You Make My Heart Smile for FMS189

I have been heads-down in the Fungeon for the past two days.  When all those boxes arrived at my house on Thursday, I knew it was time to get started with sorting and cutting for my product shares and Designer Series Paper Swatch Books.  What a great way to familiarize myself with the GORGEOUS patterns and colors in the papers!  While preparing these shares and getting them ready to mail out, my new things laughed at me and taunted me from their temporary homes (the boxes that sit on the floor).  After lunch, I took a quick break to make this card:

Timeless Love, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, FMS189

And here’s the challenge banner that inspired my project:FMS189Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Sketch inspiration.  As soon as I saw this sketch on the Freshly Made Sketches, I knew the GORGEOUS bough of flowers from Timeless Love would represent this partial circle that overlooks the rest of this sketch.  While the bough is not a complete circle, your imagination doesn’t know that – so it looks as though these beautiful flowers belong to a very sweet wreath.  I knew I’d place my sentiment on the front, small panel – and guessed I’d just have an unadorned panel for the third shape.  I was right!  Just a little color on the panel was enough.
  • Easy Coloring.  The flowers were so much fun to color – and anyone could do it.  I pressed the lid of my Classic Stampin’ Pad to gather a little ink in the lid.  I dipped my Blender Pen into the pooled ink and lightly painted the flowers, pulling mostly from the middle of the flower toward the outside of its petals.  So easy!  I added a couple So Saffron flowers and Pear Pizzazz leaves to incorporate a little bit of color with the Pink Pirouette.Timeless Love, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, FMS189
  • Thick Whisper White Cardstock.  After trying to decide if I wanted to mount this card on Sahara Sand or Pink Pirouette (those were my only choices, right?), it occurred to me that my new shipment included Stampin’ Up!’s new Thicker Whisper White cardstock.  Score!  That’s exactly what this card needed – I felt as though I’d won the lottery when I confirmed that the paper is, in fact, Whisper White and that it’s perfect for the base of a card.  If this isn’t on your wish list, please add it now.  It’s really quite amazing!

Stamp Sets:  Endless Love  Papers:  Thick Whisper White, Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Sahara Sand  Inks:  Jet Black StazOn, Pink Pirouette, So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz  Accessories:  Blender Pen, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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  1. Wow! Gorgeous! I don’t normally go for pink – but this is stunning.

  2. Love the card and the layout is awesome!

  3. Rosemarie Cowit

    Love it. Of course! Good luck with getting all the shares done. Can’t wait for my swatch book.
    Also, do you know of any remedy for never-used blender pens that have dried out tips? I have a slew of them I never got around to using tank the tips are hard and dried out. TIA!
    Have a great Sunday!

    • Rosemarie, I don’t know how to re-energize a dried up pen. I have had some for three years, and they are still good to go. The pens aren’t a huge investment, so I suggest popping another set in your next order. 🙂

    • Google Blender Pen Refill Recipe. You use glycerin and distiller water, but I do not remember the specific amounts.

    • Hello Rosemarie: There are several U Tube videos that have instructions on how to make the refills for Blender Pens. You just Google “Blender Pen refill recipe” and you will find them. I don’t use them often but I’ve seen very favorable reviews for it. I think the ingredients are rubbing alcohol and glycerin but I don’t know the proportions. Google it and you will find it. Hope this help.

  4. I’m not a pink person either but this is beautiful. Would be a great card for someone with breast cancer. Might need to change sentiment.

  5. Beautiful! Love the wreath as the circle element! Can’t wait to get that new white!

  6. Absolutely beautiful!! Stunning, in fact!! Glad to hear some feedback about the thick a Whisper White – have you stamped on it yet? Can’t wait to get my hands on it!! Thank you for the inspiration and information!

  7. Brian, this is a gorgeous card!!

  8. Hi Brian:

    I have to agree with Vivian that this would be a perfect card for a breast cancer survivor or someone going through treatment. I absolutely love Pink Pirouette most likely because I love ballet and pointe and have two professional dancers in the family. How clever of you to disguise half a wreath behind a circle to make it look like an entire wreath. I would never have thought of that. You are just too clever! Have fun making your shares. I’m anxious to see all the DSP’s “in person”. Have a fantastic day.

  9. Beautiful! I just ordered Pink Pirouette in my last order. Now I’m really looking forward to using it. 🙂

  10. WOW!! Double WOW! Brian, your card is stunning. Great use of colors and everything about it is elegant.

  11. Love this card, Brian. Your creativity really shines with this example. I love pink and all the layers of the card. It’s one of the most beautiful cards I’ve seen recently.

  12. I agree with HJ–this has got to be one of the most beautiful cards you’ve ever made. Too, so delicately fine, and evoking a touchy-feely sentiment in my heart.
    Thanks for sharing.

  13. I love this sentiment ! The wreath or flower arch has a lot of creative potential. Your color choices are so soft and pretty and just fit perfectly .

  14. What a lovely card ! I think it would be perfect for so many occasions. I can see it for Valentine’s Day, Mothers’ Day or even as a thinking of you card. I love the soft color palate. Super job Brian.

  15. This is a stunning, gorgeous card Brian, the colors you chose are so soft and so lovely, I agree, this is a card for any occasion.
    Thank you for sharing.

  16. This one is a winner!

  17. Lovely card and great interpretation of the sketch. I donate many of my cards to the breast cancer center at a nearby hospital, so I will take some of your reader’s suggestions and CASE this card for my next donation. Thanks for the inspiration Brian (and the others too).

  18. I LOVE THIS CARD!!!!!!!!!!

  19. Swoon…THIS IS MY FAVORITE! I love all your creations, but you know this one would top my list right?! Adore with the pink and the layers.
    Love you, miss you. xo

  20. So very pretty, Brian. What a great way to use this set. Just great and that was only in a quick break…we better look out ! : ) Your cards are special!

  21. should say XTRA SPECIAL!

  22. Cindie McDuffee

    Love this card and the sentiment. How did I miss this stamp set in the catty?

  23. This card took my breath away! This set is on my list!

  24. What a pretty card Brian! I love those soft colours and beautifully coloured flowers! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  25. Rosemarie Cowit

    Thank you, Maria. Will check out YouTube as you suggested.

  26. Thank you for your responses!Going to check out YouTube and give the distilled water and glycerin a try. I figure I have nothing to lose.

  27. Oh my goodness I am in love with this card Brian! Super stunning with all that white, pink and Sahara – combined with those lightly coloured flowers make this a favourite of mine. You’ve chosen the perfect colours and images for this weeks sketch. Thanks for joining us at FMS this week!

  28. Sue K (Australia)

    Brian – this card is beautiful!!!!! I have ordered this set and now I cant wait for it to arrive to try and make something as gorgeous as you have – great card and thanks for sharing!

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  30. how in the world did I miss this post? omg that card is stunning Brian. the layout and colors are very pleasing to the eye. you are such a talent.

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