Celebrate Your Day

I love bold colors and fun stripes. There’s something in my DNA, though, that doesn’t allow me to just showcase it in it’s natural beauty. For some reason, I sometimes need to alter gorgeous paper by adding ink or by cutting it into pieces. That’s what I’ve done for today’s FabFriday sketch challenge card – and I couldn’t be happier. Here’s my card:

Hello Cupcake, Jar of Sweets Framelits Dies, How Sweet it Is Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingAnd here’s the banner for the challenge that inspired my card:

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  • How Sweet It Is. This card features two products in the How Sweet It Is Suite in Stampin’ Up!’s 2019 Occasions Catalog – the How Sweet It Is Designer Series Paper and two dies from the the Jar of Sweets Framelits Dies, part of the Sweetest Thing Bundle. Here’s a look at the cheery colors and patterns in this pack of papers:How Sweet It Is, Stampin' Up! 148568For my card, I used the striped paper that’s fifth on the top row above. I trimmed the paper into 3/4″ strips and flipped them around and repositioned them to mix the patterns a bit. Here’s a closer look at the treatment of this paper:Hello Cupcake, Jar of Sweets Framelits Dies, How Sweet it Is Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Brian King
  • Hello Cupcake. You know how much I love a beautiful sentiment, right? The three sentiments in Hello Cupcake are what convinced me to pick up this stamp set with my Sale-a-Bration earnings. “Celebrate your day!” is perfect for lots of occasions – birthdays, baby showers or retirement parties. The option are endless! Hello Cupcake, Stampin' Up! 149714 I stamped this sweet sentiment in Gorgeous Grape on Thick Whisper White and cropped it with this sweet label die from the Jar of Sweets Framelits Dies. Perfect, huh?
  • Layering. I had so much fun with the layering of elements on this card. Not only is the candy jar and sentiment layered on a popped circle of vellum cardstock, but the strips of How Sweet It Is Designer Series Paper are also popped up. Here’s a closer look at the layering of these elements:Hello Cupcake, Jar of Sweets Framelits Dies, How Sweet it Is Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingI love the Jar of Sweets Framelits – gave me the quick-and-easy silhouette of a candy jar I needed. To see all of the items in this “so sweet it’ll make your teeth hurt” suite, click on the image below:How Sweet It Is Suite, Stampin' Up! 2019 Occasions Catalog, 11024

Stamp Sets: Hello Cupcake  Papers: How Sweet It Is Designer Series Paper, Gorgeous Grape, Melon Mambo, Thick Whisper White, Vellum Cardstock  Inks: Gorgeous Grape Accessories: Layering Circle Framelits Dies, Jar of Sweets 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 am always blown away by your manipulation of DSP and your layering. This card is one of your best! LOVE LOVE LOVE

  2. Suzie Patt Cullen

    Brian, what a very creative and fun card! Wow!

  3. I adore the simple “silhouette” of the candy jar. Pulls the look together without overwhelming! Fancy (and cool) layering of the stripe into a whole new pattern!

  4. Your layering is always great and this is no exception. Especially love the bold striped DSP!. Nicely done, my friend!

  5. What a fun card using this DSP and the diecuts. Love your clever cutting of the DSP to add so much interest to this card. Enjoy the weekend.

  6. Yep, what Mary said!

  7. How did we get along without Gorgeous Grape! Great choice with Vellum to let those clever stripes shine through. Have a great weekend Brian!

  8. Wow, what a treat for the eyes-purple then that way too groovy stripes paper! Very awesome card!

  9. I kind of dragged myself to the computer this morning. I just couldn’t seem to get fully awake. Then I opened your blog and POW, that fabulous card just woke me right up. I absolutely love bold and bright colors put together is such a powerful way. One of your best cards ever Brian. Oh, and thanks for getting rid of the blahs for me today. I’m off and running now with lots of energy. LOL

    • Wow! Thanks so much, Grace! I’m so happy to know that I could help you wake up and attack the day! I had lots of fun with this card, and I’m glad that shows. <3

  10. Those fabulous strips of stripes steal the show!

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