What I Love for PP288 and CYCI113

I combined this week’s sketch for the Paper Players and color challenge from Can You Case It? to make a thank you card with What I Love, a Sale-a-Bration stamp set I’ve only used once.  I’m so happy with how this turned out – the combination of LeAnne Pugliese’s layout and the CYCI colors gave me a modern, crisp, graphic card that appeals to my uber-clean style.  Here’s my card:

What I Love, Stampin' Up!, Brian King


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



Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Time is Ticking.  You might not think of What I Love in such a bold, graphic card, but it works here, don’t you think?  This three-step stamping set allows you to build a gorgeous flower with different colors or intensities of color.  The sentiments in the set, though, are perfectly wonderful for a non-flower card.  Sale-a-Bration ends March 31 – if you don’t already have this set, what are you waiting for?  It can be yours as your Sale-a-Bration selection with a $50 purchase.  🙂

    What I Love, Stampin' Up!

    What I Love, Stampin’ Up!

  • Repetitive Edges.  I love how the corners of the Tags & Labels Framelits mimic the corners of the band I used for my “banner” on the card.  This band was cropped from the Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits.  That small detail really builds a feeling of unity on this project, and unity is easy on the eyes.
    Tags & Labels Framelits Dies, Stampin' Up!

    Tags & Labels Framelits Dies, Stampin’ Up!

    Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits Dies, Stampin' Up!

    Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits Dies, Stampin’ Up!

  • When Circles and Stars Don’t Work.  Speaking of “easy on the eyes,” my first idea was to add circles or a star in place of the Tags & Labels Framelits.  Those images weren’t working with the striped paper – the stripes needed a hard edge to fall into, so the Tags & Labels Framelits worked perfectly.  It took me a while to figure out that the stripes needed to have a “hard stop” on this card, but I was happy when I did.

Stamp Sets:  What I Love  Papers:  Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack (Crumb Cake, Basic Gray), Regals Designer Series Paper Stack (Night of Navy), Whisper White, Basic Gray, Crumb Cake, Night of Navy  Inks:  Night of Navy  Accessories:  Tags & Labels Framelits, Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits, Stampin’ Dimensionals

What I Love, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

I hope you’ll pop over to The Paper Players and to Can You Case This? to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.

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  1. Contemporary card-clean and fresh!

  2. Very bold stripes – love the way you made the white stripe on all three colors match. It’s like sewing and matching the plaids or stripes. Very clean and crisp!

  3. This is so handsome . . . especially how you lined up each stripe perfectly with the next.

  4. Perfection!

  5. Not only is this card clean and modern it is very masculine as well and that, my friend, is difficult for me to achieve. Fabulous card indeed.

  6. I think we can now call you “the stripemaster!” 🙂

  7. Great design and color combinations. You have created a sharp and handsome card that really nails these challenges.

  8. Oooo….. love how the stripes progress from one shade to the next!

  9. Perfection, Brian, colors great and stripes are awesome! Another beauty!

  10. Wow… Brian! 🙂 Speechless!

  11. Nothing like a Brian King card…love all the attention to detail you ALWAYS display in your cards…what a great layout!

  12. Clean and bold. You have lined up those stripes like a master! xx

  13. Brian, this is such a classic card! Love the way the stripes match up and the color combo is perfect! So happy you joined us at The Paper Players this week! XX

  14. How much do I love this card? The perfectly aligned stripes, the perfectly mirrored framelits – all make for the perfect masculine CAS card. Awesome job Brian! Thanks for joining us over at The Paper Players this week!

  15. Wonderfully clean and classic, Brian! I don’t use my tags & labels dies enough, you’ve inspired me to get them out! It’s so fun seeing all the different takes on the sketch, too! Thanks for playing with it this week!

  16. I love the simplicity of this card. It’s really eye-catching! Thanks for joining us at Can You Case It? –Elizabeth Jeanne (Happy Stamper)

  17. Cards executed with precision like this just make my heart so happy!
    Thanks for joining the Paper Players!

  18. Brian beautiful card! Clean & Simple as I like. Thank you for joining us at CYCI !

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