Case the Designer Connie Collins #GDP020

Hi everyone, I’m here with a card for The Global Design Project #GDP020. This week’s theme is ‘Case the Designer’, Connie Collins. Collie Collins is an American demonstrator and one of the designers on the Global Design Team. You can find her blog here.

For this weeks challenge we can take inspiration from Connie’s card however we please, whether it be the hearts, the gold or even the stripes. I was very taken with the stripes and have used some of the thick designer paper from the ‘Shine On’ Specialty papers. These are NOT papers, they’re thick kraft cardstock, thick enough to cut and score into card bases. They will stand up on their own. For my card however, I cut a rectangle and fast fused it to a Bermuda Bay folded card. I did this because on the reverse of the stripes card is shiney clouds and I wanted a plain inside this time.

Love Heart just a note card insides view Connie Collins themed card for #GDP020 by Stampin Up Demonstrator Sarah Berry

The beautiful die cut heart is a new product from the ‘Love Blossoms’ range in the Spring/Summer Catalogue. The Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits Dies includes the large heart, which I’ve die cut in Whisper White cardstock, and it also includes the two sizes of flowers which I’ve cut out here in Watermelon Wonder cardstock. To achieve the same look as I have, you simply place the flowers over the top, rotating them until you match them up perfectly. I’ve just used a Glue Dot and added some Wink of Stella in clear to add the shimmer. Doesn’t it look like I’ve used a shimmer card?

You can just sneak a peek at the cards insides here, oh yes there are stamps that coordinate with the thinlits. Of course there is! When you buy both the thinlits and stamp set, you save a whopping 15%, you can check out the Love Blossoms suite bundle here.

Love Heart close up Connie Collins themed card for #GDP020 by Stampin Up Demonstrator Sarah Berry

The best glue to adhere this down would be Stampin’ Up!s Fine Tip Glue, just a little blob behind the larger flower sections fixes it down nicely. Personally I love the lacey look that the heart gives us and like that it’s not completely stuck down. The yellow flower centres are It’s My Party Enamel Dots in Crushed Curry.

Love Heart just a note card Connie Collins themed card for #GDP020 by Stampin Up Demonstrator Sarah Berry

And finally, the greeting is from another new set Picture Perfect, stamped in Watermelon Wonder ink, onto Crushed Curry cardstock. The punch is the Washi Tape punch was new for 2015. Normally the zig-zag of the washi is both sides but I’ve only put my card in the punch so far, as not to cut a zig-zag on the right also. I’d love to hear what you think to today’s card, you can do so in the comments section below. Thank you for visiting me today, I hope you’ll pop back soon for my next Global Design Project creation.


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  1. Sarah, this is such a fun and flirty Valentine. I love your use of the fun specialty paper and the touches of yellow really “pop”! Thanks for joining us this week over at Global Design Project.

  2. Sarah – This is so stinkin’ smart to use the striped paper from Shine On Specialty DSP. I love how fun this heart and flowers are – they are usually shown so soft and delicate, but these are amazing! Thank you so much for playing along with this week’s Case the Designer (Connie Collins) Challenge at Global Design Project.

  3. Oh I completely agree with Brian – LOVE the Shine on paper used like this – you smart cookie! and the heart suddenly looks modern and funky with that cardstock in the background. Wonderful card as always! Thank you so much for playing along with this week’s Global Design Project challenge!

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