You’re So Kind for CTS281

For this week’s CAS(E) This Sketch challenge, I’m combining a sweet stamp set with a lovely Designer Series Paper (who doesn’t love the Tropical Escape Suite of products?) – but it’s the gorgeous sentiment from the Notes of Kindness Card Kit and sweet color combination that make me so happy. Here’s my card:

Notes of Kindness Card Kit, Tropical Chic, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, CTS281And here’s the banner for this week’s CAS(E) This Sketch challenge that inspired my card (this challenge goes live at 10am EST):

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  • Tropical Chic. I love all of the images in the GORGEOUS Tropical Chic bundle (so many big, bold leaves). I’ve known (from the start) that all of these leaves and all of these sentiments would make their way onto one of my cards, but it’s the sweet flower that gave me concern. I wasn’t sure how I would use that flower – until today. This sketch gave me just what I needed to ink it up. I stamped it off twice (inked it up and stamped it twice on scrap paper first) before stamping onto my cardfront for a softer look. Here’s a look at the Tropical Chic Bundle: Tropical Chic Bundle, Stampin' Up! 148399From the first time I flipped through Stampin’ Up!’s 2018 Annual Catalog, I knew that I’d be using the wonderful sentiment in a beautiful font from the Notes of Kindness Card Kit. “You’re so Kind” just about says it all – and it was the perfect focal point for this card. Here’s a closer look:Notes of Kindness Card Kit, Tropical Chic, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, CTS281
  • Tropical Escape Designer Series Paper. My soft, Blushing Bride flowers on Whisper White are the inverse of the Whisper White flowers on the panel of Tropical Escape 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper I used as the backdrop for this card. Here’s a look at the colors and patterns in the Tropical Escape 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper: Tropical Escape Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up! 146916Good news! The Tropical Escape 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper, featured on this card, is one of ten packs of Designer Series Papers in Stampin’ Up!’s “Buy 3, Get 1 FREE” promotion in July. There’s no better time to stock up! Click on the picture below to check out the sale in my online store:
  • Sweet Color Combination. While the Tropical Escape 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper I used only features Blushing Bride and Whisper White, I pulled in layers of Crumb Cake and Soft Suede to accompany the beautiful duo. Blushing Bride has some brown tones, so it looks great with these shades – I use this combination a lot. If you are inspired by this mix of pink and brown, please save this:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede

Stamp Sets: Tropical Chic, Notes of Kindness Card Kit  Papers: Tropical Escape 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Whisper White  Inks: Blushing Bride, Basic Black  Accessories: 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. Marvelous layering of the sentiment over the soft flowers. See you in Seattle today!

  2. Oh that soft stamping around the sentiment is so sweet! Pretty card! Have fun on your trip!

  3. Beautiful card with a sweet message. Love this color combo and the stamped flowers around the sentiment. Great job! Safe travels!

  4. The combination of Soft Suede and Crumb Cake are like Blends but they are paper instead of ink. Love it. Enjoy your well deserved vacation. Can’t wait to hear all about it.

  5. Another great color combination! Thanks.

  6. This is a perfect card for you Brian, your kindness has no bounds! The color combo is fun and the coordinating stamp and DSP is a joy to create with.

  7. Oh my friend, so sweet ♥️
    Hugs Frenchie

  8. So pretty! Wonderful take on the sketch!

  9. Sweet the pink!

  10. Maria Rodriguez

    Love this colors together framing the beautiful sentiment, the stamped flowers look beautiful surrounding it.
    Thank you for sharing.

  11. I love the soft colours of your card, they work so well together and the bold sentiment really pops. Clairex

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