You’re So Sweet for FMS201

Narelle Farrugia is hosting this week’s challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches.  After last week’s super-fun celebration for FMS’s 200th challenge, it’s time to roll up our sleeves and get back to work.  🙂  I love the flexibility of this week’s sketch – it’s one that everyone can (and should) play along with.  It inspired me to pair some papers from the Holiday Catalog with a sentiment and shapes from the Annual Catalog.  What fun!  Here’s my card:

You're So Sweet, Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, FMS201

And here’s the banner for Narelle’s challenge that inspired my card:FMS201

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Halloween Mask.  This sentiment is from the Annual Catalog stamp set You’re So Sweet.  While this stamp includes fashionable brackets around the words, I wanted to remove them to only showcase the sentiment, so I masked them.  I simply applied tape over the clean stamp in the areas I did not want to stamp on my paper, inked the stamp, removed the tape and then stamped it onto the Very Vanilla paper.  Voila!  If you missed my video that shows masking, check it out here.

    You're So Sweet stamp set, Stampin' Up!

    You’re So Sweet stamp set, Stampin’ Up!

  • Patterns.  Both pieces of Designer Series Paper from Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper feature fun patterns with Tangelo Twist and Very Vanilla.  There are so many patterns to choose from, but I settled on these because one is so bold, while the other is so detailed.  If you want to learn more about mixing patterns, you can see my video here.  I also played with the stripes in the papers to make sure one is up-and-down while the other is side-to-side.  Interesting…
  • Sweet Color Combination.  Basic Black and Tangelo Twist make for a wonderful pairing at Halloween.  The addition of a teeny amount of Rich Razzleberry brightens the spooky combo a bit to make this project more appealing for small children (or adults who like Rich Razzleberry).  I pulled these colors from my Classic Color Combinations for Halloween Chart that you can see here.Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Basic Black, Rich Razzleberry, Tangelo Twist

Stamp Sets:  You’re So Sweet  Papers:  Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper, Basic Black, Tangelo Twist, Rich Razzleberry, Very Vanilla  Inks: Archival Basic Black   Accessories:  2-1/2″ Circle punch, Circles Collection Framelits, Lots of Labels Framelits, Stampin’ Dimensionals

I hope you’ll pop over to Freshly Made Sketches 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. Suzie Patt Cullen

    Love the colors and the DSP … and the 10 layers, right? And the You’re So Sweet stamp set looks like a “must have”. ?

  2. Love that Rich Razzleberry in the Halloween palette!

  3. Cute! Love the skinny RR as an accent!

  4. I have enjoyed reading your postings going back to the beginning since I discovered your site a couple of weeks ago. It was especially fun to see the behind the scenes pictures of Stampin Up Company.

    Question: Could you tell us what particular Scotch tape item you use for masking. They make several different varieties.


    • Thanks, LeNora! I’m so glad you are enjoying my posts – I love sharing them. I used plain tape for the video I share (any tape will work for masking directly on the stamp as long as the tape doesn’t leave a residue). In my craft room, I mostly use blue painter’s tape – it’s easier for me to grab when I need it. 🙂

  5. You’re So Sweet is getting to b one of my favorite stamp sets! Love your card. A great design – well executed!

  6. Wonderful card! Love the different patterns, design, and fun sentiment!:-)

  7. crisp, perfect, beautiful colors together (love the swatch)

  8. What a great card! Perfect to use with a hostess gift, a gift for someone recuperating from an illness or just a little surprise for a friend. Love it.

  9. The 3 things I love about Brian Kins’s card:
    -Great color combination (especially the Rich Razzleberry)
    – Lots of Labels framelits ( when I bought these you said I’d love them,
    and I do!)
    -The fun paper! (I can’t wait to get some into my craft space)
    As always Brian, thanks for the inspiration!!

  10. Loving your colors and design!!! Have a wonderful weekend!

  11. Cute card ! Love the colors ! I missed that sentiment somehow ! Again I will review all offerings (tee hee) in this jam packed catalog !
    Went and looked all the other entries ….some really great cards in this challenge . You are in good company !!

  12. Love the color combination Brian and the sentiment is just fabulous but the 10 layers of paper are amazing. You managed to create a perfectly balanced card, with layer upon layer of DSP and CS that look just beautiful.
    Love it!!!

  13. Fabulous fall colors! Neat and sweet!

  14. Great fall colors! Neat and sweet!

  15. Such a great card Brian! I love the colour combination and all those neat layers! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

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