Moroccan Nights – a Sneak Peek

My amazing upline, Pam, came back from Stampin’ Up!’s OnStage event with some goodies from the soon-to-be released 2016 Annual Catalog that I borrowed to create a couple of fun projects.  Last week I shared a couple of cards with sneak peek items – both cards featured Marquee Messages, and you can see them here and here.  Today I’m excited to share a sneak peek of Moroccan Nights – more about this suite of products later.  Here’s my card:

Moroccan Nights, You've Got This, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Moroccan Nights.  Moroccan Nights is a stamp set from a gorgeous suite of products in the new catalog.  While the suite is designed with gorgeous patterns and beautiful, rich colors (navy, rust, brown), I used the focal emblem from the stamp set to make a soft, sweet image.  I adore how flexible this emblem is – it can be used for almost any type of card and can be the focus or a sweet accent.  The set comes with some beautiful lights and lanterns that are sure to be popular.  Just look at how gorgeous this patterned image is:Moroccan Nights, You've Got This, Stampin' Up!, Brian King
  • Painted Pearls.  The soft emblem in this card is offset by a spattering of shiny, black pearls.  How elegant do these guys look against this card’s Mint Macaron backdrop?  To create this effect, I simply colored a variety of Pearl Basic Jewels with a Black Sharpie Marker.  Two coats gave me the exact intensity I wanted.  To position them on the card, I glued down my two larger pearls first and then filled in the spaces with my patented squint technique.  Try it!  (and then send me a nickel)
  • Colors.  How beautiful is this pairing of Mint Macaron, Basic Black and Whisper White?  Not only are these three colors represented on the focal panel of the card, but they are repeated on the base of the card, as well.  I love when there’s no need to add a third color because they colors you’ve got are already working so well together.Moroccan Nights, You've Got This, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Stamp Sets:  Moroccan Nights, You’ve Got This  Papers:  Neutrals Designer Series Papers Sack, Basic Black, Mint Macaron, Whisper White  Inks:  Mint Macaron, Archival Basic Black  Accessories:  Pearl Basic Jewels, Stampin’ Dimensionals

You might as well get all of these things now so that you’re ready to make this card when you can get your hands on this wonderful Moroccan Nights stamp set 🙂 :


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  1. Well Brian,
    I wasn’t especially enamored with this new stamp set….. until I saw your card! You changed my mind. A great card indeed. I really love the colors you selected as well as the placement of the pearls! Great job!!

  2. Brian, your card is gorgeous and that Moroccan stamp is to die for!

  3. Love how you used the large whatever it is image . I think it looks at home subdued and the black pearls as accents .
    Pretty card !

  4. I absolutely love this card ! The colors together are gorgeous !

  5. What a gorgeous effect you created, Brian! Looks like that will be a wonderful set…contemplating future order here, LOL!

  6. I adore how you peppered in the black pearls!

  7. So much fun to get a “sneak peek!” Great idea to color the pearls.

  8. So serene and pretty. I’m going to like this new set!

  9. Your card is just plain gorgeous Brian (as always). When I saw the stamped image I didn’t think Moroccan, I thought English tea party. Funny how different images are seen by different sets of eyes. Your card is very soft and elegant. You are the Master!

  10. Beautiful card Brian. I can’t wait to purchase the Moroccan themed products.

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