Urban Underground for the Be Inspired Team Blog Hop

It’s time for another Be Inspired Design Team Blog Hop – yay!  If you aren’t starting the hop here, then you probably just arrived from Australia where you visited with my awesomely talented friend, Louise Sharp at louisesharp.com. How awesome is she?!  The Be Inspired Design Team is a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from all over the world who are excited to share our projects with you.  I’m honored to be a part of this group of talented stampers.

Urban Underground

Today’s Be Inspired Design Team Blog Hop features products from Stampin’ Up!’s Urban Underground Suite of products.  These products are defined by their warm, earthy colors – Delightful Dijon, Basic Black, Basic Gray and Very Vanilla – and masculine themes.  This is your must-have for Father’s Day.  While I’ve used the gorgeous Urban Underground Specialty Designer Series Paper for several “feminine” cards, I’m sharing a perfectly “masculine” card today.  Here’s my card:

Urban Underground Specialty Designer Series Paper, Suite Sentiments, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Sweet on Suite Sentiments. I’ve said it over and over…and I’m happy to say it again.  My favorite stamp set in Stampin’ Up!’s 2017 Occasions Catalog is Suite Sentiments.  I love beautiful, versatile stamp sets – and each of the sentiments in the Suite Sentiments stamp set is designed to pair with one of the bundles in the Occasions Catalog.  The fonts, the themes, the styles pair with the bundles but can be used alone.  The “Best. Guy. Ever.” sentiment works perfectly with this Urban Underground paper.

    Suite Sentiments, Stampin' Up!

    Suite Sentiments, Stampin’ Up!

  • Pop of Silver.  I likely wouldn’t have paired silver with the other colors featured in this card were int not for the nudge from the Urban Underground Specialty Designer Series Paper.  I’m always fine with taking suggestions from the products I am playing with.  Urban Underground Specialty Designer Series Paper, Suite Sentiments, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingHere are the three item in this card that feature silver:
    • Urban Underground Specialty Designer Series Paper (#142783).  This pack of paper comes with two single-sided pages that feature patterns with silver foil.  While the pack is geared toward the Father’s Day market, many of these pages are perfect for cards for women, too.
    • Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder (#109131).  I embossed each of the three words in this stamp set by stamping with a juicy VersaMark pad, covering the sentiment with Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heating it with my Heat Tool.  Great shine!
    • Silver Foil Sheets (#132178).  The foil sheets come in handy for all kinds of projects.  I used them here to tightly frame the panels on my card.
  • Dark, Warm Colors.  The combination of colors in the Urban Underground Specialty Designer Series Paper is what first drew me to this beautiful pack of papers.  Basic Black, Basic Gray and Delightful Dijon are wonderful together.  Paired with silver foil and Very Vanilla, they are perfection.  If you like this combination, too, feel free to save this for future reference:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Delightful Dijon, Basic Gray, Basic Black

I’m so glad you stopped by and hope you like my fun card. I also hope you’ll continue the Be Inspired Design Team Blog Hop to see more projects that I’m sure you’ll love. The next stop is my super-fun Canadian friend, Allison Okamitsu at Nice People Stamp. Click on the banner below to continue through the hop:

Thanks for stopping by today!

Brian

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In case you get off-track at any point during the hop, here’s a listing of all the participants in this hop:


Urban Underground Specialty Designer Series Paper, Suite Sentiments, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingStamp Sets: Suite Sentiments Papers: Urban Underground Specialty Designer Series Paper, Silver Foil Sheets, Delightful Dijon, Basic Black, Basic Gray  Inks:  VersaMark  Accessories: Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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8 Comments

  1. LOVE the pop of silver. Brilliant card – did you make this for yourself…well you should have….you are the ‘best guy ever’!

  2. Yep you are……..very cool card!

  3. Great card Brian! Brilliant indeed! 🙂

  4. Love the slight slant to the strips of cardstock. Great card!

  5. handsome and cool – love the blocks of color!

  6. Perfect card for you Brian! 👍🏽👍🏽

  7. Love the slight diagonal placement of your bold stripes…adds real interest to this card…BTW, why are you sending yourself a card? 🙂

  8. This is so freaky! My order yesterday without seeing the blog hop notice before was
    2 urban dsp
    2 urban metal brads
    And the sentiment set!
    And the bundle nailed it!

    Nancy in Colorado

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