You’ve Got This for PPA290

This week’s Pals Paper Arts challenge features a great sketch from Patti MacLeith.  Her great sketch has a big circle inside the top part of the sketch – and I wasn’t, at first, sure how to fill that space.  Faced with this fun challenge, I flipped through all my stamps until I landed on You’ve Got This, a wonderful set that was first revealed with the new catalog this year.  I’ve been sharing a lot of florals this week (not my typical go-to for a card), so I figured I could just keep up that theme.  Here’s my card:

You've Got This, Picture Perfect, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, PPA290

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


Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Paper.  Although the printed catalog says the Perfectly Artistic Paper is only offered through February 15, there’s still quite a bit of it to be earned (during Sale-a-Bration, you can select this paper as your gift with a $50 purchase).  Yippee!  There are TWELVE colors featured in this paper of marbled and watercolored prints.  I used the watercolored piece of Soft Sky to create a beautiful texture in the background panel AND on the flower.

    Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!

    Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Paper, Stampin’ Up!

  • Fun Coloring.  Don’t you love the beautiful texture on this flower?  It was stamped on the Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Paper and snipped out.  I added a little color to the stamen with my So Saffron Stampin’ Write Maker.  That’s it!  I stamped the image on again on Pear Pizzazz cardstock and snipped out the flower’s stem and leaves to pair with the snipped flower.
  • Color Combination.  I love how the softness of Soft Sky reacts to the darkness of Basic Black in this card.  Together, they are an unstoppable duo – they don’t seem like they’d get along, but they really play well together.  If you like this combination, too, feel free to save this:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Basic Black, Soft Sky, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White

Stamp Sets:  You’ve Got This, Picture Perfect  Papers:  Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Paper (Soft Sky), Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Sky, Whisper White, Basic Black  Inks:  Archival Basic Black, Stampin’ Write Marker (So Saffron), VersaMark  Accessories:  White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals

You've Got This, Picture Perfect, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, PPA290

I hope you’ll pop over to the Pals Paper Arts 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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Stampin' Up!, Brian King



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  1. I just accidentally discovered your forward/backward button thingy – that’s kind of cool! Anyhoo – I love this card. Makes my eyes happy. xo

  2. GORGEOUS card!!

  3. You are the King of snipping. Lovely card.

  4. the shots of black really make this stunning!

  5. I love this card! The colors are striking!

  6. Brian, now this is so awesome… I like to make my cards like this.
    You did a clean and crisp card that is elegant. Thanks, hg

  7. Oh Brian what a beautiful card did you color it , if so you did a great job ,I need to practice how so bad , I think my 7month old do a better job then me 🙁
    Love it ,
    Hugs Frenchie

  8. Brian never mine , Daaaa. I should of read it first,
    Hugs F,

  9. I love your take on the sketch. Your card is beautiful with the snipped flower. The color are great together. I like the idea of combining the striped paper with the soft sky flower. Have a great day.

  10. Chris R. from Iowa

    Jaw dropping! I want this DP now! Great take on the sketch!

  11. Don’t you just love building around a phrase? I know you built around the sketch but the “you are made of Wonderful” phrase couldn’t find a more fitting card to be on. I just love it.

  12. Brian, 3 Things I love about this card
    1. The colors (using the DSP, great idea)
    2. The snipping
    3. The layering

  13. Striking colors and perfectly snipped bloom = WONDERFUL!

  14. Really beautiful card!!!!

  15. WOW! Simply breath taking! The pop of black against the gorgeous blue is stunning! Did you say we can still get this Perfectly Artistic paper? I did get several packs, but I wasn’t aware we could still get it after 2/15.

  16. WOW!! I love this flower, the way it stands out with all the black details is really beautiful and that sentiment speaks volumes to anybody who receives this card.
    Thank you for sharing.

  17. Suzie Patt Cullen

    Perfection, Brian!

  18. Gorgeous blossom and so striking on the black & white diagonals! Beautiful entry for this week’s PPA sketch!

  19. I think you have revived this stamp! Love it with the Perfectly Artistic and Neutrals DSP!

  20. Beautiful card, Brian.

  21. Outstanding Brian!! Just LOVE the color combination!! So creative!!

  22. Oh my…that is really pretty Brian!

  23. You sure have the clean card process worked out very well! Great card!

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