Lovely Lattice for GDP

Today kicks off a lovely color challenge for the Global Design Project – the mix of Soft Sea Foam, So Saffron and Petal Pink couldn’t be softer or sweeter! The soft palette gave me an opportunity to play with Lovely Lattice, a Sale-a-Bration stamp set – and I didn’t color the flowers with these soft tones. Here’s my card for this week’s Global Design Project challenge:

Lovely Lattice, Well Said, Stampin' Up!, Brian King And here’s the banner for the color challenge that inspired my card:

Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration - Soft Sea Foam, So Saffron, Petal PinkTips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Lovely Lattice. During Sale-a-Bration, there are so many great ways to earn free product – and who doesn’t love free product?! With every $50 you spend through the end of March, you can choose one of a large selection of Sale-a-Bration products (and there are two items at the $100 level). The Lovely Lattice stamp set is one of those incredible options – and it serves as the focal point of this card. Here’s a look at the Lovely Lattice stamp set:Lovely Lattice, Stampin' Up! 149730I chose to stamp this image over a colorful background, but there are so many other options for showcasing this scalloped oval lattice with flowers. Here are some samples from Stampin’ Up! designers – the first adds lots of color to the flowers, and the second snips them out for a different layout):Lovely Lattice, Healing Hugs, Stampin' Up! Lovely Lattice, Part of My Story, Stampin' Up!
  • Background Builder. All three of the colors for this color challenge are found in the intricate pattern that serves as the background of my card. To create this pattern, I stamped a full panel of Whisper White cardstock with the rose from the Tea Together stamp set (it’s in the top, left corner of the product photo): Tea Together, Stampin' Up! 148779I stamped the entire panel with the flower in Soft Sea Foam. I cleaned the stamp and then stamped the panel in petal pink and then So Saffron. It’s nearly impossible to see the rose in the pattern I’ve created on the background.Lovely Lattice, Well Said, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingI thought I might add an other layer of the stamping behind the focal panel, but I decided it looked too busy (that’s how I ended up with the white panel in the background). Before I tossed the piece that would be the background, I snapped a picture to show you how these flowers were incorporated: Lovely Lattice, Well Said, Stampin' Up!, Brian King
  • Well Said. If you love sentiments as much as I do, then you know how important they are to any card. I love the stamps and dies that are part of the Well Said Bundle – and this simple saying was PERFECT for this card. How cute is “To my always from your forever”?  I love it! Before you pass on this bundle, be sure to check out all of the wonderful sayings and potential sayings you can create from Well Said stamps and dies:Well Said Bundle, Stampin' Up! 150609

Stamp Sets: Lovely Lattice, Well Said, Tea Together  Papers: Petal Pink, Soft Sea Foam, Whisper White  Inks:  Soft Sea Foam, Petal Pink, So Saffron, Basic Black  Accessories: 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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  1. The designer series paper look (love the stamping) takes this lattice stamp to a whole new level of creative intrigue. Beautiful!

  2. I was testing myself, and coming up empty, to determine which designer paper you used in the background. (And how cool that it happened to be the three colors you needed.) Glad I read your whole post! What a clever guy you are!

    • Thanks so much, Dianne! I had fun with this background – the colors took on a life of their own once they were all stamped down. So glad you like the card! ♥

  3. So pretty, and love all those mattes!

  4. Genius background and perfect to stamp over…beautiful card!

  5. Oh Brian! This card looks exactly like those Victorian collectible cards. I can picture a young couple at tea in their beautiful clothing with the gentlemen handing his love this fabulous card. I guess I’m just a forever romantic. The phrase alone is enough to make any lady swoon.

    • I love this saying, too, Grace! So glad you like what I did with the background for this card – it was certainly a fun card to make. Always love to hear from you! ♥

  6. you continually amaze me with your creative genius. I, too, thought that was dsp until I read your post. what an ingenious way to use that stamp set with no coloring. never thought of that either. what do you eat that makes you think like this??? I want some!!!!

    • Thanks so much, Dara! Comments like this make me very happy! I love to play around with stamps and inks and papers and love when my projects are so well-received. Thanks so much – glad you like it!

  7. You are brilliant..I would have never thought of stamping over a ‘homemade’ DSP. Love what you came up with. Thanks for sharing your amazing talent with us!

  8. Your clever side is showing again and making this beautiful card, Brian. Love the background. It certainly looks like DSP. Hope you had a nice day!

  9. Your handmade DSP is awesome, and it’s the perfect background for this beautiful image, love it!!!
    And of course, your incredible layering and fabulous colors just enhance this image even more.
    Thank you for sharing.

  10. Hi Brian,
    I know this is a long shot, but do you have the stamp set called “moon baby”

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