Suite Sayings for GDP-017

After two weeks away, it’s great to be back with a fun challenge from the Global Design Project.  Yippee!  With all the excitement and participation over at the GDP, you’ve really helped to make 2015 a special year.  We’ve got a lot of fun challenges scheduled this year, too, so hang on to your hat.  It’s going to be a great year.

The first color challenge of 2016 includes three colors that are featured in Stampin’ Up!’s Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack – Garden Green, Rose Red and Crumb Cake.  Perfect for Valentine’s Day, don’t you think?  Here’s my simple-and-streamlined card:

Suite Sayings, Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, GDP-017

And here’s the Global Design Project color combination that inspired my card:


Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • One Pattern, Two Colors. The etched patterns used for the backdrop of this card are from Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper – since the same pattern is offered in Garden Green and Crumb Cake, it seems I had an easy time knocking out two of my three colors.  🙂  I just love these little patterns – they seem like the tick-marks you might find in a jail cell for someone who’s counting down the days (perhaps there’s a really romantic criminal who can’t wait to be reunited with his love?).  Because the patterns are the same, they were easy to line-up perfectly from one piece to the other.
  • Build-a-Circle.  It seems that this sentiment from Suite Sayings would fit perfectly inside an oval, but you know how much I love my white space and how much I love to layer with perfect borders.  It also turned out this oval-shaped sentiment fit perfectly inside one of the circles from the Circles Collection Framelits.  I bordered it with a 2-1/2″ Circle punch of Rose Red and followed that with a Crumb Cake circle from the Circles Collection Framelits.  In the end, the sentiment mirrored the layering on the base of the card.  Fun!
  • Suite Sayings.  I can’t say it enough as my love for Suite Sayings is evident by how much I use it.  The sentiments are fun, fresh and versatile.  This stamp set should be #1 on your list for the 2016 Occasions Catalog, which launches TOMORROW.  I couldn’t be more excited for you to get your hands on this awesome stamp set and the other goodies available to you in the amazing catalog.

    Suite Sayings stamp set, Stampin' Up!

    Suite Sayings stamp set, Stampin’ Up!

Stamp Sets:  Suite Sayings  Papers:  Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack, Crumb Cake, Rose Red, Whisper White  Inks:  Garden Green  Accessories:  Regals Candy Dots (Rose Red), Circles Collection Framelits, 2-1/2″ Circle punch, 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. This is a wonderful card as always Brian! Thanks for choosing our colours for the challenge this week. I also ADORE that stamp set – It has so many great sentiments in it.

  2. The Rose Red just makes it all pop!

  3. Great job, Brian! This is a great idea to use this colors.
    Hugs Tanja

  4. WOW! You have a knack for highlighting features that I would overlook and make me consider something I otherwise would not. I thought of this paperstack as too frilly/flowery/feminine to be versatile enough for me to buy. This post made me go to the catalog and search for the patterns you used. In the process I noticed several other patterns that could be neutral. You’re making my decisions on what to buy more difficult! Thanks for the inspiration.

  5. Awesome card, Brian! Love the rose red color!

  6. Brian, this is SO gorgeous! I love that the papers are two-sided, giving us twice the options!

  7. Symmetrically, aesthetically beautiful card. Awesome color combination and perfect placement – as always. You are a stamping genius my friend.

  8. Just Suite!!!!! Thanks for sharing!

  9. I love your Valentine themed card Brian as it is a great design to give to a male! Clean lines and bold shapes, with minimal embellishments. Might just have to CASE this for my Sweetheart!

  10. So classy, especially the mix of the patterns in slightly different hues!

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  12. Why have I not noticed that stamp set yet? I love it! Great card, as usual, Brian!

  13. I like the slanted lines on the two layers. Did you create slanted lines or is that an available pattern?

  14. I love your style ❤︎

  15. Hi Brian,
    like the sketch and clean and simple Style of this card.

  16. It is perfect for Valentines Day and the sentiment is just lovely as if your card x

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