Swirly Bird for GDP#90

Challenges,  there are all kind of them.  Diet challenges, personal challenges, the challenge of your little brother that he can do something better than you.  You get the idea.  The thing about all of those kinds of challenges is that they can be hard.  But I’m here to tell you that challenges in our stamping and paper crafting word are not hard.  They are actually great ways to help you get creative and expand what you thought you could do.  Now, the thing about sketch challenges is you don’t have to follow it exactly.  You can of course, but you don’t have to.  You can flip it on it’s side, you can flip it right to left, you can do what ever you want in the way the sketch speaks to you.  They truly are just a place to start.

Enter the Global Design Project.  This is a group of Stampin Up Demonstrators from around the globe coming together with color and sketch challenges for you to try.  This is their 90th challenge and its so cute.  Here’s my card and below is the sketch.


I saw the sketch once and then didn’t look at it again.  I just remembered that it had something towards the bottom and maybe a panel or something in the middle.  I pulled out my Eastern Palace DSP in the Lemon Lime Twist polka dotted design because I wanted something to do with a light colorful flower.  Notice I stamped on the DSP.  Yes, you can, and should, do this.  There is no rule that says you cannot stamp on DSP and the results can be amazing.  I wanted to highlight the flower bloom the most so I just stamped the stem, leaves and some grass with Lemon Lime Twist right on the DSP.  I stamped the flower twice, using Swirly Bird and the solid image in Lemon Lime, then over the top with the detailed stamp with Peekaboo peach.  The final touch was the swirl die cut for the top of the flower and a little snipped bird.

Recently Shawn de Oliviera created a card with the border stamp from Floral Phrases, a stamp I had honestly forgotten about.  I pulled it out, loaded it onto my MISTI and colored the stamp with markers to stamp as a border on either side.

Did you notice the ‘I’ on my stamp pads.  I do that to indicate quickly and easily that these are In-Colors.  It really helps me since I store my stamp pads and markers based on the rainbow rather than SU Color family (Brights, Regals, etc)


Well, I am waiting for my new label punch from the new annual catalog order to be delivered.  Then I’ll decide what kind of sentiment I want.  I could make this into just about any kind of card so I’m keeping my options open.

Thanks for stopping by today



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Thanks for visiting my Site. My name is Lynn Kolcun and I'm a Stampin Up Demonstrator. I love being creative with paper and ink, learning new techniques and sharing my craft with you.

One Comment

  1. Really cute card, Lynn. I love the stamped side borders and the stamped on DSP images. The bright colors really make this fun and you’re right, it could be used for many different occasions. Have a great day!

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