Made of Wonderful for FMS247

Shannon Jaramillo is hosting this week’s sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  Her simple sketch deserves a sweet card, so I reached for my Sweet Cupcake set and paired the giant cupcake with the most perfect sentiment (I searched the catalog over for a more perfect sentiment – and there is none better than this).  Here’s my card:

Sweet Cupcake, Picture Perfect, Stampin 'Up!, Brian King, FMS247

And here’s the banner for Shannon’s sketch challenge that inspired my card:FMS247

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  • A Perfect Pair.  Don’t you agree that this sentiment from Picture Perfect – “You are made of wonderful” deserves to be paired with the delicious cupcake?  I tried and tried to come up with the perfect sentiment for this ginormous, tiny cake and was thrilled when I stumbled upon this one.  This cupcake has been sitting on the edge of my desk for several weeks – this sketch gave me the opportunity to pull the image, the sentiment and these colors together into one fun card.  This is my second card this week with a sentiment from this set – you can see the first one here.

    Picture Perfect, Stampin' Up!

    Picture Perfect, Stampin’ Up!

  • Colors for the Sweet Cupcake.  The first time I shared the Three-Step Stampin’ stamp set, I made a fun pink cupcake with a gray base (you can see that project here).  I played around with new colors to create a vibrant blue cupcake.  Here’s the recipe for the colors I used, starting with the softest colors on the images with the most coverage (the top cupcake image and cupcake liner image below) and working my way down:  CUPCAKE:  Pool Party, Mint Macaron, Bermuda Bay  LINER:  Crumb Cake, Soft Suede (stamped off once), Early Espresso

    Sweet Cupcake, Stampin' Up!

    Sweet Cupcake, Stampin’ Up!

  • Color Combination.  Mint Macaron is a magical color!  It pairs with everything – it looks good with blues and pinks and browns and grays.  I love how it complements Bermuda Bay in this card and how it bounces against the bright and cheery Melon Mambo.  If you like this color, too, feel free to save this:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay, Mint Macaron

Stamp Sets:  Sweet Cupcake, Picture Perfect, Grateful Bunch  Papers:  Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper, Mint Macaron, Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay, Thick Whisper White  Inks:  Pool Party, Mint Macaron, Bermuda Bay, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Stampin’ Write Markers (Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay)  Accessories:  Cupcake Cutouts Framelits, Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits, Blossom Bunch punch, Layering Circle Framelits, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Sweet Cupcake, Picture Perfect, Stampin 'Up!, Brian King, FMS247

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. Darling sketch. I love how the sentiment has a little fun with the concept of the cupcake!

  2. Love this sketch…gotta play! YOU are made of wonderful, Brian…you’re card definitely knocks it outta the park… 🙂

  3. Love this cupcake ! I agree about Mint Macaron. It is “that color” . The one you try and it works !
    Such a sweet sentiment ….makes me smile !

  4. Love, love, love this card Brian! The colors are just fabulous and your design couldn’t be more perfect. You continue to amaze me day in and day out!

  5. Robbye Hamilton

    Great card Brian, I love the colors you chose. Every card I see using that set makes me crave cupcakes (unfortunately not enough to bake any, lol). Great job Brian

  6. This sentiment and cupcake do make a perfect pair! Sweet card, Brian! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches again this week!

  7. So, well, sweet!! This is just fabulous! Glad you joined us this week at FMS!

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