A Fab Friday Surprise for Mindy, Jon and Ian

Welcome to this week’s Fab Friday challenge.  Although Mindy Backes had a wonderful color challenge in mind for us today, the Design Team has overthrown her plans.  🙂  After Mindy and her husband welcomed Baby Ian, Mindy decided to take a little time off to be with her new son.  While the cat’s away…we’re hosting a “For Baby” theme at FabFriday.  Woo hoo!  Here’s my card for this week’s challenge:

Tag Talk, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, FabFri48

And here’s the challenge banner for this week’s challenge:

baby bannerTips, Tricks and Reminders

  • White Space.  If you are going for a clean look, you have to honor the white space.  Let it do its job, and you’ll have a tailored, clean project.  I love to let my cards “breathe” but was still uncomfortable with this much white space – until I was completely done.  There’s still a lot going on  – without feeling like there’s a lot going on.
  • Added Texture.  When the banner and onesie were glued down, I was left wanting more.  The card had no real texture.  I [figuratively] closed my eyes and jumped by adding Daffodil Delight Candy Dots to the curved banner.  It worked just like I wanted, giving me a little texture and a third dollop (that’s Southern) of yellow.
  • Color Inspiration.  I opted to use a color palette that’s typical for a baby card:  blue, green and yellow.  To add “a little edge” to it, I chose shades a bit deeper the the typical soft colors.  Marina Mist, Old Olive and Daffodil Delight worked perfectly to create a beautiful combination of shapes and words.  Feel free to save this off if it inspires you:Color Inspiration, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Stamp Set:  Tag Talk  Papers:  Marina Mist, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Subtles Designer Series Background Paper  Inks:  Old Olive  Accessories:  Baby’s First Framelits, 1″ Circle punch, 1-1/4″ Scallop Circle punch, Bitty Banners Framelits, Brights Candy Dots (Daffodil Delight), Stampin’ Dimensionals

Tag Talk, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, FabFri48I hope you’ll join the Fab Friday challenge this week by making your very own baby card (doesn’t have to be for a boy) and sharing it with us.

Thanks for stopping by today!  I enjoyed sharing this with you.


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  1. Love this. I usually go overboard, and I wish I could do ” clean and simple” it’s beautifully so. Bravo!

  2. Love the colors! I’m going to remember the tip on using white, thanks!
    Great card!!

  3. Hey Brian! This card has just the right amount of white space. The colors are awesome! I think I may have to buy this this set. You are a master!

  4. OMG that is so adorable! I would never think to put Old Olive with that blue. Absolutely adorable. Love, love, love it!

  5. Sweet little baby card Brian. I love the layout, details and colors 🙂

  6. Hey Brian just wanted to let you know I love, love this card and it will be “cased” very soon. You’re the best!

  7. Brian, first of all, I love that you are adding the color palette “badges” — I started a new Pinterest board just for Stamping Tips and am adding them to that board . As for today’s card, the color palette is great. And the use of the triple Bitty Banners under the sentiment circles is “genius” 😉 Thanks, B!

  8. Love the color combo ( marina mist is sadly overlooked with me) and those darn Candy Dots! Cute card, B!

  9. Cute card ! I like the color combo …and I read somewhere that if your card seems to be lacking something and you can`t quite settle …add a bit of yellow ! BAM ! you did and it adds a spark to the blue and green . Great card to welcome Baby Ian !

  10. This is the sweetest baby card I have seen with these framelits. So cute.

  11. Good Morning Your Highness:

    I usually find baby cards to be oh so boring. Congrats on the boy – blue, congrats on the girl – pink. Ho Hum. Well Sir Sweetness, you kicked the heck out of that one with this card. It sure as heck isn’t boring and it sure as heck is pretty dang cute. Love it, great job!

  12. Brian, this is so beautiful I want to cry. I absolutely love the colors that you chose, blue and green plays so well together and the little onesie is adorable. The white is the perfect background for the onesie and your sentiment. I love this

  13. I like the use of strong colors for the baby card … and what would you recommend for a girl card? I’d like to make a pair for someone having twins …

  14. Nail! Head! Contact! Yes, you hit the nail on the head with that color combination…nothing less than genius!

  15. Your color combo is perfect for a baby card, I love how you added the bitty banner..a fun touch!

  16. Brian, this is adorable! Clean, crisp and very tailored! I love this color combo too and your thoughts for the girl card are spot on. The itty bitty banner with the “dollop” (love that word) of candy dots is perfect! 🙂 TFS

  17. Absolutely love the color combo. Also saw your suggestion in an earlier post for a girl card! You’re brilliant……such awesome inspiration.

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