Painted Petals Sneak Peek for FMS166

As a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I am able to pre-order items from the 2015 Occasions Catalog a month early (and can already earn Sale-a-Bration products at the same time), so you’d better believe I’ve stocked up on some fun, new supplies and stamp sets.  I’m really excited to share a sneak peek at some gorgeous new Designer Series Paper and a wonderful new stamp set from the Occasions Catalog (available for ordering on January 6).

Here’s my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge:

Painted Petals, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, FMS166And here’s Karren’s sketch that inspired my creation:

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • A Painted Look with Stamps and Paper.  It’s Spring, y’all!  And Stampin’ Up!’s Painted Petals stamp set and Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper will soon hatch to help you create beautiful projects with gorgeous images and colors.  Who doesn’t love the look of beautifully water colored flowers?  Achieving that look is super-easy with this set and this paper.  AND…the sentiments in this set are AMAZINGLY wonderful!  Check it out!Painted Petals, Stampin' Up!, Brian King
  • Minus One.  I love to create projects with inspiration from sketches.  Sometimes, though, an element of the sketch doesn’t “work” with the rest of the card.  I tried my darnedest to include a little piece of Blushing Bride twine in this design (and ultimately remade the center panel), but I ultimately decided to center my sentiment and remove the twine.  The focal panel needed to be more “clean” to stand out against the busy – but beautiful – background.
  • Fresh Color Combination.  The cardstock colors I used for this card were inspired by the colors in the Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper.  Throughout the Fall and Holiday seasons, I’ve barely touched Wild Wasabi, so I’m happy to see it turn up here.  The colors in this paper include: Blackberry Bliss, Blushing Bride, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Rose Red, Sahara Sand, Soft Sky and Wild Wasabi on a Whisper White base.  Phew!  That’s a lot, but they sure do work well together – and it’s nice to play with some fresh, Spring colors.

Stamp Sets:  Painted Petals  Papers:  Blackberry Bliss, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White  Inks:  Blackberry Bliss, Wild Wasabi, Blushing Bride  Accessories:  Scallop Edge Border punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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  1. Very nice!

  2. My favorite set and now my favorite card !!! Thanks for sharing!

  3. so pretty!

  4. Good morning my friend, but most of all happy Birthday, to our King !!!!!
    Did u get my comment on your last beautiful card ?????
    Ok to this beautiful card , love love it , so clean and neat Brian, love that Dsp , just got it yesterday , can’t wait to play ,
    So please keep your eyes on your mail box , Monday I’ll put it in for you ,
    Love you and have a great day my friend !!!!!!
    Hugs Frenchie

  5. My paper and preorder come this week! Can’t wait to play with it. I love your card and how you used the new products in the sketch. It’s getting colder here so nice to see these spring flowers!

  6. Thank you , Brian ,for the Beautiful card!
    You have such a wonderful design talent !
    Thank you, for sharing.

  7. By all means ….Happy Birthday to you !! I should have remembered because your BD is next door to my GD `s. ….
    Love this dsp ….loaded with colors ! Pretty card !

  8. Another thought ….this birthday 0f yours leads to the idea that maybe that new perpetual calendar in the new catty might be a good next purchase ! Just saying ….

  9. This is such a sweet and pretty, CAS card, Brian. And it’s a breath of fresh air with its Springtime feel. It’s always good to have you join us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  10. Love it! Love the paper! I know what I am getting for January’s order!

  11. Oh that DSP is definitely a breath of spring! Pretty card!

  12. I’m excited to see a paper with Rose Red again. I have an entire pack of it sitting here and the color just seemed to be a little “off” with any dsp I attempted to use it with. I really have fallen in love with Painted Blooms DSP and this is the first time I’ve laid eyes on it. It screams Spring and Easter. Can you tell I’ve already seen way too much snow? LOL Beautiful, beautiful card Brian!

  13. Great card Brian and I LOVE this paper. That’s going to the top of my wish list.

  14. So, so pretty!

  15. Love, love, love this card Brian! I love the colors, I love your interpretation of the design, and I love the stamp set too. Another winner!! Can’t wait till January.

  16. So simple yet so sweet. Thinking this may be the 1st card I demo at my 1st party. The girls will love this!

  17. Love what you’ve done with this collection Brian, it looks fabulous. Loving this collection too, it’s just so bright and cheerful. Best wishes for Tuesday 🙂

  18. Your card screams “Springtime” and it seems all of us could use some of that about now. It is a beautiful card. I love the DSP having so many colors in it to bring out whatever cardstock we have. Happy early birthday. With things a little crazy this time of year, I may forget on Tuesday. I believe in making them last as long as possible…a week or longer. Why not, right?

  19. Goodness!!! Happy almost Birthday Brian, gosh!! it slipped my mind. I don’t think my card will make it in time so, it will be a belated birthday, my dear.
    I really like this DSP, it shouts Spring loud and clear, even if it’s a long way off.
    Your card is a breath of fresh, Spring air, just about what we need right now up here, today is a gloomy, gray day and we just came back from watching my 16 y/o granddaughter brake her own record for the 50 yd. free style…..28.1 seconds!!!!! Forgive me for bragging. 😉

  20. Yummy DSP. Your card really shows it off. Nice job, as always.

  21. Ooo, I got to play , I been to busy 🙁
    I love your card , your just tooooo crafty. Lol
    Hugs , I’m sorry im to early for your b-day, but look all the wishes your getting , lol !!!!
    And all the LOVE !!!!!

  22. Brian, this card is absolutely stunning… I love the base color contrast, the DSP, the sentiment, the layering, the ink, etc, etc and on and on…. 🙂

  23. I just love seeing sneak peeks of the fun new products! Thanks for the inspiration. Glad you joined us this week at FMS!

  24. I couldn’t wait for you to make a card with this stamp set and paper – and it was as lovely as I imagined it would be. Thank you.

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