Signs of Santa for CTS297

I’ve had a stamped and cropped North Pole sign sitting on the corner of my desk for several weeks. Today’s CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge gave me the perfect opportunity to color it with my Stampin’ Blends and showcase it on a card. Here’s my card:Signs of Santa, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingAnd here’s the banner for the challenge that inspired my card – I created this simple sketch for the design team and can’t wait to see what you make with it (the challenge goes live at 10am EST this morning):

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  • Signs of Santa. I’m in love with the stocky, eyes-closed characters in the Signs of Santa stamp set. As the bundle name suggests, though, there are also some great signs in the set – and they all point to the North Pole. I love the whimsy of it all. The Signs of Santa stamp set and coordinating Santa’s Signpost Framelits Dies are a perfect pair. They also coordinate with a suite of products (papers, bags, enamel shapes, twine, ribbon and Memories & More cards) that will make you very happy this Christmas. Here’s a closer look at this fun Signs of Santa Bundle: Signs of Santa Bundle, Stampin' Up!, 149967My sign is showcased on a Poppy Parade polka-dot paper from the coordinating Santa’s Workshop Specialty Designer Series Paper. Here’s a look at the colors and patterns in this fun pack of papers:Santa's Workshop Specialty Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up! 147809
  • It’s a Sign! I love the this sweet sign that points us to the joy of Christmas. I stamped the sign with Tuxedo Black Memento ink on Thick Whisper White. I colored the stripes of the pole with a Dark Pool Party Stampin’ Blends marker and the ball of the pole with a Light Pool Party Stampin’ Blends marker (I then lightened it even more with a Color Lifter). The sign is colored with a Light Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends MarkerSigns of Santa, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingAfter it all dried, I dabbed some Wink of Stella Glitter Brush over the snow parts of the image – it’s subtle and hard to see here, but the glitter adds a great touch. The water-based Wink of Stella isn’t meant to work with Memento Ink, so be sure to carefully dab it in the white spaces of the image.
  • Sweet Color Combination. I adore this bright panel of Poppy Parade paper, and it works wonderfully with splashes of soft Pool Party. It’s a color combination I use a lot. If you like this combination of Whisper White, Pool Party and Poppy Parade, please save this:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration - Whisper White, Pool Party, Poppy Parade

Bundles: Signs of Santa  Stamp Sets: Signs of Santa  Papers: Santa’s Workshop Specialty Designer Series Paper, Poppy Parade, Pool Party, Whisper White  Inks: Tuxedo Black Memento, Stampin’ Blends (Pool Party Combo, Light Crumb Cake, Color Lifter)  Accessories: Santa’s Signpost Framelits Dies, Stitched Labels Framelits Dies, Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush, 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. I love this! Simple, great colors and lots of cheer! Well done!

  2. Brian, I love this cute, fun card that is easy and quick to get together. Enjoy your day at OnStage!

  3. At last – SU has come up with a way to get our Brian to use glitter! Let’s give a shout out for Wink of Stella! LOL What a fun card you have given us today Brian. I hope you are having as much fun in Orlando as we are thinking about what kind of good type naughtiness you are getting into. Can’t wait to hear all about it!

  4. Darling, simple with a bit of twinkle!

  5. Well my dear, I never thought I’d see the day when you stepped out of your comfort zone and use a bit of glitter!!! grant you…..this is not that other type that gets on you and sticks to you with fierce determination but, none the less, you used this beautiful glittery stuff and it looks fabulous.
    Love the cute little sign and the awesome color combination and layering!!
    Thank you for sharing.

  6. So adorable…I usually have stuff sitting on my desk I did stamped and cut and then did not use what thought I would but find a home for it later! Love the color combo!

  7. I wish I had cool stuff like that stamped and ready to go on my desk! Where am I going wrong? LOL! Seriously, this is one of my favorite color combos for Christmas and I love the fun theme.

  8. Such a fun sketch, Brian, with so many possibilities! Love your take on the sketch–it has a “Dr Suess” feel to it! (I LOVE Dr Suess!)

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