Black and Vanilla basic color combo for #GDP082

This week, the Global Design Project challenge has a sketch challenge. The idea is to create a card design that features a certain layout in a card project.  To view the projects for this challenge, please visit the Global Design Project page by clicking here.

           Black and vanilla combo card by Jenny Hall



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I have a good friend that lost her son this week. There are no words I can offer to make her and her family feel relief, although I wish I could try. One way I can help is to make a card for her and pray they are able to make it through one more day. My friend loves music and sings beautifully in the choir at our church, so I feel that sending a visual representation of love, faith, family and music may bring a comforting moment during the difficult days that lie ahead. With music and faith being the inspiration for this project, I looked around in my patterned paper stash for something with music. This Christmas DSP paper pack has a nice image of sheet music that pairs a black and vanilla color combo. Building on this combo, I added Gold Glimmer Paper highlights and soft tones of Sahara Sand.

Adding Best Birds Bundle (it’s 10% off regular price until May 31st!) was the tie that bound the colors and theme together. There are framelits for the Best Birds stamp set and more dies for Birds & Blooms Thinlits Dies. I like the combination of the large and small birds with the tiny glitter pieces. I used a scrap of Gold Glimmer Paper on a bird’s belly die to lend the loose image of hearts. The envelope is vanilla as well, stamped to match the front and inside of the card.


Black and vanilla combo card by Jenny Hall   Black and vanilla combo card by Jenny Hall   Black and vanilla combo card by Jenny Hall



Measurements for this project are:

Basic Black card stock for card base: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
Basic Black card stock layer:  4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″
This Christmas DSP panel:  4″ x 5 1/4″
Very Vanilla card stock panel:  1 1/2″ x 5 1/4″ , Black frame layer: 1 5/8″ x 5 1/4″

Basic Black, Gold Glimmer paper & Very Vanilla card stock scraps for die cuts



Here is a list of supplies I used to make this card project. Links are here that you can click to get product info and purchase items, at no additional cost to you, as well. Thank you for your support with your purchase 🙂

Black and vanilla combo card by Jenny Hall



Making a challenge card can spark your creativity. Don’t forget to pop over to the Global Design Project page for my project and all of the other projects made with this theme. Thanks for stopping by!

-Jenny Hall
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  1. Wow Jenny, this is so beautiful. I am sure your friend will gain some comfort in knowing that you have created a card just for her at this difficult time. Love how you have tied in the music with the birds trilling tunes little gold hearts. All the different elements and the attention to detail make this a very striking card and a great take on the sketch. We love having you play along with us here at Global Design Project. Don’t forget to pin your project to the official Global Design Team Pinterest board.

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