Twitterpated for CAS(E) This Sketch

Before I share today’s project for CAS(E) This Sketch, I want to thank the CAS(E) This Sketch team for selecting my “You Make Me Happy” Valentine’s Day card as a favorite (you can see that card here).  I love that sketch, and I love that card.  I play along with these online challenges to find inspiration for some of the projects I share with you – it’s always a nice surprise to be recognized for the projects I create.

This week’s CASE(E) This Sketch design is another fun one.  Staying with the “love is in the air” theme, I created another Valentine’s Day card using one of my favorite color combinations.  Here’s my card:

Stippled Blossoms, You Plus Me, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, CTS106And here’s Chrissy Larson’s sketch that inspired my creation:

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Stamping Off.  If you’ve been stamping a while, then you are intimately familiar with the term “stamping off.”  If you are new to stamping, I’m offering a quick explanation because this card heavily relies on this technique.  When you want a super-light image or varied shades of a color, ink of the stamp with your color of choice.  Then, stamp off the image on scrap paper to remove some of the ink before stamping the image on your project.  I stamped off the Stippled Blossom background image twice before stamping it on the Whisper White piece of cardstock.  I stamped off the detailed image once before stamping it down.
  • A Unique Card Size.  This card front is 5-1/2″ tall (traditional height for a greeting card), but the width is 3-1/2″, giving it a tall and thin shape.  While I certainly could have fit this card into a standard envelope (with room to spare), I decided to make an envelope with the Subtles Backgrounds Designer Series Paper Stack and my Envelope Punch Board.  Turns out this card size isn’t so “unique” afterall – the punch board identifies this size as the standard Gladstone size.  Go me!  Stippled Blossoms, You Plus Me, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, CTS106
  • A Lovely Combination of Colors.  I don’t work with purples a lot, but when I do I love to pair pale purple (Wisteria Wonder) with rich red (Cherry Cobbler).  I’ve shared this color combination before – and I love it every time.  The crisp, rich red really pops against the soft, undefined purple backdrop of this card, don’t you think?  If you like this color combination, please feel free to save this off:Color Inspiration, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Stamp Sets:  Stippled Blossoms  Papers:  Wisteria Wonder, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White  Inks:  Wisteria Wonder, Cherry Cobbler  Accessories:  Stampin’ Dimensionals

I hope you’ll pop over to CAS(E) This Sketch to see the projects by the Design Team Members and to participate in this week’s sketch challenge.  Thanks for stopping by today!


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  1. Love it, Brian ! So soft and beautiful !

  2. Very pretty card, Brian. I imagine it could also be done with the pretty flower in the Bloom with Hope set, and even some other subtle colors. The color combination is not one I ever would have thought of, but it works nicely on your card.

  3. Gorgeous card with those lovely flowers and beautiful color!!!

  4. Am I the only one who had to google what ‘Twitterpated’ meant? I thought it was something to do with twitter…. (blush). :-/

  5. Me too Vicki ….!
    Pretty card and the colors are sort of romantic . This card could go Vintage in a bat of an eye and a few more pretties ! Inspiring ….awww….sigh .

  6. Very pretty, these were my high school colors!

  7. This card whispers “love” in a very romantic way. It is just gorgeous Brian.

  8. Beautiful card Brian. Wisteria Wonder is a favorite of mine and I’m definitely in love with this stamp set.

  9. This color combo and the light stamping off reminds me of the card you made using the anime manga page that your friend sent you last year! 🙂 That’s still one of my favorite cards you’ve done.


    ps… I haven’t received the latest catalogs yet? sad panda is sad

  10. Love this color combination too! I’m a big fan of wisteria wonder and the red really makes a wonderful companion. You’ve motivated me!

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  12. I LOVE these colours and how you’ve used them, Brian. Yummy!

  13. Who would’ve thought of that color combo, but you? I can’t believe it worked, but it does, and you rocked it!
    Love your choice of flower to do the “stamping off” technique–it worked wonders; absolutely gorgeous!

  14. This is beautiful! I love your take on the sketch!

  15. Awwww BRIAN, this is lovely, soft and vary vintage, I love vintage, !!!
    Love it !!
    Hugs Frenchie,

  16. Whew! I had to shake my head after seeing this beauty! I just LOVE this color combo and would never have thought of it. I must have missed (or probably not remembered) the other card you made using these colors. This is just gorgeous….and I always forget to stamp off to get a look like this. Beautiful! 🙂

  17. Why don’t I have that Wisteria Wonder in my SU arsenal of inks? Must remedy that… love you card Brian… thanks for playing cards this week with us at CTS!
    =] Michele

  18. Very pretty! Love the color combo.

  19. This is gorgeous! I never think to stamp over my stamping.

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