Sweet Succulents with Painted Seasons

I’m head-over-heals in love with the Painted Seasons Bundle – a collection of fauna and flora that are part of Stampin’ Up!’s Sale-a-Bration release from February 15. The bundle, which includes the Painted Seasons stamp set and the Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper, is available with a $100 purchase during Sale-a-Bration. The Painted Seasons Dinstinktive stamp set also coordinates with the Four Seasons Framelits Dies, a Sale-a-Bration Coordination offering that’s available for purchase (and helps you get to your Sale-a-Bration milestones). Woo hoo! Here’s my card I made with the Painted Seasons stamp set:

Painted Seasons, Strong & Beautiful, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

I made this card with my local stamp club, and they were just as excited about making it as I was with sharing it with them. ♥

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Painted Seasons. The succulents and coordinating leaves on my card are stamped with the Painted Seasons stamp set (part of the Painted Seasons Bundle):Painted Seasons Bundle, Stampin' Up! 150349While you can now earn the Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper with a $50 order during Sale-a-Bration (that option was added on March 1), you really, really want this stamp set, so please find a way to earn it before it’s gone. Starting March 1, Stampin’ Up! is also offering the Four Seasons Framelits Dies that coordinate with this set. The dies can be purchased (and help take you one step closer to earning more Sale-a-Bration rewards. Here’s a look at the coordinating dies:Four Seasons Framelits Dies, Stampin' Up! 150074The sentiment on my card is from Strong & Beautiful, a stamp set in Stampin’ Up!’s 2019 Occasions Catalog (it’s filled with great sentiments of support and inspiration). Here’s a look at this set: Strong & Beautiful, Stampin' Up! 148732
  • Petal Promenade. How gorgeous is this marble design that is the backdrop for my succulents? It’s one of many gorgeous pages in the Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper. This pack of 12″ x 12″ papers from Stampin’ Up!’s 2018 Annual Catalog has been added as a new Sale-a-Bration reward option. How fun! Here’s a look at the colors and patterns in the Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper:Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up! 146913While you can certainly still purchase Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper (I’m not going to stop you), you can also earn it as a Sale-a-Bration reward through March 31. If you redeem it as a Sale-a-Bration reward, use code 152839. Here’s a flyer that shows all the new Sale-a-Bration items that were added to the “with a $50 purchase” category on March 1:
  • Color Combination. There are so many great ways to color and accent the succulents from this set. I inked the succulent with my ink pad and then added a touch of color to the center with a sponge dauber. Here’s a closer look at the finished product: Painted Seasons, Strong & Beautiful, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingI’ll share more tomorrow about how to achieve this look, along with some pointers for getting the most out of this image. If you like this combination of Mint Macaron, Tranquil Tide and Gray Granite as much as I do, please save this:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration - Mint Macaron, Tranquil Tide, Gray Granite

Stamp Sets: Painted Seasons, Strong & Beautiful  Papers: Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper, Gray Granite, Mint Macaron, Tranquil Tide  Inks: Mint Macaron, Tranquil Tide  Accessories: Four Seasons Framelits Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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

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New Sale-a-Bration and Sale-a-Bration Coordination

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  1. Soft and pretty. Perfect for a friend card and really shows off these dies!

  2. That is such a gorgeous color combo Brian. Beautiful card!

    • Thanks, Dawn! It’s always been a favorite combo of mine (Island Indigo and Mint Macaron were perfection back in the day). Happy to see Mint Macaron back. ♥

  3. So pretty, Brian. Love the ways you use DSP. Have a great day!

  4. Your color combination is so soft and pretty…..And using a sponge dauber for a touch of added color to the center of the succulent is the perfect touch. GREAT card Brian.

  5. Oh Brian, this is an absolutely gorgeous card that you have presented to us today. I love the way the succulent transcends the border of the center panel. Very, very artistic and it certainly adds a lot of dimension to the card. Great colors, great balance and so much beauty! Thanks for sharing.

    • Thanks, Grace! You always have a way of pointing out the things that I love most about each card. This was an easy card to layout, and I am glad you like it. ♥

  6. Your cards always incorporate so many elements that prove just how meticulous SU is in creating their product lines. And you have the amazing talent to search out those relationships and then showcase the products to make such an impact with your designs.
    Love the color combination and the die cut succulents on this card. Perfection. TF the inspiration.

  7. Beautiful with those shades of green! I am home finally and hope to get back to stamping soon.

    • I’m so happy you had a wonderful trip! Thanks for your sweet comments – can’t wait to see what you make this week (or next if you need time to recuperate). ♥

  8. Your colors are restful and serene . Pretty pretty card !

  9. My friend , I love it , ♥️
    Hugs Frenchie

  10. Chris from Pella

    Such a pretty color combination for your soft and pretty card. Thanks for the tips.

  11. I love Succulents Brian and these stamped on your card are gorgeous.
    The colors are true to the real thing, these stamps are fabulous and do all the work for you but your design is what truly makes them shine.
    Your layering is impeccable as always, love it!!!
    Thank you for sharing.

    • Thanks so much, Maria! I was really happy with how this card came together and excited to share it with my club members and readers on my blog. I’m so glad you like the combination I came up with – always love to hear from you. ♥

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