Thinking of You with Beautiful Day

This week’s Global Design Project color challenge throws in a little twist on Holiday colors. While Mossy Meadow and Crumb Cake are featured in MANY Christmas cards, Flirty Flamingo is not as prominent. While I COULD have made a cute Christmas card with these colors, I decided to embrace Spring and reached for Beautiful Day and Seaside Notions. Here’s my Thinking of You card:

Beautiful Day, Seaside Notions, Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Brian King And here’s the banner for the challenge that inspired my card: Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration - Flirty Flamingo, Mossy Meadow, Crumb CakeTips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Stamp Sets. Beautiful Day is a go-to stamp set for big, bold images – there’s a flower and a butterfly that I always reach for when I want to color. Since All three of the colors in this week’s color challenge are included in Stampin’ Up!’s Stampin’ Blends collection, I knew I wanted to color a bit. This flower is perfect to color and easy to snip! Here’s a look at the Beautiful Day stamp set:Beautiful Day, Stampin' Up!, 151257While “Thinking of You” is not a Spring sentiment, Seaside Notions is a fun, summery stamp set that’s versatile enough to be used throughout the year. Such a gorgeous collection of sentiments! Here’s a look at the Seaside Notions stamp set:Seaside Notions, Stampin' Up! 149278
  • A Bold Wash of Pink. A big, bold flower requires a big, bold wash of color. I used my Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blends to color the petals on this flower before snipping it out with my Paper Snips. I simply added the Dark Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blend marker on the inside of each petal and blended it into the rest of the petal with the Light Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blend marker. I worked petal-by-petal to ensure the ink was wet and easily blended. Here’s a closer look at the flower:Beautiful Day, Seaside Notions, Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingHere’s a look at all of the Stampin’ Blends that are currently offered. You can click on the picture below to see these in my online store:Current Stampin' Blends, Stampin' Up!, Brian King
  • A Touch of Pink. There’s another element of Flirty Flamingo on my card, too! Did you notices the stripes of Flirty Flamingo on the Mossy Meadow Designer Series Paper? The paper is from Magnolia Lane – and there’s not a stitch of Flirty Flamingo in the pack of papers. Here’s a look at the colors and patterns in the Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper:Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up! 2019 Annual Catalog, 149484I used the tenth page shown above. I used a Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Write Marker (I could have used the Light or Dark Stampin’ Blend but wanted the stripe to be true to Flirty Flamingo) to color the Designer Series Paper. I love coloring Designer Series Papers. This is the same photo you saw above, but I wanted to point out the stripe:Beautiful Day, Seaside Notions, Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Stamp Sets: Beautiful Day, Seaside Notions  Papers: Magnolia Lane, Crumb Cake, Thick Whisper White, Whisper White  Inks: Tuxedo Black Memento, Stampin’ Blends (Flirty Flamingo, Crumb Cake, Mossy Meadow), Brights Stampin’ Write Markers (Flirty Flamingo)  Accessories: Stampin’ Dimensionals

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

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  1. love how you colored the stripe to customize the paper. beautiful card!

  2. Well, now I have an excuse to buy more dsp . I can color on it even if it is not the ones meant to be colored . I like your flower art ! I like your pink blending !
    Pretty !

    • Thanks, Sonny! It’s one of my favorite things to do (as you know). Anytime you need help buying more DSP, please feel free to reach out. I’m here for you. ♥

  3. Such pretty coloring! Makes me want to pull out my Magnolia suite today!

  4. I love the card and the layout! But I have to say that my favorite is the DSP. Your added Flirty Flamingo just MADE it perfect!

  5. After looking at just the 1st picture, I thought and thought about the source of that DSP before I read your post. I always do this, to see if I can name all the source components. And as always–ALWAYS!!–I forgot your brilliant DSP coloring technique. You’d think I’d have wised up by now! Love the card and your blends work. Great start to the week.

  6. I love this card! The colors are wonderful.

  7. Stephanie Atterbury


  8. Fun card. Loving that colored stripe. Wishing you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving. I am putting the Swap Card in the mail to you today.

    • Thanks so much, Chris! I had fun with this color challenge and am glad you like what I did with it. Can’t wait to see what you’ve made! ♥ Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, too!

  9. The order of colors looks very logical to me on your color table.

  10. Bold and beautiful!

  11. LOVE that you’ve added a pop of pink to that DSP, looks great!

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