I have to admit this card was inspired by one of the Challenge Designers in #GDP058. The designer admitted in his post that he had trouble using the Affectionately Yours DSP. The designer was Brian King and you can see his card HERE! I loved his card, but I was happy to know someone else had my same issues!
I too, find myself in a dilemma whenever I look at this DSP. It is one of the prettiest of the DSP papers, yet it confounds me every time I try to come up with a design. Well, the beauty of a template challenge is that you have the design to begin with. All you have to do is find something that works within that template. Since I had a copper “thing” going this week, I picked the paper with the copper metallic accents. I have had this paper since the catalog came out. And I have to admit I took it out and looked at it all the time. I just never figured out a way to use it and show off the paper. Well, this week’s Global Design Project and the designers gave me the inspiration! To see the fabulous design and ideas, just click the link below.
You can see I pretty much followed the template. The only challenge with this paper was how to add a sentiment without covering up too much of the paper. A small sentiment with small designs embossed in copper were just the thing! Although it is hard to see, I added copper thread behind the sentiment. If I am doing copper, I might as well do copper, right?
I encourage you to head over to Global Design Project and see what is going on! I think you too will be inspired by what you see!
Papers: Affectionately Yours DSP, Copper Foil Paper, Watermelon Wonder, Night of Navy
Stamps: Love & Affection
Embellishments: Copper Embossing Powder, Copper Metallic Thread