You are Loved for FMS217

I’m excited to share another sneak peek item from Stampin’ Up!’s 2016 Occasions Catalog – and this week’s Freshly Made Sketches layout from Linda Callahan (my super-talented, super-funny friend) gave me the perfect inspiration.  This card features a new stamp set, a new Thinlits die and gorgeous paper from a new Designer Series Paper Stack.  Here’s my card:

Grateful Bunch, Rose Garden Thinlits Dies, Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, FMS217, Valentine's Day card

And here’s Linda’s sweet-and-simple sketch that inspired my card:

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Grateful Bunch.  You know my heart melts for beautifully scripted sentiments, right?  I don’t mess around with flowers very much, but this stamp set has three sentiments that couldn’t wait to make their way onto the stamp shelf in my Fungeon (that’s my affectionate name for my stamping space).  You are totally awesome.  And I am totally grateful.  You are loved {a lot}.  These are must-have stamps because they are beautifully styled and because they are lovely sentiments.

    Grateful Bunch, Stampin' Up!

    Grateful Bunch, Stampin’ Up!

  • Amazing New Thinlits Die.  Although that sentiment from Grateful Bunch is wonderfully lovely, it’s the die-cut flower that really steals the show on this card, don’t you think?  The Rose Red flower was cropped with the Rose Garden Thinlits Dies and a Precision Base Plate – what an easy way to create such an amazing accent!  There are SO MANY ways to create beautiful cards and 3-D projects with these amazing, new Thinlits.

    Rose Garden Thinlits Dies, Stampin' Up!

    Rose Garden Thinlits Dies, Stampin’ Up!

  • Sweet Color Combination.  This combination of colors was inspired by the Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack – this pack of papers is filled to the brim with beautiful patterns in Rose Red, Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake, Garden Green and Whisper White.  This panel of Crumb Cake and the outlines of Whisper White hearts makes for a beautiful, neutral backdrop – perfect for this intricate rose.  If you like these colors, too, feel free to save this:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Rose Red, Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake

Stamp Sets:  Grateful Bunch  Papers:  Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack, Blushing Bride, Rose Red, Whisper White  Inks:  Rose Red  Accessories:  Rose Garden Thinlits Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals

I hope you’ll pop over to the Freshly Made Sketches 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. Absolutely love that color combination! Gorgeous!

  2. Lovely! The die cut flower is stunning; I just started playing with these dies earlier this week, they are amazing!

  3. I believe you Brian, and I will be ordering. I do live in Oz though. Love your work, always so stunning!!! Have a merry Christmas.

  4. Beautiful card Brian! I can’t wait to try out this new die. Your blog post didn’t come this morning, not sure what happened!

  5. What I love best about all of your cards is their simplicity. This is an absolutely gorgeous card. (I even said that aloud when I saw it!)

  6. Pretty colors and pretty card . I like this Rose …reminds me of the Manhattan one .

  7. Oh so pretty in pinks! Gorgeous card!

  8. Pingback: Sweet Color Combinations for Valentine’s Day – STAMP WITH BRIAN

  9. A lovely and perfect card!

  10. Darn that gremlin, I thought you were ill when I didn’t see a post notice yesterday. Totally love Linda’s card.

  11. Totally agree with Lauren. Simply GORGEOUS! Merry Christmas, Brian.

  12. Gorgeous card! I love that color combo and the flower die is fabulous. Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  13. Beautiful showcase of the upcoming offerings!! Love that flower! Glad to see you at FMS and happy new year!

  14. LOVE than thinlit! You have shown it off beautifully. Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

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