Painted Glass for CTS272

Chrissy Larson has designed a super-fun sketch for this week’s challenge at CAS(E) This Sketch – I couldn’t wait to play along. A pile of cupcakes inspired me to make a soft, sweet wedding card with a gorgeous rose. That makes lots of since, right? Here’s my card:

Painted Glass, Itty Bitty Greetings, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, CTS272, wedding cardAnd here’s the banner for Chrissy’s challenge that inspired my card (this challenge goes live at 10am EST):

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  • Painted Glass Bundle. While there are so many things to love in the Painted Glass Bundle – fun images, sentiments in an Old English Gothic Calligraphy, and Thinlits dies to create stunning windows and frames – I used the simple flower to build my card. Using my Stamp-a-ma-jig to line up the flowers perfectly on the base of the card, I inked the flower, stamped it once on scrap paper and again on the card front. The flower from this set is simply gorgeous. Here’s a look at all of the elements in the Painted Glass Bundle:Painted Glass Bundle, Stampin' Up! 148362
  • Stampin’ Blends. After such high demand in March, Stampin’ Up! was forced to turn off the product numbers for Stampin’ Blends, alcohol markers in many of our exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors. All of the original Blends (except for the retiring Pink Pirouette) will be back in the new catalog, AND there are lots of new Stampin’ Blends in the 2018 Annual Catalog – all of the 2018-2020 In Colors and Flirty Flamingo, Granny Apple Green, Highland Heather, Mint Macaron, Petal Pink, Poppy Parade, Soft Sea Foam and Soft Suede. I used Calypso Coral and Old Olive to color this flower: Painted Glass, Itty Bitty Greetings, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, CTS272, wedding cardStampin’ Blends will be back in stock when the catalog launches on June 1. Be ready to place your orders early so that you don’t miss out. These are CERTAIN to be popular, and I don’t want you to miss out.
  • Layering With Vellum Cardstock. Vellum can be tricky if you want to glue everything down without seeing glue between the vellum and cardstock beneath it – you really have to think ahead to get the look you want. To construct the front of this card, I first glued the Whisper White panel to the Basic Black panel and then centered it over the panel of Vellum Cardstock with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I added glue to the vellum where the center panel was so that I could glue it to the Calypso Coral base.

Bundles: Painted Glass Bundle  Stamp Sets: Painted Glass, Itty Bitty Greetings  Papers: Calypso Coral, Basic, Black, Whisper White, Thick Whisper White, Vellum Cardstock  Inks: Calypso Coral, Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin’ Blends (Calypso Coral, Old Olive)  Accessories: Stained Glass Thinlits, 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.

Thanks for stopping by today!


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  1. Oh my, another one goes on the list! So pretty!
    I did get my pens last week that I had ordered in March so the stock has been replenished!

  2. What a great challenge, great card and great stamp set that I hope to get to make cards for my friends at the Hermitage!

  3. Amazing interpretation of the sketch. The single colored rose is lovely. Perfect balance.

  4. Yeah, cupcakes to roses. I get it. (Well, after I saw the original sketch.) What a beautiful card. The flower you colored is stunning! Can’t wait to get even more Blends! I love them.

  5. Perfect rose placement! Great use of the vellum, too! I am trying really hard not to play with this set (and Sea of Textures) all the time!

  6. This is a beautiful card, Brian. I love the vellum layer over the Calypso Coral base. Great take on the sketch and your coloring is spot on. Have a great day!

  7. Pure lovely! Your eagle eye searched out that Rose, perfect for this sketch. You never cease to amaze me Mr King! So happy I was a lucky winner of this Stamp Set from Convention.

  8. I love your interpretation of the sketch Brian – that rose is so so pretty and great colouring.

  9. Sweet as a cupcake, Brian! Love your subtle florals as well as that pretty bright one!

  10. Who knew that a single rose could have such an impact? So beautiful, Brian–love the colors, too!

  11. This is really beautiful Brian, I love it. From your color choices to the stamp set everything works together so well. Great job

  12. Very pretty take on the sketch!

  13. Another gorgeous card my friend, WOW!! love the beautiful, clean panel with the white roses and that amazing pop of color of the die cut one.
    The layers and colors, of course, are perfect.
    Thank you for sharing.

  14. Loving the vellum….the roses…..the colors……perfect!

  15. Wowza! I love everything about this card!

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