You’re Fabulous with A Whole Lot of Lovely

Every once in a while, you make a card that’s exactly what you wanted to make – and that leaves you feeling giggly inside.  Today I am sharing one of those cards.  I wasn’t sure how this little adventure would end, but when the project was complete, I proudly held it up and said, “Woo hoo!  Look at what I made!  I. Made. This. Card.”  I was alone in the Fungeon at the time, but I don’t think my breath was wasted.  And I don’t feel embarrassed because I know you’ve done the same thing, too.  Here’s my card:

A Whole Lot of Lovely, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • You’re Fabulous.  This sentiment is from A Whole Lot of Lovely, one of the Host Sets found in the back of the Annual Catalog.  Not only are these sets reduced in price, but they can be exclusively earned with Stampin’ Rewards.  When your Stampin’ Up! product order is over $150, you earn start to earn Stampin’ Rewards (even if all the purchases are your own).  You can cash those rewards in on any product in the book and maximize those benefits by cashing them in on the awesome Host Sets.   To read more about Stampin’ Rewards and to review all of the reduced-price items, click here.

    A Whole Lot of Lovely stamp set, Stampin' Up!

    A Whole Lot of Lovely stamp set, Stampin’ Up!

  • Faux Textured Embossing.  Texture is a very important part of card making.  I added fun texture with the rough-and-dainty Linen Thread, but also added a fun background that appears to be texture embossed.  There’s no embossing folder with the shapes found in the Pansy Punch – so it shouldn’t be difficult to figure out how I created this background.  Nevertheless, I have filmed a fun video that I’ll share with you tomorrow to introduce you (or reintroduce you) to Faux Textured Embossing.  I’ll share that video tomorrow.  I’ll also share the measurements I used in this card.  🙂
  • Calming Color Combination.  I first fell in love with Pear Pizzazz last Fall.  It was so perfectly featured in several of the papers in the Holiday Catalog.  I haven’t turned my back on this beautiful, soft green.  Look how wonderfully it pairs with Crumb Cake and Soft Suede.  Does is get any more calming and soothing than this?Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Pear Pizzazz, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede

Stamp Sets:  A Whole Lot of Lovely  Papers:  Pear Pizzazz, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Whisper White  Inks:  Soft Suede, Subtles Stampin’ Write Makers (Pear Pizzazz)  Accessories:  Pansy Punch, Deco Labels Collection Framelits, Linen Thread, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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  1. Love the faux embossing! x

  2. Shannon Hokanson

    Totally fabulous from the calm color combo to the faux embossing.

  3. I love this card and yes, you always just go up another notch in my book when card measurements are included! 🙂

  4. What a great card Brian! Looking forward to your video

  5. What a great card Brian! Looking forward to your video

  6. Ingenious! Never heard of this technique, but I like it. Alot! 🙂

  7. Great card! Love the colors!

  8. Awesome! I can relate about the exhilaration felt when an amazing card is created! Woo hoo, indeed.

  9. Wow, Brian! What a gorgeous, very soothing card! Can’t wait until tomorrow to get the deets…but I guess I’ll have to, won’t I? 🙂

  10. Clever; wonderful color combo!

  11. I had to look twice at the background. Love it and my first thought was, “how did he do that?” It looks great. Love the color combo too.

  12. Loving your card…cannot wait to see your video…love the soft colors, some of my favs as well!

  13. Oh my gosh Brian!! I really thought this was a new embossing folder!!! I even look and look for the image where you show what you used to make this card but, since I couldn’t find it, I thought maybe you had forgotten to share the picture.
    I just can’t see how you faux embossed this panel so I will be here bright and early to see your video.
    Your card is truly lovely, the colors are very soothing, your perfect little linen bow is a very sweet detail.
    Thank you for sharing.

  14. Lynn Gauthier - Michigan

    Seriously amazing card and brilliant idea with the Pansy Punch!!! You’ve opened up a whole world of idea’s here! Thanks so much for sharing with us Brian! You are the Hero of the Day!

  15. Omg , love Brian, can we have a video please , please friend !!!
    Hugs Frenchie,

  16. Read Frenchie, read first !!! Sorry Brian, I just loved it and forgot to read it , hugs, hugs , Frenchie
    I’ll be looking tomorrow:)))

  17. OMG, Love it!!!! Can’t wait to see the video.

  18. You fooled me. I immediately thought, “Do we have that embossing folder?” Great design!

  19. Chris R. from Iowa

    Love the card! Looking forward to the faux texture embossing video. I have never tried that. The colors are so cool and calming. Loving all the layers and the great sentiment treatment.

  20. Yet another masterpiece! Love that color combo and can not wait for the measurements on this one!

  21. Love this technique, it’s a first time for me!

  22. Love the faux embossing and am anxious to see your video tomorrow. It’s a great color combo, too.

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  24. So much to love about this card! Love the embossing and the color combo is excellent. Thanks.

  25. Really lovely card. Great colour combo.
    I have those ‘look what I made moments’ too! I stand them up, lay them down, look at them on the squint (IOU) and pronounce their loveliness to whoever may be listening (or not) 😀

  26. I love this card as well as the technique! Awesome! 🙂

  27. Did you use wet glue to attach the pieces to card or Fast Fuse or Snail?
    It looks very nice I just want to know how they were attached. Thank you.

    • Thanks, Cheri! I use Tombow Multipurpose Liquid glue on almost all projects – it gives me a little “wiggle room” to get everything exactly where I want it. You can’t use a lot of it, but it can be a life-saver. Hope that helps!

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