Remarkable You & Banners for You for GDP042

I adore sweet and simple sketches.  Even if I weren’t a design team member at Global Design Project, I’m certain I would play along with the wonderful sketches Teneale Williams creates for our team.  I knew exactly what I’d showcase inside the circle for this week’s sketch, but the colors and papers were undefined until I sat down to create.  Here’s my card:

Remarkable You, Banners for You, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, GDP042

And here’s the banner for the challenge that inspired my card:GDP042

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Pop of Pink.  I am always excited to see the new Designer Series Papers when new catalogs are released.  I love the patterns and prints and am always inspired by the colors.  The Specialty Designer Series Papers always offer a fun twist – Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper offers bold, fun prints in Basic Black, Whisper White and Melon Mambo (that’s the pop…errr, the pink!).  So, you get two sheets each of five designs AND two pages that are are white with gold foil designs.  I love the pop of gold in Pop of Pink.  I used the black-and-white page of small polka dots from Pop of Pink to create the base of this card.

    Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!

    Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper, Stampin’ Up!

  • Remarkable You – Remarkable.  Remarkable You is a carryover stamp set from Stampin’ Up!’s 2015 Annual Catalog.  It’s a slightly higher price point than many other sets (the images are really large [and wonderful], and the set is only offered in red rubber), but I can say it’s been worth the investment.  I’ve used all of the images and all of the sentiments, and the set has been a go-to for me since I bought it last year.  It’s fun for watercoloring (if you like that kind of thing) or paper snipping (if you like that kind of thing) or just creating a beautiful, simple background on a card (you MUST like that kind of thing).

    Remarkable You, Stampin' Up!

    Remarkable You, Stampin’ Up!

  • Circles and Banners and Borders, Oh, My!  I love tightly cropped borders – you know that.  The Basic Black border around this panel of Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper is only slightly wider than my typical 1/8″ border.  I wanted the black border around the outside panel to be the same as the border created with my Layering Circles Framelits, so I increased the border a bit.  The consistency with the border sizes adds to the simple feel of the card, don’t you think?  But…how did I choose the circles I’d use for the card front?  I found the ones that would allow the border to flow over the edge a bit – decision made.
  • Bonus – Color Combination.  I’m sharing an additional pointer today because I adore the simplicity of this color combination.  The pink really pops against the black and white, but the addition of Smoky Slate really adds character to this card – don’t you think?  If you like it, too, feel free to save this:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Melon Mambo, Basic Black, Smoky Slate

Stamp Sets:  Remarkable You, Banners for You  Papers:  Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper, Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz, Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Thick Whisper White  Inks:  Archival Basic Black, Melon Mambo  Accessories:  Bunch of Banners Dies, Layering Circle Framelits, Stampin’ DimensionalsRemarkable You, Banners for You, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, GDP042

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 adore this card Brian. I love that you have layered your flower on the Smoky Slate – it just looks so elegant. TFS!

  2. Great card. I love the flower and the banner is perfect.

  3. Beautiful card, Brian. I love that you did the sentiment in pink. It balances the card perfectly. Good eye, my friend!

  4. This card “amazes” me. Beautiful job. The flower really pops!

  5. No, you amaze me! The black white and pink, those polka dots, and that amazing flower!!! Let’s not forget the most perfect banner…and how you snuck in some smokey slate!!! Just amazing!!!! ?

  6. Love the flower peeking out over the edge! Sweet card!

  7. This is a WOW card no doubt about it! Using pear pizzazz and Mellon mambo CS for the flower vs coloring whisper white, wouldn’t have thought of that! AND…pop of pink is my favorite DSP.

  8. Hi Brian:

    Now follow the steps below:
    1. Look at the front of this card and oooh and ahhh.
    2. Open the card and sign it – Love, Grace
    3. Address the envelope to Brian King
    4. Mail it to you because you are amazing.
    Your Welcome!

  9. Oh Brian that’s a beauty, it’s MsMarys colors , lol,
    Great job !! ❤️
    Tfs my friend
    Hugs Frenchie

  10. I love your card Brian! I pinned it already!

  11. Your card is Gorgeous, Brian! I love the way the banner flows and the placement of your single flower!

  12. Pop of Pink is certainly popular this week Brian! These flowers are so beautiful, I am glad they carried over so you could make this wonderful card!

  13. Brian, you have a great sense and feel for color. I am always impressed with your color choices and the simplicity of your cards. I don’t have all the Stampin Up products but I do enjoy seeing whatever you create!

  14. Tastefully done! Elegantly simple!!!

  15. You amaze me! You make card making look so easy and you have such a stylish flare! Love it all – especially your flower and banner.

  16. This is awesome Brian, your card is awesome !

  17. I love your color combo and I am loving all the cards I am seeing with the Pop of Pink DSP… I may have to pick that one up on my next order!

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