I love the colour combo!

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    1. thanks very much Melodie, well Kraft does look good with just about any colour which is why i love it so much : )

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  2. I love your embossed card! What a great idea to use up all those pesky scraps we tend to collect, lol. Thanks for playing at Global Design Project this week ♥

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    1. thanks Paula _ i have a sneaky suspicion that we all hoard a bit more paper than we let on!

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  3. All those beautiful layers of embossed card, carefully placed on top of each other, very clever. Thanks so much for sharing your lovely card with us over at the Global Design Project this week. Louise xo

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    1. Thanks very much Louise, i do love layers and patterns - I would be lost without my bigshot and embossing folders, so i have used this a few times to help me justify why I need so many folders hehe!

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  4. Georgeus card Liz, I love the rose red that you have used & the butterfly is beautiful. I love that you got your inspiration from a convention a few years ago that's fantastic!! Thank you so much for playing along with this week’s Global Design Project challenge!

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    1. Thanks Kylie - yes CASEing myself!! how bold is that.... thanks for noticing the butterfly, it didn't actually photograph all that well but I do love it.

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  5. Wow! Wow! Wow! Strips of embossed paper - genius! What a lovely effect you've created on this card. I'm so happy you played along with this week's Global Design Project sketch challenge. Thanks!

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    1. Thanks so much Brian - 3 wow!'S I feel pretty honoured, thankyou for your kind words.

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  6. You have created beautiful textures with this card. Love all the patterns neatly assembled to go with the sketch. Fantastic! Thanks for sharing with us at Global Design Project.

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  7. Hey Shawn, thankyou so much, in truth the layers of texture were a little less but I just couldn't help adding more....I was having fun, which is the mark of a good Challenge I think, so thankyou for the fun inspiration at GDP.

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  8. Lovely and beautiful card. I love the different patterns and the colors. :)

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thanks so much for taking the time to comment. I really appreciate it, Liz