Good Morning Magnolia for CTS337

The Good Morning Magnolia Bundle is one of the most popular new bundles in Stampin’ Up!’s 2019 Annual Catalog. Most of the projects out there with this bundle (including mine) have featured the colors showcased in the suite – Petal Pink, Mossy Meadow and Basic Black. I wanted to give this gorgeous suite a new look, and I had the perfect chance with this week’s CAS(E) This Sketch challenge. Here’s my card:

Good Morning Magnolia, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingAnd here’s the banner for Donna Mikasa’s sketch challenge that inspired my card:

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  • Good Morning Magnolia Meets Mosaic Mood. Rather than pair this gorgeous flower and sentiment from Good Morning Magnolia with the (also gorgeous) Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper, I reached for this Crushed Curry panel of Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series Paper to frame my flower and sentiment. The combination is so soothing and sweet. Here’s a look at the Good Morning Magnolia Bundle:  Good Morning Magnolia Bundle, Stampin' Up! 151087And here’s a look at the colors and patterns in the Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series Paper that gave my magnolia a new setting: Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up! 2019 Annual Catalog, 149478
  • Neutral Backdrop. I really love the panel of Mosaic Mood and the cropped flower from Good Morning Magnolia, but I wanted the sentiment to be front-and-center. I inked up the flower with Crumb Cake ink, stamped it off once on scrap paper and then on Crumb Cake. I cropped it with the coordinating Magnolia Memory Dies, lining it up along the edge of the card panel.  Good Morning Magnolia, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingThe placement of the flower along the top, left of the panel gave me just what I needed to beautifully showcase the sentiment. The flower and Designer Series Paper are supporting actors here.
  • Warm Colors. Yellow is always a great color for sympathy or thinking of you cards. It’s uplifting and beautiful. Even though the background paper showcases shades of Crushed Curry, some of those tones are so close to So Saffron that it paired perfectly. If you like this mix of So Saffron, Crumb Cake and Soft Suede, please save this: Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration - So Saffron, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede

Bundles: Good Morning Magnolia  Stamp Sets: Good Morning Magnolia  Papers: Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series Paper, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, So Saffron, Whisper White, Thick Whisper White  Inks: Crumb Cake, Tuxedo Black Memento  Accessories: Magnolia Memory Dies, 2″ Circle Punch, Layering Circles Dies, 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.

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  1. What a striking combination of saffron, crumb cake and suede. Amazing with the Mosaic Mood pattern

  2. Love how you are always thinking outside the box. This card is very pretty. Have a great day!

  3. Beautiful fall color combo Brian…very pretty card!

  4. Beautiful card! I love the colors you chose.

  5. Beautifully done….so elegant! I love how the magnolia is the background and not the focal point!

  6. So pretty in Crumb Cake and perfect for this sketch! Awesome card!

  7. Beautiful take on the sketch and brilliant combination of Good Morning Magnolia and the Mosaic Mood DSP. Love the masculine take on this gorgeous stamp set!

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