Hooray for Simple Saturday

In the long-standing tradition of Simple Saturday, I have a quick-and-easy card to share with you today.  OK, so maybe a couple of months doesn’t count as a long-standing tradition, but I’m working on it.  🙂  Today’s card features items from Stampin’ Up!’s Kaleidoscope Suite of products available in the Occasions Catalog.  I used this card in one of my workshops two weeks ago, and today I am happy to share it with you.  Here’s my card:

Geometrical, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Inspiration.  Almost all components of this card are inspired by the base strip of Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper.  The colors (Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Strawberry Slush, Basic Black, Basic Gray and Whisper White) are pulled directly from the DSP.  In addition, the triangle shapes and patterns are inspired from the paper.  The other elements of the card tie in nicely with the DSP because they are inspired by the DSP.
  • Balance of Three.  You already know how fond I am of threes – in comedy, in cards and on tripods.  I added three triangles here – two in Strawberry Slush and one in Crushed Curry.  To balance the colors I separated the two Strawberry Slush triangles along the horizontal and verticals lines (each Strawberry Slush triangle pairs with a Crushed Curry triangle if lines were to be drawn vertically or horizontally, but the two Strawberry Slush triangles are connected neither horizontally nor vertically).
  • No Borders.  I typically add a thin border around bands on my cards.  That extra band makes a difference.  I didn’t border this strip of DSP with an extra strip of cardstock because the card was designed for a workshop.  You have to keep things pretty basic and do-able.  That’s also important on Simple Saturday, so it fit in nicely here.

Stamp Sets:  Geometrical  Card Stock:  Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Whisper White, Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper  Inks:  Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Strawberry Slush  Accessories:  Angled Tag Punch, Triangle Punch, 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon (Bermuda Bay), Stampin’ Dimensionals

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  1. Are you sure you made this card? It doesn’t have 15 layers on it. The DSP isn’t even layered. I’m not sure this is from you.

  2. You did a super job of keeping it simple ! This turned out perfect for a quick card ,but you still put thought into it . I am going back and reread the sentences about the triangles and their placement . I think there is something there I might need to put into my next “Use Threes” practice . That`s what I love about your “Stuff” everyday . You drop these little “Pearls ” between the lines ! You get an A for a “Simple Saturday ” !

  3. This geometrical cards are awesome Brian, I love, love this one. It’s so colorful and very appealing to the eye. Those little triangles placed randomly really look fabulous and they draw your attention to the fun sentiment. Thank you for a great Simple Saturday card.

  4. I really like how the triangles are tumbling down the card. What a great card you chose to use for your workshop, especially if you had novice stampers. Maybe you were able to get some potential new customers. A few cuts, fold, ink and punch, punch and your done. Now that’s simple!

  5. Hooray for an oh so perfectly Simple Saturday card!! Love it!! 🙂

  6. When I saw this I immediately heard Flock of Seagulls and could smell the Aqua Net. In a good way. Very cool 80’s retro.

  7. The Kaleidoscope DSP has become my absolute favorite. I love the bright colors and it doesn’t matter if you decide to use a large piece of it or a small accent piece of it on a card. It’s just beautiful. The Crushed Curry against the Bermuda Bay is a knock out combination. It screams “happy”. Great card Brian. How you have a fantastic weekend.

  8. All great traditions start somewhere ( sometime?). I wouldn’t even know it was Saturday without it! And such a cheerful card to start the day…..yayyy!

  9. Perfect for Simple Saturday and a workshop 🙂

  10. I am like you, Brian, and love my DSP bordered but this one particular one looks better without a border on it. Fun card for a Simple Saturday inspiration. TFS!

  11. Love how the triangles are dancing on this card!

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