“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.
Step by Step….
- 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)
- 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.
- 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!!!!
Hang Tough…We are almost There!!!
- 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.
- 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.
- 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”