A Stampin’ Up! Sneak Peek for Simple Saturday

When I was playing around with my new Perfect Print Numbers Bigz Dies a couple of weeks ago, I cropped a couple of hearts that have been sitting on the edge of my desk ever since.  A cropped heart gives you a thin outline of a heart along with a smaller, solid heart (the piece that’s cut out from the inside of the heart).  I was most intrigued by the thin outlines so I decided to use them in today’s Simple Saturday project.  Here’s my card:

Good Greetings, Stampin' Up!, Brian King Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • I Love Us.  Every once in a while, a sentiment comes along that makes me very happy.  Good Greetings is a Hostess set in the upcoming Holiday Catalog – and it’s full of great sayings that are styled in a cool script.  There’s a variety of sayings for all occasions, but the concept of “I love us” really stood out to me as unique and cool.  Demonstrators were able to earn this set in June.  Customers will be able to purchase it as a Hostess set starting August 28.
  • Chain, Chain, Chain.  Chain, Chain, Chain. Chain of Hearts.  It wasn’t good enough for me to just set the hearts on top of one another or side-by-side.  I wanted the hearts to interlock (like the Olympic rings).  In order to do that, I snipped one heart in the place where the heart would pass behind.  I wove the heart through and then carefully glued it down.  Cute, huh?Good Greetings, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingGood Greetings, Stampin' Up!, Brian King
  • Color Progression.  I used four hearts (I know, I know, it’s not three) and then added the sentiment in the bottom, right.  The hearts move from dark-to-light.  After Night-of-Navy, I chose the blues with the most aqua in them.  The colors (left-to-right) are Night of Navy, Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana and Pool Party.  I stamped the super-fun sentiment in Night of Navy to pull the Navy from the left side of the card.

Good Greetings, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingStamp Sets:  Good Greetings (Sneak Peek Hostess Set)  Papers:  Night of Navy, Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Pool Party, White Notecards  Inks:  Night of Navy  Accessories:  Perfect Print Numbers Bigz

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  1. Jennifer Partridge

    I love your card, Brian!!! 🙂

    Clever way to yes the hearts (not inky the thin outlines but the way youths dither interlock!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Crafty hugs,

    partridgelu at yahoo dot com

    • Jennifer Partridge

      USE the hearts (auto-correct can be such a nuisance 😉

    • Jennifer Partridge

      Wish there was a way to delete my comment & to try again! ;p

      It was supposed to say only (where did inky come from?!)
      & way you made them (NOT youth dithers)!!!!!

      • LOL — I kinda liked your original comment. Thought maybe you were getting Shakespearish.

      • Jennifer – I forgot to comment on this (I had to approve them yesterday morning). One of my favorite comments ever! I might adopt the phrase “the way youths dither interlock” into my day-to-day speech. 🙂 I know how frustrating AutoCorrect can be – but it gives us lots to laugh about. 🙂 …and thanks for your kind comment.

  2. It’s Awesome!! There are 5 Olympic Rings so you do what makes you happy here it is Fabulous in an Ombre look! Happy Saturday!

  3. There are no layers? Are you ok? Lol. This is a beautiful card. When I read that sentiment yesterday, I said to myself, “What does that mean?” I so glad you helped me to understand. Have fun next week!

  4. Love, love,love! and more love! (Bullet point: four loves to correspond to the four hearts.) 🙂

  5. Elegant ! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Nancy Lee Weller

    Love the simple but elegant look….and thanks for sharing how you interlocked the hearts!! I am a new demonstrator and am always happy when I can learn something that I can add to my “knowledge” bag.

  7. I have to agree with Gigi………….my first thought when looking at this card was “Is Brian all right? There are no layers on this card!”. That thought was followed by an intake of breath at the way this card took me right to the nitty gritty of what it was saying. I too really love the “I love us” phrase. It’s one of the few phrases that is so versatile when describing any kind of relationship from close friends to wonderful co-workers to husband and wife. This card may appear simple but it took my breath away.

  8. Great card!

  9. Oooo, I love hearts Brian !! Pretty colors too !!!
    Hugs frenchie
    Have a wonderful weekend my friend !!!!

  10. Really cute! I love how you linked the hearts!

  11. I “Heart” this card ….cute cute cute ! I like the charm of the hearts in colors that are soft and pretty . Happy Saturday !

  12. Clean, simple and simply beautiful. The extra touch comes from the interlocking hearts, love it. Great card Brian.

  13. Clean, simple, and gorgeous!

  14. Now WE can CAS this card. Just beautiful.

  15. Love the simple of it!

  16. Very cool card! I’m going to make it with stars for a masculine birthday.

  17. Love the chain idea, great card

  18. alright, am i the only one who can’t figure out HOW you cropped those hearts?!? what did you use, bro?

    love this…see what i did there?

    • No, you’re not the only one. I was wondering the same thing. You must be an awesome fussy cutter, Brian!

    • Jenn – The hearts come out of the die like that. 🙂 The bonus is that you also have the inside of this cropped heart for another project. 🙂

  19. I love this card Brian. Thank you for sharing it with us

  20. Maria Rodriguez

    A bit late but I must say I really love this card. It would be super lovely for Valentine’s Day.

  21. Very nicely done! Simple and yet oh so effective 🙂

  22. Beautiful Brian! I too wondered “where are the layers? Is this Brian’s card?” But then, upon noticing how beautiful it is, recognised your genius!! Well done!

  23. I love this…. simple elegance

  24. Rebecca Hendricks

    That is such an awesome card! And what an awesome color combination!

  25. What a fabulous CAS card!! I just love it!

  26. I made this card with the new Stars Framelits. Great masculine card. Love the color combo. Thanks, Brian!

  27. I flippin LOVEEEE this card!!! It’s so simple but packs such a punch of awesomeness!

  28. Just love this card. I see you are giving us a sneak peek at the good greeting hostess set. Just saw the holiday catalog but don’t see this hostess set. Do you know when it comes out? I really adore the greeting on this card. Thanks!

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