You are the Best with Sweet Symmetry

Today’s card is a mix of two patterns in the folk art, floral pages of the Sweet Symmetry Designer Series Paper and a clean sentiment. Together with a simple layout, they create a clean card that’s a gift to any recipient. Here’s my card:

Tasteful Touches, Sweet Symmetry, Stampin Up!, Brian King

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Sweet Symmetry. How gorgeous are the colors and patterns on my card? They are from the Sweet Symmetry Designer Series Paper, new in Stampin’ Up!’s 2021 Annual Catalog. There are a lot of flowers in the patterns, but many of them are part of such cool patterns that they aren’t flowery. I love that! Here’s a look at the colors and patterns in this pack of papers: Sweet Symmetry Designer Series Paper, Stampin Up!, 155605The two patterns I featured on my card layering on top of each other beautifully. The monochromatic pattern on the Night of Navy piece doesn’t clash with the yellow, blue and coral patterns on the top piece – partially because the bottom piece is monochromatic and the top piece has a white base. If you’d like to flip through the incredible patterns in this gorgeous pack of papers, click here.
  • Bold Sentiment. When you build a card around a very detailed pattern, you can’t afford to showcase a frilly sentiment. I was looking for a “way to go” type sentiment, so the “You are the best” saying from Tasteful Touches was exactly what I wanted. It’s a super-clean font with a straightforward style. Here’s a look at the other sentiments and images in the Tasteful Touches stamp set: Tasteful Touches, Stampin Up! 152562I stamped the sentiment in Night of Navy on Thick Basic White cardstock and cropped it with a Stitched Rectangles Die. I layered that on another layer that was cropped from Calypso Coral with a Stitched Rectangle Die. Here’s a closer look at the sentiment: Tasteful Touches, Sweet Symmetry, Stampin Up!, Brian KingI had a few extra Opal Rounds that I colored with a Night of Navy Stampin’ Blend from the project I shared on Friday, so I scattered those on this card to complement the colors and pattern. Yay for easy extras!
  • Color Combination. Other than white, there are only three colors 0n this card – Bumblebee, Calypso Coral and Night of Navy. I pulled two of these colors (Calypso Coral and Night of Navy) from the top piece of Sweet Symmetry Designer Series Paper to incorporate elsewhere on the card. If you like this mix of Bumblebee, Calypso Coral and Night of Navy as much as I do, I hope you’ll save this for future reference:Stampin Up! Color Inspiration - Bumblebee, Calypso Coral, Night of Navy

Stamp Sets: Tasteful Touches  Papers: Sweet Symmetry, Night of Navy, Calypso Coral, Thick Basic White  Inks: Night of Navy, Night of Navy Stampin’ Blends  Accessories: Stitched Rectangles Dies, Opal Rounds, Stampin’ Dimensionals

What do you think? Do you love these versatile patterns as much as I do?

Thanks for stopping by today!


Sweet Symmetry Designer Series Paper, Stampin Up!, 155605


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  1. What a beautiful, sweet card, Brian. Love the color combination and the papers go great together. Have a great day!

  2. I like your two patterns together. I was just playing with this dsp last night so it is close at hand therefore I will case your pattern mix !! Thank you !
    Great card (as usual}

  3. Who wouldn’t LOVE receiving this card in the mail. Would put a smile on anyone’s face. Nicely Done my friend.

  4. I love your ability to mix patterns and never have them fighting to blend. I’ve seen many cards that use combined DSPs that are overwhelming yet you seem to be able to “marry” them so they compliment each other. You are amazing and so is today’s card!

    • Thank you so much, Grace! I love working with colors and patterns (as you well know), and it’s always wonderful when they come together so nicely. ♥

  5. Love the feel of this card…feels a bit boho! Perfect sentiment and placement plus layers!

  6. CUTE CARD! I love the DSP and layout!

  7. What a fabulous design! great mix of patterns and cutting the middle layer at a slant is genius!

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