Everything Amazing for GDP195

I was a little stumped at initial approach to this week’s Global Design Project balloons theme challenge – so I started my creative journey by running my finger over the spines of all my stamps. I can’t tell you how many cards start with that process. That’s it! That’s when I came across Everything Amazing, a new set in Stampin’ Up!’s 2019 Annual Catalog – and there are balloons. Woo hoo! Here’s my card:

Everything Amazing, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingAnd here’s the banner for the super-fun challenge that inspired my card:GDP195Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Everything Amazing. Have you paid attention to the Everything Amazing stamp set on page 20 of Stampin’ Up!’s 2019 Annual Catalog? The sketched, hand-drawn lettering is reminiscent of chalkboard art, so I heat-embossed the lettering on Basic Black cardstock with Whisper White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. Here’s a look at this fun, new set:Everything Amazing, Stampin' Up! 149340Fun, celebratory images with a lot of great words. Here are some of the amazing sayings you can build with this super-fun set:
    • “You are an amazing friend”
    • “Wishing you an amazing birthday”
    • “You will do amazing things”
    • “Wishing you an amazing friend” 🙂
  • Balloon Background. While I incorporated one pair of balloons on the top panel of this card, I didn’t feel like that was enough to meet the “balloon” theme of this week’s challenge. As such, I stamped a pattern of balloons on the Pineapple Punch background with Pineapple Punch ink. Since the stamp set is photopolymer, it was easy to line up the images and stamp them down. Here’s a closer look:Everything Amazing, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingAnd here’s a close-up of the finished card (just to prove that the balloons actually made it to my finished project). The tone-on-tone is subtle, which makes the inclusion of the balloons even more fun: Everything Amazing, Stampin' Up!, Brian King
  • Color Combination. There’s an open space in the top, right corner of this sentiment that needed to be filled, so I stamped the heart, hat and balloons from the stamp set on colored cardstock and built a little collage of these fun images in the top, left corner.Everything Amazing, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingI stamped the opening and resolve of this sentiment on Coastal Cabana cardstock and snipped them out to fit inside the lines of the embossed sentiment. If you like this bright-and-cheery combination of Pineapple Punch, Coastal Cabana and Poppy Parade as much as I do, please save this:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration - Pineapple Punch, Coastal Cabana, Poppy Parade

Stamp Sets: Everything Amazing Papers: Pineapple Punch, Coastal Cabana, Poppy Parade, Basic Black Inks: Pineapple Punch, Whisper White Craft, Tuxedo Black Memento Accessories: White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Stitched Nested Labels 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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I hope these lists help you to whittle down your wish list – or identify some amazing products you may have missed.

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  1. You? Stumped? Never!! Excellent take on the design challenge and not just for the clever tone-on-tone stamping of balloons, but also for the yummy colors. Great card!

    • 🙂 Thanks so much, Linda! I wanted to NOT use the brand new hot air balloon set, and I didn’t wan to use something everyone has seen before. Was so happy to find this one. Glad you like it.

  2. Amazing is right! So crisp in white on black. Love the bold colors and creative play!

  3. Such great sentiments that can be built with this set! Beautiful card Brian, love the chalkboard effect!

  4. Let your fingers do the stamping……..You created an amazing looking card my friend.

  5. Love the chalkboard look and the color combination!

  6. Love the color combination, the stamped tone-on-tone background and the amazing sentiment! Very fun card the recipient will be thrilled to receive. Have an amazing day, my friend!

  7. Nice card, Brian! Everything Amazing is on my wish list! Thanks for sharing!

  8. I really like the background of the stamped balloons . Subtle ,but adds to the theme !
    Cute card !

  9. Wow, Brian, the colors are Cheery in deed, love the bright boldness. These are great tips on the versatility of the sentiments. Adding the background is a total winner.
    Thank you!

  10. Hello Brian – I am a regular follower of your blog and I just love your clean and simple style. I also think your attention to detail is what makes your cards stand out. Thanks for all you share!

    • Thank you so much for your kind words, Mary! I really appreciate them. I try to find something that’s a little cool about every project. So happy you like what I’m sharing. ♥

  11. I love everything about this! So bright and fun for a birthday! May have to add this set to my list!

  12. Adding that black makes those bright colors pop perfectly. Cool background stamping, too!

  13. I LOVE this card! The colors, the layout, everything!

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