Global Design Project #087-Theme Challenge

     Hi everyone!! Welcome to the weekend! I hope that all of yours has started out great. I haven't been feeling to well and today I had to go to the doctors to find out what is going on with my tongue. Yep, you read that tongue. Since December I have been having pain in it that feels like I have scalded my tongue with hot chocolate. It is so annoying and makes it very difficult to eat a lot of different foods. Mainly anything spicy, acidic, or with vinegar. Also I have very bad dry mouth all the time. We did think it was Thrush a couple months ago but it hasn't gone away with treatment. So today I learned that I have Burning Mouth Syndrome...what fun!!! The worst part is there is no cure and no really good medical treatment for it. YUCK! And even more fun is it is very rare. So for now I have to eat bland food and see a specialist. They have found that Botox is working really well with it and if you are thinking to yourself, "Aren't those injections?" Yes you are right, and Yes they stick the needle into your tongue and lower lip, not once or twice but...wait for it...roll dramatic music...16 TIMES!!!!!! I will have to think about this as I have serious needle phobia. I hope you are all doing so much better then me right now.

     For my card today, I am doing the challenge over at the Global Design Project. This week's challenge is a Theme about Cooking, Mixing, and Baking. Now I don't own any current Stampin' Up! stamps that fit this theme so I stretched it a little bit and thought that well they use fruit in baking and cooking so I could use that...couldn't I??? So I used the soon retiring Fresh Fruit stamp set and corresponding DSP (Designer Series Paper). Both are in the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog and both retiring on May 31st.

     I first started with picking out the piece of DSP that I wanted to use then I got out the cardstock that matched. I knew right off that I wanted to use the peach as my piece of fruit. I also wanted to use the small flowers as well. After making my card base, I got to the stamping part which was going to be a bit different this time.

     I wanted to layer the small flower on top of my peach so that meant "Masking." Masking is where you use a piece of paper or special masking fluid to cover a part of your already stamped piece so that the next stamped item will not mix with the other colors of ink. Most often people use "Post-It Notes" as their mask because you can use the sticky part of the paper to temporarily hold the mask down. You also need to think a little backwards for this. Mainly the last stamp you would stamp normally, will be the first stamp you will make and make the mask of. In this case it is the small flower. I stamped onto a small piece of Post-It making sure I stamped over the top side of the sticky area of the note using the small flower. Next, since there are no Framelits or Thinlits for this set, I got out my Paper Snips and cut around the stamp as close as I can get. Next, I stamped the small flower twice onto my piece of cardstock in Flirty Flamingo. I then placed the two masks I made on top of them. Next, I stamped the peach stamp onto the cardstock between the flowers in Peekaboo Peach and then the leaves in Pear Pizzazz without removing the masks yet. Then I removed the masks and I will admit I wasn't too happy with my first attempt so I did it again with much better results. Next, I embossed the outline on the flowers with Gold Embossing powder. Then I die cut out the peach and the scalloped frame behind it.

     My next steps was just putting the rest of the card together. I did, however, have a little boo boo on this card. While I was cutting out the small piece I was using as my title, I inadvertently sliced two of my fingers open on my Trimmer, so there is a small drop of blood on the back of the title. Lol.

Here is my supply list...

     Thank you so much for coming to my blog today and for taking a look at the GDP Challenge. You should try it out for yourself as it is so much fun. Enjoy your weekend!!!

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    Attention all customers!!! I have a Special running this month!! If you purchase either of the Eastern Palace Bundles in the month of May from me, I will send to you for FREE a package of the Gold Faceted Gems along with your handmade card in June!! Sorry, USA customers only. These Gems are amazing! They come in three different sizes and look so good on any project along with either of the bundles. So please when you check out on your online order don't forget to make sure that I am showing as your demonstrator in the upper right corner and do not check the No Contact box as I will not be able to see who ordered and send your Gems and card to you. Go here to place your order or simply click on one of the two bundles above in the supply list.

     Also, please use the Hostess code for this month if your order is under $150. If your order is over $150 please use the Stampin' Rewards for yourself! This month's Hostess Code is: 

     Let your friends know about this special too as it is only good for the month of May. Also, when you become one of my customers I will send you the new Stampin' Up! catalog for free, all I ask is if you are already working with another Demonstrator to please ask them for a catalog first. Thanks!



  1. This is a great project, Julie! Lovely layers using the DSP and textured cardstock and the focal point of the peach & gold embossed flowers are just lovely. Thankyou for sharing your project in our gallery for this weeks GDP Theme Challenge.


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