You’re Invited to a GDP Party

The Global Design Project is hosting a really big party this week – and you’re invited.  Let me clarify – we’re hosting a Party themed challenge, and you’re invited to play along.  Woo hoo!  I went with a super-clean and super-simple card, but I love the outcome.  Here’s my card:

You're So Sweet, Marquee Messages, Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, GDP043

And here’s the banner for the challenge that inspired my card:GDP043

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • You’re Invited to a Mashup.  Do you recognize this sentiment?  If you immediately said, “yes!” then you are either lying or absolutely amazing.  This sentiment is a mashup of two sentiments in Stampin’ Up!’s 2016 Annual Catalog.  I used the “YOU’RE” from You’re So Sweet and the “Invited” from Marquee Messages to create one sentiment that was exactly what I wanted.  You already know I adore the mixture of print and script, so I was thrilled when I found this combination.
    You're So Sweet, Stampin' Up!

    You’re So Sweet, Stampin’ Up!

    Marquee Messages, Stampin' Up!

    Marquee Messages, Stampin’ Up!

  • More White Space, Please.  I really wanted to big, white circle to pop on this card – that’s where the sentiment is, right?  My original design had more dark paper in the background (instead of the panel of Whisper White).  While I love this combination of colors, it was too dark.  When I tried the panel of white in the background, I realized that it didn’t take away from the circle – instead, it helped the circle to pop even more.  Tip:  Play around with white space – it might help you out more than you think.
  • Rich Color Combination.  I love this rich combination of Emerald Envy and Island Indigo.  The colors are playfully formal together, don’t you think?  The main panel of this card is covered with a fun design from Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper.  While the paper doesn’t have any Emerald Envy in it, I thought it paired beautifully.  If you also like this combination of colors, feel free to save this:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Emerald Envy, Island Indigo, Whisper White

Stamp Sets:  You’re So Sweet, Marquee Messages  Papers:  Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper, Emerald Envy, Island Indigo, Whisper White  Inks:  Emerald Envy  Accessories:  Layering Circle Framelits Dies, 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. Carla Schechner

    Everything is perfect!!!!

  2. Love, love, love this color combination! May CASE that along with GDP theme. Terrific card!

  3. Brian, you are just SO clever with these mash-ups! I love this look and these colours are gorgeous together! Fantastic CAS card!!

  4. What a fantastic card Brian! I absolutely love the color combination which makes the white circle really pop!

  5. Thanks for the invite, I went to the party and made some projects ! Great card, love the simplicity of it.

  6. Great card with a fun combination of colors and type. Hope you’re having a nice holiday!

  7. Yep Brian, I would have been lying, because it took to a couple of views to fine the “you’re”, LOL. Very nice !

  8. Simple & polished. A Brian King signature!

  9. I would love to get a party invite from you Brian! Especially one that looks this polished!

  10. Love the color combo. I also love how you, once again, showed me a DSP that I never noticed was in that (Blooms & Bliss) pack.

  11. Great card. I love these colors with the white circle for the sentiment and the white layer to make it pop. Perfect!

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