A Vintage Leaves Catalog CASE for FabFri86

Mindy Backes has selected four colors for this week’s Fab Friday color challenge – Soft Sky, Lost Lagoon, Hello Honey and Crumb Cake.  While two of those colors are retiring (Lost Lagoon and Hello Honey), I still have quite a stock of paper in those colors, so I was happy to play around with them.  🙂  For this week’s color challenge, I CASE’d a sample card from the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog.  Here’s my card:

Vintage Leaves, Happy Home, Sheltering Tree, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, FabFri86

And here’s the banner for the challenge that inspired my card:

Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Soft Sky, Lost Lagoon, Hello Honey, Crumb Cake

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • CASE.  So, what does it mean to CASE a card?  You’ve probably seen the term around and have wondered what we’re all talking about.  When you CASE (Copy and Share Everything OR Copy and Selectively Edit) a card, you aren’t necessarily recreating a card in its entirety – you are taking one or more elements (colors, layout, stamp set, embellishments, technique) and creating your own card with that inspiration.  You are also giving the original creator credit for providing you with the inspiration.  In this case, I CASE’d a card from the catalog (created by a super-talented concept artist at Stampin’ Up!.  I used the same leaves and the combination of three.  My card structure is a bit more layered and textured and replaces a vellum overlay with a small banner.
  • CRUMB CAKE.  While the three colored leaves are the focal point of this card, the fourth color, Crumb Cake, helps them all come together perfectly.  Not only did I made the base of the main panel Crumb Cake, but I lightly stamped the leaves pattern from Sheltering Tree along the Whisper White band to add a little texture and depth.  The Crumb Cake pulls the other three colors together perfectly.Vintage Leaves, Happy Home, Sheltering Tree, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, FabFri86
  • CATALOG.  As a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I have been able to flip through the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog – and I will be able to pre-order select items starting May 3.  What a huge benefit!  This book is awe-inspiring, and I can’t wait for you to see it.  If the book were “live” for everyone, I’d show you the card I CASE’d, but I’m not yet allowed to share pictures from inside the catalog.  If you are a demonstrator, you can see the card I CASE’d at the bottom of page 37.  If you aren’t, you could buy a Starter Kit ($99 for $125 of product) today and see the new catalog now.  🙂  If you’d like to join, CLICK HERE.

Stamp Sets:  Vintage Leaves, Happy Home, Sheltering Tree  Papers:  Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon, Crumb Cake, Soft Sky, Whisper White, Thick Whisper White  Inks:  Archival Basic Black, Crumb Cake  Accessories:  Leaflets Framelits, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Vintage Leaves, Happy Home, Sheltering Tree, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, FabFri86

I hope you’ll pop over to the Fab Friday site to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.

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  1. A beautiful card Brian…I’m going to miss those colors!

  2. WOW. I love the layout. You made me look up the card that inspired you. I LOVE the way you creatively and “selectively edited” that layout; clean, crisp and impactful. The inspiration from cards like this one is one of the reasons I keep reading your blog. Thank you for your creative inspiration.

  3. Yummy color combination and the trio of leaves is crisp and simple. A superb BK signature card!

  4. Great colors ….it makes you think that all leaves don`t have to be green or fall colors . This is a keeper card for sure for a lot of occasions …. just change the sentiment . Plus WOW on the Sheltering Tree leaves subtle background !!

  5. Lovely card for me to start my day with! You know I love the clean, layered cards you make for us. Since fall IS my favorite time of year and since the heat of summer is NOT my favorite time of the year I usually spend the hot months making fall or winter cards. This one will be a fabulous inspiration for me. Thank you for all you do Brian!

  6. Fabulous color combination. Definitely a keeper.

  7. Love this, Brian….I always think of this set for fall and of course, it could be used at any time! I am so going to miss Lost Lagoon, too. 🙁

  8. Such a pretty card! I love how your thought process works. 😊

  9. Love your crisp clean layout Brian! The Sheltering Tree leaves are cool on the WW band too! TFS!

  10. This card is absolutely beautiful!! Love love love it!!!

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