I Adore You for FabFri98

I’m a stubborn sun-of-a-gun.  If you give me a color combination that is 100% tied to Halloween, I am determined to find a way to make it as non-Halloween as possible.  Such was the case with this week’s FabFriday color challenge – Basic Black, Old Olive, Perfect Plum and Pumpkin Pie are a perfect combination for the scariest day of the year.  I decided to use the colors to make a sweet-and-simple “I adore you” card.  Here’s my card:

Mixed Borders, Playful Palette Deisgner Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, FabFri98

And here’s the banner for the challenge that inspired my card:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Basic Black, Old Olive, Perfect Plum, Pumpkin PieTips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Painting the Palette.  The Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack is filled with fun, modern prints and a wild mix of colors.  There are some pages, though, that are just Basic Black and Very Vanilla.  I picked one of those paint-splattered pages black-and-vanilla pages for my FabFriday card.  I knew I could incorporate these other colors perfectly.  With a Blender Pen, I softly painted Old Olive, Perfect Plum and Pumpkin Pie on the splotches.  Had I used a Stampin’ Write Marker, the ink would have been too dark.  I like the softness of the colors here.Use a Blender Pen to lightly color a page of Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack, Stampin' Up!
  • CASE-a-Kit.  After I had painted the page of Playful Palette paper, I needed to find a layout that would showcase the paper well.  I reached for my Annual Catalog to find a layout that would work for my card.  Right there on page 6 is a picture of the collection of cards from the Oh Happy Day Card Kit – all of these cards pretty fun.  Oh Happy Day Card Kit, Stampin' Up!I picked the third card from the top on the left side for a quick CASE (Copy and Share Everything).  See the similarities between this card and mine?  What an easy way to quickly create a project – just reach for your catalog.  🙂  Any of these cards in this collection would be perfect for a layout CASE.Oh Happy Day Card Kit, Stampin' Up!
  • Mixed Borders.  I adore the Mixed Borders stamp set.  While the set is designed to have sweet sentiments inside a long, designed border, the sentiments in this set are perfect.  The fonts are sweet, and the words are kind.  The petite sentiments are must-haves.

    Mixed Borders, Stampin' Up!

    Mixed Borders, Stampin’ Up!

Stamp Sets:  Mixed Borders  Papers:  Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack, Old Olive, Perfect Plum, Whisper White  Inks:  Perfect Plum, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Archival Basic Black  Accessories: 1-1/4″ Circle punch, 1-3/8″ Circle punch, Stars Framelits Dies, Blender Pen, Stampin’ Dimensionals

I hope you’ll pop over to the FabFriday challenge 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. Brian you are truly the King of casing. What a great idea to use the card kits as model to copy from. Pure excellent, thank you for sharing your keen eye! Love this are.

  2. I think this card has a cosmic feel to it that is out of this world. Love it!

  3. This was alot of work for a stubborn guy but the results are fantastic!

  4. Brian,
    I love getting your emails and card ideas. Your style is so clean, crisp and precise. Thanks so.much for sharing.

  5. So clever, Brian!

  6. Cute ! Love the idea of adding additional color to the dsp. Plus you really do inspire me to be more observant of what is in the catalog that I probably overlooked .
    Happy Friday !

  7. An absolutely cosmic design, BK. Love the simplicity and how the paper brings so much personality!

  8. Such a wonderful CASE, Brian! You are definitely the KING in my book! I love it, so celestial!

  9. Very clever way to incorporate all the colors of this challenge. A fun card with a hint of masculinity.

  10. Great card…You Rock!

  11. Oooo, Brian it’s beautiful , I love that black dsp, inspire
    Thank u ,
    Frenchie ❤️

  12. Really fun card! I took your post to heart and considered it a challenge! I just made my first card for FabFri (to post Sunday) and made a non Halloween card. Of course you get special mention on my blog! Thanks for inspiration!

  13. I’m stubborn too!! Love your card it’s adorable!

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