Falling Flowers for GDP148

There are so many places to find inspiration for the project we make – I love the opportunity to create a project that’s inspired by the art of my fellow team members on GDP. Always a joy! This week we are CASEing a sweet Love What You Do project by Connie Collins, my super-talented, super-star friend.

Here’s my card for this CASE the Designer challenge:

Falling Flowers, Dandelion Wishes, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Here’s the banner for this week’s CASE the Designer Challenge at the Global Design Project. This challenge goes live at 9am EST:GDP148When we CASE (Copy and Share Everything or Copy and Selectively Edit), we find inspiration in a project – theme, color combinations, layout, products used – and create our own project by making changes to make it our own.  When CASEing, it’s important to give credit to the original designer – it doesn’t take away from your project at all.

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Falling Flowers. Connie does amazing things with flowers. I was inspired by the beautiful purple flowers in her card. How could I NOT use flowers on my project that CASEs Connie Collins? I stamped these flowers from Falling Flowers with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Thick Whisper White cardstock and cropped them out with the coordinating May Flowers Framelits Dies. Here’s a look at this stamp set: Falling Flowers, Stampin' Up! 139556I was also inspired by the “beautiful day” sentiment from the Love What You Do stamp set that is the focal point of Connie’s beautiful card. I chose another gorgeous sentiment – this is from the Dandelion Wishes stamp set:Dandelion Wishes, Stampin' Up!, 146744
  • Highland Heather Stampin’ Blends. I colored these big, bold flowers with Highland Heather Stampin’ Blends. The blend of the two colors looks great on these flowers. I used the Mint Macaron Stampin’ Blends to color the coordinating leaves. Falling Flowers, Dandelion Wishes, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingThese alcohol markers make it SO EASY to color with a smooth, streak-free appearance or to create a beautiful, textured image. All of the Stampin’ Blends are in stock right now – here are the new colors: New Stampin' Blends Colors
  • Sweet Color Combination. With all of these new Stampin’ Blends colors, it was easy to find a color combination I love. The pairing of Highland Heather and Mint Macaron is gorgeous. The addition of Crumb Cake just makes them that much sweeter. If you like this combination of Mint Macaron, Highland Heather and Crumb Cake as much as I do, please save this: Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Mint Macaron, Highland Heather, Crumb CakeMy card features a subtle Crumb Cake pattern of Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper. Here’s a look at the colors and patterns in the Tranquil Textures Designer Series Papers: Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, 146331Good news! The Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper is one of ten packs of Designer Series Papers in Stampin’ Up!’s “Buy 3, Get 1 FREE” promotion in July. There’s no better time to stock up! Click on the picture below to check out the sale in my online store:

Stamp Sets: Falling Flowers, Dandelion Wishes  Papers: Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Thick Whisper White  Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin’ Blends (Highland Heather, Mint Macaron, Crumb Cake)  Accessories: May Flowers Framelits Dies, Stitched Seasons Framelits Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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

Coming Soon!

Today’s card features a gorgeous cutout from the Stitched Seasons Framelits Dies, part of a limited-time suite of products. Demonstrators are able to order these products now, and customers will be able to order starting August 1. I will be sharing more about this amazing promotion later in the week.

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  1. Such a sweet card Brian…love your choice of background paper!

  2. Those purple flowers are gorgeous! Pretty card! Hope you are having fun waaaaay up north!

  3. Wow, beautiful purple flowers! Sweet card!

  4. I love the new purples and how you’ve showcased them in this beautiful card. Can’t wait to see pictures of your trip. Enjoy your day!

  5. WOW Brian! One knock out of a card today. I too love the new purples and I also love the dies from May Flowers framelits set. So much of this new catalog are “must haves”! It’s hard for me to whittle down what I am going to purchase on each order.

  6. Beautiful card. The flowers are perfect. I especially like how you used the Designer Paper as a frame.

  7. Donns Billingsley


    I love “less is more”. Stunning card!

  8. Beautiful coloring!

  9. of course it would be “clean”…but in addition to that it has such a quiet dignity about it…a very lovely card!

  10. Love the gorgeous highland heather flowers! Beautiful card, Brian!

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