Ribbon of Courage for GDP137

I love a simple design with just a touch of something special. This week’s sketch for the Global Design Project gave me the honor to create something beautiful with the Ribbon of Courage Bundle and a couple of new products from Stampin’ Up!’s 2018 Annual Catalog. Here’s my card:

Ribbon of Courage, Rooted in Nature, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, GDP138

And here’s the banner for the challenge that inspired my card:GDPD138Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Ribbon of Courage & Rooted in Nature Bundles. The Ribbon of Courage stamp and Rooted in Nature stamp sets don’t seem like they’d be perfectly suited for each other, but there’s a connection – and it’s a strong one. First, here’s the Ribbon of Courage bundle (while the set and coordinating dies carry forward into Stampin’ Up!’s 2018 Annual Catalog, the bundled savings of 10% off goes away on May 31): Ribbon of Courage Bundle, Stampin' Up! 145342The Rooted in Nature Bundle (available in Stampin’ Up!’s 2018 Annual Catalog) features gorgeous trees and leaves, but there are also some amazing sentiments. I pulled “BE STRONG” (a sentiment that’s always perfect with a courage ribbon) from the trio of “BE STRONG, BE HAPPY, BE YOU” sentiment. I love that trio, but I especially love it here. Go ahead – put this bundle on your wish list from the new catalog. Here’s a look at Rooted in Nature:Rooted in Nature Bundle, Stampin' Up!, 148353
  • Laser-Cut Specialty Papers. Stampin’ Up!’s 2018 Annual Catalog introduces us to some amazing laser-cut papers that are pretty spectacular. The Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper includes eight 12″x12″ sheets (4 each of two designs). Here’s a look at the designs in this pack of papers:Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Speciatly Paper, Stampin' Up!, 146907One side of the paper is Whisper White, and the other side of the paper is Very Vanilla. Yay! I used one of the tiny strips (shown at the top of the image below) to add the small, scalloped border below my focal panel. That little detail makes a big difference. Here’s a closer look:Ribbon of Courage, Rooted in Nature, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, GDP138
  • Soft Colors. I used Stampin’ Write Markers to color the flowers, hearts, leaves and flourishes inside the ribbon with a mix of Powder Pink, Sahara Sand, Daffodil Delight and Lemon Lime Twist. If you like this combination of Whisper White, Powder Pink and Sahara Sand, please save this:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Whisper White, Powder Pink, Sahara Sand

Bundles: Ribbon of Courage, Rooted in Nature  Stamp Sets: Ribbon of Courage, Rooted in Nature  Papers: Delightfully Detailed Laser-cut Specialty Paper, Sahara Sand, Powder Pink, Thick Whisper White  Inks: Powder Pink, Archival Basic Black, Stampin’ Write Markers (Powder Pink, Sahara Sand, Daffodil Delight, Lemon Lime Twist)  Accessories: Support Ribbon Framelits, Stampin’ Dimensional

Ribbon of Courage, Rooted in Nature, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, GDP138Do you know someone who would love to receive a card like this? There’s no better way to show your love than to share a handmade card and a kind word.

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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The Make a Difference stamp set featured on this card is available in two of the Share What You Love bundles – and the Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper is only available in one. Be sure to check out the Early Release items that are currently available to customers. I’m so excited we get to share this suite with you – so many great products in these offerings. Click on the image below to take a look at the .pdf promotional:To read more about this new promotion, CLICK HERE.

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  1. Can’t decide which “little touch” I love the most. The white heart? The beautiful coloring? The little flowers stamped in the background? I think it’s the little scallop from the Laser Cut Paper! Perfect!

    • ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks, Dianne! I’m so glad you noticed all of these details. I cut the heart in three colors – Whisper White, Powder Pink and Sahara Sand. The white heart drew my eye right to it. <3 This paper is amazing!

  2. So pretty! Great color combo as always and I love the tiny scallops peeking out! Fun sketch too!

  3. Beautiful card, Brian. Love all the little touches and the color combo is perfect. Have a wonderful day!

  4. Absolutely lovely. The heart is the perfect pop of personality for the card and such pretty coloring1

  5. Sweet card and beautiful coloring!

  6. What a sweet card, love the beautiful coloring and the scallop is just the perfect touch!

  7. Absolutely gorgeous Brian. I love the subtle colors of this card.

  8. Such a pretty card with such an important stamp set. Can’t wait to see your stamp set when you reach 1,000,000 in sales Brian!

  9. A great card with great message of courage and strength!

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