I have been pondering this week’s CAS(E) This Sketch challenge layout for a while. How will I take this super-fun sketch and turn it into a super-fun card? I’ve tossed and turned. I’ve hemmed and hawed. I’ve gone back and forth. On Tuesday, it hit me and I knew exactly what I wanted to do. With inspiration from a fun Designer Series Paper, I created a fun, modern card. Here’s my card with this week’s sketch:
- Thank U. The start of my card was this big “U” cropped with this page from the Best Route Designer Series Paper – this page features bold stripes of Pineapple Punch and Mango Melody – the the Large Letters Framelits Dies. I really wanted the bold stripes to stand out against the card front panel, so I popped it up against a Pool Party Panel. How fun! Here’s a look at all of the colors and patterns in the Best Route Designer Series Paper – such a great collection of fun pages and colors: I masked one of the sentiments from One Big Meaning to get this modern “THANK” to go perfectly with the “U”. I guess I love One Big Meaning so much that I never moved it off my “current stamp sets” shelf. The fact that it’s retired doesn’t make it any less of a great set.
- Large Letters Framelits Dies. The Large Letters Framelits Dies were amazing when they were first released a couple of years ago, but they gained new life when the Eclipse Technique made its rounds last year – everyone was making them, and everyone was loving them. You can see one of my Eclipse Technique projects here. The Large Letters Framelits Dies are a perfect size for card fronts or scrapbooks, so this is a must-have set of dies. I cropped the “U” to resolve the “thank” on this card – it’s a fun, modern way to show gratitude, don’t you think? If you don’t have them, you want them – you won’t regret it. Here’s a look at the Large Letters Framelits Dies:
- Two Color Combinations. I’m sharing two color combinations today that were inspired by this card. The top panel showcases three colors that look great together. If you are a fan of the bright Pineapple Punch and Mango Melody with the soft Pool Party, please save this: I wanted to “tone down” all the brightness” a bit so I layered some Whisper White behind the focal panel and add all of that to a Crumb Cake panel. The warmness of Crumb Cake makes all the difference to me. If you love the bright Pineapple Punch with the soft Pool Party and the warm Crumb Cake, please save this:
Stamp Sets: One Big Meaning (retired) Papers: Best Route Designer Series Paper, Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Pineapple Punch, Basic Black, Whisper White Inks: Basic Black Accessories: Large Letters 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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