Before I share my diamond shine card with you, I’d just like to say I’ve been a little quiet of late, but there is a very good reason. I have taken the drastic step (well to me anyway) of resigning my Stampin’ Up! demonstratorship. “Why on Earth would you do that?!” I hear you ask. Well, you’ll have to stick with me to find out. Until then, all I’ll say is I’m so excited for the future!!! I’ll be announcing my happy news in the first week of March, but I won’t be posting to my blog on a regular basis until then.
Diamond Shine Card
So, back to today’s project. It’s a Global Design Project colour challenge. The colours were chosen by Brian this week and they aren’t colours that I (or it seems, a lot of others) go to very often when designing a project. They are however featured colours (along with Blushing Bride and Whisper White) in the new 2016 Occasions Catalogue suite called Love Blossoms. This suite is gorgeous, floral and girly; designed for Valentine’s Day but also versatile enough for other projects too.
There’s lots of gorgeous projects this week from the talented Design Team and the equally talented participants, so just click on the GDP picture below to go to the page.
Inspiration and Design Process
Although it would have been natural to design a project around the Love Blossoms suite of products, I was inspired by Kylie’s card that I’d seen a couple of months ago and wanted to use one of the masks from the Happy Patterns set in the 2015-2016 Annual Catalogue. These masks are fun and easy to use and let you create unique projects. I decided to use the diamond pattern. Maybe subconsciously I associated diamonds with love!
So after I’d sponged the background using the three challenge colours I flipped through the OC trying to decide what sentiment I would use. Yep, this card was really created on the fly! I got to the page where the Sunburst Sayings stamp set is pictured and the “Shine” sentiment popped out at me. What a perfect complement to my diamond-background card! So to continue the theme and tie the sentiment and background together I came up with the idea of using a diamond shape for the sentiment. Happy day!
I like that this card came together organically. The process was very satisfying and I think that, although it is very simple, it’s nonetheless “complete”. What do you think of my diamond shine card?
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