Need a birthday card pronto? Want to get a “thank you” note in the mail right away? It’s always a good idea to have a go-to card layout that can help you crank out multi-purpose cards in a pinch. With this week’s sketch challenge for CAS(E) this Sketch, Sam Simpson gives us such a layout. With a strip of Designer Series Paper and a sentiment, you’re almost done as soon as you start. 🙂 Here’s my card:
And here’s this week’s CAS(E) This Sketch challenge banner that inspired my creation:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Designer Series Paper. Sometimes I know that I want to use a piece of Designer Series Paper, but I’m not 100% sure what I’ll do with it. This strip of print from the All Abloom Designer Series Paper Stack spoke to me as I sat down to make this card. It said, “Welcome back, Brian. You smell nice.” I asked it to not butter me up and asked, instead, for inspiration. Kindly, the paper pointed me to this beautiful sentiment from Lotus Blossom and reminded me that her colors have always been her major focal point.
- Fun Color Combination. The color inspiration for this card is pulled directly from this Designer Series Paper Stack. Pinks and greens can always be combined for a beautiful look – in any shade or hue. This print uses Mossy Meadow as a rich green and incorporates vibrant pops of Strawberry Slush and soft wisps of Blushing Bride. If you like this combination of colors, too, feel free to save this:
- Surprise! It’s always fun to add elements of surprise to a simple card. The simple paper-piercing in the bottom, right corner of this card front adds an element of detail without taking away from the rest of the card. I recalled to pointy flowers in the Starburst Framelit that circles the sentiment. I repeated these points in the thin border that runs down the middle of the card – I cut a thin strip with my Tiny Wave Stampin’ Trimmer Rotary Cutting Blade. Surprise!
Stamp Sets: Lotus Blossom Papers: Mossy Meadow, Strawberry Slush, All Abloom Designer Series Paper Stack, Whisper White Inks: Mossy Meadow Accessories: 1-3/4″ Circle punch, 2-1/2″ Circle punch, Starburst Framelit Dies, Tiny Wave Stampin’ Trimmer Rotary Cutting Blade, Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack, Piercing Tool, Stampin’ Dimensionals
One more thing. I can’t help but to point out how similar this card looks to another card I made several weeks ago (see it here). The Mossy Meadow base, panel of Designer Series Paper and placement of sentiment are the same – yet this one was created for a current sketch challenge. So different, so similar. Just wanted to point it out in case you were thinking it. 🙂
I hope you’ll pop over to the CAS(E) This Sketch site to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s sketch.
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