Happy Wishes for GDP121

This week’s Global Design Project Color Challenge showcases three colors: Sweet Sugarplum, Bermuda Bay and Peekaboo Peach. That’s a tough combination, but I love all of the projects by the design team members. While I used all three of the colors in my project, I focused on Bermuda Bay and Peekaboo Peach. The focal image is from a must-have stamp set in Stampin’ Up!’s 2018 Sale-a-Bration brochure – Happy Wishes. Here’s my card:

Happy Wishes, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, GDP121

And here’s the banner for this week’s GDP color challenge that inspired my card:

Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Sweet Sugarplum, Bermuda Bay, Peekaboo PeachTips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Happy Wishes. As you know, Sale-a-Bration is a wonderful time to earn exclusive Stampin’ Up! products. During the three-month event, we’ve always been able to choose one item from the Sale-a-Bration selections for every $50 in product we buy. Well, there’s an exciting twist this year. While there are still lots of great options for $50 purchases, Stampin’ Up! has added TWO items that are exchangeable for a $100 purchase. Sentiments abound in the “Level Two” options. The “Level Two” items include Celebrate You Thinlits (a set of Thinlits Dies with three versatile words) and Happy Wishes (a two-case stamp set with 16 interchangeable sentiments). What a gorgeous set! Here’s a look at Happy Wishes:
    Happy Wishes, Stampin' Up! 147227

    Happy Wishes, Stampin’ Up!

    There are so many amazing combinations in this stamp set! Here’s a video that showcases the awesomeness of the set:

  • Bermuda Base. The floral “happy” works beautifully with “you make me so” and so many other great sentiments in the set. The styling of this word is so gorgeous -and I didn’t want anything to distract the recipient of this card from the gorgeous sentiment. As such, I created a monochromatic background with a panel of paper that blends into the base of the card. That’s the easiest way to make a small panel really stand out on a card. This paper is from Bubbles & Fizz, another great Sale-a-Bration offering. I love the simplicity of this pattern. Here’s a look at the other pages in this pack of papers: Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingIf you’d like to see my graphics for all of the Designer Series Papers in Stampin’ Up!’s 2018 Occasions Catalog and 2018 Sale-a-Bration brochure, CLICK HERE.
  • Simple Layers. The focal image of this card is the floral “happy” – I love that it’s so bold and so soft at the same time. The components of this card are pulled together in a layout I’ve used before – because it’s simple and easy. Here are the measurements of the elements on this card (starting from the base of the card and working my way up):
    • Bermuda Bay cardstock – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ (scored at 4-1/4″)
    • Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper – 5-1/2″ x 4″
    • Tutti-frutti 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper – 5″ x 3″
    • Basic Black cardstock – 4-5/8″ x 2-5/8″
    • Whisper White cardstock – 4-1/2″ x 2-1/2″

Stamp Sets: Happy Wishes  Papers:  Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper, Tutti-frutti 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper, Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White  Inks: Archival Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Stampin’ Write Markers (Peekaboo Peach, Sweet Sugarplum) Accessories: Blender Pen, 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.

Thanks for stopping by today!


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Join Me for a Spring Event in Atlanta!

In April, Stampin’ Up! is hosting OnStage Local events for demonstrators all over the world. One of the local events will be local to me – here in Atlanta, Georgia! Along with some of my amazing team members, I’ll be hosting a Spring stamping event the day before OnStage. This event – still unnamed and not-yet-fully-planned – will be Friday, April 7 at Cobb Galleria Centre. I’d love for you to join us!

Registration for the Spring Event will be open to a limited number of demonstrators – and the day will be FILLED with fun. I can promise some inspiring presentations, super-fun games, a high-quality swap and make-and-takes like nothing you’ve ever seen. The event will mirror the World Card Making Day events we’ve hosted the last five years.

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  1. I adore the simple coloring of the flowers and the use of the DSP patterns.

  2. I love the card. So much you can do with this set.

  3. Interesting color combination. Love what you did with it!

  4. Beautiful card Brian. This is a stamp set I wish wasn’t in the SAB brochure. While I love getting it as a reward for shopping , I really don’t want to see it go when SAB ends. I think you executed the challenge beautifully.

    • Thanks so much, Robbye! I picked it up early so that I have lots of time to play with it before it’s not available. My customers will use it for years to come.

  5. It’s so amazing when I see you layer DSP on DSP and it’s perfect and not overwhelming. I actually love this color combination! Of course your coloring is fabulous as always. A nice, happy, spring like card to start my day off. Thanks Brian!

  6. You are truly the master of working with patterned paper! Wow, you have talent 🙂 <3

  7. You showcased the colors beautifully Brian!

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