Sorry for Everything for CTS226

You already know how much I love a good sentiment stamp set, right?  You can have all the beautiful pictures in the world, but they are nothing if you don’t have the right words to say.  The same is true in the reverse, by the way.  If you start with a gorgeous sentiment, but fail to properly dress it up, the words can lose their meaning.  Sorry for Everything is a new sentiment set in Stampin’ Up!’s 2017 Annual Catalog with many ways to express sorrow.  I used this set, along with Ribbon of Courage, to make this card:

Sorry for Everything, Ribbon of Courage, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, CTS226

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

CTS226Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Sorry for Everything.  Whether you want to apologize for messing up or want to extend an expression of sorry, Sorry for Everything has it all.  I say it all the time – I love a sentiment with a combination of script and print.  Guess what!  This stamp set has just that!  The set is centered around a large, beautifully scripted “Sorry” – the other sentiments can be positioned before or after – or on the inside of the card.  What a beautiful set with so many possible uses.  Here’s a look at the set:
    Sorry for Everything, Stampin' Up!

    Sorry for Everything, Stampin’ Up!

    For additional inspiration, here’s a sweet project created by Stampin’ Up! with this set that showcases the beauty of this set (the gorgeous flower featured on this card is a gold foil die cut from the Petal Garden Memories & More Card Pack, #144208):

  • Sweet Heart.  I stamped the beautiful heart from Ribbon of Courage with Early Espresso ink on this detailed page of Soft Sky and Whisper White paper from the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper.  Is there a simpler way to add texture and intrigue to the image than to stamp it on patterned paper?  I wanted an Early Espresso border to coordinate with the boarder around the sentiment block, so I snipped the heart out, cropped the coordinating heart with the Support Ribbon Framelits and then glued the snipped heart onto the cropped heart.  I suppose I could have colored the outside border with an Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker, but this was pretty easy to snip.  Here’s a closer look:Sorry for Everything, Ribbon of Courage, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, CTS226
  • Color Combination.  I’ve really grown to love Soft Sky over the past year.  While I’ve often times leaned toward darker, richer blues (Baja Breeze, Midnight Muse, Island Indigo and Pool Party have been go-to colors for me), but I’m suddenly really drawn to the softness of Soft Sky.  It pairs beautifully with Early Espresso, don’t you think?  Such a great battle between soft and hard – yet the combination of the two is so warm and sweet.  If you like this combination as much as I do, please save this:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Soft Sky, Early Espresso, Whisper White

Stamp Sets:  Sorry for Everything, Ribbon of Courage  Papers:  Coffee Break Designer Series Paper, Soft Sky, Early Espresso, Whisper White  Inks:  Early Espresso  Accessories:  Support Ribbon Framelits Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Sorry for Everything, Ribbon of Courage, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, CTS226

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

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  1. This is a perfect card! I love everything about it!

  2. Great card!

  3. I absolutely love this card!

  4. This is a beautiful card, Brian. I LOVE the color combination! I know I will use it in my card making. Thanks!

  5. That heart (and it’s placement) is absolutely sensational with the sentiment!

  6. Chris R. from Iowa

    Oh Brian, I will take a dozen of these cards. OK, OK I will order the sets and make a bunch of these cards. It is simply sensational. The heart and the colors are just perfect. This is one of my favorite color combinations and I used to use it a lot. That reminds me I must order a refill for the soft sky too. Unfortunately I will be CASEing this once I have the sets. It seems I have made a lot of sympathy cards lately. Thank you for a new addition for my supply.

  7. Oh I love this card my friend , I think I need this set, STOP…. LOL

  8. Great card, Brian. I love that color combo, font and DSP heart. Have a great weekend!

  9. Beautifully done Brian

  10. Oh my….LOVE it!!!

  11. Oh Brian! Today’s card is just plain AWESOME!

  12. Such a perfect take on the sketch, Brian! Love the color combo, too.

  13. This card is amazing. Congrats for CTS226 winner 🙂

  14. Hi. I’m quite new to blog land (and cardmaking too) but I know how to get around the great www. I also don’t often leave replies, I normally leave questions like:- how did you do this and that. It’s been lovely to read a blog entry (Brians) where I enter not even got one question. Brilliant card design and superbly executed. Oh no I do have a question. Lol. Where do you ALL get your talent from.? Thankyou for sharing your talent. X.

    • Andrea, Thank you so much for your kind words. I’m so glad you like my cards and explanations – I try to be thorough so that my projects are easily replicated. 🙂 Whatever talent I have comes from my Mom – that’s a simple answer. <3

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