This week over at Global Design Project, it’s CASE the Designer and it’s no other than Kylie Bertucci…I love her work! Here is her beautiful card. Do you know what CASE means? In case you don’t (haaaaa), CASE means Copy And Selectively Edit, so you take what you like from the design and make it your own. 

From Kylie’s design, I wanted to capture the layout and the flowers for my card. I wanted to create a soft watercolor card, using a layering and blending effect for the flowers because I wanted the eye to meander through the card but not rest on any one point in particular. Except for the sentiment, the card has a soft flowing mixture of Peekaboo Peach, Pumpkin Pie, Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin’ Ink Pads and the centers and sentiment are stamped with Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin’ Ink Pad. That’s it! Well, except for the Peekaboo Peach, Pear Pizzazz, Watercolor Paper, Whisper White Cardstock and my fav…Linen Thread.

I used the stamp set Bunch of Blossoms to create this card. When it was finished, it actually looks like California poppies. What do you think?I spritzed a piece of watercolor paper, stamped off the base stamp with Peekaboo Peach and formed the flowers. I did this one by one. I then added a second layer with full strength Peekaboo Peach Stampin’ Ink and finished the top of the flower with a stamp touched with Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Ink. If one area looked too perfect, I used the Aqua Painter to blend the colors. I stamped  the small base leaf with Pear Pizzazz and moved it as I stamped to give a softer effect. I used the Aqua Painter to blend the color.

The center of the flower is stamped with straight up Chocolate Chip Stampin’ Ink. I added a little Wink of Stella to the center…why? Because every card needs a little sparkle. Linen thread was looped around my fingers and I took another little piece, tied it tight in the center and worked the bow from side to side until I was satisfied. The loopy bow construction is courtesy of Billie Moan. Now I can’t stop making these bows!  My stampin’ buddy Rosemarrie Gonzolez, of Rosie’s Creative Cottage, taught me to curl the ends of my ribbon with my bone folder, easy peasy. I’ve been curling ribbon for years on gift boxes with the back of my scissors but you’d laugh if I told you how I’ve been trying to curl my Stampin’ Up! ribbon…and I’m not going to tell you because it’s so silly! Can you see how the center of the flowers sparkle? Maybe not but take my word for it, they shimmer and sparkle.

Of course the inside always needs a little stamping so I added a little flower to the bottom. Remember to stamp your envelope. What do you think? Is it a winner? Leave me a comment and please sign up for my Newsletter. If you don’t have a Demonstrator, I’d love to be yours AND if you want to be a Demonstrator, join my Paper Diva’s Team…we’re growing and I’d love to spoil you and I can do that wherever you live in the USA. Best time to join is NOW during Sale-A-Bration! Contact me for all of the details!

Here are the supplies I used to make this card. Need clearer instructions? If you purchase from me in the next month and I’ll mail you a detailed instruction sheet for this card.