Thursday 15 December 2016

Global Design Project 66

It's funny how you can start with one clear idea and end up in some other place. That's what happened with this card.

New stuff arrived earlier in the week. As I was playing with Dragonfly Dreams, the set I was most desperate to have, a great idea for a card based on the sketch at Global Design Project came to me.

I could see what was required: a background in the top leftish area, a vertical and a tag for the greeting. All was clear in my head. But. But as I went to attach the tag to the twine I just couldn't do it. It seemed so wrong! 

So, a dilemma. Had I changed it too much or was this acceptable modification? The card was definitely inspired by the sketch although not ruled by it. I decided to share anyway, especially after I had a good look at the Design Team offerings and saw that some of them did away with the tag too.

I cut two of the flight of dragonflies, one in Early Espresso and one in Pear Pizzazz. I set the Espresso dragonflies into the outline on the Pear, backed it with Crumb Cake and inlaid the little green bits separating the dragonflies. Then I gave the Crumb Cake a lick of clear Wink of Stella, which you can see in the close-up.

I added in some raindrop splatters to ground the flight of dragonflies.

And a peek inside, showing the other half of the sentiment stamp.

This adorable set, and the co-ordinating dies, will be available in the new Occasions catalogue in the New Year.

Card: Early Espresso, Pear Pizzazz, Crumb Cake.
Stamps: Dragonfly Dreams, Timeless Textures
Inks: Pear Pizzazz, Early Espresso
Other: Detailed Dragonfly thinlits, Linen twine, clear Wink of Stella.


  1. Jan, this is a great card and those wings are AMAZING. Great use of the sketch. Thanks for playing along this week at Global Design Project.

  2. Beautiful card Jan - I'm so glad you decided to share! We're all about inspiration at GDP so modifications are A-OK! I love the natural feel of this card paired with those glimmery wings! Thanks so much for sharing your creations and for joining in with this week's Global Design Project <3

    1. Thanks so much Jess - glad that modification is good.

  3. Wow! What a great idea with the extra cardstock inserts. Looks fantastic. Thank you so much for playing along with this week's Global Design Project challenge! Look forward to seeing you play along with us again.

  4. Hi Jan, awesome interpretation of the sketch and Inlove how you inlaid different card stock pieces. Adding the Wink of Stella was a great addition as well. Great ideas and I love how this turned out!

    1. Thank you. I was very happy with how it turned out too.

  5. LOVE your take on this weeks sketch Jan! A gorgeous card. Thanks so much for playing along again this week to the Global Design Project. xo