One Design = Two Cards for FMS194

As I stood at my craft desk to plan out this week’s Freshly Made Sketches project, I quickly decided on a sentiment and color combination I wanted to use.  BUT…did I want my project to be a wedding card or a sympathy card?  Two very different reasons to send a card, but I suppose there’s a fine line between the images you’d select for either.  As I played around with different images, trying to determine which image to use, I finally gave in and decided to just share BOTH projects.  Both cards are made with Linda Callahan’s sketch for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches Challenge, but here’s my favorite:

Butterfly Basics, Remarkable You, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, FMS194

And here’s Linda Callahan’s sketch that inspired my projects:


Here’s my second card with the same layout but with different flower images:

Butterfly Basics, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, FMS194Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Sketched designs.  The flowers in both stamp sets are designed with sketched images.  While I really like the bold, modern images in Remarkable You, the more rustic set of flowers from Butterfly Basics is beautiful, too.  Both seem to work really well with this gorgeous sentiment from Butterfly Basics – you already know how much I love sentiments that combine print with script.  I love this one.

    Butterfly Basics stamp set, Stampin' Up!

    Butterfly Basics stamp set, Stampin’ Up!

  • Thankful for Thick Whisper White.  I didn’t use Thick Whisper White as the base for this card (hello, obvious!), but Thick Whisper played an important role.  When tying twine tightly around a panel, a border of fragile Whisper White is easy to bend or tear.  Thanks to Thick Whisper White, we don’t have to worry about that anymore.  The twine wrapped tightly around the base without denting the white card stock.  Love it!
  • Color Combination.  It seems I’ve been playing around with pink and brown quite a bit lately – I just love the combination.  If you also like this combination, feel free to save this for inspiration in your card making:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Blushing Bride

Stamp Sets:  Remarkable You, Butterfly Basics  Papers:  Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Blushing Bride, Whisper White, Thick Whisper White  Inks:  Soft Suede  Accessories:  White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, White Bakers Twine, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Butterfly Basics, Remarkable You, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, FMS194Today is the last day for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge, but you still have time to pop over to see the designs by the team members.

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  1. Two absolutely lovely cards indeed, Brian!!! I can’t pick a favorite, love both of them!!
    Your color combination is just fantastic, thank you for sharing all your tips and suggestions.

  2. Two beautiful cards!

  3. Thank you for two beautiful cards and a laugh this morning! I had not been up but a few minutes when I read this post. In my fuzzy brain I read that you were standing “on” your desk! I think that would be a great thing to see.

  4. Good cards for JIC(just in case …you need one)
    Pretty ,but not too frilly . I think the white really makes these cards .

  5. Wow the flowers are so pretty embossed in white!

  6. Jennifer Spiller

    Obviously both are gorgeous cards!!! I just fell in love allows over again with the second card ( with the flower from Butterfly Basics)

  7. Both cards are really lovely. I love the white images on Blushing Bride. Wonderful!

  8. Both cards are beautiful Brian – my favorite being the one with Remarkable You. 🙂

  9. So beautiful! Love, love the colors combination.

  10. No favorites from me Brian, I love them both. They are both very soft and soothing cards. How do you ever get your wrapped twine to be so perfectly spaced? Thanks for the treat of two cards in one day. You always make me smile with your creations. You are one special guy!

    • Thanks, Grace. I think you’re pretty special, too. I’ll film a video to share some tips for using and wrapping twine – great idea! 🙂

  11. Awwwww, Brian, there both Beautiful, love them , Tfs my friend
    Have a lovely week ,
    Hugs Frenchie
    Ps did u heat embossed it ?????

  12. Beautiful cards, soothing color combo!

  13. My, Oh My…these are so lovely!!! Thank you Brian

  14. Great cards Brian. Am I blind, where is the Crumb Cake used?

    • Ha! Great catch, Shari! I originally had a piece of Crumb Cake layer in the build of the sentiments but edited it out before gluing everything down. Somewhere in my mind, though, that Crumb Cake was still there. 🙂

      • Thanks I thought I was losing my eyesight. I agree it doesn’t need it. I just made one one the colors.

      • Thank goodness for Shari! I can’t tell you how long I pored over those cards looking for the Crumb Cake layer! I feel much better now. Lovely cards Brian.

  15. I totally love this card!

  16. Love your cards – both are beautiful and perfect. Also like your color combinations. You are so good at that! Looking forward to a video on using and wrapping twine. Thanks for all the great tips.

  17. LOVE these colors together and love how beautifully these turned out.

    Thank you for sharing your ideas and tips!

  18. I love the soft look of the white embossed flowers – lovely cards, and you are right – perfect look for weddings and perfect for sympathy. Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  19. These are two beautiful, soft and serene cards. The white embossing really makes these gorgeous flowers pop. Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

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