Suite Seasons for FMS251

Cindy Hall created a fun sketch for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge.  Rectangle, rectangle, band, oval.  Of course you don’t have to use those exact shapes, but I didn’t steer very far from Cindy’s sketch.  Gave me a great opportunity to play with some new Halloween products.  What fun!  Here’s my card:

Suite Seasons, Halloween Scenes Edgelits, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, FMS251

And here’s the banner for Cindy’s challenge that inspired my card:FMS251Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Suite!  As soon as I saw Cindy’s sketch, I knew I’d be reaching out for my Suite Seasons stamp set – a new and versatile stamp set in Stampin’ Up!’s 2016 Holiday Catalog.  Springboarding off the amazing success of Suite Sayings (from this year’s Occasions Catalog and now in the Annual Catalog), this set has everything you need for the next several months.  🙂  Here’s a sneak peek at this fun set that will be available for purchase starting September 1.  Add it to your list!

    Suite Seasons, Stampin' Up!

    Suite Seasons, Stampin’ Up!

  • Designing on a [Bat] Wing and a Prayer.  I cropped this sentiment with the Layering Ovals Framelits, leaving a little space above it, before I had any idea what I would put there.  Ah!  Decisions, decisions.  I thumbed through all my stamps and considered an ornamental band of washi tape before I came across my Halloween Scenes Edgelits.  It was a dramatic scene in the Fungeon!  It was as if I had tripped in the middle of the room, stumbled my way over to the dies box and, by chance, knocked the Halloween Scenes Edgelits to the ground with me.  Got it?  Anyway, this cropped bat was a perfect accent to this spooky sentiment – don’t you think?

    Halloween Scenes Edgelits, Stampin' Up!

    Halloween Scenes Edgelits, Stampin’ Up!

  • Deep hole.  beneath the oval and band on this card are two panels of Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper.  If you stare at this card, you might think that the white, speckled border panel sits above the black, speckled panel – it even looks deceptive in person.  Nope.  It’s just a black panel on a white panel.  I love the additional (and unintentional) depth it adds to this card.

Stamp Sets:  Suite Season  Papers:  Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper, Basic Gray, Basic Black, Thick Whisper White  Inks:  Archival Basic Black  Accessories:  Halloween Scenes Edgelits Dies, Layering Ovals Framelits, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Suite Seasons, Halloween Scenes Edgelits, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, FMS251

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 Cindy’s sketch 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.

PRODUCT SHARES & DSP SWATCH BOOKS.  I’ve announced my products shares from Stampin’ Up!’s 2016 Holiday Catalog.  What a great way to test drive the products from this amazing book before deciding what items you want to invest in?!  For more information, CLICK HERE. 2016 Holiday Catalog Designer Series Paper Swatchbooks, Brian King, Stampin' Up!

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  1. Stunning! I love the gray, and the bat could not be cuter.

  2. I often follow your blog, but seldom comment. I always love the clean simple look of your cards. This is another example of your great sense of color and style.

  3. Sweet dots, great layers and a bat….oh my! ?

  4. Bat wing and a prayer. Really? Card is great but not sure about the pun!

  5. Love this Halloween card

  6. Love this sweet Halloween card and perfect choice for the sketch!

  7. If it’s possible to think of a bat as “cute”, this is the one. The saying couldn’t be more perfect but the bat is the star of this card for sure. I just love it!

  8. Great sentiment, dots and bat for this cute card. Anyone would love to receive it.

  9. I absolutely love your diagrams that show all the products you use where. It is extremely helpful. Great card.

  10. These images look fabulous in neutral tones – makes them stand out! Fang-tastic card 🙂 Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  11. Another amazing Brian creation! I love the clean lines and the neutrals. It lets that sentiment shine! Thanks for playing with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

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