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I’m running a two-for-one special today!  I created two cards for this week’s Global Design Project color challenge – and I’m sharing them both with you.  I unintentionally created a card with these colors two weeks ago (you can see it here), but I was excited to play with them all over again for this week’s challenge.  Here are the cards I made for this Basic Black, Smoky Slate and Melon Mambo color challenge:Sunshine Sayings, Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, GDP045With the same layout and colors, I challenged myself to make one card that would be appropriate for a man and one card that would be appropriate for a woman.  Both say the same thing and have hearts in the background.

The Feminine Card.  The Pop of Pink background and Melon Mambo borders really make this a card that any woman would love to receive:

Sunshine Sayings, Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, GDP045

The Masculine Card.  Despite the big, pink heart and the sappy sentiment, the background of Smoky Slate hearts from A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper Stack and an overall neutral landscape make this card perfect for the man in your life:

Sunshine Sayings, Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, GDP045

And here’s the banner for the challenge that inspired my card:

Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Basic Black, Smoky Slate, Melon MamboTips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Sunshine Sayings Bundle.  I can’t say enough about how much I love this Sunshine Sayings Bundle – I’ve likely used it more than anything else from Stampin’ Up!’s 2016 Annual Catalog.  There’s nothing more versatile than this set – fun, festive, solemn or sweet.  You can make just about any card with this bundle – I love it.  AND GOOD NEWS: When you purchase this bundle between now and July 31, you are just $5 away from earning a $5 off coupon you can spend in August – you can read more about Stampin’ Up!’s Bonus Days at the end of this post.  LOVE IT!  You can click on either one of these photos to see more information about these products:

    Sunshine Sayings Bundle, Stampin' Up!

    Sunshine Sayings Bundle, Stampin’ Up!

  • Fun Heart-filled Papers.  Two Designer Series Papers fit the bill for this week’s color challenge – and both have a pattern that’s covered with hearts.  The “feminine card” features tiny white and pink hearts from the Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper Stack, while the “masculine card” features all kinds of Smoky Slate hearts from A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper Stacks.  Both are great packs of paper – Pop of Pink is striking, but I’m particularly drawn to the versatility of A Little Foxy.
    Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!

    Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper, Stampin’ Up!

    A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper Stack, Stampin' Up!

    A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper Stack, Stampin’ Up!

  • The Focal Panel.  While the papers discussed above provide a perfect backdrop for this card, the Smoky Slate panel with the heart and sentiment is the focal point of each card.  While I could have floated the panel in the center of the card, I decided to drop it into the lower, right corner of the card.  Not only did that give a little interest to the card, but it also allowed the Designer Series Papers to shine a bit more.

Stamp Sets:  Sunshine Sayings  Papers:  Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper, A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper Stack, Smoky Slate, Basic Black, Melon Mambo  Inks:  Archival Basic Black  Accessories:  Sunshine Wishes Thinlits Dies, 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. I love the open heart die. Your cards are wonderful today for man and woman. Great DSP choices for both. Have a great Monday.

  2. Dear Brian,
    your cards are just on the point: perfect <3
    Hugs Tanja

  3. Hi Brian, I love these cards and I’m so happy this bundle is already on my wish list! Yeah for July Bonus sale.

  4. Great cards and I think this set/Bundle is a must have . (I don`t have it yet) because there are so many choices to use !
    Love your Boy/Girl set !

  5. Absolutely fantastic. I love how the heart paper coordinates with the design!

  6. Love the dsps you chose for each card, Brian. Perfection for each of the sexes!

  7. Pop of Pink is my favorite DSP, so happy I have everything to CASE this card!

  8. 2 more winners here!

  9. Great cards today! Love the sentiment panel pulled out of center and dropped just a bit. Very appealing! Great idea.

  10. I absolutely love these cards….the “male” version I believe will becoming my hubby’s anniversary card for tomorrow. I have not had much mojo these past few days but your cards these last two days have been awesome. (Really most of your cards are CASE’d) thanks for the inspiration and sharing of your God given talent.

  11. I love both cards Brian!

  12. I love your “twofa” cards in typical BK style 🙂

  13. Both cards work out very well. The DSPs relly support the pop of the swirly hearts and the greetings. Awesome!

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