Stampin' Up! Birthday Blooms for GDP064 - CASE the Designer Connie Collins

November 28, 2016

Hi there, it is Monday and a new challenge has been launched for you this week on Global Design Project. We are CASING one of the beautiful creations of  Connie Collins  from Nashville, Tennessee (USA). 

Connie is a celebrity in the stamping community. She have been published in magazines and she have been on TV  sharing the love for hand made cards and I have the honour to be with her on  Global Design Project team.

She used one of my favourite floral stamps called Birthday Blooms from Stampin' Up!

I love Connie's colouring techniques and thanks to her I discovered the magic of the Shimmery White Cardstock by Stampin' Up!  simple stunning for colouring or watercoloring.

This specialised paper keep the vibrancy of the colours and  somehow absorve the ink evenly . With no effort  and by applying  the ink randomly you will cover any image with colour in record time... and  if you take a bit of time to apply and blend the colours I'm pretty sure that your colouring will look  as made by a professional  artist . This paper is  incredible and forgiven.

For this challenge   you can use Connie's  colour combo: Soft Sky/Marina Mist, So Saffron/Daffodil Delight, & Old Olive ( or similar colours), the stamp set : Birthday Blooms,  the sketch, or even the theme of  Connie's card : birthday. 

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Ok, so my card for today is very  very simple, easy and quick.   This is the kind of project that can save the day when we need to send bunches of cards at last minute.

I used Shimmery White Cardstock because it is  forgiven when applying colours at high speed and I literally had 10 minutes to make a bunch of cards for my customers so  this was an easy solution.  I know if I'd  use another cardstock  my colouring will look very messy and why not? lets say it: it will look ugly (if a handmade  item can be ever ugly this will be the one)  but with shimmery white cardstock is pretty difficult to go wrong.... Shhhhhhh don't tell anyone, thats a crafty secret.

I used  Aqua Painters and Stampin' Write Markers together .   Flirty Flamingo, Watermelon Wonder and Crushed Curry inks for the flower  and  Pear Pizzaz and Mossy Meadow and Peekaboo Peach inks for the leaves.

I used the little dots stamp in the set to stamp a soft background using Mint Macaroon ink. 

The banner is made out of Mint Macaroon cardstock , stamped with Basic black archival ink.

Any other supply used for this card is  listed below with pictures.

That's all :)
Thank you for visiting my blog today I hope you have enjoyed this project ! and do not forget that every order £25+ from my Independent Stampin' Up!  Shop  will  also receive a free thank you gift  from me Click here to find the code and customer perks!  The free gift should reach my customers around 15th each month.

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Please find  supplies I used to make this card  listed below...

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  1. Bibi, your colouring is simply beautiful on the single bloom from the same set. It's is wonderful to see that just using one bloom gives the same elegant look to a card as using multiples. You are amazing too xox

  2. I love your watercoloring, awesome card !


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