A CASE for Shawn De Oliveira

This card was inspired by Global Design Project challenge #40.

GDP040 Shawn

Shawn’s card is gorgeous; he put together such beautiful colors and painted them with such rich shading and lovely texture and he tied all of that together in a perfectly balanced asymmetrical layout.

I loved the rich yellow of the flowers in his card, so I decided to focus on that and keeping the same layout. I also added texture, but mine is real rather than painted and stamped. I also chose a natural accent, but chose burlap instead of twine.


I have had Into the Woods Designer Series Paper for awhile now… I have loved it since it first came out, but I didn’t get a chance to purchase it until Christmas, and I haven’t been using a lot of those fall colors since then, so I haven’t used it yet! This sheet was perfect for this card, a bright and cheery Daffodil Delight leaf pattern!



I embossed the inner panel using the Grass Embossing Folder from Darice and sponged just a hint of Daffodil Delight on it to highlight the image.

I added thin outlines of black around each panel to add some contrast. I popped the grassy panel up on dimensionals to give the card a little more depth, and to have space to tuck the burlap ribbon slightly behind it.

The burlap ribbon is held on with glue dots. Those things are miraculous! I haven’t yet come across something that they won’t hold.

This is a great any time card! It could be for either gender and would work for either a joyous, grateful, or solemn occasion.

Thanks for visiting!

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Cardstock: Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Basic Black (c) Stampin’ Up!

Paper: Into the Woods Designer Series Paper (c) Stampin’ Up!

Ink: Daffodil Delight (c) Stampin’ Up!

Embossing Folder: Grass Embossing Folder (c) Darice

Other: burlap ribbon, dimensionals, sponge