Positive Thoughts – Hello

I decided to create a card for the Global Design Project Challenge (#304) which is to CASE (Copy and Selectively Edit) a project designed by Kerstin Kreis.

My take-aways:

  • A Shape
  • A Weave
  • Small Tag
  • Tag Tie (twine, thread, bow etc.)
  • Splatter and
  • Colors (Black, White, Green, Aqua, and Teal)

Here is what I came up with:



  • Accent Mat: (2⅝” x 2⅝”) Granny Apple Green cardstock die-cut with one of the Squares from the retired Stitched Shapes Dies set.  I like the small detail of the edge stitching.
  • Trim Mat: (2⅛” x 2⅛”) Basic Black cardstock die-cut with one of the Squares from the Layering Squares Dies set.
  • Top Square: (2” x 2”) Basic White cardstock dry-embossed with the Star-Crossed Embossing Folder and trimmed to show only a (4 x 4) Square pattern.  This embossed pattern reminds me of Waffle Weave fabric.
  • Focal Interest (1) – Feather: (1” x 2½”) Coastal Cabana cardstock die-cut with the larger Feather shape die from the Nature’s Thoughts Dies set.
  • Focal Interest (2) – Feather: (1” x 2”) Basic White cardstock scrap.  The small Feather image from the Positive Thoughts stamp set was stamped with Bermuda Bay ink and then die-cut with the coordinating die from the Nature’s Thoughts Dies set.
  • Sentiment Tag: (½” x 1”) Basic White cardstock scrap.  The sentiment, hello, from the retired Tiny Tags stamp set was truncated and stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then punched out with the coordinating retired Jewelry Tag Punch.  A small hole was punched into the Tag with the retired (1/16”) Hand-held Hole Punch.
  • Tag Tie: Silver Metallic Thread (retired) looped through the Hole and chosen because it was light in tone and delicate so as not to overpower the Feathers.
  • Background Panel : (4″ x 5¼”) Basic White cardstock.  The Splatter image from the Quiet Meadow stamp set was stamped diagonally with Bermuda Bay ink to tone with the Feathers.

To finish off the card, I chose a Basic White card base (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”).  The Feathers and Tag were popped up with Dimensionals as was the Background Panel to keep the clean and simple design esthetic of the original card.

Starting with a card design that you like and tweaking it, is a very good place to begin your own creative journey.  How do you like my interpretation?

Thanks for spending some of your time with me today.   Cheers,  Jolanda!

Update: This card was selected as a winner. How cool is that?

Need a card? Ask me and I can create one for you.  Want the supplies to create your own, let me know and I can help you with that too!

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Published by Jolanda Johnstone

Owner of THE INQUE SPOT STUDIO - Creative Space for Stamping & Paper Crafting and Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in South Carolina.

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