A Breath of Fresh Air for PP317

Nance Leedy’s Clean-and-Simple challenge at The Paper Players asks us to make a clean card with a leaf.  I love the crisp colors of Fall and have used them a lot over the past weeks, so I thought I’d switch things up a bit today.  I decided to keep my project light and fresh – this combination of Old Olive and Soft Sky (with a lot of Whisper White) is a breath of fresh air this time of year, don’t you think?  Here’s my card:

Remarkable You, Oh Happy Day Card Kit, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Does it get simpler than that?!  Here’s the banner for Nance’s challenge that inspired my card:

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Hello There.  Sometimes I sound like a broken record, but I love a sentiment that combines a beautiful script with a bold print.  Both of these sentiments are found in the stamp set that comes with the Oh Happy Day Card Kit – I combined them to beautifully and simply say “hi!”  Who doesn’t love a “just saying ‘hi'” card?Oh Happy Day Card Kit, Stampin' Up!
  • Beautiful Leaves.  This branch of beautiful leaves is found in the Remarkable You stamp set.  I’ve showcased this set a lot, so I’m sure you’ve already taken my suggestion to add this set to your wishlist, right?  While there are three beautiful flowers in the set, this branch has given me a lot of mileage.  Here’s a project I made with these leaves earlier this year – you can click on the photo to see my write-up of this card (including measurements for each layer).Remarkable You, Cottage Greetings, Hardwood, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, CYCI120
  • Fresh Color Combination.  Amidst all the Christmas, Thanksgiving and Halloween colors, this combination of Old Olive and Soft Sky is quite refreshing.  A lot of white space gives these colors space to shine.  If you like this combination of colors, too, please save this:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Old Olive, Soft Sky, Whisper White

Stamp Sets:  Remarkable You, Oh Happy Day Card Kit  Papers:  Soft Sky, Old Olive, Whisper White  Inks:  Old Olive, Archival Basic Black  Accessories:  1-1/2″ Circle punch, Layering Circle Framelits Dies, Stampin’ DimensionalsRemarkable You, Oh Happy Day Card Kit, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

I hope you’ll pop over to the Paper Players 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. Your signature simple and beautiful style. Love it!

  2. Both cards are simply beautiful Brian!

  3. Clean, simple and gorgeous. Great job Brian

  4. Great interpretation. Love the colors too.

  5. This really is a nice color combo, Brian. Great CAS card! Thanks for sharing at the Paper Players this week.

  6. Brian you always rock the CAS challenges. Your style is so crisp and clean. Love this. Great photography too, love the reflection on the glass. So glad you shared with us this week at The Paper Players!

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