#GDP024 Watercolor Wings Thank You Card

Watercolor Wings Thank You Card made for the Global Design Project Challenge #GDP024

I have a love/hate thing going on with my card today, which is a Watercolor Wings Thank You card, for the Case the Designer challenge (#GDP024) over at the Global Design Project Challenge blog! The designer this week is non other than my lovely team leader Michelle Last with this stunning card!GDP024

Lovely isn’t it? I took inspiration from the Butterfly and the blue and decided to use those elements on my card.

I made my card last night and the version you are seeing is actually to super quick re-creation of the first card, that I had to make after destroying the original!!!

Watercolor Wings from Stampin' Up! #GDP024 Tracy May.

I had a vision of loveliness in my head when I started making the card last night, but as it progressed an epic battle ensued and the card won!! Everything that could go wrong did – most of it was recoverable…. an errant ink splat covered up with a vellum butterfly with a staple through it for example. Right until I had finished the card and set it to one side to finish off another one I was making.

ALL I did was move the finished card out of the way and bang! Game over – black ink smudge right on the edge …… which in my infinite wisdom I decided would “wash” out with an aquapainter! DUH! I then thought if I carefully removed the card front I could trim it and stick it onto another piece of Basic Black – you can see where this is going can’t you? Yep straight in the bin in about 4 pieces!! Lol!

Anyway I re-created the card quickly before going to bed in a huff (lol!). I thought I would leave off the vellum butterflies that had been covering up mistakes on the original but in the end I actually liked it better with them on, so back in they went. I also decided to splat some Wink of Stella over the card too to contrast with the water marks – oh yeah be careful as it does really go SPLAT ha ha ha (as you can see top left of the big butterfly!)

The little vellum butterflies have been covered with Wink of Stella too and they look very pretty!

Watercolor Wings from Stampin' Up! #GDP024 Tracy May.

I hope you like today’s card! It certainly gave me brain ache but I think I got there in the end! 😄

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  1. Totally Gorgeous

  2. hahaha I love it when you tell us how you messed up everything, that’s really funny and it helps when I mess up too 😉
    anyway the card is lovely. Very CAS. 🙂

  3. Oh, the struggles of a card maker! I was laughing so hard as you told MY story! Goodness, sometimes a card just doesn’t want to be made, lol. BUT just look at what you “threw” together in the end! Love everything about it. Thanks for playing with us at Global Design Project this week!

  4. Oh, I know those struggles, too. I just had them today when some black fingerprints remained on my card… (I forgot to close the ink pad…). However, your card is really beautiful, I love the clean and simple design, the sparkling butterfly and the small dots.

  5. Just gorgeous, Tracy. I love the sparkling touches you’ve added with the Wink of Stella and how those pretty little butterflies add texture and interest without overpowering the focal point. This card is an example of delicate perfection. I can’t get over how beautiful it is. Thanks for joining us at Global Design Project.

  6. Tracy – as always your background is so soft and beautiful, but there are so many elements there to make it so interesting. You have a super-talent. This is a great card! Thanks you so much for playing along with this week’s CASE the Designer Challenge at Global Design Project – I’m glad you did.

  7. Sorry that caseing my card gave you brain ache, you would never know by looking at your beautiful card!

  8. Gasp! WOW. This card is seriously amazing. So soft and dreamy – I’m a bit in love! Thanks so much for joining in with us at GDP again this week!

  9. Haha … great story Tracy! I am always drawn to your submissions for GDP … you are so very talented! This is a gorgeous, gorgeous card!! xx

  10. I love the stella on the vellum! great idea! Thank-you for playing along with the Global Design Project!

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