Sneak Peek – My Bird Banter Swap Card

Well, I’m back from Stampin’ Up!’s OnStage event where demonstrators were able to catch up with one another and dive into the upcoming 2018 Occasions Catalog.  You won’t be disappointed with the amazing selection of products in this new book.  While at OnStage, I was honored to present Bird Banter on the main stage – and i made my swaps with one of the super-fun birds from the set.  I’ll be sharing more of this set over the coming weeks, but I’m beyond excited to share my swap card.  Here’s my card:

Bird Banter, Flirty Flowers, Hello Color, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingWhen I make a lot of one card, you know I like to share an “infinity shot.”  I often stack the cards in such a way as to make them appear endless.  In this case, I didn’t have the table space to include them all.  🙂  Here’s a look:

Bird Banter, Flirty Flowers, Hello Color, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Bird Banter.  I was so honored to unveil this stamp set to the demonstrators gathered in Salt Lake City for our OnStage event.  I created five projects that I shared onstage, and I’ll be sharing those projects with you over the coming weeks.  This set is filled with great birds – who doesn’t love our feathery friends? – and some great sentiments for the inside and outside of a card.  AND it’s offered in photopolymer for perfect placement!  Yay!  Stampin’ Up! demonstrators will be able to per-order this set in December – what a huge perk!  Here’s a sneak peek at this incredibly fun set:Bird Banter, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, #145852Even if you can’t buy this Bird Banter right now, the other two stamp sets featured in this card can be ordered today!  The oh-so-sweet sentiment is from Flirty Flowers:
    Flirty Flowers, Stampin' Up! 143872

    Flirty Flowers, Stampin’ Up!

    The fun band across the card is from Hello Color:

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    Hello Color, Stampin’ Up!

  • Two Coloring Tools. While my parakeet is colored with Pool Party Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers, the heart is colored with a Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Write Marker.  It’s important to know how you plan to color an image so that you can stamp it with the right black ink.  For alcohol markers (like Stampin’ Blends), you should stamp the image with Tuxedo Black Memento ink.  For water-based markers (like Stampin’ Write Markers), Archival Basic Black pads are perfection!  I stamped the bird with Memento ink and the heart with an Archival pad, so I was all set when it came time to color.  🙂
  • Those Colors.  Has there ever been a sweeter, brighter, cheerier color combination?  I was hesitant to use this much Lemon Lime Twist, but I’m thrilled with how it turned out.  Pool Party and Flirty Flamingo really pop against this background of lime green – what an uplifting combination of colors.  If you like this combination of Lemon Lime Twist, Pool Party and Flirty Flamingo, please save this:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Lemon Lime Twist, Pool Party, Flirty Flamingo

Stamp Sets:  Bird Banter, Flirty Flowers, Hello Color  Papers:  Lemon Lime Twist, Basic Black, Pool Party, Thick Whisper White  Inks:  Tuxedo Black Memento, Archival Basic Black, Stampin’ Write Marker (Flirty Flamingo), Stampin’ Blends (Pool Party, Pumpkin Pie, Color Lifter)  Accessories:  2-1/4″ Circle punch, Layering Circles Framelits Dies, Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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  1. This adorable card made me fall in love with the stamp set (it’s on my “A” list). So proud of your presentation and talent in front of 2700 demonstrators at on-stage!

    • Thanks so much, Mary! I had a lot of fun with it – what a blast! – and look forward to sharing the cards from my presentation. I enjoyed every minute of our time together. <3

  2. Great card, Brian! I enjoyed meeting you at OnStage. Your presentation was fun and informative. Yep, this set is on my A list as well!

  3. I couldn’t make it to OnStage here in Australia this time but I am loving seeing all the amazing creations. These colours look great-and how did we survive before the Blends?

  4. Super cute card Brian. My first thought was “I didn’t know we had a parakeet stamp set”. Interesting set and I know demos with birds are happy to see this.?

