Affectionately Yours for CTS212

This week’s CAS(E) This Sketch challenge gave me a great opportunity to make a bright-and-happy, sunshiny, feel-good card.  I used Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper to create a beautiful base and pulled in all the colors for a sweet-and-simple card.  Here’s my card:

Sunshine Sayings, Affectionately Your Specialty Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, CTS212

And here’s the banner for this week’s super-fun sketch challenge that inspired my card:

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  • Affectionately Yours.  This card is built around two bright-and-cheery patterns from the Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper – the Night of Navy piece with colorful flowers and the Cucumber Crush and Crumb Cake piece used behind.  All of the colors I used are pulled directly from these pages, including the Watermelon Wonder band that extends across the Night of Navy panel.  All of the pages in this pack of papers are wonderful.
    Affectionately Yours Specialty DSP, Stampin' Up!

    Affectionately Yours Specialty DSP, Stampin’ Up!

    Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper is just one of the packs of Designer Series Paper featured in my Spring 2017 Product Shares.  The colors and patterns are perfect for all of your Spring-themed projects.  To learn more about my Spring 2017 Product Shares, please click here.

  • Color Blocking.  For all intents and purposes, this card is a showcase of “color blocking” – pairing bold panels of colors in opposite ends of the color spectrum.  Red, blue and yellow are all primary colors on the spectrum that are opposite one another.  The bold panels are fresh and modern, and the colors are perfectly paired.
  • Artistic License.  You can definitely see the CAS(E) This Sketch layout in my card, but I didn’t use my entire card to showcase the fun sketch.  Instead, the sketch is featured in the central square of the card.  I kept snipped away at the base until it was a 3″ x 3″ square.  I really liked how it turned out – I needed the square to balance the pieces the way I wanted to them balanced.

Stamp Sets:  Sunshine Sayings  Papers:  Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper, Crumb Cake, Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight, Watermelon Wonder  Inks:  Archival Basic Black  Accessories:  Stampin’ Dimensionals

Sunshine Sayings, Affectionately Your Specialty Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, CTS212

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. Awesome on the diagonal

  2. Love the Affectionally Yours Designer Paper and am always looking for ways to use leftover bits of it. Great inspiration. Thanks!

  3. Jennifer Spiller

    Great hraphic card!!! Love that you thought to crop the sketch down…so creative!!!

  4. Great inspirational photo!

  5. Great take on the sketch! Omg, must have that ditsy paper!!! It’s a paper piecer’s dream!

  6. Love how you changed up the sketch just a bit! Awesome!

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