Let it Snow for CYCI96 and GDP012

I had a very productive weekend – I had all my projects planned for the week, but then I laid my eyes on this week’s sketch for Can You Case It? Challenge.  I loved the simplicity of Eva’s sketch so much that I immediately started planning a sweet and simple card – I just couldn’t help myself.  My project also corresponds with this week’s Global Design Project challenge, so I’m sharing it there, too (it’s my week to provide inspiration, and I’ve loved seeing what everyone is creating).

Here’s my card:Snow Place, Perpetual Calendar, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, CYCI96, GDP012

And here are the banners for the challenges that inspired my card:


GDP-012Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Snowflakes.  Not only does today’s card include the “let it snow” sentiment from the Snow Place stamp set, but I’ve created a sweet pattern of snowflakes around the words.   The snowflakes from Snow Place were larger than I wanted, so I scanned all my Christmas-themed sets.  The perfect snowflakes weren’t in a Christmas-themed set at all.  Do you recognize them?  Look closely!  They are from the Perpetual Birthday Calendar stamp set – such a versatile set (even if you don’t want to complete the coordinating calendar project).  I also used this stamp set for my Founder’s Circle swaps – you can see that project here.Snow Place, Perpetual Calendar, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, CYCI96, GDP012
  • A Little Added texture.  Every card needs a little depth or texture.  Once all the images were stamped and the layers were assembled, the card still needed a little something extra.  I knew a couple of teeny-tiny Pearl Basic Jewels would give this card the added bling and smooth texture it needed.  The pearls don’t really pop against the Soft Sky, but they are noticeable and sweetly perfect.
  • Color Combination.  This is the second time I’ve recently used this combination of Basic Black, Soft Sky and Whisper White – if you want to see the other project, you can see it here.  The black just pops against the soft blue, and the white is as crisp and bright as can be.  If you, too, like this color combination, feel free to save this:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Basic Black, Soft Sky, Whisper White

Stamp Sets:  Snow Place, Perpetual Birthday Calendar  Papers:  Soft Sky, Basic Black, Whisper White  Inks:  Basic Black, Soft Sky  Accessories:  Pearl Basic Jewels, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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

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  1. Simply perfect!

  2. Love the impact of the Let It Snow sentiment against the soft background and pearls.

  3. Easy for you to say, LOL!!! 🙂

  4. I like it….less is more, the pearls make it pop.

  5. I adore the colour palette you have used on this card, it is so stylish and is there no end to your talents?

  6. So soft, so sweet, so beautiful! I just love this one Brian and the pearls are definitely the “topping on the cake” so to speak. Because of the softness of the colors it reminds me of a quiet Christmas Eve snowfall. How perfect!

  7. So soft and pretty! I love this color combo…it’s perfect for such a sweet card. Thanks for sharing. Happy Thanksgiving!

  8. CAS, very pretty card. Do you really want snow in Atlanta??

  9. I love the softness and simplicity of your “Let It Snow!” card!! The pearls were a perfect addition! 🙂

  10. You are so very clever….love CAS cards, and yours are super!

  11. Subtle and gorgeous! Love the little pearls on the snowflakes Brian, and that bold, black sentiment!

  12. You display yet again your amazing talents to create a simply stunning card. WOW

  13. Brian, oh wow.. looks like you’ve done it again! Love the softness of the snow, and the sentiment is so perfect! Thanks for joining CYCI 🙂 Eva

  14. WOW! So striking. I love it!

  15. Gorgeous. Perfect in it’s understated elegance!

    Thanks for sharing!

  16. Brian, I love how you used stamped snowflakes to frame your sentiment! Very pretty card! Thanks for joining us at Can You Case It! Dawn

  17. Yes, you’re right, Brian. I had missed this beautiful card. Thanks for recapping your week.

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