You’re Incredible – for GPS076 & FMS276

Have you ever wanted to be the star of a Stampin’ Up! stamp set?  While I’ve never formally earned the privilege, I’m pretty certain that my mug is featured in the Everyday Hero stamp set.  🙂  Perhaps that little body isn’t mine, but that’s definitely my pronounced jaw and my stylish, parted hair.  I couldn’t help but featured this dapper superhero on today’s card for this week’s Global Design Project (to CASE a project by Kylie Bertucci) and Freshly Made Sketches (a fun layout from Amy O’Neill).  Here’s my card:

Everyday Hero, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, GDP076And here are the banners for the challenges that inspired my card:


It’s amazing how closely Kylie’s project (from quite some time ago) mirrors this week’s sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.  I was inspired by Kylie’s layout, the warmth of the colors she selected with the pops of red and the encouraging sentiment.  Her card says, “You are amazing,” while my card says, “You are incredible.”

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Everyday Hero.  When it was released in the Occasions Catalog, I was certain I’d purchase Everyday Hero (how could I not buy the set that was obviously designed with my likeness), but I wasn’t 100% sure how I’d use it.  As I started playing with this new stamp set, though, I had a lot of fun.  The superhero I created above was built with THREE different stamps – the combinations of superheros are endless.  There are two bodies (one is standing and one is flying), two capes and two heads (one is male and one is female).  This set is perfect for congratulatory cards and a perfect fit for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day.  Who’s your superhero?  Can you see the number of ways to make this set perfect for them?  What fun!

    Everyday Hero, Stampin' Up!

    Everyday Hero, Stampin’ Up!

  • Cityscape.  I love the cityscape featured in this stamp set – a collection of buildings you’d find in any superhero movie or cartoon.  I centered the buildings along the 3″ wide panel of Basic Gray and again on the panel of Crumb Cake.  Tarhe two lined up perfectly for an interesting look on this card.  There are many ways to dress up these buildings to make them an integral, artistic part of a card, but the cityscape simply creates a visual base for the bright-and-cheery character.
  • A Super [Hero] Color Combination.  I love the combination of Crumb Cake and Basic Gray – that combo pops up in my creations every once in a while, and I always love it.  For this card, Crumb Cake and Basic Gray create the dark backdrop to showcase the incredible superhero.  While I originally designed him with a Pacific Point cape and the card with a matching base, I switched to Real Red at last minute.  Happy with that decision.  🙂  If you like this combination, too, please save this:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Basic Gray, Crumb Cake, Real Red

Stamp Sets:  Everyday Hero  Papers:  Real Red, Basic Gray, Crumb Cake, Thick Whisper White  Inks:  Archival Basic Black, Pacific Point, Watercolor Pencils (Pacific Point, Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Calypso Coral)  Accessories:  Stampin’ Dimensionals

Everyday Hero, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, GDP076

I hope you’ll pop over to the Global Design Project site and to the Freshly Made Sketches 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. Wow look at you go Brian King! Two challenges in one go – You are Incredible AND amazing. Yes the super hero does look like you too.

  2. I agree with Kylie. SU must have used you for the model!

  3. “Up, up and away” the cutest card I have seen with this Brian King super hero

  4. I’m glad others can now see you as the super hero that you are. Adorable card!!!

  5. Love it ! Yes, it looks like you !! You could be Brian The Bold !!
    This set reminds me of the new tv series Powerless . It is silly ,but it has potential .
    Cute card or I guess it is a “courageous ” card !! CUTE !

  6. Hey you Mr. Amazing! LOL I just love your style, your sense of humor, your ability to put colors together with multiple stamp sets to create amazing cards! You are so special Brian as are all your talents. I can tell you this much – you are MY stamping hero for sure.

  7. Adorable card Brian. I love the whimsical feel of the superhero.

  8. The street scene is great! Awesome!

  9. Looks just like you!!! Love the cards. You rock.

  10. I can’t believe I didn’t see the resemblance right away! Love how you’ve used this set with the sketch. It’s always a joy to see you in the gallery at Freshly Made Sketches, Brian!

  11. Amazing card Brain ;o)
    Love the colors and the sketch is great!

  12. Love this set too! You do an incredible job of snipping too! Can’t wait to acquire that skill

    I saw that right away, Brian the SuperHero!!

  13. You’re famous!! That definitely looks like you. LOVE him flying across the skyline! Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  14. It DOES kind of look like you and you ARE our fearless leader!

  15. That’s so funny! We were just talking about how much that stamp looked like you last week at card club. Yay, You! Great card, too.

  16. Love it! You should’ve colored the hair the same as your! My eyes went immediately to the card (as always) before reading. My first thought, “That is Brian!” . . . and yes, you are a Super Hero for so many!

  17. So totally you! You are my hero……and you make great cards!

  18. It is definitely YOU!

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