Flirty Flowers for CTS

As soon as I saw the sketch for this week’s CAS(E) This Sketch challenge, I immediately knew which stamp set I’d be using. The rest of the design just fell into my lap. What a fun sketch – and a sweet, simple card! Here’s my card for this week’s challenge:

Flirty Flowers, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, CTS258And here’s the banner for this week’s CAS(E) This Sketch challenge that inspired my card:

CTS258Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Revisiting Spring. Stampin’ Up!’s Annual Catalog is introduced in June each year – we are knee-deep in Summer, and Spring has already passed us by. Because of that, we often overlook (and then forget about) the Spring-themed stamp sets in the Annual Catalog. That makes me feel so sad for the amazing stamp sets that really deserve our attention but just arrive a little late for the Spring party. NOW is the perfect time to revisit those sets – because we have a bit of time to get ready for Spring. Yay! Here’s one of the new sets that was introduced in June last year that deserves some of your attention now:

    Flirty Flowers, Stampin' Up! 143872

    Flirty Flowers, Stampin’ Up!

  • Sweet and Simple. Is there anything more simple than stamping an image in the middle of a piece of cardstock? I only had to tap a little bit of color into the leaves and flowers to turn the simple image into a sweet one. I stamped the images in Archival Basic Black and add a touch of Lemon Lime Twist and Flirty Flamingo to the images. Here’s a closeup of this image from Flirty Flowers: Flirty Flowers, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingThe sentiment is stamped with two images from Happy Birthday Gorgeous and punched with the Classic Label punch. Mini Dimensionals were a handy friend when it came time to pop-up this sentiment – they fit perfectly along the back of the punched shape.
  • Layers and Layers. There are four layers of cardstock on this card that frame the simple image and sentiment. Here are the measurements for each layer (moving up from the base of the card):
    • Flirty Flaming – 3-1/2″ x 11″ (scored at 5-1/2″)
    • Lemon Lime Twist – 3″ x 5″
    • Basic Black – 2-7/8″ x 4-7/8″
    • Whisper White – 2-3/4″ x 4-3/4″

Stamp Sets: Flirty Flowers, Happy Birthday Gorgeous  Papers: Flirty Flamingo, Lemon Lime Twist, Basic Black, Whisper White  Inks: Archival Basic Black, Stampin’ Write Markers (Flirty Flamingo, Lemon Lime Twist)  Accessories: Classic Label punch, Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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

Thanks for stopping by today!


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  1. Bravo!!! Colors and simple design is stunning. Thankyou Brian for the inspiration to be creative.

  2. Love your translation of the sketch into the charming row of flowers. The perfect sentiment!

    • Thanks, Mary! The sketch was fun inspiration. I love this sweet sentiment, too! Hadn’t even paid attention to it until I sat down to make this. <3

  3. Sweet card Brian. Lemon Lime seems to go with everything, a great color.

  4. I hate it when I forget about a great stamp set. Lovely card!

  5. Such a pretty spring card! I need to use more Flirty Flamingo so thanks for the colors, too.

  6. Love your take on the sketch with these pretty spring flowers. Great job coloring and love the sentiment. Have a great day!

  7. Just love today’s card. Simple and sweet. TFS

  8. Simple can be Sensational and this card is the perfect example of that. I would never have imagined that Flirty Flamingo and Lemon Lime Twist should be in the same room together much less the same card but, Mr. Color Magic, rears his mighty crown once again! Love it!

  9. Simply beautiful, it’s classic simplicity is stunning

  10. Perfect take on the sketch, Brian! Love those delicate blooms!

  11. Beautiful! Are you on a quest to show me how Lemon Lime Twist can be used to advantage? LOL. The moment I saw the sentiment on your card, I was reminded of a song of the same name by Joan Baez. Am I dating myself? Beautiful card. Bravo.

  12. Super pretty take on the sketch! I love the sentiment and frame!

  13. Flirty and fabulous… this sweet card!

  14. So pretty Brian – love the fresh Spring feel and delicate flowers. An interesting colour combo, but one that works perfectly. Loved this week’s sketch – I was instantly inspired too!

    • Thanks so much for your sweet comments, Joanne! I’m glad you like the card – I’m so drawn to this color combination that doesn’t seem like it would work, but it does. Thanks!

  15. Style, and grace … a perfect rendition of our Sketch, Brian!

  16. Bravo on your color choices! That little peek of Lemon Lime Twist is fantastic. Never would have thought to use that with the Flirty Flamingo. But it’s a perfect match-up and a perfect backdrop for those pretty flowers. Spring is coming for sure!

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