Wild About Flowers for PPA295

A couple of weeks ago, I shared that I don’t feature flowers a lot on my cards.  Since then, it seems like I’ve featured flowers far more often than I normally would.  With Bermuda Bay and Cucumber Crush as principal players in Michelle Quinno’s color challenge at the Pals Paper Arts this week, I couldn’t NOT use Wild About Flowers…  Here’s my card for this week’s challenge:

Wild About Flowers, World of Dreams, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, PPA295

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


Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Wild About Two-Step Stamping.  Two-step Stamping is a technique that’s been around for quite some time (stamp one image and then stamp a coordinating image) – photopolymer stamps make this technique A LOT easier to achieve a perfect look.  Wild About Flowers contains three arrangements of wild flowers that are easy and fun to stamp.  Because the stamp is offered in photopolymer, it’s see-through and super-easy to build the flowers with the colors of your choice.  I simply stamped the stems/leaves with Cucumber Crush (there’s a little arrow on the stamp to indicate which side is “up”).  I then stamped the flower images in Bermuda Bay (making sure the arrow was pointing the same way as the arrow on the stems/leaves).  So easy!  I’m not sure if I’d ever find this flower in nature with a bright aqua-blue hue, but I’m sure I’d love it if I did.

    Wild About Flowers, Stampin' Up!

    Wild About Flowers, Stampin’ Up!

  • A Diagonal Band.  I had this card all pulled together when I thought I should add a Bermuda Bay band behind the sentiment panel.  Rather than just add a centered strip across the card, I opted for a diagonal band.  I decided to not center the band, either, which allowed me to play with the placement of the focal panel.  The addition of the band really changed up the card – so glad I played around with it a bit before gluing everything down.  🙂Wild About Flowers, World of Dreams, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, PPA295
  • A Sentiment Everyone Should Own.  I am such a fan of inspiring and uplifting projects – I love a card that says “woo hoo” or “you are awesome” because everyone can enjoy a pat on the back, right?  This sentiment from World of Dreams is perfect.  Isn’t that what everyone wants to be – someone who makes other people happy?  Not only does this card offer a sweet image of wild flowers, but it offers a message that melts my heart.

    World of Dreams, Stampin' Up!

    World of Dreams, Stampin’ Up!

Stamp Sets:  Wild About Flowers, World of Dreams  Papers:  Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper, Bermuda Bay, Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Whisper White  Inks:  Cucumber Crush, Bermuda Bay, Archival Basic Black  Accessories:  Stampin’ DimensionalsWild About Flowers, World of Dreams, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, PPA295

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.

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  1. Stunning card!

  2. Beautiful card! Fingers crossed for my favorite set, Wild About Flowers, to carry over.

  3. Wonderful card Brian. Would you help us with measurements of the many layers?

    • Shari – thanks! The largest Crumb Cake panel is 5-1/4″ x 4″ – each of the outside panels is just 1/8″ shorter on each side. The inside Crumb Cake panel is 4-3/4″ x 3-1/4″ – each of the inside panels is just 1/8″ shorter on each side. Hope that helps!

  4. Totally love your card Brian!! 🙂

  5. This is such a beautiful card Brian. I had to laugh because the first card of yours that I ever came across on the internet had flowers on it. 🙂 The background band really adds flair.

  6. Again, you fool me with “where did that sentiment come from!” Love this simple and pretty card.

  7. So pretty! I love the extra touch with the diagonal band ! Brilliant

  8. 7 layers, oh yea! The band layer sets you apart, that’s why you’re the King!

  9. Love it! Beautiful color combination and layering.

  10. I love this flower set, and you have made it all the more special in your own wonderful style. Beautiful, as always Brian.

  11. You’ve made a very thoughtful card with flowers that is not too fussy or floral. Very tastefully done. Great job!

  12. This design appears to be the perfect card! Beautiful!

  13. THIS is being CASED for sure! Love everything about it!

  14. Great card, Brian. I love the plaid DSP with the flowers and the sentiment is a favorite.

  15. Clever choice using the black layers, Brian. They really set off the other colors and give such a crisp look. Fabulous as always!!

  16. Love love those colors well put together my friend
    Hugs Frenchie

  17. Yes, Brian, this really is a great sentiment. You do flowers so well, my friend. I hope this is an ongoing trend. TFS!

  18. Definitely art. Those flowers are perfection, Brian. I said “Oh” again as soon as I saw it. Just perfect as usual.

  19. A great card and I loved your use of the challenge colors!

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  21. Brian, I am wild about this card!! It “speaks” to me, definitely going to case this! TFS

  22. Brian, this is gorgeous! Love the diagonal band and your pretty flowers. Perfection!

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