Love What You Do for FabFri138 & FMS338

Before I share today’s card, I want to give a big “thank you” Amy O’Neill for selecting my Freshly Made Sketches card from two weeks ago as an honorable mention in Sketch FMS336. I love playing along with challenges for great inspiration. Even though it’s never expected, it’s always nice to be recognized. You can see that card here.

Today’s card is my submission for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge AND the FabFriday Color Challenge that kicks off today. How fun to combine both challenges! Here’s my simple, layered card that features the Share What You Love stamp set, part of Stampin’ Up!’s Early Release promotion:

Love What You Do, Itty Bitty Greetings, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, FabFri138Here’s the banner for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge that inspired my card:

Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Melon Mambo, Flirty Flamingo, Powder PinkAnd here’s the banner for the great color combination at FabFriday:

FMS338Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Share What You Love Early Release. This sweet flower (stamped three times for a sweet trio) is from the Love What You Do stamp set in Stampin’ Up!’s 2018 Annual Catalog. Good news! You don’t have to wait until June 1 to order this gem. During May, Stampin’ Up! is offering this set in three bundles during a Share What You Love Early Release promotion. Here’s a look at this stamp set: Love What You Do, Stampin' Up! 148042Each of the “available now” bundles includes this wonderful stamp set. To see all three of the new bundles – and I know you want one of these before the bundles go away – please click on the image below:
  • Black Ink. I’m not ready to give up my Archival Basic Black ink. While Stampin’ Up! is discontinuing the Archival inks (Basic Black and Basic Gray) after quality concerns, I’ve never – not once – had a problem with mine. I am totally cool with StazOn and Memento as alternatives, but I love my Archival inks. I stamped these flowers with Archival Basic Black, let them dry and then colored them with my Stampin’ Write Markers – Melon Mambo, Flirty Flamingo and Powder Pink. So easy! Earlier this week, I shared some reference charts to help you organize your black inks. Click on the image below to read more:Ink Pad Comparisons, Stampin' Up!
  • Card Layers. My card is clean-and-simple in style even though it features many layers of cardstock. The sweet trio of flowers is framed with Basic Black cardstock and a large panel of textured Crumb Cake. Here are the measurements for this card, starting with the base of the card and working my way up:
    • Thick Whisper White – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ (scored at 4-1/4″)
    • Basic Black – 4-7/8″ x 3-5/8″
    • Crumb Cake -4-3/4″ x 3-1/2″
    • Basic Black – 3-7/8″ x 2-5/8″
    • Whisper White – 3-3/4″ x 2-1/2″
    • Flirty Flamingo – Classic Label punch (snipped)

Bundles: Share What You Love  Stamp Sets: Love What You Do, Itty Bitty Greetings  Papers: Thick Whisper White, Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo  Inks: Archival Basic Black, Stampin’ Write Markers (Melon Mambo, Flirty Flamingo, Powder Pink)  Accessories: Quilt Top Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Classic Label punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals

I hope you’ll pop over to Freshly Made Sketches and to FabFriday 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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Designer Series Paper Swatch Books, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, www.stampwithbrian.comI’ve posted my 2018 Annual Catalog Product Shares and Designer Series Paper Swatch Books. If you’d like a sample of the papers, ribbons and accessories in the new catalog, I hope you’ll check them out! CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE.





  1. Congrats on your Honorable Mention from Freshly Made Sketches.
    Today’s card will likely be another winner. Love all the layers. The black edges just set everything off perfectly.

  2. Congrats, and love those layers on your beautiful card!

  3. Jennifer Spiller

    I adore this card so much and the color combination is luscious!!! Happy Friday my friend?

  4. Sweet card..awesome mating and texture!

  5. This is a sweetie of a card ! I like that you pulled those sweet little flowers to feature . So cute !
    Congrats Prince King !

  6. A pretty trio of flowers and sweet pinks (Melon Ma’am-bo)!

  7. Really cute card Brian. I love the colors that you chose.

  8. WOO HOO!! Congratulations on being the “Perfect Prince” on Freshly Made Sketches, that card was amazing.
    And this card today is just lovely, doing each flower stem with each color was a genius idea.
    Love your layers, beautifully done as always.

  9. Oh my, I must have gotten distracted when I saw your Summary of Ink Pads and passed over your pretty card. I printed the ink pad info. Thanks so much. I do love your card with the three colors of pink giving it an ombre look and the embossed background gives nice interest and texture. So pretty. Another quick week has passed and we’re up to Saturday. How does that happen???? Enjoy your day!

    • 🙂 Thanks, HJ! This week has gone by quickly – hope the weekend goes slower than the week. 🙂 So glad you find the charts helpful, and thanks for the sweet comments on my card. <3

  10. Love how this sweet card shows off those pretty pinks! Adorable!

  11. Love this card Brian! Those flowers are so sweet and I love the pink! It’s just perfect for spring! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

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