Global Design Project #086-Sketch Challenge

     Hello have you all been? I hope all you mothers out there are having a great Mother's Day today and enjoying a day all to yourself. My boys have both wished me a Happy Mother's Day today, and I will call my mom in just a little bit. I did make her a card along with my two sister-in-laws which I will post this week. I think they turned out pretty cute. I made a goal starting May 1st to send out a handmade card to all my family members for the various holidays and birthdays that happen in the year. I'm a little late with my Mother's Day cards but they are going in the mail tomorrow for sure.
     Speaking of handmade cards, I have a new card for you to see today for the Global Design Project Challenge. It is also for one of my niece's birthdays. This week on GDP the challenge is a sketch. I'm not sure if I like sketches too much. To me I always have a harder time coming up with an idea when faced with a sketch. I prefer color or theme challenges. I know a lot of people out there prefer sketches to get them started on a project and I used to be on a scrapbooking design team that used sketches but that was a few years ago. Here is the sketch:

     For this challenge, I first started as I normally do for sketches, with looking at Stampin' Up!'s DSP (Designer Series Paper). When I pick one I think would be a good match, I often go for the stamp set that matches the paper too. I also had an agenda with this card as it was for a young girl's birthday as well, so that made the choosing a little easier. So I went with Tasty Treats Specialty DSP, Cool Treats stamp set and Frozen Treats Framelits.

     I did, however, use a different birthday greeting as the one's in the set were just too big for the front of my card. I used one from Balloon Adventures stamp set, and this stamp set is retiring too. I also used the Washi Tape from the Cool treats Suite and a new item from the new 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog. It is the Oh My Stars TIEF (Textured Impressions Embossing Folder).

     I continued the theme to the inside of the card by stamping several strawberries in the corner and a birthday greeting in the middle for my niece who has turned 3 yrs old!

Here are the supplies I used:

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  1. Such a lovely and sweet Cool Treats project, Julie. The washi tape is perfect for the diagonal lines from the Sketch Challenge, and thankyou for joining in with this weeks GDP Challenge.


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