Vintage Leaves for FabFri93

Stampin’ Up!’s 2016 Holiday Catalog is filled to the brim with amazing products for the upcoming Winter months.  There are not a lot of Fall-themed sets (although there are plenty of Thanksgiving images and sentiments dispersed throughout the book.  This week’s sketch from FabFriday encouraged me to pull out my trustworthy friend and well-loved stamp set Vintage Leaves.  Here’s my card:

Vintage Leaves, Acorny Thank You, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, FabFri93And here’s this week’s FabFriday sketch that inspired my card:


Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Two Fall Favorites.  My card today features two fall-themed stamp sets that were introduced in yester-years but that are just as fun and exciting today.  Vintage Leaves is perhaps one of the most beautiful stamp sets I’ve ever worked with.  It doesn’t take much work to stamp a beautiful image with gorgeous texture – and the coordinating Leaflets Framelits are a super-handy bonus!  Acorny Thank You (as the name implies) is a much more “cutesy” stamp set – but this sentiment works beautifully with the leaf and these gorgeous panels of Moroccan Designer Series Papers – the set also coordinates with the Acorn Builder Punch.  What great products!
    Vintage Leaves, Stampin' Up!

    Vintage Leaves, Stampin’ Up!

    Acorny Thank You, Stampin' Up!

    Acorny Thank You, Stampin’ Up!

  • Delightful Dijon.  I’ll be honest – I’ve not been very excited about Delightful Dijon, one of the 2015-2017 In Colors.  I’ve always been slow to adopt the yellows.  The Moroccan Designer Series Paper, which features Delightful Dijon, started to shift my thinking a bit, but this year’s Holiday Catalog has changed my mind.  I think I’m in love with this rich, dark yellow.  Believe it or not, Delightful Dijon is featured in TWO Christmas papers – and its incorporation into both is quite stunning.  If you have not loved this yellow, be prepared to change your mind – consider this your warning.  🙂Delightful Dijon
  • Fall Colors.  Do these colors say Fall, or what?  I pulled the Early Espresso, Delightful Dijon and Very Vanilla out of this thin strip of Moroccan Designer Series Paper and then didn’t use another color.  The panel of Very Vanilla around the central panel helps to lighten the overall feel of the card and pushes your eye toward the warm colors featured on the main panel.  If you like these colors, please save this:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Delightful Dijon, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla

Stamp Sets:  Vintage Leaves, Acorny Thank You  Papers:  Moroccan Designer Series Paper, Delightful Dijon, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla  Inks:  Early Espresso  Accessories:  Leaflets Framelits, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Vintage Leaves, Acorny Thank You, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, FabFri93


I hope you’ll pop over to the FabFriday 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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2016 World Card Making Day Event – November 4 (Friday before On Stage in Atlanta).  For the fourth year in a row, Pam Morris and I are hosting a World Card Making Day in Atlanta for our demonstrator friends.  This year, we are hosting the amazing event on November 4 (a month after World Card Making Day) to coordinate with the Stampin’ Up!-sponsored event that will be there the following day.  We’d love for you to join us!  To read more about the event and register, CLICK HERE.

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  1. Great card. Very tasteful, clean, and smart. Your cards are a cut above!

  2. I love this card. Can you give measurements for it. I would appreciate it greatly.

  3. I was thinking the same as you about DJ ink, Brian…but it IS the perfect fall yellow. Thanks for helping me to fall in love with it…your card is brilliant! Out comes my DELIGHTFUL Dijon! Your card is perfection!

  4. I love how you layered the small rectangle of DSP (and matted, of course) behind the sentiment. Adds a nice touch.

  5. All the different elements add up to a beautiful fall card. I’m not ready for fall yet, because I know what’s coming after it…winter!! lol But your card is great.

  6. Absolutely lovely card today Brian (as always)! I’m ready for fall and all it’s glory and you’ve started it for me with this fabulous card. Thank you my friend.

  7. These leaves are so pretty in this set of stamps and dies . That Delightful Dijon is one of those overlooked colors ,but is such a rich color for Autumn.
    Your card presents them beautifully . Pretty !

  8. This card describes how I feel about your daily blog. Thank you!

  9. Chris R. from Iowa

    Love the layers and the richness of the colors. Although not my favorite color I learned to like it because I love the condiment! I saw some sneak peeks and was surprised at that color for Christmas. I guess I need to see it up close and in person. Ahhh, gorgeous card!

  10. This is beautiful Brian! I love this set too and was so glad that it carried over. Thanks for the bit of autumn inspiration!

  11. So simple…one leaf…but all the added elements make up such a beautiful card!

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