A Flowering Fields Thank You for GDP027

I love sharing my Global Design Project cards with you each and every Monday.  What an incredible group we’ve created – and the participation has been amazing (so many amazing cards!).  This week’s theme is “Thank You” – and I’ve created a clean and simple card with an adorable terrarium with my Stampin’ Up! products.  Here’s my card:

Flowering Fields, One Big Meaning, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, GDP027

And here’s the banner for the challenge that inspired my card:GDP027

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Build-a-Terrarium.  Tiny plants and succulents have been really trendy in the paper crafting world for a couple of years – several stamp companies have promoted adorable build-your-own-terrarium stamp sets , but we don’t have anything like that at Stampin’ Up!.  Who doesn’t want to create an adorable terrarium with sweet, tiny  plants?  As I was performing my daily review of my current stamp sets, I laughed at how one of the flowers in Flowering Fields looks like it has little artichokes on it.  A couple of creative punches and a little bit of stamping and coloring, and I turned this stamp into an adorable terrarium.  Here’s the Sale-a-Bration set I used for my project:

    Flowering Fields, Stampin' Up!

    Flowering Fields, Stampin’ Up!

  • Tiny Thanks.  What better to pair with this adorable, teeny terrarium than this sentiment from One Big Meaning?  Well, there’s actually a big thanks behind this card – our design team members wanted to send our cards to stampers who have been playing along with our challenges.  What a fun idea!  My card is currently making its way to Maine (USA) to thank my friend Dawn MacKay at Stamping Peace for her continuous participation in our challenge and for her friendship.  Dawn has been featured as a winner in our challenge, but it’s the fact that she always plays along that makes me most grateful.  I hope this little card means a lot to Dawn.Dawn MacKay
  • Staying Neutral.  I am a fan of all colors, but there’s something really special about a very earthy color combination.  This collection of browns and greens makes me very happy.  They are so serene!  If you like these colors, too, feel free to save this:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Pear Pizzazz, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla

Stamp Sets:  Flowering Fields, One Big Meaning  Papers:  Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzazz, Very Vanilla, Whisper White  Inks:  Pear Pizzazz, Basic Black Archival, Stampin’ Write Markers (Old Olive)  Accessories:  Ovals Collection Framelits, Cupcake Builder punch (handle on dome),  Stampin’ DimensionalsFlowering Fields, One Big Meaning, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, GDP027

I hope you’ll pop over to the Global Design Project site to see the AMAZING cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.

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  1. This is so clever Brian! I know that Dawn will LOVE receiving this card – she looks so sweet. Hope I get to meet Dawn one day. Awesome card yet again Brian.

  2. simply lovely!

  3. Love the creative way you’ve used the stamp set. It’s a lovely card.

  4. Great card Brian! I think the “artichokes” are meant to be an Australian wildflower (maybe Waratahs). Lol. I can just see you in the fungeon laughing at your stamp sets. ???

  5. what a great idea! Lovely card 🙂

  6. What an adorable way to use this set. Great card Brian.

  7. Well now I have a new way of looking that Flowering Fields, I love the “artichokes” That comment made me laugh out loud! I totally see that now.

    You are totally amazing and clever! I am always wowed by the creative ways you look at stamp sets, using them in ways that I think “How does he do that”.

    Dawn is going to love love love that you created your card for her.

  8. I love it! Such a clever idea! I love the way you’ve used this set Brian! I’m sure Dawn will love it too! 🙂

  9. Suzie Patt Cullen

    Love your little artichokes! And the terrarium! ❣

  10. Could you also add the size of your cards? The descriptions are great and easy to follow. Sometimes, I think your cards are bigger than the A2 cards that Stampin Up uses.

    • Kathy – almost all of my cards are standard-sized, and I typically note it if they are a different size. Because I photograph them from the bottom of the card, the perspective might make them look bigger. This card front is 4-1/4″ wide by 5-1/2″ tall.

  11. Out of the box creative! I adore the terrarium……and I don’t say that to everybody ?

  12. What a clever idea using the Flowering Fields, which I will be getting shortly. Terrariums are so trendy now as home decor and in cardmaking. Thanks so much for the idea. Have a great day.

  13. That’s funny Brian I thought I was the only one who saw artichokes. I created a card back in January and said exactly the same thing.

  14. Brian, you made me laugh right out loud when I opened your blog this morning. Never in a million years would I ever have thought that my photograph would be on your blog. Too funny! And thank YOU for helping to bring such a fun challenge to life every week…I look forward to it every Monday and love playing along. The card is adorable and I love the color combination. I’ll treasure it! Peace, my friend.

  15. Hi Brian:

    Dawn is just so cute and I know she is going to appreciate your thank you card. I love CAS cards and this one is no exception. The color combo is delightful and your creativity in creating your own terrarium is to be admired. As always, an exceptional card from an exceptional guy!

  16. off the charts genius! this desert girl loves succulents!

  17. This is so freaking brilliant it almost makes me cry. And the tininess of it is so sweet. You must have gone to genius camp

  18. At first I thought you used the little stamps from the ‘stamp a latte’ (that is what I named them) from the Paper Pumpkin. But the wildflowers! Genius! Thank you for sharing!

  19. SIMPLY beautiful. Love the color choices, and the clever use of the top of the flower stems to imitate succulents. ?

  20. I completely did not recognise these little plants, so you fooled me too. Yah! Now I can recreate your gorgeous terrarium. This is the bomb, lucky Dawn!

  21. What a great card Brian ! Great to make a terrarium, for me it looked like a snow globe when I saw the thumbnail on the GDP blog…;-)

  22. Way beyond clever! Thanks Brian!

  23. A precious idea, Brian! Very very clever and also so very cute! Love your cards and ideas. : )

  24. What a lovely card for a lovely Lady! Dawn is a amazing paper crafter !!! And you are truly brilliant!!!!!!

  25. I love the layering you did on your card too! Can you give the dimensions?

    • Pam – I don’t have the card anymore, but I’d imagine the Pear Pizzazz layer is about 1/2″ in on all sides to create that border. Play with it and find sizes you like best – mine aren’t always standard. Thanks for your kind words.

  26. Cute as! Thanks for being so inspiring Brian!

  27. What an amazing variation of using this stamp set – love you work Brian.

  28. Beautiful.

  29. Yes, artichokes! That is what I thought of when I saw your card. Very cute!

  30. Oh my! How adorable is this card! Brian, you have excelled yourself! Love it! Okay, I think I had better stop with the exclamation marks now…. 🙂

  31. You card is adorable just like you Brian and I know that Dawn will be over the moon when it arrives x

  32. Wow!! This is the cutest thing I’ve ever seen, Brian!
    So clever!
    I admire how crisp and clean your cards are! But this terrarium? It’s just plain amazing! How adorable!

  33. stop it! you are brilliant!!!!

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