Sunday – Friday Mashup FM151

Happy Monday!  It was a wet and dreary Sunday in Atlanta, so I was super-excited to see the weekly challenges from The Paper Players and Friday Mashup.  The Paper Players Team challenges us to make a Clean-and-Simple Spring-themed card, and Friday Mashup Team challenges us to make a project with rainbows or rainbow colors, a sketch or both – I chose the rainbow colors and then mashed them up with the Spring challenge.  Here’s your two-for-one:

Fabulous Florets, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, PP187, FM151

And here are the challenge banners from The Paper Players and Friday Mashup Challenges (click on either banner to see the challenge pages or to check out the cards from those designers):

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Unconventional Size.  This card base measures 7-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ and is scored at 2-3/4″.  It’s not your typical card size, but I really wanted the base to be long and thin to allow the flowers to dance across the page.  Any shorter, and the flowers would be piled on top of each other.  Any taller, and the sentiment wouldn’t be snuggly tucked in the corner.
  • A Whimsical Array of Flowers.  These flowers are built (from bottom-to-top) with the Petite Petals punch, the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack and a Candy Dot.  Easy as that.  My original design featured a straight line of flowers.  Right before gluing down the flowers, I decided to arrange them in a wave.  This adds the perfect amount of whimsy to this clean-and-simple card.Fabulous Florets, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, PP187, FM151
  • Colors.  In school, we learned that the rainbow is made of ROYGBIV (Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo and Violet).  To create this rainbow of flowers, I used Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Pacific Point, Island Indigo and Elegant Eggplant.  So bright, so beautiful.

Stamp sets:  Fabulous Florets  Inks:  Jet Black Stazon  Papers:  Basic Black, Whisper White, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Pacific Point, Island Indigo and Elegant Eggplant  Accessories:  Petite Petals punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Candy Dots (Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Pacific Point, Island Indigo and Elegant Eggplant)

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  1. Shannon Hokanson

    Absolutely gorgeous! Wow just wow!

  2. I love the color and simplicity. Now I’m convinced, spring is on the way!

  3. Ooh laa laa! I really like this. I love the oblong design and wavy flowers. I don’t know about anybody else but Brian’s card has me singing that old Captain Noah sing: Red and yellow and pink and green, purple and orange and blue. I can sing a rainbow, sing a rainbow, sing a rainbow with you. :-).

  4. Cute and colorful. I think this is one of those cards that you make a few to keep on hand . It makes you smile when you see it ! Love it !

  5. What a gorgeous card!!

  6. A card that would brighten up anyones day! Super-de-duper! I adore the long and skinny size…that in itself always makes you feel special when you receive a card that size!

  7. That is the cutest card ever!! I don’t know if me looking out and seeing piles of filthy, dirty snow has anything to do with it but I love that card!!

  8. Such a pretty and colorful “happy” card. I love the unique size. This card is sure to brighten someone’s day.

  9. What a pretty card! And even if you don’t have time to make a “bunch” (pun intended), you can still punch out lots of each blossom and put them aside for future use. Thanks, Brian!

  10. I love those petals! Great card size. I may try that. Did you make an envelope for it? Enjoy your Monday!


  12. Whimsy it is! Love it! And gives those of us up north in the cold a touch of spring!

  13. Rainbows always bring smiles to one’s faces…your card is no exception, Brian. Thanks for brightening our day. Absolutely wonderful!

  14. Love it!

  15. What a happy, happy card– it tickled my heart for sure!!!

  16. Oh so very cute!!! I love it! 🙂

  17. A rainbow is perfect for St Pattys day! And a rainbow of flowers is even better. So clean, so cute.
    Now for that pot of gold…….

  18. Definitely the epitome of Happy. Springtime, dancing flowers, picnics in the park and, most of all, wonderful sunshine…………that is what this card reminds me of. Brought a smile to my face and joy to my soul. Strange isn’t it how a bit of card stock and some bright colors can bring an instant smile to ones face! Thanks for such a great way to start the day Brian!

  19. I love a good rainbow card. Nailed it! The wave is perfect.

  20. This is beautiful. Clean, simple and I love those petite petals.

  21. on the scoremark—don’t you mean 2 3/4?? making it now and that is half—–that’s okay—you’re still the KING!!!!!!!!!!

  22. LOVE THIS CARD! You are the card master!

  23. ROYGBIV it is, Brian! Beautiful card! So glad you did the wave!

  24. This is so lovely Brian! Clean and simple and so bright and cheery. Love your interpretation of the sketch. You are quite clever sometimes!!! (Btw Brian, it’s maths!).

  25. Really love the simplicity and balance of your card today. The detail on the itty bitty flower makes the rest of the flower pop more. Nicely done ; )

  26. Brian, I love the candy dots in the middle of the flowers and I love that the card is not a conventional size. Oh… and I love all of the “white space”. So glad you joined the Paper Players again this week

  27. What a lovely, colorful Spring card!!! I hope soon we can see some signs that “SHE” has arrived!! You nailed the request of the PP, this beauty is Clean and Simple but also Gorgeous.

  28. This is absolutely delightful! What a great use of the rainbow colours challenge… I just can’t help but smile from ear to ear when I look at this card 🙂 Thanks for sharing with us at The Friday Mashup this week.

  29. Lovely Brian ,
    It’s poring here in Fl, tornadoes on board too , it’s dark and gray ,
    Hugs frenchie

  30. Love, love, love this card Brian. Think I may need to CASe it.

  31. LOVE this card, and sad I can’t come to the ATL virtual workshop! working 8 hrs that day, leaving for Chicago the next!

  32. Beautiful dancing flowers! The rainbow of them was very fitting for today! Happy St. Pat’s to you!

  33. Beverly Parkison aka Lateblooming Designs

    This is fresh and lovely. Thank you.

  34. What a fun long card with a parade of rainbow flowers! It does feel very whimsical. Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup this week.

  35. This is such an awesome creation, Brian! Love that chain of rainbow flowers and that you made a unique size card. Your event sounds like a lot of fun, wish I could attend! Always so happy to see you playing along with The Paper Players!

  36. FABulous card, Brian! Love the ROYGBIV colors and the way the flowers form a wave–so much more fun than a straight line! Always good to see you at The Paper Players!

  37. Fun card, Brian…very cheerful & happy!

  38. Such a happy card Brian! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! 🙂

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