Pocketful of Sunshine for GDP189

Gorgeous Grape, Coastal Cabana and Pineapple Punch – this week’s Global Design Challenge colors are bright, festive and fun. What a perfect combination to celebrate the fun of Summer or the awesomeness of someone you love. Maybe these colors are perfect for a graduation card? Here’s my oh-so-cool card with these vibrant colors:

Pocketful of Sunshine, Strong & Beautiful, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingAnd here’s the banner for the challenge that inspired my card:

Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration - Gorgeous Grape, Coastal Cabana, Pineapple PunchTips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Pocketful of Sunshine. My card features a trio of super-cool sunglasses in bold, bright colors. These glasses are so bright they needs shades. ♥ The glasses are found in Pocketful of Sunshine, a stamp set that’s retiring on June 3 when this catalog ends. Here’s a look at the Pocketful of Sunshine stamp set: Pocketful of Sunshine, Stampin' Up! 143719Here’s what’s a little abnormal (but certainly super-cool) – while Pocketful of Sunshine is retiring, the coordinating Pocket Dies are carrying into Stampin’ Up!’s 2019 Annual Catalog. How fun is that?! There’s a new stamp set that coordinates with the pocket in this set of dies. You’re going to want both (so you might as well go ahead and get the coordinating Pocketful of Sunshine stamp set now). Here’s a look at the Pocket Dies:Pocket Dies, Stampin' Up! 143750The uber-cool sentiment that’s featured on my card is from the Strong & Beautiful stamp set that debuted in Stampin’ Up!’s 2019 Occasions Catalog and will continue to be offered in Stampin’ Up!’s 2019 Annual Catalog. Here’s a look at Strong & Beautiful:Strong & Beautiful, Stampin' Up! 148732
  • Lining them Up. The trio of sunglasses on my card are attached to the Basic Black cardstock base with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I spaced them out on the panel and then started adhering the top and bottom pairs of glasses. Once those were in place, I positioned the middle pair to get them exactly in the middle. It was easier to center then middle pair of glasses once the others were in place. Pocketful of Sunshine, Strong & Beautiful, Stampin' Up!, Brian King
  • More Pocket Inspiration. I’ve shared several projects with this fun pocket set and dies. You can click on any of these pictures to see the original post for each:Pocketful of Sunshine, Picture Perfect Birthday, Broadway Birthday, Stampin' Up!, Brian King Pocketful of Sunshine, Bunch of Blossoms, The Little Things, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, FMS301 Pocketful of Sunshine, Cool Treats, Dare to Dream, Diagonal Stripe, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Stamp Sets: Pocketful of Sunshine, Strong & Beautiful  Papers: Coastal Cabana, Pineapple Punch, Gorgeous Grape, Basic Black, Whisper White  Inks: Tuxedo Black Memento  Accessories: Pocket 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.

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  1. Lovin’ those totally groovy sunglasses, especially the bright colors against black!

  2. Your color combo on the sunglasses is FABULOUS.

  3. What a fun card, Brian, with the bright colors. Love the sunglasses! Enjoy your day!

  4. Such a fun card…I will have to come up with something exciting with these bright colors! Thanks for inspiration!

  5. Those glasses look amazing in those colors, you always pick the best color combinations to make your main images stand out beautifully.
    I think my favorite card from all of these is the one with the pocket for the gift card, that is one fabulous way to give a gift.
    Thank you for sharing.

  6. Linda Callahan

    Love the bright colors against the black! Such a fun card….
    Made me smile!

  7. barb hendrickson

    So cool…Just like you!!

  8. Love to think about sunglasses even though we had a little snow this morning! LOL!!!

  9. I have never given that stamp set a second look but your cards make me want it! Super cool use of the GDP colors on the first and super fun ideas on all the other cards. Super stamping, Brian!

  10. Fun card, love the way the colours pop against the black background, love how you show the versatility of the set too. Claire x

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