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Posted by on Sep 7, 2015 in Butterfly Basics, Global Design Project | 36 comments

“New Kids on The Block” for #GDP001

Recently in the “Pal’s Facebook Chat” Mary asked about where we were in the 80’s.  I always think about Selma when I think of the 80’s.  The second thing that always comes to mind is how much I loved the “New Kids On The Block”  I was just the right age to be totally warped up in all things New Kids.  Posters (why yes!!!), Words to every song (You bet ya), Concerts (a must), family trip to Boston with one of my best friends tagging along (why of course)…..

Today, there is a all new kind of “New Kid on The Block” and it is a Global Design Project. This team of Designer’s have The Right Stuff!!!.  I am thrilled to be playing along with them during their first challenge.  I know I will become a avid fan of this Challenge.  Some of my favorite paper artiest are on the Team!  I am looking forward to seeing what they created and how they will challenge me to be better at paper art!

When thinking about what to make I wanted to make a card that was worthy of the “New Kids On The Block” .  I decided to step out of my comfort zone and do something all new. Well, all new to me.


So, I am “totally” in love with this color pallet!  Smoky Slate is my “favorite” of the Neutrals Collection.   So Saffron is just the most perfect yellow.  All these colors need was Pink Pirouette in their life.  IMAG2077

Step by Step….

Step 1…

  • The card base is Smoky Slate cut at 9 inches and scored at 4 1/2 inches to make a card base that is 4 1/2 by 4 1/2
  • The layers are Pink Pirouette (4 1/4 by 4 1/4) , So Saffron (4 1/8 by 4 1/8), and Acrylic Paper 180 lb (4 by 4)

Step 2….

  • I layered  a wash of Smoky Slate on the the Acrylic Paper using a Aqua Painter and the Smoky Slate Ink Refill.  (using the ink refill gave a much darker version of Smoky Slate) Let this completely dry before continuing.  I used the heat gun to speed up drying.IMAG2070

Step 3….

  • Next you will need a pallet knife, Liquitex Texture Gel Ceramic Stucco,  Post-It Note Tape, and the Happy Patterns Decorative Mask.  Tape the mask over the  Acrylic Paper.  Then using a pallet knife add the Texture to the paper.  Remove mask( go on and clean it up.  You want  be able to if it dries)  All the texture to dry.  Again, I used the heat gun after letting it set for about two hours.  Just to make sure it was dry. Remember…..Time is on our side!!!!

    This was the First attempt. Before I realized that I need to Wash the background first!

    This was the First attempt. Before I realized that I need to Wash the background first!

Hang Tough…We are almost There!!!

Step 4…

  • Next, I taped the mask back over the paper in the same spot.  This took me a bit to figure out.  But, once I did  it was simple.  IMAG2080
  •  Simply use the So Saffron and the Pink Pirouette Ink Refills (again I used these because the color is concentrated) and a Aqua Painter to add layers of color.  I did not use a lot of water out of the Aqua Painter.
  • Take the mask off and add some of the So Saffron and Pink Pirouette to the background.

Step 5….

  • Make strips of Smoky Slate (1 3/4 by 3) , Pink Pirouette (1 1/8 by 3), and So Saffron (1 by 3)
  • On the So Saffron stamp “Happy Birthday”  in Smoky Slate.
  • The layers are put together by adhering the Pink Pirouette, So Saffron, and the Acrylic Paper using multipurpose glue.  Then using Stampin’ Dimentionals add this to the card base.  Glue the strips together using multipurpose glue.  Then use the glue to add it to the card.


Supply List:  Remember besides the Stampin’ Up! supplies you will need Post It Note Tape, Liquitex Texture Ceramic Stucco, and a pallet knife


Make sure to hop over to the Global Design Project and see what everyone is creating.  I know you will not be disappointed.  They are so very talented.  And remember to leave some blog love if you see creations you like!!! Happy Labor Day.  I hope you have a great one and we will meet back here  again soon.  Where do “you” go from here….Global Design Project…. “Only thing I know, Me can never live with out ya”



  1. Your card is absolutely gorgeous! What a cool technique…love it!

    • Dawn- Thank You so! I had fun playing around with this technique :>

  2. What a fun technique with such beautiful results. Thanks for playing along with us over at Global Design Project Challenge Blog!

