Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Swirly Bird Sailboats for The Global Design Project

I am really enjoying playing with all the new toys I was able to get in my preorder for the new 2016-17 Annual Catalogue. One of my favourite so far is the Swirly Bird Bundle* which includes the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits*.

I found I could combine two challenges today. There is a lovely colour challenge from The Global Design Project:

And good old Mojo Monday has this Challenge sketch:

Here's how I combined them:

  • I used the waves from Swirly Scribbles Framelits* and cut out one set in Island Indigo and one in Mint Macaron. I used the Mint Macaron waves but some of the filler pieces from the Island Indigo die cut to create the ocean surface here.
  • Some masking was required on the two sailboats. I stamped the full sailboat (4 different stamps) on a piece of Post It Note and cut it out. I then inked up the different stamps separately while keeping them all on the same block, which wasn't that hard to do. I stamped each piece separately, making sure the others were really clean each time.
  • I used one of the Swirly Scribbles* for the circular element on the sketch, die cut in Tip Top Taupe. I added a circle of Island Indigo with an inner circle of Whisper White stamped with the anchor from Guy Greetings in Mint Macaron. I stamped the banner from Thoughtful Banners* in Tip Top Taupe and the sentiment from the same set in Island Indigo. Then I stamped the same anchor on the banner so, when it is mounted on the circle, it looks like it is see through!
  • I did sneak in a little spot of Peekaboo Peach* for the sun using another stamp from Swirly Birds stamp set*.
*New Products, available June 1st from the 2016-17 Annual Catalogue
Such a fun card to make!

Just a reminder that it's the last week to order retiring products from both the 2015-16 Annual Catalogue and the 2016 Occasions Catalogue. You will be able to order from the new Annual Catalogue June 1st. If there is something you want, be sure you get your order to me by next Monday at the latest, but the sooner the better, as items are disappearing much faster now.

I had a few responses regarding whether or not you would like me to offer Product Shares for the new Annual Catalogue, but I need a few more before being able to decide. If you haven't already done so, please answer the following quick questionnaire:


Click on the links below to take you to my On-Line Store, where you can read about, look at, and purchase if you wish, the products used to make this card today.

Product List

*New Products, available June 1st from the 2016-17 Annual Catalogue:                             Swirly Bird Stamp Set,* Swirly Scribbles Thinlets Dies*, Peekaboo Peach Classic Stampin' Pad*, Thoughtful Banners Stamp set*, Duet Banner Punch*


  1. Heather, I love how you selected a nautical theme for this week's color challenge. You did a great job combining the colors with the sketch challenge. I especially love how you alternated the inlaid embossing for the waves! Great card! Thanks for joining us this week at Global Design Project.

  2. What a great card Heather! I love the inlaid colours in the waves in particular! Thanks for playing at Global Design Project!


  3. A totally stunning card, Heather. You have showcased the Swirly Scribbles Framelits so well, the waves look great.

    Thanks for playing at Global Design Project this week.

  4. What a great nautical design! Love those inlaid waves! Thanks for joining us at Mojo Monday!

  5. This is a really gorgeous card Heather. I didn't get anything preorder except the new colours and I wish now I'd bought the Swirly bundle. This was double confirmed when I saw what you'd done here.

  6. Super-sweet, Heather! I love the paper-pieced water. Brilliant! Thank you so much for playing along with this week's Global Design Project color challenge!

  7. Love the pair of sailboats and the way you've pieced the water with color blocks of blue. Thanks for playing with us at Global Design Project.


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