You Are Loved Completely

We’re kicking off a new color at Fab Friday – and it’s the gorgeous mix of Mossy Meadow, Calypso Coral and Petal Pink! I played with several variations of the three before landing on a simple layout and combination of products I love. Here’s my card:

Strong & Beautiful, Petal Palette, Rose Trellis Thinlits Dies, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Here’s the banner for the gorgeous color challenge that inspired my card:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Mossy Meadow, Calypso Coral, Petal PinkTips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Strong & Beautiful. My simple card features a beautiful trio of flowers, some amazing cutouts, great texture and a sentiment I love. How sweet is it to remind someone else how completely loved they are? The sentiment comes from the versatile Strong & Beautiful stamp set from Stampin’ Up!’s 2019 Occasions Catalog. The set is filled with amazing, supportive sentiments of support to the people in your life (mostly directed to women). If you haven’t checked it out, please take a quick look:Strong & Beautiful, Stampin' Up! 148732The sentiment is showcased on a gorgeous cutout frame from the Rose Trellis Thinlits Dies that’s part of the Climbing Roses Bundle in Stampin’ Up!’s 2019 Occasions Catalog. I also used the GORGEOUS trellis on this card – more on that later. Here’s a look at the Climbing Roses Bundle:  Climbing Roses Bundle, Stampin' Up! 150603
  • Pow! A Pop of Color. With the soft wash of Petal Pink against a frame of Mossy Meadow (such a gorgeous combination, right?), the Calypso Coral flowers offers a gorgeous pop of color on this card. Here’s a closer look:Strong & Beautiful, Petal Palette, Rose Trellis Thinlits Dies, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingI stamped these flowers from Petal Palette with Tuxedo Black Memento ink on Thick Very Vanilla cardstock. After it dried, I colored the flowers with Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends and the leaves with Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Blends. I color each element three times with the blends: (1) a light wash with the light color, (2) a few accents with the dark color and (3) another wash of the light color to make sure the colors blend together.
  • Gorgeous Texture. The gorgeous trellis from Rose Trellis Thinlits Dies (cropped in Petal Pink) gives this card a foundation, allowing the flowers to perch in all their beauty. I added great texture to the background panel (also Petal Pink) by running it through the Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Stampin' Up! 143706Not only does the embossing folder add a great linen feel to the card base, but it allows the trellis to stand apart from the background without popping against it. This is a MUST-HAVE folder – I’m WOW’d every time I use it.

Stamp Sets: Strong & Beautiful, Petal Palette  Papers: Mossy Meadow, Petal Pink, Thick Very Vanilla  Inks: Mossy Meadow, Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin’ Blends (Mossy Meadow, Calypso Coral)  Accessories: Rose Trellis Framelits Dies, Petals & More Thinlits Dies, Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Stampin’ Dimensionals

I hope you’ll pop over to the Fab Friday challenge 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 know this card is a beauty to see in the real . I`m getting the colors all goofy on my screen (my reception ) .I like the tip about using the Subtle EF to pretty up the background for that pretty pretty trellis .
    LOVELY !

    • I’m sad you can’t see the colors on your screen – come back later and give it another try. 🙂 Such a sweet mix of colors. The Subtle EF is amazing! Thanks, Sonny! ♥

  2. So soft and pretty and I adore the subtle texture. The die for the sentiment is divine!

  3. I love this card with all the different elements and your awesome coloring. So pretty together. We have winter wonderland this morning complete with cardinals and other birds. It’s a great Christmas card scene and I don’t have to be out today. Enjoy your day!

    • Sounds like the perfect day to catch up on your TV shows or just craft all day! Thanks for your sweet comments, Hilda! Hope your day is wonderful!

  4. So much to love about this card. You know how I am about colors! But, the Blending on the roses is excellent! Love it!!!!

  5. Your shading of the flowers is beautiful Brian. Such a pretty card, so soothing. Have a great weekend!

  6. Such a fresh and beautiful looking card Brian. Who doesn’t LOVE that embossing folder…….It’s the perfect touch for this (or any) card.

  7. Very pretty! The lattice work is is so pretty…..sets off the flowers!

  8. My first description for this card immediately was “exciting”! All of the different textures – the background, the trellis, the flowers on dimensionals on top of the gorgeous sentiment die. WOW! WOW! WOW!

  9. You’ve heard the saying: sometimes less is more. Not in this case. you managed to incorporate so many different elements/techniques and have this card look simply stunning. these elements softly play together & build upon each other so well. your mastery of layering is beyond words.

    • Thank you so much for your kind comments, Dara! I enjoyed playing with these elements, and I’m so glad you like how they came together. Thanks! ♥

  10. Oooooooh . I love love it ♥️
    Hugs frenchie

  11. Wow, simply Beautiful! Great job Brian!

  12. your card is lovely and since I have that set I will follow your directions for coloring the roses…you brought the colors together beautifully and all of your other elements bring the entire card together! Very inspiring!

  13. I wanted to work on a couple of challenges tomorrow so just went over to FabFri to see what is up and saw this beautiful card…sorry I have been out of the loop! Gorgeous coloring and layout!

    • Thanks, Windy! Loved these colors and enjoyed making this card. So glad you like it! Glad you are back at it and creating again. ♥ Missed you while you were traveling.

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