NEW VIDEO: You’re Invited, Part 1: Sentiment and Color Selection

Yesterday’s card for this week’s Party theme at Global Design Project was clean-and-simple with the layering I’ve grown to love.  In case you missed it, you can read more about that card by clicking on the picture below:

You're So Sweet, Marquee Messages, Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, GDP043I know it’s a relatively simple card, but a lot of heart (and work and rework) went into its construction, so I wanted to share more.  More, more, more!  Over the holiday weekend, I filmed two videos about this card, and I’m excited to share the first with you today.  The first video focuses on the combination of sentiments to create this fun “you’re invited!” and the color choices for my project.  The second video (which I’ll share later this week) talks you through my decisions for matting and framing the card – it’s pretty much the same process I go through with every card.  🙂

Here’s “You’re Invited, Part 1: Sentiment and Color Selection”.  Enjoy!

In addition to this video and yesterday’s write-up, I’m also sharing this graphic with easy tips for designing clean-and-easy party invitations.  These papers can easily be changed up to create an invitation to birthday party or summer barbecue.

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

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

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So, what do you think?  Was this information helpful?  I hope you enjoyed these quick-and-simple tips for pairing colors and sentiments.

Thanks for stopping by today!


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  1. Suzie Patt Cullen

    LOVED your video this morning, Brian! It was a great reminder about combining words from different sets to make special sentiments and how EASY it can be! Hugs!

  2. I really like it when you make videos! Mixing stamp sets to create a new sentiment is a great tip to stretch your stamps and look at them in a new way. Thanks!

  3. Excellent video and great tip on how to combine the two stamp sets and crop with perfection!

  4. Great video, Brian! Love your tips & combinations…the circle die works perfectly for this lovely card.

  5. Very good Brian! The video is spot on and I love your color choices and the tips as well. Thanks!

  6. Great video Brian….very helpful

  7. Hi Brian:

    So nice to welcome you into my home this morning and enjoy my cup of tea with you. I just love starting the day with you. Your videos are so much fun to watch and always full of delightful information. Thank you for all your hard work to keep us updated and informed.

  8. Loved the hints, Brian. Made me smile to see your “ink” spots too!!!!

  9. Watched the video and it is truly filled with tips. Thanks a ton.

  10. Thanks for the info! I really enjoyed your video with the step-by-step “how to’. I don’t have a great eye for color as you obviously do & find myself really missing the color coach. If the exact colors (in this case Emerald Envy) aren’t found in the DSP, I’m really hesitant to “mix & match” colors. Any suggestions??

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