At Home with You for GDP146

I mostly make cards that pull images and sentiments from one or two stamp sets. Today’s card features FOUR stamp sets, two sets of dies and an embossing folder. That’s a lot, but I think it all comes together beautifully. Here’s my sweet card for this week’s Global Design Project sketch challenge:

At Home with You, Beautiful You, Beautiful Bouquet, Sunshine Sayings, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, GDP146

And here’s this week’s Global Design Project sketch that inspired my card (the challenge goes live at 7am EST):

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Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • At Home With You & At Home Framelits Dies. The sweet, Spring wreaths that grace the front of my card are from the At Home with You stamp set and are cropped with the At Home Framelits. These sweet, little wreaths are designed to grace the front of a door, but they look wonderful on their own. I colored each wreath with Stampin’ Blends and popped them up with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals. Such fun! Here’s a look at the At Home with You photopolymer stamp set: At Home with You, Stampin' Up! 143681And here’s a look at the coordinating Framelits: At Home Framelits Dies, Stampin' Up! 143727While these were offered together as a bundle in last year’s catalog, the bundled pricing has gone away – but both items are still available! Here’s a video from Stampin’ Up! (that still uses the “bundle” terminology since it was made when the items were still offered as a bundle):
  • Build-a-Bow. The fun sketch for this week’s challenge has a band with a sweet bow in it – there’s almost always a bow on the GDP sketches, and I almost always ignore the bow. Today, I really wanted to make it shine. I stamped the beautiful bow from Beautiful Bouquet with Lovely Lipstick and cropped it with the coordinating Bouquet Bunch Framelits Dies. At Home with You, Beautiful You, Beautiful Bouquet, Sunshine Sayings, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, GDP146The bow was easy! I had to really get creative for the strand across the focal panel. I stamped the strand with the flower stem image from Sunshine Sayings with Lovely Lipstick and snipped it with my paper snips. Gave me exactly what I wanted. Do you love it!?Sunshine Sayings, Stampin' Up! 141594
  • Beautiful Colors. I stamped each wreath with Tuxedo Black Memento ink on Thick Whisper White and then colored the flowers and leaves with a mix of the Light Call Me Clover Stampin’ Blend marker and the Lovely Lipstick Combo Stampin’ Blends. The Light Call Me Clover was light and sweet enough to pair with this panel of Soft Sea Foam. Here are the new Stampin’ Blends that were recently released – you need all of them: New Stampin' Blends ColorsIf you love this color combination of , please save this:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Soft Sea Foam, Crumb Cake, Lovely Lipstick

Stamp Sets: At Home with You, Beautiful You, Beautiful Bouquet, Sunshine Sayings  Papers: Lovely Lipstick, Soft Sea Foam, Crumb Cake, Thick Whisper White  Inks: Tuxedo Memento Black, Stampin’ Blends (Call Me Clover, Lovely Lipstick)  Accessories: Subtle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, At Home Framelits Dies, Bouquet Bunch 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.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Brian

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22 Comments

  1. You really know how to make unique, beautiful cards! The colors are great and the variety of mats keeps it interesting. Mine are always symmetrical and even boring compared to yours. You have a special gift. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

    • Thanks so much for your sweet comments, Elaine! I just play around with pieces of paper until I get the sizes I want in the colors I want. It’s all about making time to play and then playing. 🙂 So happy to share! <3

  2. Cute interpretation of the sketch. Each wreath is perfection with their blends coloring1

  3. Suzie Patt Cullen

    Lovely card, Brian! Great design!

  4. The ribbon made from the stem, OMG, awesome! It makes the card pop!

  5. Beautiful card, Brian. I love the little wreaths and the bow is very clever. Have a wonderful day!

  6. Roberta Sullivan

    You always inspire me to use more than one of my stamp sets. This card is a perfect example. I may have to get these sets out an CASE this gorgeous design. Love It!

    • You won’t regret it, Roberta! They are all great sets – together they are wonderful. I’m so glad you like my card. Thank you for your super-sweet comments.

  7. Awesome card..love the colors and wreaths but the bow and ribbon you stamped make it perfect!

  8. Oh Brian – the placement of your bow brought everything into balance.
    The beauty lies in the details. The coloring in your wreaths is perfect and, as always, your layering is breathtaking! I truly do think this is one of the best cards I’ve seen using the At Home With You stamps set and I’m so glad I purchased it.

    • Thanks so much, Grace! I was happy to make a “different look” with a familiar stamp set. Glad you like it – these wreaths are lovely.

  9. Pretty ! Think I will try Lovely Lipstick and Crumb Cake . It really is a great combo .
    Love your front door !

    • Thanks, Sonny! The brightness of LL works really well with the neutral tone in CC. Let’s face it – everything looks great with CC. Right? 🙂

  10. Maria A Rodriguez

    Those little wreaths are just so beautiful and your combination of colors is as always, superb.
    Every time I see that fabulous Dynamic Textured Impressions EF I want it more and more, love it.
    Thank you for the inspiration.
    XO
    Maria.

  11. What a great interpretation of the sketch, Brian! Using the stem stamp that way is nothing short of genius!

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