Monday, May 1, 2017

Stampin' Up! Special Reason Watercolor Card #GDP085 #GDPwinner

Happy Monday Peaches! For today's post I'll be participating in the Global Design Project color challenge. This week's challenge features a card by Anna Krol, using the 2015-2017 Stampin' Up! in-colors. Here's my project:

Update: I was chosen as a winner!!!

Here's the challenge colors:

You all know how much I love watercolor, but I wanted to add more texture and dimension to my card, so I took the small and large leaf dies from the Stylish Stems framlits dies and die cut a bunch from watercolor paper. I adhered them in a fun, sort of "falling" pattern to my watercolor paper layer. I then, took my Mint Macaron ink pad, squeezed some ink from the pad into the well of the ink pad lid and used my aqua painter to add some color. I also added some Cucumber Crush to accent the leaves with a bit more vibrant areas of color. After the watercolor was dry, I added flicks of Whisper White craft ink with my aqua painter.

After it dried, I added a flower from the Special Reason stamp set in Watermelon Wonder, along with some layered leaves in Cucumber Crush cardstock. Lastly, I added some Wink of Stella for some sparkle and a few pearls to finish it off. I tried to capture the sparkle in the final photos.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you've enjoyed today's project! If you loves these colors get them while you can as they will be retiring at the end of May. Check out the link below.


If you love these products, Make sure you get them before they're gone! With the new catalog coming in June, some these amazing products (along with a whole lot more) are retiring which means you will no longer be able to buy them for Stampin' Up! Many are up to 50% off! To see what's retiring, check out this webpage:

This month if you spend $50 or more before shipping in my online store, you will receive a FREE card kit that coordinates with this "Cool Treats" suite!!! But you MUST use the hostess code listed below to receive your free kit. 

To order online: Stampin' Up! Webpage
May 2017 Hostess Code:


  1. Such a gorgeous project, Lauren. Your watercolouring is so lovely, the colours are perfect and the Wink of Stella adds a speck of sparkle. Thankyou for sharing your project for this weeks Colour Challenge for the Global Design Project.

  2. Thank you sooooooo much for this wonderful challenge!!!! I will surely miss these colors, but I can't wait to try out the new ones!!!

  3. This is absolutely stunning! You are very talented!

  4. Totally gorgeous card Lauren! Love every element! xxx

    1. That's so kind of you, Cheryll! I think after staring at it for so long, while creating it, it begins to look less and less appealing so it's so nice to hear that you like it. 😊

  5. Swoon! I'm so in LOVE with the card Lauren. You're a true talent!
    Thanks for playing along to the Global Design Project. xo

    1. Oh my gosh! You're the sweetest, Louise! Thank you! Such a fun challenge!


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