Sneak Peek: Gift of Love for GDP036

This week, the Global Design Project has the privilege of CASEing a project by one of our own – Paula Dobson.  Paula is a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator in New Zealand – shout out to New Zealand!.  Her creations inspire me all the time – she creates clean cards with an artistic edge.  She’s also a supportive friend with a great sense of humor – there’s always room in my life for funny people.  Here’s my card:

Gift of Love, Bloomin' Love, Stampin' Up!, Copper Embossing Powder, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, GDP036  And here’s the banner for the challenge that inspired my card:GDP036Paula used Tip Top Taupe and Pool Party to create this beautiful backdrop of flowers from Wild About Flowers, and her sentiment just pops with modern, fun words.

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Gift of Love.  I love the value of Host sets – exclusive, specially-priced stamp sets.  When you spend $150 or more on a single Stampin’ Up! order, you earn Stampin’ Rewards.  You can use those Stampin’ Rewards for any current products, or you can use them to purchase Host sets.  Gift of Love is one of the new Host sets in the upcoming 2016 Annual Catalog – a gorgeous collection of flowers (I’m told they are gladiolus – is that right?).  It’s a three-step set – (1) stamp the outline, (2) stamp the image of the flowers, stamp the image of the leaves.

    Gift of Love Host set, Stampin' Up!

    Gift of Love Host set, Stampin’ Up!

  • Copper.  Like Paula, I paired the rich browns with the pale blue for my card.  Not only does the card feature the Tip Top Taupe base and sentiments, but I also incorporated the NEW Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  What a gorgeous shine!  Not only did I emboss the outline of the flowers before stamping them with Pool Party (and the leaves with Pear Pizzazz), but I also added Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder to the thin frame around the front panel.  I didn’t use up ALL of my powder on the entire panel – instead, I stamped my VersaMark pad around the edge of the panel and covered it with Copper.  Here are the components of the card before they were assembled:Gift of Love, Bloomin' Love, Stampin' Up!, Copper Embossing Powder, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, GDP036
  • Perfect Sentiment.  I love how Paula pairs her soft, sweet flowers with a modern, fresh sentiment.  I love the scrolled sentiments in Gift of Love, but I really wanted to follow Paula’s lead.  As I ran my fingers over the spines of all my stamp cases, looking for the right sentiment, my finger stopped at Bloomin’ Love.  The typeset fonts gave me just what I wanted, so I stamped them down in Tip Top Taupe.  Perfect!

    Bloomin' Love, Stampin' Up!

    Bloomin’ Love, Stampin’ Up!

Stamp Sets:  Gift of Love (Host), Bloomin’ Love  Papers:  Tip Top Taupe, Pool Party, Whisper White  Inks:  Pool Party, Tip Top Taupe, Pear Pizzazz, VersaMark  Accessories:  Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Gift of Love, Bloomin' Love, Stampin' Up!, Copper Embossing Powder, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, GDP036I 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. Beautiful card Brian! The copper frame is stunning!

  2. Wow love your copper frame Brian! The whole card is simple but stunning! 🙂

  3. That copper SHINES!!! : )

  4. I’m so envious of the copper embossing powder. What a rich result!

  5. Such beauty! That copper embossing powder added the perfect touch, Brian!!

  6. Absolutely the best!!! What a beautiful card!

  7. Omg , my friend, sooooo, BEAUTIFUL, I LOVE LOVE IT !! Thank you for sharing, and happy to say mine is on its way !!!! Yay
    Have a wonderful week
    Hugs Frenchie

  8. ack! you made bronze paper!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <3

  9. Absolutely Stunning!

  10. That bronze embossing powder is now on my wish list!

  11. Teneale Williams

    I am LOVING the Bronze embossed layer, it looks super.

  12. A simple design but the copper really makes the card special! I also used the Gift of Love set for the challenge this week, but with a very different look – I love how the same stamp set can work with a variety of stamping styles.

  13. Brian you are just the sweetest man and I am thankful to call you friend!! How did I get so lucky? I adore your take on my card. I was wondering how you would make it into a “Brian” card, lol. The copper just adds a whole new level to your project. It is stunning!

  14. I cannot wait to get my hands on the copper embossing powder! Your card is so beautiful Brian!

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