…and That’s a Fact

On Monday I shared my Global Design Challenge card with a panel of Vellum Cardstock in a Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies frame. You can see that card here. Yesterday I shared some tips for adding vellum to a card front, including framing the vellum with cardstock – you can see that post here. My step-by-step tutorial for framing vellum included a Mossy Meadow frame and a gorgeous panel of Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper. I didn’t show you the finished project yesterday, but I am sharing it with you today. Here’s my card:

Strong & Beautiful, Wonderful Romance, Working with Vellum, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Wonderful Romance. From the inception of this card, I knew I wanted to showcase this leafy page of vellum paper from the Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper. Such a beautiful pattern and wonderful colors! Here’s a look at the patterns and colors in the Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper (the top two panels shown below are vellum):Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up! 148586To accompany my vellum cardstock, I added a leaf from the Wonderful Romance Bundle behind my sentiment. Not only does the leave work well with the colors on the card, but it adds a little height to the focal sentiment. I love this set – and I think you need to have it before it’s gone! Here’s a look at this incredible bundle:Wonderful Romance Bundle, Stampin' Up! 150592There are some other wonderful, coordinating products in the Floral Romance Suite of products from Stampin’ Up!’s 2019 Occasions Catalog:Floral Romance Suite, Stampin' Up! 2019 Occasions Catalog, 11023
  • Building the Sentiment. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this sentiment from Strong & Beautiful. “You’re amazing & that’s a fact” With all the big, bold sentiments in this set, this small sentiment is a bit hidden – so I’m excited to showcase on today’s card. Here’s a look at the Strong & Beautiful stamp set:Strong & Beautiful, Stampin' Up! 148732And here’s a closer look at my sentiment on this card:Strong & Beautiful, Wonderful Romance, Working with Vellum, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingThe top layer is a Layering Ovals Framelits Die (the smallest) on Thick Whisper White cardstock. The layer beneath is stamped on Thick Whisper White with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Blends. The base layer of the sentiment is Fresh Fig cardstock, cropped with the Pretty Label Punch.
  • Gorgeous Colors. The principal colors on this card are Fresh Fig and Mossy Meadow – what a rich, gorgeous combination! The vellum also features Pear Pizzazz and Petal Pink, but I think the Pear Pizzazz is a standout. If you like this combination of Pear Pizzazz, Fresh Fig and Mossy Meadow, please save this:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration - Pear Pizzazz, Fresh Fig, Mossy Meadow

Bundles: Wonderful Romance  Stamp Sets: Strong & Beautiful, Wonderful Romance  Papers: Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper, Fresh Fig, Mossy Meadow, Thick Whisper White  Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Fresh Fig, Stampin’ Blends (Mossy Meadow)  Accessories: Wonderful Floral Framelits Dies, Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies, Layering Ovals Framelits Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Going, Going…Don’t Miss Out! If the Wonderful Romance Bundle is one you’ve been eyeing, I suggest you order today! Stampin’ Up! has announced that the dies for this bundle are running low and that they will be discontinued once they are sold out. Here are the bundles you should be focused on today if you really, really want them:

  • Wonderful Romance Bundle (item 150592)
  • Climbing Roses Bundle (item 150603)
  • Birthday Cheer Bundle (item 150576)

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  1. Your card is beautiful!!! Your post yesterday inspired me to create a card with this frame and vellum also-posting Thursday. Thank you again!

  2. This is beautiful….. I have one small piece of that paper…..must use it wisely….lol….

  3. The bold frame when combined with the gorgeous Floral Romance DSP just equals one stunning looking card. So going to give this a try my friend.

  4. Wow, wow, wow . . . Gorgeous, this card is gorgeous Brian. This card has me repeating myself, love love it! ?

  5. I think any card with the Floral Romance Paper is going to be nice but your card is OUTSTANDING. The frame and mat colors are perfect and pick up the lovely details in the paper. Nicely done, as always, my friend.

  6. Absolutely magnificent card and color combination Brian. I always love your cards but this one is even more exceptionally beautiful. I can’t think of a word good enough to describe it and, anyone who knows me knows I never run out of words. LOL AND, yes, I am saving this color combination. Thanks Brian, you are amazing.

    • Thanks so much, Grace! You always bring a smile to my face when I read your thoughtful and kind comments – you always give me more credit than I deserve, but I’m appreciative! ♥

  7. I adore how the sentiment and die cuts float over the patterned vellum.

  8. This is a STUNNER!

  9. Just gorgeous!

  10. What a treat to see this card at the end of my really long day…This is just beautiful. I love the frame around the vellum; I think it’s one of the most effective ways to showcase this particular DSP. Love the color combination and that you chose to play up the fig. Scrumptious!! Not enough superlatives…!

    • Thanks so much, Linda! I really love this vellum and have been hesitant to play with it. This was a fun card to construct. So happy you like it.

  11. Wow! This is a gorgeous card, Brian. Somehow I missed it during the week and am so happy I found it today. Every aspect is lovely down to the sprig across the sentiment layers. So very pretty! Enjoy your day!

  12. Hi Brian, I havent tried the vellum yet but this card convinced me and I’ll try this beautiful card next. Love this DSP pack and I think this is my favorite (for today) of your cards !! Thanks so much for sharing!

    • Thanks so much, Mimi! I’m so happy you like the card so much and am glad you’ll give the vellum a try. It’s lovely – hard to make an ugly card with such gorgeous paper! ♥

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