A Marquee Messages Wow!

Today, I’m excited to share a super-simple and super-fun card with a super-easy recipe: it’s one part celebration and two parts “wow!”.  That’s it!  Oh!  And I’ll show you how to use Marquee Messages in a way you might not have thought to use it.  Here’s my card:

Marquee Messages, Sunburst Sayings, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Marquee Messages.  I’ve heard several people “swear off” Marquee Messages because they call it a “one-trick pony.”  They contend that you can only make one card with it – a bit marquee sign with words.  That’s not true!  I’ve made four other cards so far with elements of this set, and I don’t think they look alike at all.  You can click on any of these cards to see the previous posts:Marquee Messages, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, Sneak Peek Marquee Messages, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, FMS233, Sneak Peek Marquee Messages, Happy Happenings, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, FMS237 Confetti Celebration, Marquee Messages, Stampin' Up!, Brian King
  • Creating a Stand-alone Arrow.  In the first card above, I snipped all the pieces to layer over the marquee.  In the third, I used only the base of the sign for a clean-and-simple card.  The other two cards featured just the sentiments.  Today’s card, though, showcases the point of the arrow – I cropped the arrow after creating a thin, black across it (see below) with my Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker (still offered as an individual marker – #100082).  A little snipping, and I now have an arrow that can be used to draw focus to almost anything.  How easy what that?!?Marquee Messages, Sunburst Sayings, Stampin' Up!, Brian King
  • Color Combination.  I’ve been using a lot of blues lately – Bermuda Bay gives me a little green at the same time.  Paired with Whisper White and Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay takes on a new look.  The yellow really plays with the green in Bermuda Bay, don’t you think?  If you, too, like this combination, feel free to save this:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White

Stamp Sets:  Marquee Messages, Sunburst Sayings  Papers:  Brights Designer Series Paper Stack (Bermuda Bay), Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White  Inks:  Bermuda Bay, Archival Basic Black, Stampin’ Write Marker (Basic Black)  Accessories:  Stampin’ Dimensionals

Marquee Messages, Sunburst Sayings, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Thanks for stopping by today!

Brian

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Birthday Banners in Beautiful Blues

On Tuesday, I shared a bright and cheery “sunshine is on the way” card that I completed with my local stamp club.  If you missed that card, you can see it here.  Today I’m featuring another card we made last weekend – along with some lessons learned that I didn’t learn until after I’d begun instructing my group how to create their project.  Here’s the card we made:

Birthday Banners, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • That Sentiment!  Who wouldn’t adore this fun card?  I love the sentiment – “Time to put out this tiny fire while we sing you a song!” It still brings a smile to my face, and I’ve been looking at it and working with it for a while.  Just imagine the guffaw it will bring to someone who’s never seen it!  The sentiment and banner and candle and flame are all from a stamp set called Birthday Banners – a must-have.  The banners coordinate with the Bunch of Banners dies and can be used as a starting point for all types of card.  The tiny candle is stamped twice here – the imperfect intersection is hidden beneath the banner.

    Birthday Banners, Stampin' Up!

    Birthday Banners, Stampin’ Up!

  • No – Don’t Follow My Lead.  When I was pulling together my card, I stamped the banner the way it’s shown with the stamp set in the catalog (page 15) – and not the way it’s shown on the sample above it.  I was disappointed with how the curves in the words didn’t exactly match up with the curves in the banner.  THAT’S BECAUSE I HAD MY BANNER UPSIDE DOWN.  If you want the words to line up perfectly, the flip in the banner (that you see just below “while” in my card above) needs to be the top, right side of the image.  I decided to not change it – all the cards my club members made were perfect because they figured out that I had it positioned wrong.  Phew!Birthday Banners, Stampin' Up!, Brian King
  • Color Combination.  I adore a blue and aqua combination – while it definitely fits the “criteria for a guy card,” this card is perfect for a woman, too.  I paired the new Dapper Denim with Bermuda Bay and a touch of Crushed Curry to make this fun card.  If you like this combination, too, feel free to save this:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Dapper Denim, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry

Stamp Sets:  Birthday Banners  Papers:  2016-2018 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack, Dapper Denim, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Thick Whisper White  Inks:  Dapper Denim, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry  Accessories:  Bunch of Banners Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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Brian

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