Wedding Congratulations for GDP126

Gray, white and silver – today’s card is a sophisticated and solemn wedding card that features several great, new products from Stampin’ Up!’s 2017 Annual Catalog, 2018 Occasions Catalog and 2018 Sale-a-Bration Brochure. These items came together beautifully for this card for this week’s Global Design Project sketch challenge:

Petal Palette, Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, GDP126, wedding cardHere’s the banner for the sketch challenge that inspired my card:

GDPD126Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Stampin’ Up! Goodies. The construction of the card is quite simple, so I want to give you a quick rundown of each of the elements on the card and where you can find them (since they are peppered over multiple catalogs/brochures:
    • 2018 Sale-a-Bration Brochure – Feb 16 release. The texture on the oval is created with the Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder from the 2018 Sale-a-Bration Brochure – Feb 16 release. The folder is part of the Blossoming Basket Bundle, available with a $100 purchase.
    • 2018 Occasions Catalog. The “congratulations” sentiment is stamped and cropped with the Petal Palette Bundle. The silver foil flowers on vellum are found in the versatile Sweet Soirée Embellishment Kit.
    • 2017 Annual Catalog. The Layering Ovals Framelits Dies and Silver 3/8″ Metallic-Edge Ribbon are both found in the 2017 Annual Catalog. I stamped faint watermarks of splatter texture above and below the oval with the Swirly Bird stamp set.
  • Metallic-Edge Ribbon. Did you know you can’t “paint” your ribbons with Stampin’ Blends? The white ribbon looked a little bright on my card base, so I took a cue from my friend, Patty Bennett, who has been coloring lots of her ribbons with the Blends. My Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blend allowed the ribbon to just blend right in with the rest of the card – be careful to stay on the silky ribbon (and not run over the metallic part of the ribbon) if you want to preserve the tips of your pens. Don’t ask me how I know. Petal Palette, Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, GDP126, wedding card
  • Formal Colors. How gorgeous is this color scheme that includes Silver, Smoky Slate and Basic Gray, along with a touch of Whisper White and a touch of Basic Black? I’m in love with these tones and think it makes for a very formal color combination. If you are as inspired by the mix of Silver Foil, Smoky Slate and Basic Gray as much as I am, please save this:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Silver Foil, Smoky Slate, Basic Gray

Bundles: Petal Palette, Blossoming Basket Bundle (Sale-a-Bration)  Stamp Sets: Petal Palette, Swirly Bird  Papers: Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, Thick Whisper White  Inks: Archival Basic Gray, Archival Basic Black, Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends  Accessories: Sweet Soirée Embellishment Kit, Layering Ovals Framelits Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals

I hope you like today’s project, and 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. Very pretty…. wonderful color choices and stamps as well!

  2. How chic with the mix of grays and a pop of silver!

  3. Bravo Brian, this card is stunning! Your color choices are so unique and unexpected. They work so beautifully together. Outstanding job!

  4. This is such a beautiful sophisticated card! I love the tip to color ribbon. I haven tried the markers yet but hoping to very soon now. Happy Monday!

  5. Beautiful wedding card, Brian. Love the pretty flowers on vellum and the colored ribbon to match. So pretty. Have a great day!

  6. Lovely card, Brian. May CASE for a 50th anniversary card I need. Thanks for the ribbon coloring tip. Will try that soon.

  7. LOVE LOVE LOVE the idea of the ribbon coloring. I am this ribbon is now on my ordering list. Can’t even have too much ribbon!

  8. Oooh I love it that Valem, makes it look so elegant ♥️
    Tfs my friend
    Hugs Frenchie ♥️
    Have a great day

  9. Absolutely fabulous! If I were the recipient I’d frame this one and put it on the mantel.

  10. I won’t lie…I sat for a moment with my mouth open on this one. Beautiful and perfect balance of the grays!

  11. Great tip for the ribbon, but sorry about your marker Brian! The basketweave oval is fantastic…there is no end to your cleverness.

  12. Très élègant! Love the colored ribbon too!

    • Thanks, Linda! It started out a little outside of my comfort zone, but I’m happy with how it turned out – even though I don’t understand those foreign words you typed.

  13. Love these elements. Thanks for the ribbon tip!

  14. Such a classy card!

  15. What a monochromatic masterpiece! I’m guilty of neglecting to use my embossing folders, but I love using an embossed piece as a focal point like this. Gorgeous!

  16. Just beautiful Brian. A simple and elegant design with clean lines. Just my favorite kind of card!

  17. Very elegant, Brian. I love Smokey Slate and the continuation of that color in the ribbon is perfect. Good choice of textures as well.

  18. Just wonderful – classic, elegant and timeless.

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