SNEAK PEEK: Love & Affection for FMS234

Don’t you just love a sneak peek?  You probably love seeing new products from Stampin’ Up!’s 2016-2017 Annual Catalog as much as I love sharing them.  This week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge – a super-simple sketch by Jen Mitchell – gave me the perfect reason to share a new stamp set (Love & Affection) and Specialty Designer Series Paper (Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper). Here’s my card:

Love & Affection, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, FMS234

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

How simple is that sketch?  Dress it up or keep it simple – this is a great starting point for any card!

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Introducing Love & Affection.  Day after day, it seems that I show you cards with flowers and tell you that I don’t really make “flower cards.”  Since putting that into universe, I seem to find myself making more flower cards than I think I do.  It’s all good!  The new catalog is filled with great flower sets – and Love & Affection is one of them.  The flowers are perfect for collage-style stamping (seemingly random-stamped images that are actually perfectly placed), but the sentiments are what got me right in my heart.  All three of these sentiments are GREAT – and adorably scripted.  In fact, the sentiment is the only “stamping” on my project above.  Check out this set!Love & Affection, Stampin' Up!, Brian King
  • Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper.  With so many beautiful and bright colors and so many sweet and fun flowers, this paper needs to be on your wish list.  One added color makes it over-the-top cool, though – Copper embossing.  Two of the pages feature shiny copper images that are spectacular.  The paper pairs perfectly with this stamp set, but it will also work so well with many others.  I love it!Love & Affection, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, FMS234
  • Color Combination.  It seems that Night of Navy is making a huge comeback in this upcoming catalog.  It’s everywhere – and it’s gorgeous in every place it’s showcased.  There are many bright colors in this Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper (Cucumber Crush, Daffodil Delight, Mint Macaron and Watermelon Wonder) that are perfectly offset by the Night of Navy background and further grounded by the pops of Crumb Cake.  Love it!Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake

Stamp Sets:  Love & Affection  Papers:  Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper, Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake  Inks:  Night of Navy  Accessories:  Brights Candy Dots (Daffodil Delight), Stampin’ Dimensionals

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.

Thanks for stopping by today!


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  1. I love how you let the beautiful new designer series paper do the “talking.” All this card needed in addition was a pretty sentiment and a few “dots” for pop!

  2. Really cute card and I love that sentiment . Navy background is grounding all these posies (love the Copper in this DSP) Three little dots are perfect embellies .
    And I am excited about that new navy suite in the new catty . Love It !

  3. Another simply cute card Brian! Love it! I also love getting a sneak peak at the new stamp set and DSP! 🙂

  4. I have to face it…I LOVE flowers, and this dsp is so pretty! great card!

  5. Oh wow look at that awesome DSP! I love a good sneak peak and I love your pretty card! Thanks for joining us at FMS this week!

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