Work of Art for GDP034

For this week’s Global Design Project sketch, I chose to CASE a card from Stampin’ Up!’s upcoming 2016-2017 Annual Catalog.  I was inspired by the zig-zag lines from Work of Art and layered this sentiment from Sunburst Sayings over top of the lines (the project that inspired my card is found on page 122 of the upcoming catalog).  Basic Black and Melon Mambo really pop with this touch of gold.  Here’s my card:Work of Art, Sunburst Stayings, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, GDP034

And here’s the banner for the challenge that inspired my card:GDP034Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Fancy Squiggles.  I know these background of my card is made up of a fun zig-zag pattern, but it’s just more fun to call them squiggles – so much more fun to say.  There are three squiggles in Work of Art stamp – I stamped it four times (using my trusty Stamp-a-ma-jig to line them all up) with Archival Basic Black ink.  I trimmed the panel of Whisper White to fit the image perfectly.

    Work of Art, Stampin' Up!

    Work of Art, Stampin’ Up!

  • A Perfect Sentiment.  I love beautiful fonts and uplifting sentiments, but I’ve not reached for Sunburst Sayings a lot.  I’m now asking myself why I waited so long.  That conversation sounds something like this, “Brian, why have you waited so long?”  That’s quite a compelling conversation, right?  This pairing of a scripted font with a bold, printed font is perfect for this week’s sketch.  The two look wonderful inside this large circle and accented with this small heart from the Owl Builder punch. Work of Art, Sunburst Stayings, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, GDP034
  • Four Colors.  The colors for my card were also inspired by the upcoming 2016-2017 Annual Catalog.  Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Whisper White and gold are found in  Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper, a fresh and fun paper with a modern appeal.  If you like these colors, too, feel free to save this as a reminder:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Gold, Whisper White

Stamp Sets:  Work of Art, Sunburst Sayings  Papers:  Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Gold Foil  Inks:  Archival Basic Black, Melon Mambo  Accessories:  Owl Builder punch, 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.

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  1. Those “squiggles” make a striking background Brian, and I love all your layers for matting. Great card!!!

  2. Robbye Hamilton

    One of my favorite stamp sets. Nicely done Brian

  3. WOW . . . Never inked up that particular stamp. Everyone always uses the brush stroke stamp. Can’t wait to try this today! Great card.

  4. Love how you are rocking out the colors for the pop of pink paper! Beautiful new backdrop and photo for your card.

  5. Wow! I love the color combination and the zip zag background!!!!

  6. The squiggles make a fun background for the circles and the Melon Mambo sentiment. I also love the layer of gold.

  7. I always love your layering Brian and this color combo is fantastic. I often have those types of conversations with myself so it’s nice to know I’m not the only one. LOL

  8. What a fun card! Love the colors and interpretation. I think I will CASE it if you don’t mind.

  9. What? No watercoloring?!?!? Kidding – A perfect Brian card! <3

  10. Great card – love the zig-zag background in place of the watercolor!

  11. Debbie Henderson

    Great way to create a beautiful background!

  12. LOVE this Brian. The gold foil adds the perfect touch of elegance! xoxo

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