Sailing Home for GDP192

It’s time for another CASE the Designer Challenge with the Global Design Project. There are so many places to find inspiration for the projects we make – I love the opportunity to create a project that’s inspired by the art of my fellow team members on GDP. Always a joy! This week we are CASEing a project by my super-talented friend, Charlet Mallett. What fun!

My card showcases a boatload (get it?) of elements from the Come Sail Away Suite of products in Stampin’ Up!’s 2019 Annual Catalog – it’s simple card with beautiful layers and rich colors. Here’s my card:

Sailing Home Bundle, Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingAnd here’s the banner for this week’s challenge that inspired my card:GDP192When we CASE (Copy and Share Everything or Copy and Selectively Edit), we find inspiration in a project – theme, color combinations, layout, products used – and create our own project by making changes to make it our own.  When CASEing, it’s important to give credit to the original designer – it doesn’t take away from your project at all.

My card plays on the layout of Charlet’s beautiful, bright card. It also touches of the “dream” theme in Charlet’s card.

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Come Sail Away Suite. If you live near the ocean (or dream of being near the ocean), then the Come Sail Away Suite will soon be calling to you like a siren at sea. This suite, filled with beautiful nautical images and themes, is sure to be a favorite in the new catalog that goes live TOMORROW. Here’s a look at the Sailing Home Bundle:Sailing Home Bundle, Stampin' Up! 151066And here’s a look at the colors and patterns in the Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper – this is such a gorgeous collection of papers that can be used for almost any occasion:Come Sail Away, Stampin' Up! 149481I also features the Night of Navy/Sahara Sand Baker’s Twine that’s part of this suite. More on that later. ♥
  • In the Direction of Your Dreams. There are so many reasons to use this sentiment from the Sailing Home stamp set – I think of graduations, retirements or celebration of life changes. I stamped this sentiment with White Craft Ink and heat embossed it with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. After I heated it, I punched it with a 1-1/2″ Circle punch before showcasing it on this gorgeous cutout from the Smooth Sailing Dies:Sailing Home Bundle, Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingIt’s a perfect combination, don’t you think?
  • Yay, Me! I really stretched myself on this card – taking my creativity places it rarely goes. I added ribbon. ♥ I needed to play with this Night of Navy/Sahara Sand Baker’s Twine – and there’s no more perfect accent for this suite. I know that others play with ribbon all the time (and expertly so), but this is a rarity for me. Sailing Home Bundle, Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingHere’s a look at this incredible twine:Night of Navy and Sahara Sand Baker's Twine, Stampin' UP!, 19483

Bundles: Sailing Home Stamp Sets: Sailing Home Papers: Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper, Night of Navy, Thick Whisper White Inks: Balmy Blue, Soft Suede, Whisper White Craft, Jet Black StazOn Accessories: Smooth Sailing Dies, 1-1/2 Circle punch, Night of Navy/Sahara Sand Baker’s Twine, White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Stampin’ Blends, 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. With Graduations going on in June, this card is just perfect for anyone who’s embarking on a new adventure.
    Love the design and perfect layering, the bow is indeed a lovely surprise, I’m glad you decided to take a chance with it.

    • Thanks, Maria! I’m ready to accept my award for going above-and-beyond by adding the bow. 🙂 Thanks so much! It’s always wonderful to hear from you! ♥

  2. Great card Brian, this is a wonderful sentiment, we should all sail in the direction of our dreams.

  3. Love this card and sentiment, Brian. Wow! You even used twine! Have a great day!

  4. Your card is a “boatload” of greatness. LOVE the sentiment.

  5. I LOVE this whole bundle! Your card is fabulous and showcases many of the great products. By the way, good work with the twine. See, you can do it!

  6. Awesome the way you used the label die behind the sentiment and layered the green print of the DSP.

  7. Love your humor and love your card! 🙂

  8. Linda Callahan

    Oh my and there is a boatload of beauty in this card! So elegant and classy!

  9. So classy and handsome! Just like you!

  10. AHA! So in addition to all your other talents my friend, you are also a mind reader! This bundle is the very first item on my very first order from the new catalog! How did you ever know? Your card is amazing and, as always, just filled with exciting details. I love it!

  11. I love the simplicity of this card. It really has a wow factor with the contrast of colors. I love the delicate coloring on the boats. Thanks for your inspiration.

  12. This card is perfection! I zeroed in on the bow even before reading your post today…Thought to myself…”The bow is perfect for this card but rare for Brian”! “Ties” it all in!

  13. Hi Brian! I just wanted to say that there have been some gorgeous creations with this Suite, but so far this is my FAVORITE!!! I love the colors and the design couldn’t be more Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!!!

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