I’m excited to be the designer of this week’s CAS(E) This Sketch challenge. What fun! I sketched out some layouts on a piece of notebook paper over the Summer – and here we are! I’m excited to see what people create with my design, and I’m excited to share the card I made with it. Here’s my card, which features some fun, new products from Stampin’ Up!’s 2019 Occasions Catalog:
And here’s the banner for the challenge that inspired my card (this challenge goes live at 10:00 am EST):
- Three New. My simple, but oh-so-layered card, features three new products you’ll find in Stampin’ Up!’s 2019 Occasions Catalog. I want to show you all of them, but I’m starting with the one that’s a MUST-HAVE. I know how much you love the Stitched Shapes Framelits (and pretty much anything with a stitched border), so you are going to LOOOVE the Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies (which are sold separately or as a part of the Amazing Life Bundle). Here’s a look at the dies (you can click on the image below for a closer look a the dies in my online store):The gingham background on my card is a Highland Heather page from the Gingham Gala 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper. There are both large and small gingham patterns in this pack of papers (I used the side with small patterns). The other colors include Balmy Blue, Daffodil Delight, Grapefruit Grove, Lemon Lime Twist. Here’s a look at the patterns and colors in this pack of paper: The sentiment that’s the focus of my card is from the All That You Are stamp set. It was so nice to stamp the image on a scrap of Highland Heather cardstock before deciding which rectangle I wanted to use to crop it out. Here’s a look at the All That You Are stamp set:
- Deceptively Simple. While the overall design of my card is clean, it’s super-layered and deceptively simple. There are actually seven layers of cardstock with three separate layers of Stampin’ Dimensionals. Here’s a look at the individual layers that build this card:There’s a layer of Stampin Dimensionals between the Gray Granite card base and the large Thick Whisper White panel. There’s also a layer of Stampin’ Dimensionals between the Rich Razzleberry band and the panel of vellum cardstock – and another between the vellum cardstock and the small Thick Whisper White layer. All other layers are glued.The popped up layers make a simple design shine. That floating vellum layer fills some space without blocking the beautiful layers below.
- Color Combo. My card started with the Highland Heather sentiment and a Rich Razzleberry panel underneath. It wasn’t working for me. I hemmed, I hawed. The moment I saw that Highland Heather was one of the colors in the Gingham Gala 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper, I was sold! I was also working with a Gray Granite base before adding the vellum layers – when I saw how the vellum layer plays with Gray Granite, I was finished. If you like this combination of Gray Granite, Highland Heather and Rich Razzleberry, please save this:
Stamp Sets: All That You Do Papers: Gingham Gala 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper, Gray Granite, Highland Heather, Rich Razzleberry, Vellum Cardstock, Thick Whisper White Inks: Basic Black Accessories: Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals
I hope you’ll pop over to CAS(E) This Sketch site to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.
Thanks for stopping by today!
Year-End Closeout & Other Information
Stampin’ Up! kicked off the Year-End Closeout last week! Many retiring items are being sold on a while-supplies-last basis. If you want to read more about the sale and retiring items, please CLICK HERE. If you are ready to peruse the list of retiring items (these items will only be available while supplies last), the click on the link below to see the items in my online store:
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