I [Blank] You for FabFri and FMS

Yesterday, I shared with you that I have been asked to join the Fab Friday Design Team.  Woo hoo!  Today, I am sharing a card I made for this week’s Fab Friday Color Challenge (I don’t start on the team until the next challenge on February 13).  The layout for this card is inspired by Linda Callahan’s super-fun sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  In honor of both design teams and the upcoming Day of Love, here is my card:

Dude You're Welcome, Best of Love, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, FabFri34, FMS121

 Here’s the Fab Friday Challenge Banner:

And the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge Banner:

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Mixing Textures.  I love to play around with textures on a card.  While today’s card is made with only smooth card stock, the pieces appear to have very different textures.  By its nature, Crumb Cake card stock has a very natural texture, so there’s a start.  The “I [Blank] You” sentiment (from the Dude, You’re Welcome kit) has a distressed look about it, which pairs nicely with the bold, solid background paper.
  • Trimming the Stamped Image.  Rather than cut the paper and then try to stamp the image on it, I stamped the “I [Blank] You” on a scrap piece of Whisper White and then trimmed around it.  I lined up the base of the image along the ruler of the trimmer and cut away.  I then turned the image around on the trimmer and cropped each of the edges.Stampin' Up!, Brian King
  • Balancing Colors.  I always lay out all of my pieces on a card to make sure the colors are perfectly balanced (by perfect, I mean “the way I want them to be”) and aren’t doubled up in any place – there’s nothing worse than two pieces of the same color of card stock piled on top of each other (well, second only to two mountains in a row – anyone remember that?

Stamp Sets:  Dude You’re Welcome, Best of Love  Papers:  Crumb Cake, Real Red, Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Stack  Inks:  Crumb Cake, Real Red  Accessories:  Hearts Collection Framelits, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Buy the Kit!  We all love bundles, right?  Think of the Stampin’ Starter Kit as a bundle where you get to pick the items you want to include.  For only $99, you can buy $150 worth of products for NO ADDITIONAL OBLIGATION.  Why wouldn’t you do it?  To buy the kit, click here.

I’ve been very impressed and pleased with all of the support I have received since joining Brian’s team.  I am a hobby stamper but I’m just as important to him as the career team members. – Dee C.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!


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  1. Happy Sunday, Brian: I didn’t have a chance to comment on yesterday’s fabulous cards, love the tip on how to line up the polka dots perfectly. I also wanted to congratulate you on your promotion, well deserved, I might add, for all your hard work and dedication.
    Today’s card is also fabulous, your attention to every detail and your explanation of the WHY you decided to choose a stamp or DSP, helps me a lot when it comes to putting a card together.

  2. Love the layers! 🙂

  3. Fantastic card-the layers and textures just balance each other out so well. Thanks Brian.

  4. Pretty colors and I chime in with Nancy …love the layers . I think layers add weight to a card and keeps it from feeling flimsy and gives additional detail . And who wouldn`t love that big ol` heart !

  5. Love your sweet Valentine and love all of your news! Congrats again on your promotion and hooray for being on the Fab Friday team! You will be fab for sure!

  6. Brain, Congratulations on being selected for the Fab Friday Design Team! How exciting!
    Love your card, but the stamped image on the I “blank” you sentiment is fantastic!
    The colors are my favorite combination, too! X

  7. Ever clever Brian, you have combined stamp sets brilliantly! Fab card!

  8. Love this. Will be casing!

  9. When I saw this card the word “happy” jumped up at me. I love cards that make me smile and that is what this one did for sure…………thanks Brian.

  10. I just might have to get “Dude, You’re Welcome!” now 😉 Great card and tips Brian, as usual 🙂

  11. Brain,
    I love, love your cards. I have admired your talent. This is the first time I have left a comment.

    Jinnie in Alabama

  12. Welcome! Welcome! Welcome Brian! We are so excited to have you on the Fab Friday team! And awesome card too! I like how the larger heart is just slightly over the edge of the DSP panel! Can’t wait to see your card for the next challenge! Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!

  13. Welcome to our Design Team Brian! So excited to have you joining us! I love the card you created for our latest challenge. I have never thought about using the guy set and adding love… I might have to steal that one! 🙂 Thanks so much for stampin’ with us at Fab Friday!

  14. Fabulous card! Love the layered hearts! Great job on combining challenges. Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  15. Congratulations on joining the Fab Friday crew! What a great addition! I’m looking forward to seeing your creations!

  16. Welcome to the team, Brian! We’re so happy to have you!
    Love the bold lines and colors here. The layered hearts just pop. Fabulous design!

  17. Hi Brian! I’m so excited for you to join us on the Fab Friday design team! Your card is awesome as always! I love how you used the stamp from the Dude kit- perfect and so fun! Thanks for joining us at Fab Friday!

  18. Your card is absolutely FABULOUS! Congrats on joining the Fab Friday design team! Sorry about commenting so late . . . trying to catch up on my favorite SU sites after being away! Once again, LOVE your cards!! 🙂

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