You’ll be Missed for GDP005

I’ve had so much fun with The Global Design Project.  I had no idea what to expect when the team of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators launched this design challenge last month, but it’s been a great experience.  There’s something very special about how many people from all over the world are excited by the challenges and playing along – what an amazing amount of talent out there!

This week The Global Design Project is hosting a color challenge – such a sweet combination of colors with Daffodil Delight, Soft Sky and Pear Pizzazz.  How can you go wrong with these colors?  Here’s my card:

Wild About Flowers, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, GDP005

And here’s the banner for the challenge that inspired my card:GDP-005Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Wild About Flowers.  I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not particularly wild about flowers – my designs aren’t particularly floral in nature.  I do, though, love how easy it is to create big, beautiful projects with Wild About Flowers, a photopolymer stamp set in Stampin’ Up!’s 2015-2016 Annual Catalog.  With three distinctly different stems and coordinating flower petals for each, you can create all sorts of combinations.  Pay attention, too, to the sentiments in this stamp set – they are really beautiful and wonderful.  I was so happy to ink up this stamp set for this challenge.

    Wild About Flowers stamp set, Stampin' Up!

    Wild About Flowers stamp set, Stampin’ Up!

  • Subtle Texture.  When my card was all laid out, I was happy with all the components.  At the time, though, the Soft Sky panel in the background was untouched.  Just before I glued it all down, I decided my card needed a little texture.  I didn’t want to texture-emboss the panel, so I reached for the ever-versatile Gorgeous Grunge to add a bit of interest to that piece.  With Soft Sky ink, I quickly stamped the largest water-spot stamp all over the paper.  It added a nice bit of texture to the soft and sweet project.
  • Striped Band.  Do you recognize the Pear Pizzazz and Whisper White striped paper that runs across the back of this floral panel and sentiment?  If you guessed it’s from the Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack, then you are wrong.  Good guess, but wrong.  The striped paper is a piece from Season of Cheer Designer Series Paper seen below.  The pattern of watercolored stripes run at a diagonal in the paper.  As you know, though, I like to cut into paper to change its direction – if it’s printed at a diagonal, then I will showcase it in straight stripes.  🙂

    Season of Cheer Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!

    Season of Cheer Designer Series Paper, Stampin’ Up!

Stamp Sets:  Wild About Flowers, Gorgeous Grunge  Papers:  Season of Cheer Designer Series Paper, Thick Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Sky  Inks:  Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Sky  Accessories:  1-3/8″ Circle punch, 1-1/4″ 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. I agree Brian – it is a very special group of incredibly talented Designers! That includes YOU! Love your gorgeous card – the splatters on the Soft Sky background are such a subtle yet stunning addition.

  2. LOVE what you did with the striped DSP, at first I thought it was ribbon, very clever. A soft and elegant card Brian.
    Agreed…we are all pretty awesome over at the Global Design Project, including you. xo

  3. This is such a pretty card! this set was on my wish list right off the bat and I still haven’t ordered it. I think you’ve helped me make the decision that it needs to be ordered next! Can’t wait to play along with this challenge! I love subtles!!

  4. Beautiful card for a beautiful color scheme

  5. Love it Brian , it’s so soft and pretty ! Happy to see every one having fun this weekend , I sure missed it , I will not miss it next year !!!!!
    Hugs Frenchie

  6. As always, I love your layering and texturing. The GDP group is the most impressive and creative group of card makers I have seen in one place in all my days. I have discovered a new group to be inspired to create my projects. Thanks Brian for loving us all. ♥️

  7. Your card is so elegant–love everything that’s going on there!

  8. Awwwww….three of my favorite colors ! Pretty card and I like the turn on the stripes . The Grunge splatter adds a lot to the total design !
    I do not think I even looked at this set in the catty !!

  9. Just an absolutely gorgeous card this morning Brian! Not only gorgeous but the design is so versatile……….I can see this card being used for just about any vacation. I love the fact that on this set the stems are separate from the blooms making it oh so easy to use multiple colors without having to individually color parts of the stamp with a marker. Fabulous.

  10. Oh my – I guess I was thinking about my vacation coming up on the 15th – I meant occasion! Silly, silly me.

  11. Love the color combination, very soft and soothing. The image is beautiful and fresh. Love my Gorgeous Grunge set, so versatile and fabulous. To think I wrinkled my nose at it when I first saw it’s a shame, I’m so happy I finally convinced myself to get it, the images are fun and pretty and they always add lots of interest to your cards.

  12. Beautiful card, Brian. Love the layering, the color combo and the spatters, plus the circle sentiment. It is a very versatile design for many occasions.

  13. Clever design and love the soft color combinations.

  14. Love this card Brian, from the little splotches on the background to the strip paper that looks so much like ribbon on this, to the flower image that is one of my fav sets.

  15. You are the “King of Clean” for me Brian. Even with your gorgeous splatter, everything is perfectly in place, each layer, just so. Love it xox

  16. Suzie Patt Cullen

    Such a great color combo … so soft and relaxing!

  17. Rebecca Hendricks

    When I first saw this card, I thought the stripes were from the Brushstrokes Background Stamp.

  18. Oh yes, I agree: it´s a beautiful group of such talented stampers and I am very grateful to be a part of it.
    Your card is soo beatiful, Brian.
    Hugs Tanja
    and greetings from Germany

  19. Quite simply I love this card. Great job Brian

  20. Lovely card, Brian. I cannot wait for Mondays to see what challenge is posted and what all the GDP designers have created.

  21. Everything in this card just works. I love the texture in your background.

  22. This card is fantastic! I love all of the elements. And yes, there’s nothing like a bit of gorgeous grunge to add that bit extra. HUGE FAN of your work! x

  23. What a beautiful card!!! Love so very much!!!!!!

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