First of All…with Poppy Moments Dies

With the release of every catalog, I’m always excited to play with the new Designer Series Papers. There’s always “that one page” that stands out for its pattern or colors or texture – I’m always afraid to use “that one page” because I want to make sure I have the perfect project for it. The GORGEOUS, boldly striped page in Butterfly Kisses 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper is  “that one page” for me. I threw caution to the wind and just cut into it! I was inspired by the colorful stripes and used those colors to make this card:

Hello Beautiful, Poppy Moments Dies, Butterfly Kisses Designer Series Paper, Stampin Up!, Brian King

Here’s a look at the fun, vibrant colors in the Butterfly Kisses 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper:

Butterfly Kisses Designer Series Paper, Stampin Up!, 159112I pulled Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry and Parakeet Party from the paper to build the poppy that rests on the focal panel of this card. It’s such a vibrant combination of beautiful tones! To build the poppy and accompanying leaves, I cropped Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry and Parakeet Party cardstock with the Poppy Moments Dies:

Poppy Moments Dies, Stampin Up! 151594To build my flower and leaves, I used a “pad dragging” technique I shared a few weeks ago. I dragged a Calypso Coral ink pad over Calypso Coral cardstock to darken the piece of paper. I cropped the detailed, thin dies with the inked cardstock and cropped the base with un-inked cardstock. I used the same technique to build the leaves and center of the flower. If you’d like to see more about how I built these items, click here.

I added a little texture to the Starry Sky panel behind the flowers with some Starry Sky ink and a water spot image from the Nature’s Prints stamp set. The sentiment on the card is pulled from the Hello Beautiful stamp set. ♥

Hello Beautiful, Poppy Moments Dies, Butterfly Kisses Designer Series Paper, Stampin Up!, Brian King

I love the unexpected mix of colors in the Butterfly Kisses 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper. I’m not sure I would have ever put them together, but they are a perfect combination. If you like this mix of Parakeet Party, Calypso Coral and Crushed Curry as much as I do, I hope you’ll save this for future reference:

Stampin Up! Color Inspiration - Parakeet Party, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry

Stamp Sets: Hello Beautiful, Nature’s Prints  Papers: Butterfly Kisses 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper, Starry Sky, Calypso Coral, Parakeet Party, Crushed Curry  Inks: Starry Sky, Calypso Coral, Parakeet Party, Crushed Curry, Versamark, Dark So Saffron Stampin’ Blends  Accessories: Poppy Moments Dies, White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Opal Rounds, Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by today!


Butterfly Kisses Designer Series Paper, Stampin Up!, 159112


Super-Awesome Fun Time Card Kit

On Monday, I launched this month’s card kit I’m offering with my friend Emma Goddard, a super-talented friend from the UK. I hope you’ll take a look and sign up to join us for the fun!

To learn more about the kit, watch our informative video and sign up for the project kit, please click on the image below:

Super-Awesome Fun Time Card Ki

Check out the New Catalog!

2022 Annual Catalog Cover, Stampin Up!Stampin’ Up!’s new catalog is live now. If you haven’t already downloaded it, I hope you’ll take a look! CLICK HERE to read all about the new book and download one for yourself! ♥

In Color Starter Kit Promotion

I always love the opportunity to introduce new stampers to my InKing Royalty team. In May, Stampin’ Up! is offering an amazing promotion to make the decision to join easier for you. ♥

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  1. MargaretAnn Hammond

    A beautiful card

  2. Kiss, kiss for the beautiful Butterfly Kisses DSP! Love that bold bloom!

  3. I’m proud of myself for thinking that you might have used your clever “pad dragging “ coloring technique before I actually read your post. I looked at the card image and thought, “I bet…” (It did help that I’ve used that method a few times thanks to you since your April introduction of the technique)
    I love the saturated colors in this card. So much fun. Thanks for another inspiring project!

    • That makes me so happy to hear, Linda! I feel like an artist when I can create texture without stamps. 🙂 So glad you like this card and technique. ♥

  4. Love the DSP background you chose for this and the pop of the sentiment! Awesome card!

  5. What a PRETTY PRETTY card my friend. Makes me SMILE!

  6. I love this bright, fun card, Brian. The background DSP is perfect for the color combination. I agree with Kadie that it makes me smile! Enjoy your day!

    • Love that it made you smile, Hilda! ♥ I feel like I’ve accomplished everything I need to accomplish today. Hope your day has been great!

  7. Chris from Pella

    Thought I would pop in with a little comment instead of just lurking around the corner. This is so fun, bright, and cheery. I will be CASEing this combo for some get well cards with a change of sentiments. “Thinking of you” will fit the bill nicely for those who might not be recovering so well. I have been using my poppy set a few times this month too. Thanks for a great idea. Lastly, YOU ARE amazing!

    • It’s so nice to hear from you, Chris! ♥ Hope you are doing well. I agree that this big flower would make a great “thinking of you” card – such an uplifting image. Hope your weekend is great! ♥

  8. Beautiful card today, Brian! Color, color everywhere!! Beautiful!

  9. WOW! WOW! WOW! WOW! (that is all). 🙂

  10. Sonny Peterson

    Well ,everybody agrees that your DSP just pops ! It is such a great background for your bold flower !
    Well done !

  11. Beautifully done, what a stunner! And yes, you are amazing with DSP!!!

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