Thank You with Beautiful Friendship

A lot of my cards this week have featured sentiments of sympathy and compassion. I’m flipped a page today, though, to showcase a bright-and-beautiful card with a big-bold “thank you.” Here’s my card:

Beautiful Friendship, Thank You Die, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingAnd here’s the banner for the challenge that inspired my card:

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  • A Beautiful Blend. My card may have more flowers than the CAS(E) This Sketch layout, but the inspiration is there. The oversized floral print gives a wonderful foundation for this bold “thank you.” This set can build beautiful, watercolored images that can go soft or bold. Here’s a look at the Beautiful Friendship stamp set: Beautiful Friendship, Stampin' Up! 149252This Thank You Die is brilliant – one cut, and you have everything to say what you need to say (as long as you need to say “thank you). 🙂 Here’s a look at the Thank You Die:Thank You Die, Stampin' Up! 146832 This die coordinates with the A Big Thank you stamp set but works wonderfully on its own.
  • Color Combination. I just love the bright beauty of Flirty Flamingo on these watercolored flowers. The others colors on this card are a beautiful accent to the bold flowers:Beautiful Friendship, Thank You Die, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingIf you like this beautiful mix of Granny Apple Green, Highland Heather and Flirty Flamingo, please save this:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration - Granny Apple Green, Highland Heather, Flirty Flamingo
  • Neutral Ground. I tried all three colors featured on the floral images as bases for my card – Flirty Flamingo and Granny Apple Green were too bold, while Highland Heather fell a little flat. With all of those beautiful colors behind the bold sentiment on a 3-4/5″ x 5″ piece of Whisper White, I needed to make sure that the base of my card didn’t take away from the stamped images. Smoky Slate gave me the perfect color – a little gray, a little silver. It’s just a base for the beautiful colors – just what I needed.

Stamp Sets: Beautiful Friendship  Papers: Smoky Slate, Basic Black, Whisper White  Inks: Flirty Flamingo, Granny Apple Green, Highland Heather  Accessories: Thank You Die, Stampin’ Dimensionals

I hope you’ll pop over to the CAS(E) This Sketch site to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.

Thanks for stopping by today!


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  1. WOW! I love the use of black for the thank you sentiment. This is just gorgeous! I really have to get that stamp set.

  2. That just might be one of my favorite color combinations. Brilliant! And what a beautiful card. Someone will be really happy to get that card!

  3. Stunning with the pretty layers of stamping. Great way to translate the sketch!

  4. Bright and beautiful! I love the bold sentiment with those gorgeous flowers!

  5. A great big splash of summer. Beautiful, Brian!

  6. Pretty color combo and great stamping of the flowers/leaves. Perfect background for you black Thank You!

  7. BIG……BOLD……and BEAUTIFUL is my read on this card.

  8. Love, love, love this card. Beautiful, stunning, and “wow”. As always, thanks for sharing your talents.

  9. The beauty of this card left me breathless. I don’t know what else I can say to describe how the card struck me. I’m so glad I have this set and have made several cards with it but none even comes near the magnificence of the card you have created. WOW!

  10. Big, Bold and Beautiful. . . Great job Brian!

  11. WOW!! This is gorgeous! Glad I have this set.

  12. Oh, how BEAUITFUL my friend, I love it a lot ♥️
    Love those colors ♥️♥️??
    Hugs Frenchie ♥️

  13. Beautiful card.

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