Sneak Peek of Layering Love for PPA302

I love the moments right before a new catalog launches – when I can pair retiring products with sneak peeks of new products.  For this week’s Pals Paper Arts sketch, I combined a new stamp set (Layering Love) with retiring Designer Series Paper (Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper).  A sweet sentiment needs a sweet paper – and these are a perfect match.  Here’s my card:

Layering Love, Something to Say, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, PPA302And here’s Nicole Watt’s sketch that inspired my card:

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  • Layering Love.  This is the second (of four) stamps from this set that I’ve shared with you.  The first was on Monday’s Swirly Bird project for Global Design Project (see it here).  All four of these sentiments are designed to fit neatly inside our new layering framelits (squares, circles, ovals and hearts), and each sentiment is perfectly sweet.  Of the four, this is my favorite saying.  You know how much I love uplifting and love-confirming sentiments, right?  “I am much more me when I am with you” just about says it all, huh?  Here’s a peak at the other images in this incredible set:

    Layering Love, Stampin' Up!

    Layering Love, Stampin’ Up!

  • Flipping for this sketch.  All of the essential elements of Nicole’s sketch are found in my card, but I moved some of them around a bit.  My artistic license allows me to do that.  🙂  After trying to exactly fit her brilliant sketch, I decided to flip it upside down so that my sentiment (the focal point of my card) would be on the top.  To balance it all out, I positioned the circle between the two lines and added a small heart from Something to Say stamp set (and punched with the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack).  With those small changes, everything came together in a balanced card.  That makes for a very happy Brian!
  • Sweet Color Combination.  With all the combinations of Mint Macaron and Blushing Bride – I’ve used them a lot this year – I thought, for sure, I’d have already shared this simple color combination with you.  Alas, I have not.  When you want a sweet color combination, the pairing of Mint Macaron, Blushing Bride and Whisper White will never lead you astray.  Feel free to save this off for future reference:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Mint Macaron, Blushing Bride, Whisper White

Stamp Sets:  Layering Love, Something to Say  Papers:  Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper, Mint Macaron, Blushing Bride, Whisper White, Thick Whisper White  Inks:  Archival Basic Black, Blushing Bride  Accessories:  2-1/2″ Circle punch, Circles Collection Framelits, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Layering Love, Something to Say, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, PPA302

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. Oh I love it Brian!!

  2. Sweet job with this sketch!

  3. Such a CUTE card! I love the soft subtle colors and your take on the sketch! Especially love the sentiments in the new Layering Love stamp set!

  4. Such an interesting sketch…pretty card Brian!

  5. Such a sweet, darling card Brian!

  6. Love the message and coloring of this card Brian. Whenever I think “love” I think soft pink – I have no idea why. This is the kind of perfect card that you slip into your loves lunch bag for no reason at all except to show your appreciation for them. Just gorgeous!

  7. Such a sweet card! Love your interpretation of the sketch and love the papers you’ve chosen. Well done, Brian.

  8. If you’re Happy Brian, Apparently…I’m happy. Totally love this card. The soft colors, sweet sentiment and of course the skillfully layering!

  9. Sweet, soft color combination, Brian. I love big sentiments and this one looks awesome. Thanks so much for joining this week’s challenge at the Pals Paper Arts.

  10. I love it my friend , so sweet and the colors so soft ,
    Hugs Frenchie

  11. Beautiful Brian! Love the colors and the sentiment.

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