Big News for GDP003

What a couple of wonderful weeks we’ve had at the Global Design Project!  I couldn’t be happier to participate with this talented group of papercrafters, and we’ve had a wonderful response to the challenges.  Have you been playing along?  Great!  It’s just one of the reasons I like you so much.  This week, the GDP is challenging us with a theme – Baby.   Here’s my card for this week’s challenge:

Big News, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, GDP003

And here’s the challenge banner for this week’s Global Design Project theme that inspired my card:


Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Careful Layering.  I’ve shown this card to several people, and they’ve all asked, “How did you do this?”  It’s easy!  To create this seamless look, I stamped the sentiment in Archival Basic Black ink on Soft Sky cardstock.  I stamped the same sentiment on So Saffron and cropped it with the baby onesie from Baby’s First Framelits.  I then glued the onesie on top of the sentiment, carefully aligning the words on the onesie with the words on the base panel. Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue gives you enough “wiggle room” to slide the image around a bit before gluing it in place.
  • Versatile Set.  A lot of my customers have told me they don’t have any baby-themed stamp sets.  If they don’t have a need for baby sets, then why buy them?  Big News is a stamp set, though, that gives you lots of great occasions (including baby) that doesn’t tie you don’t to just one.  This set has wedding, birthday, baby and all-around-awesomeness.  If you’ve passed over this stamp set, you may like to give it another look-see.  🙂

    Big News stamp set, Stampin' Up!

    Big News stamp set, Stampin’ Up!

  • Simple Layout.  I don’t think a card has to have a lot of elements to be striking and wonderful.  This card is designed with a super-simple layout – there’s essentially a skinny, long panel on the front of the card base – and not much else.  Sure the words are big and bold, and the baby onesie brings heaps of adorableness, but I intentionally kept from adding new stuff to clutter up the adorable image.  Simple is better here – as far as I’m concerned – and I had to fight myself to not do anything else to the card.

Stamp Sets:  Big News  Papers:  Soft Sky, So Saffon  Inks:  Archival Basic Black  Accessories:  Baby’s First Framelits, Stampin’ Dimensionals

I hope you’ll pop over to the Global Design Project site to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.

Thanks for stopping by today!


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  1. Love this card with the pastel colors and awesome sentiment.

  2. Dear Brian,
    what a brilliant quick & easy idea. Love it.
    Hugs Tanja

  3. Very clever! I will be totally casing that idea. You are a smart cookie Brian King.

  4. Love, love, love it. I can’t wait to TRY that technique!

  5. CLEVER ! This is simple ,but crafty . You did well keeping it simple . The colors are certainly soft. You have made me pull out So Saffron (such a pretty color) to play around with after your card yesterday . Guess the SS card stock comes out today . Cute card ! Now I I am off to go look at the other GDP cards …..

  6. Beautiful clean crisp image Brian , just love it. Ange

  7. Yes, I love that stamp set too. Your card is adorable. Gotta get to my crazy room and get working’ on a baby card!

  8. I have a difficult time with layering that doesn’t have the exact same space around each edge of the card stock base. I love that the top and bottom of the card base card stock is wider than the sides. It looks great to me. Now I have to step out of my comfort zone and try to do the same on a card. Thanks Brian. Every once in a while I guess I need a boot in the butt to make me try something new. LOL

  9. Awwwwww, so cute and sweet Brian, your good at baby cards !!!!!
    Tfs my friend
    Hugs Frenchie

  10. Amazing how you layered the sentiment. Bet I know who it’s going to!

  11. Very classy card. Will try this one out.

  12. Brian, I love the way the stamping is layered over the onesie! Adorable card.

  13. I’m totally one of the people that looked at your card and wondered how you did that so thanks for explaining your tricks of the trade! Great card!!

  14. You are so right Brian, cards don’t need to have “a lot” to be wonderful. Two colours, one stamp and a die cut – you nailed it! Thanks for telling us how you stamped too. Great tip ♥

  15. I love how you have the sentiment going right across the onesie.

  16. Awesome! You are amazing, young man!

  17. TFS the great layering stamped image tip! I would totally have done it the hard way!

  18. Very clever! Yes, you’re right, you don’t need a ton of elements to make a striking and wonderful card…you’ve just proven it. xo

  19. Lovely card Brian. Just love this stamp set.

  20. Think that stamp set has to go on my must gets…love the simplicity of it

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