Many Blessings for CTS290

I love the simplicity of this week’s CAS(E) This Sketch challenge – some bands and a sentiment. Simple! It gave me the opportunity to design with warm colors and a sweet stamp set I had not yet inked up. Here’s my sweet-and-simple card for this week’s challenge:

Many Blessings, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingAnd here’s the banner for Chrissy’s sketch challenge that inspired my card:


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  • Many Blessings. When demonstrators reach $1 million in personal sales (an absolutely incredible feat), Stampin’ Up! honors the demonstrator with a stamp set that the demonstrator helps to design. When Ruth Snyder reached $1 million last year, she worked with Stampin’ Up! to design Many Blessings. Here’s a look at her stamp set that takes us through the Fall holidays:Many Blessings, Stampin' Up! 147775I adore this jar of sunflowers – such a perfect image for fall. The crate of pumpkins and jar of candy canes are also fun images for the Fall holidays.
  • Coloring and Cutting. I stamped this arrangement of flowers on Thick Whisper White cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. once the ink dried, I used Stampin’ Blends (a mix of Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive and Soft Suede) Markers to color the images. Not a lot of blending here – just straight coloring – with one exception. I colored the clay jar with a Light Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends Marker and then added a little texture by painting over the Crumb Cake with my Color Lifter. Gave it a rustic appeal. Many Blessings, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingSince this stamp set doesn’t have an accompanying punch or dies, I ran it through my Brother Scan-n-Cut to give it the small borders around the image. I love to snip, but I knew I wasn’t going to be able to get into all the nooks and crannies of these flowers. I love the pop of this pot of flowers against the bold stripes.
  • Autumn Color Combination. The CAS(E) This Sketch challenge gives us bold stripes as the base for our design. I decided to create three warm stripes that would beautifully support the yellow flowers in the Many Blessings stamp set. Many Blessings, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingIs there are warmer, more appropriate combination than Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake and Soft Suede and Cajun Craze? If you like this mix of Fall colors, please save this:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede

Stamp Sets: Many Blessings  Papers: Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze, Soft Suede, Basic Black, Whisper White, Thick Whisper White  Inks: Cajun Craze, Tuxedo Memento Black, Stampin’ Write Markers (Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Color Lifter)  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.

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  1. What a great color palette for a sweet card. I love that Stampin’ Up! gives us such beautiful colors to work with!

    • I couldn’t agree more – I love Stampin’ Up! colors. I also love how some colors come and go in popularity. I fell off of Soft Suede for a while – now I can’t stop using it. <3 Thanks, Dawn!

  2. Brian, there’s something about your stripes that always appeal to my eye, and this card is no exception. This stamp set just moved higher to the top of my wishlist!

  3. This is a great stamp set for note cards . Sweet images and you did those Sunflowers just perfect !

  4. Darling pot of sunflowers and diggin’ the bold blocks of fall color!

  5. Brian, I love this beautiful fall card. You’re so right about the colors being perfect for fall. Are your stripes 3/4″ or 1/2″? It’s hard to tell from the picture. Have a great day!

  6. Love this card Brian. Another very “country” image. Soft Suede and crumb cake are very soothing to the eye together so the Cajun Craze was perfect to bring this card up several levels. Absolutely gorgeous!

  7. Great color combination, so perfect for fall. Love the mats. Looking forward to seeing more projects with this set. Are you getting ideas on what your set will be like?

  8. Just adorable! Love sunflowers…though this image is not big you made it pop prefectly!

  9. Great card. How have I missed this stamp set? Better update my Wish List!

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