Petite Petals for FabFri90

How do you get three blues and a red onto a card without creating a patriotic card?  That was my challenge with this week’s FabFriday color challenge.  Mindy chose Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Pacific Point and Night of Navy for this week’s challenges – these colors look great together.  I focused on the blues with a pop of red to make this fun thank you card:

Petite Petals, Suite Sayings, Happy Happenings, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, FabFri90

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

Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Pacific Point, Night of Navy

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Beautiful Blue Background.  The inspiration for the beautiful blue background on this card came straight out of Stampin’ Up!’s 2016 Annual Catalog.  Page 86 features a beautiful card that showcases this Petite Petals stamp – it’s stamped over and over in varying colors around a sentiment (pop over and take a look!).  I started at the top of the page with the lightest blue (Tempting Turquoise) and made my way down the page a bit before switching to Pacific Point and then Night of Navy.  I allowed the stamps to layer a bit for a beautiful effect.

    Petite Petals, Stampin' Up!

    Petite Petals, Stampin’ Up!

  • Extra White Space.  The entire background panel is filled with blue flowers that create a wonderful texture and back-splash of color.  To keep a clean look, though, I chose to add a Whisper White panel over most of the flowers.  While it hides most of the flowers I stamped, it allows the ones left showing to play a more important role in the overall whimsy of the card.
  • Piecing Sentiments.  Since I my eyes first settled on Suite Sayings in Stampin’ Up!’s 2016 Occasions Catalog, I hoped it would carry over.  Forever and ever.  My favorite of them all is “thanks for being you.”  I love the combination of fonts so much, but…I don’t always want to say those particular words.  With a little masking and stamps from other sets, I can say “thanks so much” or “thanks to you” or “thanks for always being there for me.”  The latter is a combination of the “thanks” from Suite Sayings and a sentiment from Happy Happenings.
    Suite Sayings, Stampin' Up!

    Suite Sayings, Stampin’ Up!

    Happy Happenings, Stampin' Up!

    Happy Happenings, Stampin’ Up!

Stamp Sets:  Petite Petals, Suite Sayings, Happy Happenings  Papers:  Tempting Turquoise, Night of Navy, Whisper White  Inks:  Night of Navy, Tempting Turquoise, Pacific Point, Real Red  Accessories:  Layering Circles Framelits,  Stampin’ DimensionalsPetite Petals, Suite Sayings, Happy Happenings, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, FabFri90


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

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  1. Brilliant, Brian – your creation of the background then covered with white which highlighted those blue flowers even more, and the layering of the 2 sets of words. Just brilliant. Thank you for all that you share.

  2. I just love this stunning card, Brian! That background was a clever idea.

  3. Great idea for background.

  4. Wow! Adore the ombre effect of the floral background!

  5. Brian- that flower background is amazing!!!! You have rocked my world today ? beautiful work

  6. I’m not sure how I would have handled this color challenge but you did it beautifully! Why oh why am I not surprised! LOL Just a glorious card Brian, as always.

  7. Ooooo, Brian, I made one like that with the same set, I love yours !!!!
    Hugs Frenchie

  8. Love the background!

  9. I love it! The colors are beautiful. I love the splash of red.

  10. Love these little flowers !

  11. Brian, I love the way you showcased that bold sentiment, it just pops right at you!! The Ombre background is fabulous.
    I like this color combination, I might have to get to work with it.
    Thank you for sharing.

  12. I love the ombre background and the bold sentiment with this color combo. Great card.

  13. Mr. Brian! I love this, I’d like to borrow it for my stamp group, I’m sure they’ll love it too. Thanks so much for sharing.

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