At first glance, you might think I’m abandoning all of my Christmas products for today’s super-fun, uplifting card for this week’s CAS(E) This Sketch challenge, but I’ve not abandoned all of them. The Poppy Parade polka dot paper (say that five times fast) is one of the brilliant designs in the Santa’s Workshop Specialty Designer Series Paper – yet my card has no hint of the December holiday. Here’s my card:
And here’s the banner for CTS294, the challenge that inspired my card (this challenge goes live at 10am EST):
- A Fun Sentiment with a Fun Sketch. My original design concept for this sketch was to color the first half of the sentiments with Poppy Parade and the second half of the sentiments with Coastal Cabana, splitting across the change of papers. I was so happy with the sentiment in black and white that I chickened out, deciding to just leave it alone. Maybe I should have taken that risk, but I love it like it is, so… Here’s a look at the Calls for a Celebration stamp set I used on this card:There’s no die that fits with this rounded-corners rectangle sentiment, so I cropped the stamped sentiment with my Brother Scan-n-Cut.
- Mimicked Borders. As soon as I cropped the sentiment, I knew I’d want to mimic the white border around the main panel. Here’s a look at the sentiment in the center of my card:I tried several things to “spruce up” the card – I added rolled twine, I cropped little hearts to sprinkle above, I played with a sunburst above. Nothing gave me an option I liked better than when it was left alone – so, I left it alone. I am happy with the simplicity of it.
- Color Combination. The Poppy Parade polka dot paper pairs perfectly [alliteration intended] with Coastal Cabana. The power of these bright colors is intensified by all the Basic Black on the card. If you like this combination of Coastal Cabana, Poppy Parade and Basic Black, please save this:
Stamp Sets: Reason for a Celebration Papers: Santa’s Workshop Specialty Designer Series Paper, Coastal Cabana, Basic Black, Thick Whisper White Inks: 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.
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