Painted Glass Sympathy Card for CTS275

I love the layout of this week’s CAS(E) This Sketch challenge – a band with a cutout can be used for so many types of cards – it can be bold and festive or soft and beautiful. I reached for the Painted Glass Bundle to make an uplifting sympathy card with a bright butterfly and a gorgeous sentiment. Here’s my card:

Painted Glass Bundle, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, GDP275, sympathy cardAnd here’s the banner for the retro challenge that inspired my card (this challenge goes live on the CAS(E) This Sketch site at 10am EST):

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  • Building The Overlay. To build the focal band on this card, I cut two strips of cardstock the same size – one in Smoky Slate and one in Whisper White. I cropped a circle with my 2″ circle punch along the edge of the Smoky Slate piece. Using my Stamp-a-Ma-Jig (which is retired but still works very well), I lined up the window image inside the punched circle and then stamped it down (after stamping off once on scrap paper). I then stamped the sentiment along the Smoky Slate panel – after all the work to get the window lined up, I HAD TO get the sentiment right the first time. How gorgeous is the combination of this colorful butterfly against this muted window? Here’s a look at the Painted Glass Bundle: Painted Glass Bundle, Stampin' Up! 148362If you’d like to see ALL of the items in this amazing suite, click on this image:Graceful Glass Suite 11013
  • Coloring. I used Stampin’ Up! Markers to color TWO things on this card. Can you find both? To help you out a bit, both are pictured here:Painted Glass Bundle, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, GDP275, sympathy cardThe obvious answer is “the butterfly.” I stamped him with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and colored him with both of the Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends. I didn’t mix the colors – just used the alcohol makers to color the elements on the winged insect. I’m so excited that Stampin’ Blends are back – click here to order them today:Stampin' Blends are BackAND – there are new colors coming! All of the markers with a “N” star beside them in the catalog (page 205) will be available to order mid-June. Be on the lookout. Back to the card – I colored the scalloped strip down the left side of the band with a Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker before gluing it down. So many ways to color these elements!
  • Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper. Unless you are paying close attention, you might miss the Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper – and you don’t want to miss it! Here’s a look at this amazing laser-cut paper: One pack contains 8 sheets of this 12″ x 12″ paper (4 each of two designs). The pages are 12″ x 12″ and are Whisper White on one side and Very Vanilla on the other. Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Speciatly Paper, Stampin' Up!, 146907You can click on the image above to see closeups of both pages in my online store – so many great ways to use these designs!

Bundles: Painted Glass Bundle  Stamp Sets: Painted Glass  Papers: Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper, Smoky Slate, Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White  Inks: Smoky Slate, Tuxedo Black Memento, Stampin’ Blends Combo (Daffodil Delight, Smoky Slate), Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker  Accessories: Stained Glass Thinlits Dies, 2″ Circle punch, 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. This challenge goes live at 10am EST.

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  1. I love the partial circle with the pretty Daffodil butterfly. Sweet and simple layout!

  2. Beautiful card..awesome details…love the scallop on the side!

  3. Great take on the sketch and great coloring of the butterfly. Love this beautiful card. The font of the sentiment and the Painted Glass circle are so pretty. Have a wonderful day!

  4. This is sooooo elegant….and beautiful! The black trim really sets it off! Yep and a great sketch too!

  5. Ooooh, I didn’t think about coloring the laser cut paper. Beautiful card Brian! I’m hoping to get this set to make cards for my Benedictine Oblate friends. Thanks for the inspiration! 🙂

  6. Wow Brian – I have to agree with Linda Callahan – the black trim really does bring out the beauty of the rest of this gorgeous card. Sometimes one tiny detail makes all the difference and I think this card really does make that point. Love it!

    • Thanks so much, Grace! I’ve really enjoyed this paper – so many great elements in the die cut designs. So happy this difference this scalloped border has made.

  7. Beautifully done Brian. Your color choices are great. Awesome job Brian.

  8. Very pretty!

  9. This is so pretty! Wonderful take on the sketch!

  10. Love how you created a spotlight on that beautiful butterfly. Great card!

  11. Such an elegant and sophisticated card! Awesome color combo.

    • Thanks so much, Valentyna! I’m so happy you like it. I think yellow is a wonderful color to use for a sympathy card. Thanks for your comments!

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