Gather Together for FabFri174

I love the clash between orange and pink. Whether it’s soft mix of pink and orange (like a sorbet or a sunset) or a bright mix of pink and orange (like a bouquet of roses or a flamingo), these two colors never seem like they should look great together (but always do). This week’s color challenge at FabFriday pushed me to make a bright, Fall-themed card with this fun mix of Pumpkin Pie and Melon Mambo. Here’s my card:

Gather Together Bundle, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

And here’s the banner for the challenge that inspired my card:Stampin' Up! Color Inspriation - Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Two Fall Bundles. My card features pumpkins (and accents of wheat sprays) that are from the Gather Together Bundle – one of several Fall-themed products in Stampin’ Up!’s 2019 Holiday Catalog. I have showcased the leaves and sentiments from this bundle, but this is the first time I’ve showcased the darling pumpkins and spray of wheat. Very festive, huh? Here’s a look at the Gather Together Bundle (which includes the Gather Together photopolymer stamp set and Gathered Leaves Dies):Gather Together Bundle, Stampin' Up! 153036The sentiment on my card is from the Harvest Hellos stamp set (the bundle includes the Apple Builder punch that can also be used to build a pumpkin). How fun is that?! I love the typeset look of these sentiments – and “give thanks” is exactly what I wanted to say on my card. Here’s a look at the Harvest Hellos Bundle: Harvest Hellos Bundle, Stampin 'Up!, 153037
  • Black Borders. I often include thin borders around elements on my cards (OK, often is an understatement…I almost always include thin borders). Not only do the layers on today’s card have a thin, black border, but the cropped pumpkins do, too. Here’s a closer look:Gather Together Bundle, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingI stamped the pumpkins with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Pumpkin Pie and Melon Mambo cardstock. After I cropped them with the Gathered Leaves Dies, I colored the area between the stamped image and the edge of the cropped image with a Basic Black Stampin’ Blend to give each one its very own black frame.
  • Layer Measurements. When I find a layout that would be universal to lots of projects, I like to share the measurements I used. If you like this layout and want to use it for one of your projects, be prepared to adjust the measurements as necessary – different sizes may work better with the images and colors you choose. Here are the measurements for the layers I used on this card (starting with the card base and working my way up):
    • Melon Mambo – 4-1/4″ x 11″ (scored at 5-1/2″)
    • Stampin’ Dimensionals
    • Basic Black – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″
    • Pumpkin Pie – 3-3/4″ x 5″
    • Basic Black – 3-3/4″ x 1-5/8″
    • Melon Mambo – 3-3/4″ x 1-1/2″
    • Stampin’ Dimensionals
    • Basic Black – 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″
    • Whisper White – 3-1/8″ x 3-1/8″
    • Melon Mambo & Pumpkin Pie – cropped with the Gathered Leaves Dies
    • Stampin’ Dimensionals
    • Basic Black – 1-1/8″ Layering Circles Dies
    • Whisper White – 1″ Circle punch

Bundles: Gather Together  Stamp Sets: Gather Together, Harvest Hellos  Papers: Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Whisper White  Inks: Tuxedo Black Memento, Dark Basic Black Stampin’ Blend  Accessories: Detailed Leaves Dies, 1″ Circle Punch, Layering Circles Dies, 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.

Thanks for stopping by today!


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  1. Delicious combination with Melon MA’AM BO! Modern spin for fall!

  2. Wow, you are rockin’ that pink n’ orange today!!! You Go! Love it!

  3. Love the tip about coloring the edges of a die cut to provide a border. Brilliant! Everyone knows you are the wizard of borders and matting, and this is just one more example! (PS: I saw this card posted on your Facebook page at 1 AM –I know why I was awake, [and I know you are one of the hardest working people ever] , but do you EVER sleep?!) Awesome card.

    • I work on this stuff A LOT, but…my Facebook post was scheduled to go live at 1am at the same time as my FabFriday post. I was 100% not awake at that hour. πŸ™‚ Thanks so much, Linda! β™₯

  4. Brian-your cards are so clean and crisp! Love the different colors used in this one. By the way, I’ll be using your card design for my class this week with gather together/peacock — Simple but great! Thanks for sharing.

  5. Brian, so bright and cheerful…fun new colors for Thanksgiving! Thanks for the tip about coloring borders!

  6. Love the color challenge, my eyes popped the moment your page opened.
    Great tip on coloring the edge of pumpkin. Let’s not forget the pristine layering.

  7. Genius to color in the black border on the pumpkins! I always learn from you, Brian. Thanks so much. Happy Friday!!!

  8. WOW…..Talk about a show-stopper kind of card. LOVE IT!!!

  9. This color combo is outside my comfort zone but definitely works for this beautiful card. Have a great day!

  10. WOW – a true “Wow” card. Stunning, cheery, and fresh. Love your talent, thanks for sharing.

  11. Well pick me a pumpkin if this isn’t one of the brightest, happiest, fun cards I’ve seen in a long time. Love it Brian!

    Leaving for vacation tomorrow – will catch up on your posts when I return. That’s almost like opening Christmas presents for me. I just love it.

  12. Stunning!!!

  13. Your card is lovely, the colors take me back to the 60s. So fun!

  14. Beautiful card! I was absolutely amazed by how beautiful this card is when I saw it. The design is great. Your β€œIsaac Mizrahi” inspired color scheme is just like the challenge name, absolutely fab!!!!

  15. I love this! Great color combo! Thanks for sharing!

  16. Love the color combo my girlfriend’s daughter used orange and pink as wedding colors, it was beautiful!!

  17. I wouldn’t have thought of pink and orange together for fall…

  18. Boom! These colors are dynamite together and somehow you make it all work! Love this!

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