A Marquee Messages Wow!

Today, I’m excited to share a super-simple and super-fun card with a super-easy recipe: it’s one part celebration and two parts “wow!”.  That’s it!  Oh!  And I’ll show you how to use Marquee Messages in a way you might not have thought to use it.  Here’s my card:

Marquee Messages, Sunburst Sayings, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Marquee Messages.  I’ve heard several people “swear off” Marquee Messages because they call it a “one-trick pony.”  They contend that you can only make one card with it – a bit marquee sign with words.  That’s not true!  I’ve made four other cards so far with elements of this set, and I don’t think they look alike at all.  You can click on any of these cards to see the previous posts:Marquee Messages, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, Sneak Peek Marquee Messages, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, FMS233, Sneak Peek Marquee Messages, Happy Happenings, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, FMS237 Confetti Celebration, Marquee Messages, Stampin' Up!, Brian King
  • Creating a Stand-alone Arrow.  In the first card above, I snipped all the pieces to layer over the marquee.  In the third, I used only the base of the sign for a clean-and-simple card.  The other two cards featured just the sentiments.  Today’s card, though, showcases the point of the arrow – I cropped the arrow after creating a thin, black across it (see below) with my Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker (still offered as an individual marker – #100082).  A little snipping, and I now have an arrow that can be used to draw focus to almost anything.  How easy what that?!?Marquee Messages, Sunburst Sayings, Stampin' Up!, Brian King
  • Color Combination.  I’ve been using a lot of blues lately – Bermuda Bay gives me a little green at the same time.  Paired with Whisper White and Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay takes on a new look.  The yellow really plays with the green in Bermuda Bay, don’t you think?  If you, too, like this combination, feel free to save this:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White

Stamp Sets:  Marquee Messages, Sunburst Sayings  Papers:  Brights Designer Series Paper Stack (Bermuda Bay), Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White  Inks:  Bermuda Bay, Archival Basic Black, Stampin’ Write Marker (Basic Black)  Accessories:  Stampin’ Dimensionals

Marquee Messages, Sunburst Sayings, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

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  1. Very clever use of the neon sign arrow!

  2. I just ordered this set because I heard that it was recommended by you and now I see how right you were!!! Really great cards! Can’t wait to play with mine!

  3. Love BB and DD ! Such bright and happy colors together !
    You are definitely winning the “Crafty and Creative” award for these cards because I was in agreement with others on the limitations of this stamp set . Thank you !

  4. Wonderful card and clever ideas, Brian! I love how you ‘think out of the box’!

  5. Awwwww, no no no no , your the BEST !!!
    Love all your lovely cards , so neat and simple ,
    Yeah that a good name Brian
    Sunday the day of the NEAT and SIMPLE Cards !!!!! YAYYYYYY, BK,
    HUGS FRENCHIE, INCASE it was one of those days u needed a extra smile ,!! ❤️

  6. You are so good at looking at collections and getting the most from them. Thank-you for reminding us that we need to do this more.

  7. Your cards are just amazing! Love ’em! “WOW” you’re the best . . . 🙂

  8. You clever, clever, clever young man! Now I’ll have to take another look at this set! It’s nice of you to remember that many of us are not the creative genius you are so your guidance and specifically pointing out this type of thing is immensely helpful. Of course I do get a headache from smacking my forehead and saying “why didn’t I think of that?”! LOL

  9. What a great, simple card. I love how you always find the versatility in a stamp set and make the most of it.

  10. Ditto to all comments above, thanks for helping us get the most value from our stamps. Love the layout

  11. LOL, I’m with Grace smacking my forehead. You ARE resourceful and I’m glad you share that with all of us….
    And a mini-retrospective on a Sunday? Awesome day ahead!

  12. Sweet! Love it! Thanks.

  13. Seeing all that you have done with this one stamp set is totally convincing me I need this set! Wow!!! Just Wow!!!

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