  5. What a perfect stamp set to pair with the Stampin’ Blends! As always, I love your color choices.

  6. MargaretAnn Hammond

    I love your card and this set will be on my first order

  7. Love that sentiment with your fun card Brian!

  8. Hi Brian, Love this card and I actually have the Bird Banter set!! ? Your presentation as Awesome and I can’t wait to CASE this card along with the others that you shared in your presentation!! Congrats on all your accomplishments, well deserved!! ?? I know we didn’t get to chat too much, but I hope you liked my gift.
    Your fan from Minnesota and Swatchbook lover!!

    • Sue, your gift was AMAZING! Each and every one of the goodies was perfectly wrapped and beautifully crafted. You are quite a talent. Thank you! Thanks for your kinds words, too! It was a great week.

  9. Congrats on being a presenter, I just know you did a fabulous job.
    I love your swap, the layers are so fun and thanks for the reminder when changing from water markers to alcohol makers to change your black ink pads. Looking forward to seeing your other projects.

  10. Great job! Loved your presentation!

  11. Hi Brian,

    I love this card and am falling in love with this stamp set because of you. I got this stamp set during prize patrol and was disappointed at first. Then between your presentation and the other cards posted as samples I saw the possibilities. Thanks so much for posting daily and sharing so much with all of us. As I told you at On Stage, you are truly inspirational.

    • I’m so happy for you – you’ll have fun with this set. 🙂 Thanks for your kind comments – I’m happy to share and am grateful for your support. Great to see you at OnStage!

  12. Hey Mr. 24th globally! A huge, huge hug of congratulations from me. And to think I actually get to talk to the one and only Brian King every so often. I’m saving your autographs to sell on ebay some day. All kidding aside Brian, I am so happy for you! Your card today is awesome, as always. It’s wonderful that all your work and dedications is being justly recognized.

    • Thanks so much, Grace! I’m so happy to know you and thrilled to work with you. This has been a huge whirlwind of excitement – such fun! Thanks so much, my friend!

  13. Hi Brian,
    First CONGRATULATIONS on your achievement.
    I think I am going to love this stamp set. The images are small and manageable for me to color. A large area just gets me confused.
    Have a great day.

  14. Brian, your stage presentaion was spot on! You were calm under great pressure and did a marvelous job! Your wit is joy! You did an outstanding job, I’m sure they will have you back again!!

  15. Loved your presentation. Congratulations on all of your wonderful achievements with Stampin’ Up! It was nice to be able to say hi!

  16. Loved your cards and also your presentation at OnStage.

  17. Oh my friend , how sweet ♥️
    Tfs hugs Frenchie ♥️

  18. I knew this was your card when I saw the post full of swaps. It screams Brian in the most fantastic way. I LOVE everything about this card!!!

  19. Brian…your presentation at OnStage was so FUN! I will definitely be ordering this set now! LOVE this card!

  20. Very cute card ? Congratulations on being #24!!! You’re amazing!!!

  21. Such a CUTE card!! And had a blast meeting you and seeing you and Lydia in person together!! LOL Congrats on all you do! =)

    • Thanks so much, Lee! It was a thrill to meet you, too – even if Lydia ignored us the entire time as she watched cats on her phone… Thanks for your kind comments! <3

  22. Mr 24! This set is one of my favorites in the Occasions mini and I’m In love with your color combo. Thank you for sharing and CONGRATS on all your accomplishments.

  23. Can not wait to use this adorable set! This colour combo is just as fun as the stamp set, wish I was there with you so I could swap with you! xx

  24. Thanks, Lisa! It’s a fun set – you’ll really enjoy playing around with it. I appreciate the comment!

  25. This turned out amazing! And I hoped you learned an important lesson… you can NEVER have too much Lemon Lime Twist! 😀

    • Isn’t that the truth – Lemon Lime Twist saved this card (I originally designed it with Pear Pizzazz). 🙂 Thanks so much, Natalie. I’m so glad you like it.

  26. What a bright and beautiful card, Brian. You so deserved all your recognition at OnStage. Your Bird Banter product presentation was so much fun. I always look forward to seeing my Stamp With Brian email … can’t believe you have created 365 of them yearly to share with us on a daily basis. Amazing!

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