Be My Valentine for GDP220

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 team members Shawn deOliveira, who also happens to be a member of my InKing Royalty team. What fun! Here’s my card:

Everything Festive, Be Mine Dies, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingAnd here’s the banner for Shawn’s card that inspired my card:

GDP220When 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.

It’s easy to see where Shawn’s project inspired me. Like Shawn, the focus of my card is a Stitched Nested Labels Die along a soft backdrop and beautiful bands of color and texture. My card also features soft, sweet colors like the birds on Shawn’s card.

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Everything Festive. My card features a sentiment from Everything Festive, one of the stamp sets that is retiring at end of the Holiday Catalog period. If you have the Stitched Nested Labels Dies (and I know you do), then you are going to want to grab up this stamp set before it’s gone. While some of the sentiments pair well with circles or ovals, they are perfectly paired with Stitched Nested Labels Dies. Halloween, Christmas, Valentine’s Day and New Year’s Day are all represented here. Here’s a look at the Everything Festive stamp set: Everything Festive, Stampin' Up! 150566I stamped this sentiment on Smoky Slate and cropped it with the Stitched Nested Labels Dies. I popped that up with Stampin’ Dimensionals over a heart cropped with the Stitched Be Mine Dies (this heart doesn’t have stitching but does have an embossed edge. Here’s a closer look: Everything Festive, Be Mine Dies, Stampin' Up!, Brian King
  • Layer Measurements. When a simple card can be easily be recreated with other colors, papers and shapes, I like to share the measurements so you can recreated it in your own vision and with your own images. Here are the measurements for these layers, starting with the base of the card and working my way up:
    • Smoky Slate – 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5-1/2″
    • Stampin’ Dimensionals
    • Calypso Coral – 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″
    • Whisper White – 3-3/8″ x 4-5/8″
    • Follow Your Art Designer Series Paper – 3-3/8″ x 2″
    • Blushing Bride – 3-3/8″ x 3/8″
    • Blushing Bride – Stitched Be Mine Dies
    • Stampin’ Dimensionals
    • Smoky Slate – Stitched Nested Labels Dies
  • Sweet Color Combination. I didn’t want Calypso Coral and Petal Pink to look so amazing with one another, but they really do make a great pair. I pulled this Calypso Coral panel with tiny heart designs from the Follow Your Art Designer Series Paper. Here’s a look at the colors and patterns in this pack of paper:Follow Your Art Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up! 2019 Annual Catalog, 149489If you are as enamored by this mix of Petal Pink, Calypso Coral and Smoky Slate as I am, please save this for future reference: Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration - Petal Pink, Calypso Coral, Smoky Slate

Stamp Sets: Everything Festive  Papers: Follow Your Art Designer Series Paper, Smoky Slate, Calypso Coral, Petal Pink, Whisper White  Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black  Accessories: Stitched Nested Labels Dies, Stitched Be Mine 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.

Thanks for stopping by today!


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  1. Adore your mix of shapes and pretty “love” colors!

  2. Happy birthday to two awesome people, you and me! Hope you have a great day! I always look forward to your daily posts. 🙂

  3. What a great color combo combined with your sweet take on the challenge. As fast as the month’s pass, Valentine’s Day will be here soon. Have a wonderful day!

  4. Love the pop of smoky on the corals..sweet card!

  5. Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday to you! Wishing you a day as beautiful as your card today.

  6. I love to see new holiday color combinations! Happy Birthday Brian! Hope your day is full of smiles and hope the coming year is full of every good blessing. <3

  7. Brian I love your interpretation of the original card. Great job.

  8. Stitched dies make everything pop! Love both cards!
    Brian have a Wonderful Birthday! Tricia it must be fun to share a birthday with the KING 😉. Enjoy your day!

  9. 🎂✨🎉🎊🎈Happy Birthday Brian, wishing you a beautiful day.
    And this card is so lovely, thank you for getting us in the mood for Valentine’s Day, which will be here very soon.
    Both cards are beautiful, thank you for sharing.

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