Words of Truth for PPA296

Susan Itell has created a wonderful sketch for this week’s Pals Paper Arts challenge.  Although I’ve flexed my creative muscles a bit to interpret her sketch, it’s there.  It’s all there.  🙂  I used In the Meadow and Words of Truth to create this nature-inspired “you’re awesome” card.  As such, I’ve sumbitted it to this week’s Global Design Project “Nature” challenge, as well.  Here’s my card:

In the Meadow, Words of Truth, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, PPA296

And here are the banners for the challenges that inspired my card:

PPA-296-Apr14GDP031Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • In the Meadow and Words of Truth.  I have always love the sketched lettering in the word “remember” from Words of Truth.  Being the font-lover that I am, the style always spoke to me.  But why would you send a card with the word “remember” across the front?  Ooooh!  I know!  Is there a more perfect way to remind a friend who’s going through a tough time that you love them?  The words from Words of Truth and the trees from In the Meadow fit perfectly together in this clean and easy card.
    Words of Truth, Stampin Up!

    Words of Truth, Stampin Up!

    In the Meadow, Stampin' Up!

    In the Meadow, Stampin’ Up!

  • Punched Spotlight.  I don’t know if there’s an official term for the technique I used to highlight part of this sentiment in the circle, but I shall call it Punched Spotlight.  I simply stamped the sentiment on the Very Vanilla card front and then again on a piece of Sahara Sand cardstock.  I punched the Sahara Sand piece and glued it right on top of the Very Vanilla panel.  The sentiment just wraps right over top of the circle.  You can see this technique again (before it was so formally named) on a baby card I made last year – you can see it here.In the Meadow, Words of Truth, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, PPA296
  • Natural Colors.  While I’m crazy about all shades and variations of colors, but I love a beautifully muted look, as well.  The natural appeal of these four colors is so warm and wonderful, don’t you agree?  If you like this combination of colors, too, feel free to save this for future inspiration:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Mossy Meadow, Soft Suede, Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla

Stamp Sets:  In the Meadow, Words of Truth  Papers:  Sahara Sand, Mossy Meadow, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla  Inks:  Mossy Meadow, Soft Suede  Accessories:  1-1/4″ Circle punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals

I hope you’ll pop over to the Pals Paper Arts site and 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 simplicity of this card Brian. Great color combo too!

  2. Wonderful Card Brian! I love the way you have used the sketch and the GDP theme. Thank you so much for playing along with this week’s Global Design Project challenge!

  3. Great card today, Brian, with the color challenge. I’m more of a bright color kind of gal, but love your card in the muted colors. As you suggest, I save your color combos for future reference. It’s great you give us your thought process in creating these gems for us. Have a great day!

  4. Just a beautiful card Brian. As you know I too love CAS cards. A perfect card for when a friend or loved one is undergoing a stressful time to let them know they are not alone. Those type cards are so difficult to make but this one fits the roll perfectly. You did a fabulous job as always.

  5. You are so clever with your Punched Spotlight, and I think your design interpretation is spot-on!

  6. Great card ! Really like the simplicity of the images and yet it has a bold message !

  7. This is a great interpretation of the sketch, Brian. I love the large word stamp with the spotlighting…clever as always! Terrific card and we’re glad you shared it at the PPA this week.

  8. Another knock out, BK. Love the Punched Spotlight technique!

  9. What a fantastic interpretation of the sketch! love the punched layer and the trees! You’re amazing!

  10. I love how you let the stamping be the sketch!

  11. Clean, simple and such a sweet sentiment. Love it!

  12. I love how you used the spotlight technique on this one Brian! I’ll have to try that one out again soon. Love the clean look here!

  13. Oh Brian… You made this card for me didn’t you? Way to go once again with the super cleaning classic Brian King card. Thanks for playing with the pals this week.

  14. Brian using the sentiment as your horizontal panel is genius! Love the card!

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