Proud of You for GDP066

This week’s sketch challenge for The Global Design Project is sweet and simple – a great start for a fun card.  I added a few layers to my card (are you totally falling off your chair?) such that the sketch is found in the center panel.  All good!  I used bright and cheery colors to create a congratulations card.  Here’s my card for the GDP066 sketch:

Crazy About You, Touches of Texture, Perpetual Birthday Calendar, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, GDP066And here’s the banner for the GDP sketch challenge that inspired my card:GDP066Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • A Festive Combination.  The spattering of spots and stars that are found beneath my sentiment are a combination of two colors of ink and two stamp sets.  The spattering (is it OK for me to call it a spattering?) was first stamped with Crushed Curry.  I used a great, intricate design from Touches of Texture – just one stamping of the image gave me the basis for my spattering.
    Touches of Texture, Stampin' Up!

    Touches of Texture, Stampin’ Up!

    After my foundation was established, I added some Bermuda Bay stars with the Perpetual Birthday Calendar Stamp Set.  While the cluster of stars is quite small, it’s relatively easy to create a random-looking pattern by flipping the stamp over and sideways when stamping the images side-by-side.  This stamp set has been a go-to stamp for me for quite some time.

    Perpetual Birthday Calendar, Stampin' Up!

    Perpetual Birthday Calendar, Stampin’ Up!

  • Crazy About You.  Another go-to stamp set for me is Crazy About You.  This is one of the few stamp sets that’s offered in either red rubber (clear-mount or wood-mount) and photopolymer.  I snatched it up as a photopolymer – makes it so easy to build the sentiments in almost any order you wish.  There are so many great words in this set – I combined “so proud of” with “you”.  When I realized that was too long to fit on the card front, I re-stamped the words and masked out “so”.  It doesn’t seem like the removal of “so” would give me lots of extra space, but it worked!  🙂
  • Bright Color Combination.  As I was creating Grab Bags for customers this past week (I’m running this promotion throughout December), I had cut up some leftover Flashback Designer Series Paper.  This was one of my all-time favorite packs of paper, and I got all reminiscent of the Real Red, Crushed Curry and Pool Party combination I loved so much.  I guess you could say I was having a “flashback” to Flashback.  I used Bermuda Bay here put kept the bright red and rich yellow.  If you like this combination, too, feel free to save this:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Bermuda Bay, Real Red, Crushed Curry

Stamp Sets:  Touches of Texture, Perpetual Birthday Calendar, Crazy About You  Papers:  Bermuda Bay, Real Red, Regals Designer Series Paper Stack (Crushed Curry), Whisper White  Inks:  Bermuda Bay, Real Red, Crushed Curry  Accessories:  Bermuda Bay Baker’s Twine, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Crazy About You, Touches of Texture, Perpetual Birthday Calendar, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, GDP066

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.

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  1. Great work with “adjusting” the sentiment. Love the layering of texture and stars!

  2. Great card. We are proud of you to be so resourceful as to mask out “so”. Glad to see someone else using all the great elements from Perpetual Calendar. It’s a gem.

  3. Love the bright color combo……happy card!

  4. This card is so bright and cherry! Love it in every way

  5. Chris R. from Iowa

    Bright and fun! Spattering is a good word as I could think of a lot worse names!

  6. This is a fun card ! Love the stars and the bright colors!

  7. I would never, ever have thought this color combination would work but, you my brights genius, not only made it work – it looks absolutely fantastic. I just love this card Brian. Thanks for sharing.

  8. LOVE the bright colour combo and the stars. You nailed this sketch. Always love your layering.

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