Thanks with Seriously the Best & In the Tropics Dies

With all of the excitement over the release of Stampin’ Up!’s January – June 2020 Mini Catalog and the launch of Sale-a-Bration yesterday, I wasn’t able to finish my project for the FabFriday challenge that kicked off yesterday. If you would like to read all about the new catalogs (and download them now), CLICK HERE. Three sweet colors are featured in this FabFriday color challenge – such fun to play with this color palette! Here’s my card:

Seriously the Best, In the Tropics Dies, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

And here’s the banner for the challenge that inspired my card: Stampin' Up! Color Inspriation - Poppy Parade, Rococo Rose, Highland HeatherTips, Tricks and Reminders

  • In the Tropics. Before I knew what kind of card I’d make with these colors, I knew I’d be creating a wall of flowers, so I started cutting with the trio of flowers found in the In the Tropics Dies, part of the Timeless Tropical Bundle. While the entire bundle is decidedly themed around the tropics, the flowers are just as beautiful in this beautiful mix of pinks and purples. Here’s a look at the Timeless Tropical Bundle: Timeless Tropical Bundle, Stampin' Up! 153811I used the same flower (and cropped it in Poppy Parade) for another project I made with the papers and dies in this set. Here’s a look at that project (you can click on the picture below to see the original post for this project): Well Said, In the Tropics Dies, Stampin' Up!, Brian King
  • Seriously the Best. I love a beautiful sentiment, and I adore a big, bold font. The fonts in the Seriously the Best stamp set are right up my alley. I love them! I couldn’t wait to ink up one of these sentiments to use on a project. Here’s how the “thanks” from Seriously the Best played on my card:Seriously the Best, In the Tropics Dies, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingHere’s a look at the other sentiments in this must-have stamp set:Seriously the Best, Stampin' Up! 151712The set is perfectly wonderful on its own, but it also coordinates with a lovely project kit. Here’s a look at how this stamp set plays with the Seriously the Best Project Kit:Seriously the Best Project Kit, Stampin' Up! 151307How adorable are those samples?!
  • Poke, Press, Pearl, Pull. I systematically cropped the flowers on this card and carefully placed them on the Whisper White card base. I started by poking out the tiny center of each flower, followed by pressing the center of the flower against a foam mat (I used the one that comes with my Stamparatus) with the rounded end of a paper-piercing tool. I added a little glue to the back and pressed it against the cardstock. I quickly added a pearl to the center, giving extra hold against the base, and the pulled the flower petals up a little before the glue dried. It’s as simple as that. Poke, Press, Pearl, Pull. Yay!

Stamp Sets: Seriously the Best  Papers: Poppy Parade, Basic Black, Rococo Rose, Highland Heather  Inks: Basic Black  Accessories: In the Tropics Dies, Pearl Basic Jewels, 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.

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  1. groovy flowers and pearls. perfect font for the sentiment!

  2. What a fun idea Brian! Love your Poke, Press, Pearl, Pull. Yay method!

  3. Great card my friend……And GREAT method!!!
    LOVE the color combination on this card.

  4. Beautiful work. I love the flow of colors.

  5. Awesome the color combo!

  6. I love your take on the color challenge with the different size flowers and all the pearls. Very nice card. Enjoy the weekend.

  7. Such a bright and cheery color combo Brian…a fun card!

  8. If I had seen this color combination before seeing your card I would have thought “well I can’t make those colors work together” but then I saw your card and said “wow, look at those fabulous colors”. You are one artistic wonder my friend.

  9. I love love the Tropical Oasis theme . BUT ….you have added some versatility ! Your card is so sweet with those adorable colorful flowers . I have a little girl in mind that would love this card with a different sentiment swap .
    Okay , you did the 4 Ps technique on this one …let`s see what you do with that big PINEAPPLE ??? Giggle !!

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