Going Green for the Paper Players

When I sat down to make my card for this week’s Paper Players Green-and-White Color Challenge, I missed my opportunity to make a St. Patrick’s Day card.  I immediately knew which paper and stamp set I wanted to use, so I didn’t even think about the upcoming holiday.   ***Taking all of that back***  Today I’m excited to share a card that was created as a “thank you” for the St. Patrick’s Day gifts I’ll surely receive tomorrow:

Scenic Sayings, Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, thank you card

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

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Scenic Sayings.  Scenic Sayings is one of the first stamp sets I ordered from the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog.  I love the big, bold sentiments and reach for them often.  While I’vust what I wanted – bold words with open spaceds I could color in.e pulled Scenic Sayings from my stamp shelf several times over the past year, I was surprised to find that today is the first time I’ve actually inked it up.  The “Thank You So Much” sentiment gave me just wanted – a bold sentiment with an open space I could color in.  PLUS – it looks so great for my “St. Patrick’s Day Thank You” project.

    Scenic Sayings, Stampin' Up!

    Scenic Sayings, Stampin’ Up!

  • A Little Coloring.  I stamped this fun sentiment right on the page of Mint Macaron and Whisper White Flowers with my Archival Basic Gray ink pad.  Once that ink dried, I colored in the “thank” and the “you” with a Mint Macaron.  The additional ink looks great against the background of the Blooms & Bliss Designer Series paper page.
  • Simple Color Combination.  I used Basic Gray to accent the Mint Macaron and white in this card.  Such a simple color combination – the dusty Mint Macaron (please don’t go, Mint Macaron!) looks crisp against white and dustier against gray.  If you like this combination, too, please save this:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Mint Macaron, Basic Gray, Whisper White

Stamp Sets:  Scenic Sayings  Papers:  Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper, Mint Macaron, Basic Gray  Inks:  Archival Basic Gray, Stampin’ Write Marker (Mint Macaron)  Accessories:  White Perfect Accents, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Scenic Sayings, Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, thank you card

I hope you’ll pop over to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.

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  1. I love the random white accents. They are the perfect touch for your sweet card!

  2. Jennifer Spiller

    What a adorable green card!!!!

  3. Wow, I better get busy with my “Thank you for St. Patrick’s Day Gift” card. What a super example Thanks!

  4. Brian – You always give me something to smile about! Your sense of humor is only matched by your artistic abilities. I feel so fortunate to know you and so blessed by your friendship. AND, by the way, I love the simplicity of your card today!

  5. Brian, this card is just a perfectly designed card and great for thanking someone special! Love it!

  6. Chris R. from Iowa

    Well, I can CASE this card as I surely (I had better) will receive some birthday cards and gifts tomorrow since it is also “me” birthday! Of course, cards and gifts will be greatly accepted past the 17th! I made 17 cards for the occasion. I am sorry I had to use yours for one of our former minister’s wife who celebrates the same birthday. I didn’t think you would mind too much since it was for her. Such a fun touch to color in the thank you part after stamping – it really makes it stand out. I really like the color combo today.

  7. I hope made more than one of these Brian – not just because it’s cute but clearly for all the gifts you’ll be receiving to celebrate St Patrick’s Day!!! Love the grey with the muted mint green. Thanks for joining us over at The Paper Players this week!

  8. Blooms and Bliss DSP is what got me into Mint Macaron . It is a nice soft color and you have done it proud with your Thank You card !
    Too bad it has to vanish into IN COLOR OBLIVION !!
    I think all of your gift givers will just love your card . Aren`t they lucky ?

  9. Brian, I hope you get a lot of gifts! I love the Mint Macaroon and the Basic Grey. The white accents are perfect! SO happy you joined us at The Paper Players this week! XX

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