Thankful for You for CTS#191

Woo hoo! Before I share this week’s card for CAS(E) This Sketch, I want to thank the design team for that amazing challenge for selecting my card as the winner – not just a favorite, but the winner – for last week’s challenge.  If you missed that project, you can see it here.  I’m honored to be selected by this team – this is a group of incredible artists, and there are so many great projects entered into their challenge each week.  I play for fun and inspiration, but it’s always a thrill to be chosen.  Thanks, CAS(E) This Sketch Team!

Wow!  The sketch by Chrissy Larson for this week’s CAS(E) This Sketch challenge immediately gets the creative juices flowing.  What a fun layout of patterns – and the design team cards show the variety of cards that can be made with this layout.  There was no way I could let this challenge pass me by.  I used this fun pattern to create a sweet card for Fall.  Here’s my card:

Acorny Thank You, Petals & Paisleys Specialty Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, CTS#191

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

CTS#191Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Petals & Paisleys.  I’m stunned by how wonderful Soft Suede, Mint Macaron and Cajun Craze look together.  I pulled them right out of the pages of the Petals & Paisleys Specialty Designer Series Papers – I can’t say I would have ever arrived at this beautiful combination of colors on my own.  The tiny patterns of the squares I layered into my card pull these colors together perfectly.  I shared this image with you my post yesterday, but this is a good time to share it again:Petals & Paisleys Specialty Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!
  • Sweet & Sassy Framelits Dies.  When Stampin’ Up!’s Annual Catalog was released this summer, Valentine’s Day was the farthest holiday from our thoughts.  Many people overlooked the hearts, making a note to themselves to pick those up in January.  Good news!  Hearts- both sweet and sassy – can be used year-round.  This heart is cropped with Cajun Craze – it’s not a red you’d usually use for Valentine’s Day, but the warmth of this clay color is perfect for showing your love outside of February.

    Sweet & Sassy Framelits, Stampin' Up!

    Sweet & Sassy Framelits, Stampin’ Up!

  • Square Sizes.  I love the random layering of squares that serves as the inspiration for this week’s CAS(E) This Sketch challenge.  I cleaned up the layers a bit, creating a pattern with six layers of cardstock.  Thought I’d share the sizes of each in case you want to recreate this pattern.  Here are the layers (from the bottom square, moving up):
    • Soft Suede – 2-3/4″
    • Mint Macaron – 2-1/2″
    • Petals & Paisleys Specialty DSP – 2-1/4″
    • Soft Suede – 1-3/4″
    • Mint Macaron – 1-1/2″
    • Petals & Paisleys Specialty DSP – 1-1/4″

Stamp Sets:  Acorny Thank You  Papers:  Petals & Paisleys Specialty Designer Series Paper, Soft Suede, Mint Macaron, Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla  Inks:  Cajun Craze  Accessories:  Sweet & Sassy Framelits Dies (heart), Stampin’ Dimensionals

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 challenge.

Thanks for stopping by today!


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  1. On behalf of all of us who are mathematically challenged, thank you so much for sharing the dimensions of this striking card.

  2. wow, the layering of the heart is spectacular. love the simple sentiment on the diagonal.

  3. Congratulations Brian! You’re a winner!

  4. Beautiful, Brian! Love this card!

  5. First of all congratulations Brian for being the winner of the challenge. You do know you are ALWAYS a winner with us! This certainly was a unique sketch but you managed to nail it. I think one of your outstanding traits as an artist is your ability to layer cardstock without making the card look bulky. That little bit of color that often off sets the main theme of your cards makes all the difference. Thank you once again for sharing all your talents with us Brian.

  6. Brian this card is great ! It is a total WoW ! Eversince I came across your blog I have enjoyed your cards but this year you are doing amazingly beautiful unbelievable cards perhaps the artist in you has emerged : ). Anyhow very few craft bloggers inspire me but you became one of them. Thank you !

  7. I love this card and the colors do go together beautifully. Thanks for the measurements!

  8. WOW! I haven’t seen the other entries for this week but I think you are a winner again!! Awesome card and I love your colors!

  9. Hi Brian, So proud of you leaving the layers on the angle! The colors look great. Grateful for you . . . too!

  10. What a great way to layers those colors! Beautiful take on the sketch! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS(E) This Sketch and congratulations on your win!

  11. Love it Brian!
    Thanks for joining us at Case This Sketch!

  12. Your card feels like a cozy quilt, Brian! It’s gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at CAS(E) This Sketch and congratulations on your win last week. 🙂

  13. What a beautiful card. Love the angles and heart. You give me such good ideas.

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