Good Tidings of Great Joy for GDP113

This week’s Global Design Project color challenge is a sweet one – it marries a favorite rich flavor with two sweet colors – and I’m sure you’ll want to play along!  Cherry Cobbler, Pool Party and Pear Pizzazz – how sweet is that combination.  My card is as sweet and simple as this combo.  Here’s my card:

Good Tidings, Whole Lot of Lovely Deisgner Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

And here’s the banner for the challenge that inspired my card:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Cherry Cobbler, Pool Party, Pear PizzazzTips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Coloring Designer Series Paper.  Every time I color or stamp on my Designer Series Paper, I receive a lot of “I should remember to do that” comments.  It’s funny to me because that’s where I almost always start – what Designer Series Paper I should use and how I should alter it to make it my own.  🙂  For today’s card, I randomly colored select dots on this page of Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper – the dots are just screaming to be colored.  Here’s a look at other patterns and colors in this gorgeous pack of papers:Whole Lot of Lovely, Stampin' Up!
  • Floral Accent.  Here’s how my brain works when I am designing a card – my mind pictured this card as a panel of paper on the bottom and a large sentiment on the top.  Simple.  Once I stamped this sentiment from Good Tidings (oh, how I do love this sentiment!), the bottom, left corner of the sentiment cried for something to fill that little space – see it?  There’s an indention to the left of the J in “Joy,” and that space needed to be filled.  I thumbed through my dies and stamps until I found this die from the Quilt Builder Framelits Dies.
    Chistmas Quilt Bundle, Stampin' Up!, 146026

    Chistmas Quilt Bundle, Stampin’ Up!, 146026

    A little blue in the middle of the card (with a Cherry Cobbler border) would help me tie the center of the card with the outside of the card.   Even with the floral accent, the sentiment is still the focal point of this card.

  • Sentiment Savvy.  Oh, how I love a good sentiment.  Sentiments are, in my opinion, the most important part of a card – you can build a card around a good sentiment but a great image can be lost if you don’t have a good saying to accompany it.  When I find a sentiment I love (did I already mention how much I love this one?), then I will get the set.  I might never ink up the holly in this set (even thought I think it’s quite striking in the projects I’ve seen), but I’m thrilled to have this set.

Stamp Sets:  Good Tidings  Papers:  Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper, Pool Party, Cherry Cobbler, Thick Whisper White  Inks:  Archival Basic Black, Stampin’ Write Markers (Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz)  Accessories:  Quilt Builder 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.

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  1. Love this card Brian!!!

  2. I adore when you color designer series paper! A whole new look evolves. Sweet and simple.

  3. Love! Love! Love! This color combination! Great use of the Cherry Cobbler, it really makes the whole design POP!

  4. Brian – you are just a stampin’ color genius! Is there anything more to be said?

  5. Beautiful card #12. I’m so proud of you and to say you’re my upline. I’m happier and prouder to say you’re my friend. These dies are surprisingly versatile.

  6. Wow, great color combo

  7. Terrific color combination. Gotta get busy! Your card is a great inspiration!

  8. Great to see you at convention – loved your presentation. Great job as usual.

  9. This is gorgeous, Brian! And, yes, wonderful presentation at OnStage!

  10. you really know how to craft a fun card, Brian. So, so festive!

  11. You colored the dots!!!!! Brian, you inspire me every day. xoxo

  12. Love this! I’ve been looking for some inspiration for this set and this was exactly what I needed to see. Love the colors and the simplicity.

  13. How lovely Brian, as always: love your card

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