Tuesday, July 19, 2016

GDP 045: Thoughtful Branches

I'm playing along with the Global Design Project this week. It is a color challenge. I also thought I would use this opportunity to post another sample from the Thoughtful Branches stamp set. Unless otherwise noted, all products Stampin' Up!

These were such fun colors to work with! I almost went with a Christmas (in July) card, but thought I would save that for later. 

For this sample, I simply used the leaf canopy stamp to emboss watercolor paper with White Stampin' Emboss Powder. I did a simple color wash on top of the embossed image with Melon Mambo ink and my Aqua Painters. Stamped the sentiment and added Black Metallic Thread and some random sequins from my stash before layering it up and using double Stampin' Dimensionals to really give it some depth. 

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As always, let me know if you have any questions about the project or the products used. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Artfully Yours,


  1. so artistic!! I love everything about it - the layout, the watercolor, the thread ... Thank-you for taking the Global Design Project Challenge ~ Krista from Canada

  2. I agree with Krista that this card is very artistic. It is completely out of my comfort, but looks awesome. Let your creativity show! Beautiful!

  3. Gorgeous card Kim. I love that it's a little bit abstract but still soft and I'm a sucker for sequins too. Thanks so much for joining in with this week's Global Design Project!

  4. What a cool way to use this stamp set Kim! Thank you so much for playing along with this week's Global Design Project challenge. We appreciate your support of the GDP challenge blog. :)


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