Seaside Notions for GDP198

A fun sketch challenge kicks off today at the Global Design Project – the sketch puts a sentiment front-and-center on the card. I’m so in love with the sentiments in Seaside Notions that I designed my images around the sentiment to make a thoughtful thinking of you card. Here’s my card:

Seaside Notions, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

And here’s the banner for the challenge that inspired my card:

GDP198Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Seaside Notions. I grew up by the ocean, so I didn’t even have to think twice about adding Seaside Notions to my shopping cart when Stampin’ Up!’s 2019 Annual Catalog was first released. The seahorse and shells are gorgeous. It wasn’t until after the set arrived, though, that I realized how INCREDIBLE the sentiments in this set are! Here’s a look at Seaside Notions:Seaside Notions, Stampin' Up! 149278
  • Masking to Layer Images. The thick, sketchy lines on the artwork make the images easy to stamp and cut out, but I wanted my images to sit in the background on this card. They are almost a texture here: Seaside Notions, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingHere’s how I masked the images (with minimal snipping) to build them on this card:Masking in Three Steps, Stampin' Up!, Brian King
  • Warm Neutrals. I wanted a warm mix of neutral tones to accompany this “thinking of you” sentiment. I also like to incorporate yellow into cards that are meant to uplift, encourage or show sympathy. So Saffon is such a soft yellow that blends well with the browns used to build this card. If you like this mix of So Saffron, Crumb Cake and Early Espresso, please save this:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration - So Saffron, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso

Stamp Sets: Seaside Notions Papers: Early Espresso, So Saffron, Crumb Cake Inks: Crumb Cake, Tuxedo Black Memento Accessories: Stitched Nested Labels Dies, Linen Thread, 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. Fun to see summer cards now that it’s finally summer in Maine, LOL!!!

  2. Very pretty and calming done in neutrals! Hope your jet lag isn’t too bad!

  3. Super card today Brian. I love the fact that the sentiment is what draws your eye while the images stay in the background. After all, the point of the card is to let someone know you were thinking of them right? Love it!

  4. Great card Brian. And your 3-step masking is brilliant.

  5. Great take on the challenge. Love the masking and the font of the sentiment in the stitched label die. It will definitely make someone’s day better! Enjoy your day!

  6. Nutty neutrals with a dash of saffron. A perfect recipe for this sweet, sea themed card.

  7. Great masking..nice neutrals!

  8. Love your card. Masking, what an idea….We seem to be on the same wave length.

  9. Kathy (cards_by_kp)

    Great color combo for this beach-themed card.

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