Back on Your Feet

There are so many great reasons to send a card – to share celebrations (Christmas, weddings, birthdays), to offer gratitude (thank you, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day) and to show concern (sympathy, get well soon, thinking about you). Today’s card is a simple get well soon card that features a new stamp set from Stampin’ Up!’s 2019 Annual Catalog. Here’s my card:

Back on Your Feet, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingThe layout of this card is inspired by this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge. Here’s the banner for this week’s challenge:FMS392Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Back on Your Feet. There are SO MANY great, new things in Stampin’ Up!’s 2019 Annual Catalog – it can feel overwhelming to take it all in. One of the single stamp sets that stands out as a favorite to me is Back on Your Feet, a cute get well soon set that features bold-lined images of three animals who are working hard to make sure you feel better soon. The giraffe, the sloth and the turtle are all experiencing “oops” moments, and the sentiments are great for a get well card. Here’s a look at Back on Your Feet: Back on Your Feet, Stampin' Up! 149385If you’ve been stamping for a while, the Classic Label Punch is likely a staple in your stamping arsenal. If you don’t have it, take another look at how versatile it is. It can be used to crop out so many sentiments or to create fun patterns on a card. While I often crop off the pointed ends of the Classic Label Punch, I decided to only crop off one end of each tab on this card. Here’s a look at the Classic Label Punch:Classic Label Punch, Stampin' Up! 141491
  • Coloring the Turtle. There are so many ways to color this sweet turtle. If you Google “cartoon turtle,” you’ll find a lot of all-green or all-brown turtles. You’ll also find green turtles with brown shells. I wanted my brown turtle to have a green shell, so I made him that way. To my eye, it was the right balance of green and brown – even if you can’t find this particular turtle in nature. Here’s a closer look at this guy: Back on Your Feet, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingI used a Color Lifter to pull some of the brown away from the soft bottom of his shell. I just love that the Color Lifter allows us to create more shades with the colors we love.
  • Natural Color Combination. While I didn’t set out to build a landscape with the colors on this card, it seems I did it. Rocks, grass and sky are all represented in this color combination of Crumb Cake, Call Me Clover and Pool Party. If you like this combination as much as I do, I hope you’ll save this: Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration - Pool Party, Call Me Clover, Crumb Cake

Stamp Sets: Back on Your Feet Papers: Crumb Cake, Call Me Clover, Pool Party, Thick Whisper White Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin’ Blends (Crumb Cake, Call Me Clover, Color Lifter) Accessories:  Stitched Rectangle Dies, Classic Label Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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

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My Favorite Things. I started the list of my favorite things from Stampin’ Up!’s 2019 Annual Catalog yesterday (and will wrap it up on Tuesday). If you’ve like to take a look at the first half of my list, CLICK HERE.

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  1. Aww!! How adorable is this image!!! This card will most definitely lift someone’s spirits and immediately put a smile on their face.
    As always, I love the fantastic layering and your color combinations are spot on!!!
    Thank you for sharing.

  2. How fun! That sentiment is like a little picket fence. So cute.

  3. That turtle is possibly the cutest image in the catalog! I love how you colored it. I think it’s just fine to color in a way that is pleasing and may or may not be as it is in nature. Call it artistic license!

  4. This set just CRACKS me up. Your coloring combination and skills on this card are FANTASTIC!!!!!

  5. This card is sure to brighten the recipient’s day! Love the signage.

  6. Great take on the sketch today. Love the turtle being upside down and your coloring is awesome. Have a great day!

  7. So fun, love that color trio!

  8. The offset rectangle really gave this card the punch to bring it up several notches. I love the look on this little turtle’s face and your layering is exceptionally great (as always). I don’t know about anyone else but it sure brought a smile to my face. I’ll give you 3 Yippees for this one Brian. 🙂

  9. Thought I would take a minute to pop in and tell you that I love this card. The layers just add even more dimension. But the coloring of the turtle is what blew my mind! I didn’t think I wanted this set but it looks just too much fun not to have. A great take on the sketch and a great color combination.

    • Thanks so much, Chris! This was a great sketch to get my juices flowing. Had fun with this turtle – glad you like how I’ve colored him. ♥

  10. Awwww, my friend what a cute card , I know I always want to get that punch but then I see something else , well I put it at the end of the list , knowing me I’ll probably wait till I see it on the R list , lol,
    Tfs , Hugs and more hugs
    Frenchie ♥️

  11. It’s a mutant turtle! LOL!

  12. I love the way you framed the panels, Brian! Great use of the sketch. Thanks for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  13. This set is on my list! So cute! Love how you did the sentiment!

  14. So adorable..perfect for this sketch!

  15. Hahaha! What a fun card! Perfect use of the sketch. A card that anyone under the weather would love to get! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

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