Verdant Garden for FabFri164

As soon as I saw the color combination for the FabFriday challenge that kicks off today, I knew I’d be working with new products from my Verdant Garden suite of products. While I thought I would be showcasing the GORGEOUS Verdant Lane Designer Series Paper (this paper is FILLED with amazing greens), really wanted to build my own background with patterns from the Verdant Garden stamp set and a sweet combination of green inks. Here’s my card:

Verdant Garden, Good Morning Magnolia, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

And here’s the banner for the color challenge that inspired my card:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Flirty Flamingo, Soft Seafoam, Pear PizzazzTips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Verdant Garden & Verdant Lane. The background of this card is stamped with two pattern-builder stamps in Verdant Garden – such a great set! Here’s a look at Verdant Garden: Verdant Garden, Stampin' Up! 149460I stamped the pattern in the bottom, left with Pear Pizzazz and the pattern in the bottom, right with Soft Sea Foam. Over and over, I stamped the patterns until they filled the page. The delicateness of Soft Sea Foam made Pear Pizzazz (also a soft green) appear rich and bold. While I didn’t showcase the Verdant Lane Designer Series Paper (that coordinates with this set) on this project, I want you to see how gorgeous it is. Here’s a look at the colors and patterns in the pages of the Verdant Lane Designer Series Paper:Verdant Lane Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up! 149488
  • Tips for Stamping with Verdant Garden. When I first started playing around with the patterns in the Verdant Garden stamp set, I thought I’d be able to position the two stamps on my Stamparatus and build a pattern by rotating a square piece of cardstock on the base of the stamp positioning tool. After many tries, I realized the patterns aren’t designed to work that way. Instead, build a pattern that keeps the stamps in the same orientation over the whole pattern (the image on the stamp case shows how they should be positioned to achieve this). Whether you stamp above, below or beside one you just stamped, keep the stamps in the same up-and-down position every time. Here are some Stampin’ Up! samples of projects that showcase Verdant Garden stamp set and Verdant Lane Designer Series Paper:Verdant Garden Suite, Stampin' Up!
  • Good Morning Magnolia. Do you just love the sweet magnolia bud I’ve featured on my card? Both the bud and the “Hello” sentiment are from a new bundle in Stampin’ Up!’s 2019 Annual Catalog called Good Morning Magnolia. What an amazing collection! Here’s a look at this must-have bundle: Good Morning Magnolia Bundle, Stampin' Up! 151087My card intentionally mixes Very Vanilla and Whisper White. Even though I used Very Vanilla on the base of green pattern, I stamped my flower on Thick Whisper White to make sure it was crisp and clean. Verdant Garden, Good Morning Magnolia, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingThe color challenge calls for Flirty Flamingo – and I had a plan from the start to include it. It’s there – although subtle and light, I lightly painted Flirty Flamingo on the flower with a Blender Pen.

Bundles: Good Morning Magnolia  Stamp Sets: Verdant Garden, Good Morning Magnolia  Papers: Pear Pizzazz, Soft Sea Foam, Very Vanilla, Thick Whisper White  Inks: Pear Pizzazz, Soft Sea Foam, Flirty Flamingo, Basic Black  Accessories: Magnolia Memory Dies, Tailored Tag punch, Blender Pen, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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

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  1. Your card today is a very handsome with an amazing background pattern. That you created it was fantastic. A well done interpretation!

    • Thanks so much, Sharon! I really love these colors and was looking forward to a bright pink flower on the front. The softness of the background, though, called for a soft flower. Glad you like it!

  2. What a beautiful card. I love this DSP and know I’all be using lots of it.
    Have a good weekend.

  3. Wow, that is impressive Brian. I thought it was DSP! The colors mix beautifully for such a serene and beautiful card. Have a great week-end!

  4. I was surprised when I read you created your own DSP. Great take on the color challenge cleverly getting a dab of Flirty Flamingo in. Pretty card. Enjoy your day!

    • Thanks so much, Hilda! I love DSP – but I also love creating my own background. My favorite, though, is altering the DSP to make it my own. πŸ™‚

  5. Crisp perfection. I love how the “hello” fits in the Tailored Tag and the magnolia is the perfect accent!

  6. This card is BEAUTIFUL Brian. LOVE this DSP!!!

  7. Beautiful layers and the sentiment looks perfect cut with the tag punch!

  8. I would have passed on this stamp set until I saw your card today. I absolutely love the background you made and monochromatic cards are always my favorite but I have no idea why. Such a gorgeous combination of greens today. Love it Brian. Fabulous job.

    • Thanks so much, Grace! I thought I could pop it around on the Stamparatus and create a pattern, but I was wrong. After several “attempts” I finally realized how I needed to stamp these images. Then it was easy. Glad you like it!

  9. Nice card, Brian! I love the Verdant Garden suite. Your magnolia bud is lovely and I caught the touch of Flirty Flamingo, too! Thanks for sharing.

  10. Oh my friend , what a beautiful card , I love love it ?
    I need … NEED , lol
    That Magnolias set ,
    Tfs hugs , have a great weekend
    Frenchie β™₯️

  11. Like this background stamp A LOT! You’re right; the combo of soft sea foam and pear pizazz really makes the pear pizazz almost regal in tones. Beautiful card.
    Hope you have a great holiday weekend.

    • Thanks so much, Linda! I’ve always been a huge fan of Pear Pizzazz (for its softness). Glad you like how regal it looks with Soft Sea Foam, too. Appreciate your comments and hope your weekend is wonderful, too.

  12. What a stunning card! How you mixed the Green is beautiful and adding just a wash of flamingo to the flower is perfect. Just beautiful!

  13. Fabulous Card! BTW, the new catalog is giving me a HUGE headache! Sooooooo many beautiful product to choose from! Decisions, decisions, decisions!

  14. Pretty colors ! I love this DSP ! What a wonderful mix of greens ! I also like Pear Pizzazz a bunch , Your Flirty Flamingo addition is perfect on your flower .
    Great card !

  15. Brian
    You are so creative! The hits keep on coming!
    Nancy In Colorado

  16. That simple flower says it all…..elegant!

  17. Great card Brian. I love making my own ‘DSP’ with stamps, and yours is fantastic.

  18. This is so pretty!! I love the sentiment block and the lovely use of the flower against the green. This is GORGEOUS!!

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