You Are Amazing!

Four shades of green and pale purple – that’s what Mindy Backes gave us for the FabFriday Challenge that goes live today. What fun! Pear Pizzazz, Lemon Lime Twist, Mint Macaron, Tranquil Tide and Highland Heather. With colors like this, how could I NOT make a Spring card? Here’s my 4-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ card:

Amazing Life, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingAnd here’s the banner for the FabFriday challenge with all five of the colors that inspired my card:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Pear Pizzazz, Lemon Lime Twist, Mint Macaron, Tranquil Tide, Highland HeatherTips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Amazing Life Bundle. Since the moment I started playing with my new products from Stampin’ Up!’s 2019 Occasions Catalog, I’ve been sharing projects with the Rectangle Stitched Framelits – they are awesome. You know what else is awesome? The Amazing Life photopolymer stamp set that is sold with the rectangles as part of the Amazing Life Bundle. Yay!Amazing Life Bundle, Stampin' Up! 150624If you didn’t order this bundle yesterday (the first day of sales for the Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-Bration event), then put it on your wish list. You will be so happy to have it.
  • You Are Amazing. The sentiment at the center of this flower is from Amazing Life. While it’s showcased in a single line in the set, I stamped “You are” and “amazing” separately, masking the stamp with clear tape. Such an easy way to manipulate the sentiment to give me exactly what I needed for this 1-1/4″ circle.Amazing Life, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingI was working a bunch of green circles when I decided to use the Daisy punch to frame the sentiment with Highland Heather petals. The punch gave me exactly what I wanted to pull in that purple.
  • Building a Background. I built my background with 1/4″ strips of cardstock. All four of the greens were glued to a piece of Whisper White cardstock, alternating colors and staggering layers. After I glued all the pieces down, I cropped it with the largest of the Layering Circles Framelits Dies.Creating a Background Pattern on a Card with Strips of Colored Cardstock

Stamp Sets: Amazing Life  Papers: Tranquil Tide, Pear Pizzazz, Mint Macaron, Lemon Lime Twist, Highland Heather, Vellum Cardstock, Whisper White  Inks: Basic Black  Accessories: Daisy Punch, 1-1/4″ Circle Punch, Layering Circles Framelits Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals

I hope you’ll pop over to the FabFriday site 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 this background technique!

  2. WOW!! Awesome background Brian!!! I might have to try this with all the scraps I have in different colors.
    Beautiful layers, as always and I perfectly placed sentiment, love that flower.
    Thank you for sharing.

  3. What a clever background for the using the color combo. It certainly makes a pretty card. Those colors together remind me of sea glass. Great design. Have a great day!

  4. What a great technique to create the background with those cool strips of paper! Great card.

  5. You mastered this color palette. Love the background strips and power of the daisy!

  6. Wow on that background building! Awesome card!

  7. Four shades of green and purple? You definitely are amazing to make such a terrific card with that combo! Love the green blocked background!

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