A Reason to Celebrate for CTS282

I’m excited about today! CAS(E) This Sketch is launching one of my sketches for this week’s challenge. When we were asked to submit sketches for the team, I sketched some simple ideas in a notebook and texted pictures from my iPhone. It’s fun to see that sketch come to life – and I can’t wait to see what the other designers and participants this week come up with. Here’s my card:

Painted Glass, Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingAnd here’s the banner for this week’s CAS(E) This Sketch challenge that inspired my card (this sketch challenge goes live at 10am EST):

CTS282Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • A Reason to Celebrate. Painted Glass isn’t the first thing you think about when sitting down to make a Christmas card, but the “A Reason to Celebrate” sentiment is quite appropriate, don’t you think? The Old English Gothic calligraphy lent the level of sophistication I wanted for my card. Here’s a closer look at this sentiment that I cropped with a Layering Ovals Framelits Die:Painted Glass, Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingWhile I only used the Painted Glass stamp set, the set also comes with a coordinating set of Framelits. 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
  • Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper. How gorgeous are the papers in the Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper? Let me answer that for you – they are amazingly gorgeous. The Real Red panel on my card is from the Regals 6″ x 6″ Designer Paper, and the beautiful panel of holly and Real Red jingle bells on the top is from Under the Mistletoe. Here’s a look at the colors and patterns in the Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper: Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, 146921Good news! The Under the Mistletoe 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:
  • Christmas Colors. The colors for this card are pulled right from the Under the Mistletoe Designer Series paper. Old Olive, Real Red and Early Espresso are a gorgeous combination of colors that share both the warmth and joy of the holiday. If you like this combination of colors as much as I do, please save this:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Real Red, Old Olive, Early Espresso

Stamp Sets: Painted Glass  Papers: Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper, Regals 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper (Real Red), Early Espresso, Old Olive, Thick Whisper White  Inks: Basic Black  Accessories: Layering Ovals 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. This challenge goes live at 10am EST.

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  1. Great card and love the sketch. Will def pop over to CAS(E) This Sketch and try my hand at one.

  2. All the mattes really make this card stand out Brian!

  3. Great mix of prints…I like when I can use two different prints of DSP on one card!

  4. Love your sketch and how you used those DSP papers to make your beautiful card. Enjoy your day and safe travels home.

  5. Beautiful holiday card! Great sketch…..perfect for your mixing and matching of DSP! Hope AK was fabulous!

  6. You brought me hope with your card today Brian! I was sitting at my PC watching the moss grow because of the heat and stinkin’ humidity and then along came Brian’s blog featuring an AMAZING Christmas card and I thought – oh yeah – winter will be here soon. Hang in there girl, hang in! LOL

  7. Great sketch idea! Love your interpretation!

  8. I LOVE your sketch!! It calls to all my patterned paper that I own. I cannot wait to dig into it. Your card is so pretty. I love the rich colors and that sentiment is perfect. Beautiful design.

  9. WOW!! Brian, the layering on this card is amazing, love the different designs on the DSP and how you made them work beautifully together.
    This is so intimidating for me, I could never come up with this fabulous combination of papers so I thank you so much for the inspiration.
    Love the sketch too, I’m also going to give it a try.

  10. Very pretty! Thanks for the sketch this week, Brian! It got me out of my comfort zone.

  11. Your colors and patterns are spot on! Wonderful CAS Christmas card.

  12. beautiful colors, so clean and neat!

  13. Some of my favorite things – lots of layers, DSP, and Christmas! Just looking at this I can imagine the satisfying weight of your card. A gorgeous sketch and a gorgeous card. Love the colors too! 🙂

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