I Like You for CTS260

This week’s CAS(E) This Sketch challenge offers a large sentiment with a small element in the lower, right corner. After pulling out all of my oversized sentiments and dies, I opted to be a rebel (of sorts) and created a card with a small sentiment. I love the pairing of this sentiment with this image – perfect for those who spend any amount of time on Facebook but still perfectly suitable for those who don’t. Here’s my card:

Oh So Eclectic, Bubble Over, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingAnd here’s the banner for this week’s CAS(E) This Sketch challenge that inspired my card:

CTS260Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • I Like This Pairing. My card combines a sentiment from Oh So Eclectic (a beautiful, trendy flower set from Stampin’ Up!’s 2017 Annual Catalog) with an image from Bubble Over (a festive, fun stamp set from Stampin’ Up!’s 2018 Occasions Catalog). How fun are these two together? It’s almost like they come from the same stamp set, right? Here’s a look at the sentiments and images in Oh So Eclectic (which is offered as a bundle with some great dies I didn’t use here):
    Oh So Eclectic, Stampin' Up! 143940

    Oh So Eclectic, Stampin’ Up!

    And here’s a look at the Bubble over Bundle:

    Bubble Over Bundle, Stampin' Up! 146082

    Bubble Over Bundle, Stampin’ Up! 146082

    Both of these are great to have – together, they are perfect for the young’uns in your life who live and breathe on their phones.

  • Stampin’ Blends. Last year Stampin’ Up! released a new set of alcohol markers – these new Stampin’ Blends markers are offered in a dark and light shade of select colors or as a full collection.  Alcohol markers are so easy to use – they give such a uniform wash of color (with one marker) or beautiful depth and texture (with more than one color).  Here’s a close-up look at the thumbs-up hand that was colored with a Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Blend and an Ivory Stampin’ Blend:Oh So Eclectic, Bubble Over, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingWith nestable, press-fit lids, these markers are designed to stay sealed so the markers stay inky long-term.  I have really enjoyed working with these markers (they work best with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and Thick Whisper White cardstock). Sale-a-Bration is the best time to order a full collection Stampin’ Blends- I’ve added a link to the full collection below. During Sale-a-Bration, you can add the full collection to an order (and earn at least two Sale-a-Bration rewards) OR add the collection to a fully customized Starter Kit. Please email me if you have questions.
  • Tall and Slender. I love to play around with the sizes of cards – every once in a while, you’ll find a 3″ x 3″ card here or a larger square card. For today’s card, I created a tall, slender card that measures 5-1/2″ tall and 3-1/2″ wide. When you switch up sizes to create a card that won’t fit into a standard envelope, you can always create one with the Envelope Punch Board. I created an envelope for this card with this Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper (note: it’s the Gladstone size on the board), but didn’t grab a picture of it. Trust me – it’s adorable. ๐Ÿ™‚

Bundles: Bubble Over Bundle  Stamp Sets: Oh So Eclectic, Bubble Over  Papers: Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Thick Whisper White  Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin’ Blends (Bermuda Bay, Ivory)  Accessories: Bottles & Bubbles Framelits Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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.

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  1. Thumbs up for a simple design with a big message!

  2. Love, love the shape and crisp/clean design (oh….and the beautiful shades of Bermuda Bay)! Perfect!

  3. Lol, my friend I love love love it ,
    ONLY YOU โ™ฅ๏ธ
    Hugs Frenchie

  4. Small message, big impact. Love the tall skinny.

  5. Cool card…it might be as tall as you!!!

  6. This simple two stamp card is perfect! Canโ€™t wait to recreate it. Have a great day!

  7. You never cease to amaze me by pulling out the obscure items in a stamp set to be the perfect thing you need to make a great card. Love the DSP with stars. Enjoy your day!

  8. You had me pulling out that stamp set to see that โ€œthumbโ€™s Upโ€ stamp. How did I miss it? Doesnโ€™t matter I know now. Great card Brian, you utilized one of my favorite SAB items, the Bubble and Fizz dsp. One day youโ€™ll share how you make all the elements play so well together.

    • It’s no secret – I spend a lot of time studying the sets to find fun pairings or items that work well together. I’m so happy you like the card, Robbye! ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Just the perfect card to send to a friend to brighten up their day. It says it all in 3 little words. Since Bermuda Bay is one of my favorite colors in the SU lineup, it is fun to see it in a quick and beautiful card. Yet another “keeper” from the King!

  10. I would never dream of leaving all this white space…guess what, I totally like it! It makes the message even more important! You Rock Brian!

  11. Thanks for the thumbs up Brian. I have this set and didn’t even notice this image!

  12. Lโค๏ธVE IT, BRIAN!

  13. How cute is that! Two thumbs up ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Oh you ARE a rebel, Brian! Thumbs up on your take on the sketch!

  15. Oh my gosh!! what an amazing CAS card!!! The design is so fabulous that all that white space doesn’t feel wasted because the sentiment and that little thumbs up image, although small, totally fill the panel.
    Awesome take on this sketch.

  16. Big thumbs up for this sweet card! Love it!

  17. Such a cool card, Brian! I like your use of white space to really show up that thumbโ€™s up image.

    • Thanks, Barb! I’m so happy you like it. I am a fan of white space, too, but there’s a lot here that tempted me to add more. I restrained myself. ๐Ÿ™‚

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