A Rose Wonder Thank You for FMS232

A couple of weeks ago, I stated here that I don’t use flowers a lot.  I’m starting to think I don’t know who I am because I am using them a lot.  While I wouldn’t classify many of my cards as “floral” they definitely have more flowers than I would think.  🙂

Narelle Farrugia is hosting this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge, and her sketch puts the power of design in our hands.  Two bands on the front of a card and a sentiment.  That’s it.  I created a soft, sweet thank you card with Rose Wonder and the Remarkable You stamp sets.  Here’s my card:Remarkable You, Rose Wonder, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, FMS232

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

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Perfect Pairing.  The beautifully modern and sketched flower from Remarkably You and the gorgeous “thank you” sentiment from Rose Wonder pair perfectly with one another.  Add in these wonderful shapes from the Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits, and I think you’ve got a match made in Heaven.  Everything feels so pretty – yet it’s all so modern and fresh.  I love this pairing of great products.
    Remarkable You stamp set, Stampin' Up!

    Remarkable You stamp set, Stampin’ Up!

    Rose Wonder stamp set, Stampin' Up!

    Rose Wonder stamp set, Stampin’ Up!

    Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits Dies

    Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits Dies

  • Coloring the Flower.  Yes, I stamped the flower on Pink Pirouette and snipped it out.  First, though, I fussy colored (is that a word?) the flower with a Pink Pirouette Stampin’ Write Marker.  The marker adds depth and texture to the pink cardstock.  I didn’t worry about coloring all the pieces of this sketchy flower, which only adds to the artistic feel of the whole thing.  Same with the snipping – I didn’t have to get a completely clean cut because the image is stamped under it, too.  What fun!
  • A Beautiful Color Pairing.  Pink Pirouette and Basic Gray pair perfectly – the deep gray really brings out the grays in this soft pink.  A touch of dusty Pear Pizzazz really makes this combination complete.  If you like these colors together, too, feel free to save this for inspiration:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Basic Gray, Pink Pirouette, Pear Pizzazz

Stamp Sets:  Remarkable You, Rose Wonder  Papers:  Basic Gray, Pear Pizzazz, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Thick Whisper White  Inks:  Archival Basic Gray, Stampin’ Write Marker (Pink Pirouette)  Accessories:  Project Life Cards and Labels Framelits, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Remarkable You, Rose Wonder, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, FMS232

I hope you’ll pop over to the Freshly Made Sketches site to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.

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  1. This one is a beauty! Love the color combo and layout!! Happy Weekend.

  2. Absolutely beautiful. I can’t believe you simple used the marker to color the pretty flower. That’s my kind of watercoloring. Very cool mix of shapes using the PL dies!

  3. Lovely, lovely, lovely! The colors are fabulous, just like you are Brian.

  4. Gorgeous, love this simple beautiful card!

  5. Wow, smart tip on the flower!

  6. You are so right…this IS a great color combination. Lovely card & great sketch interpretation. And….you could do worse than include flowers on a card!??

  7. I like your flower cards ! They are very un fru-fru and fit you !
    Great card ! (But of course !)

  8. Beautiful card today for the challenge. When I saw the colors, I was thinking that they don’t really go together that well, but in your competent hands, you make them shine. I love the simple flower with the simple sentiment. So pretty.

  9. Clean and fabulous! And I love how you’ve colored the flower. Missed you at OnStage last week, but am so glad to see you at Freshly Made Sketches again!

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