    • Connie- Thank You! I am supper excited about the new Global Design project. Can’t wait to see what the next challenge will be!

  3. Jennifer – I am deeply in love with your card. What a wonderful technique that showcases these colors perfectly! Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! Thanks for playing along with this week’s Global Design Project color challenge!

    • Oh Brian- You just made my day!!!

  4. Jennifer! That background is awesome! I love the bolder color you got by using re-inkers. Thanks for playing with Global Design Challenge, it’s nice to see some Pals representing.

    • Shawn- I so enjoyed this challenge. Thanks for the kind words. Your thought mean the world to me!!! Thanks for stopping by. I am excited to see what’s next with the Global Design Challenge.

  5. Wow, Jennifer!! What a fabulous entry. I love all that texture!! Thank you so much for generously sharing how you made this card too! And thanks for playing with us at Global Design Project ♥

    • Paula- Thank You! I enjoyed playing along with you guys. Looking forward to the next week!!!

  6. I can’t tell you how much I love this card Jennifer! It is just right up my alley. My only drawback is that I’m not very patient with waiting for things to dry. All the same, I’m going to have to hunt down some stucco and give it a go. Thanks for sharing your wonderful creation and for playing along with us on our very first challenge!

    • Jess of The Paper Caper- I completely understand….I had to leave the house and go buy pet food for the week so I would not keep checking to see if it was dry. It’s worth the wait!!! I so enjoyed yall’s first challenge and so looking forward to the next one. You guys are so very talented. Just love getting to see talent from all over the World…..

  7. Jennifer this is a labour of LOVE! What a stunning result of that labour though. It’s a beautiful card I love how those gorgeous little diamonds stand proud and pop out like that with the colours of our challenge. You have done an awesome job. Look forward to seeing more of your cards when you play along with us again at the Global Design Project.

    • Thank you so Kylie!! I’m looking forward to playing along ?

  8. OH MY GOODNESS Jennifer….talk about having the ‘Right Stuff’…this is STUNNING! What an amazing effort, but the results are breathtaking! LOVE this….like wow, I am literally catching my breath! LOL
    Thank you so much for being a ‘New Kid on the Block’ and playing along to our first Global Design Project.
    Louise xo
    P.S – I was born in 1980…Clearly a great year! Hahaha

    • Louise- you have made me smile more than once!!! Thank You for all the kind words!!! ?

  9. My goodness. I just want to go and create a card just like this. SO STUNNING> WOW

    • Thank You so Teneale!!! You guys are awesome and I’m looking forward to playing along with you at GDP

  10. Absolutely stunning! Off to get some of that Liquitex Texture Gel Ceramic Stucco

    • Thank You, Claudia!!!

  11. wow, this card is fab . Love the artistic touch.

    • Thanks!!

  12. Wow Jennifer! This is awesome! I’ve been looking for these pastes at the big box craft stores and i always get a weird look. Guess I’ll just get some stucco somewhere else 🙂 Love this so much! Thanks for swinging by my blog too – I wouldn’t have seen this otherwise!

    • Holly- I just love your card. Thank You for stopping by and leaving a message!!! I will email you the info about where to get the stucco

  13. Congratulations on winning our first Global Design Project challenge! Your card is beautiful and this recognition is well-deserved.

    • Shawn-Thank You!!!

  14. Love it! Great technique, I have to try it! Congrats Pal!

    • Kindra- Thank You Pal!

  15. WOW such a sophisticated card that I hardly focused the limited colours used. You did a great job with the challenge, well done xx

    • Michelle- Thank You so!!!

  16. Yeah! Jenniffer you card is just unique. Congratulations for winning the first colour challenge of GDP!! x 🙂 Bibi

    • Bibi-Thank You so much!

  17. Congrats on a well deserved win 🙂 your card is beautiful, thanks for sharing such a fun technique

    • Thank You!

  18. Stunning card, I would be most grateful if you could tell me a little more about acrylic paper. Is it available through SU? you had listed those items you would need in addition to products from SU, but not included this, and I am not sure what it is. thank you so much

    • Acrylic paper is specially designed to used with acrylic paint. It is a heaver weight than watercolor paper so, it will hold up well to texture.

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