All That You Are for CTS301

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:

All That You Are, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, GDP301

And here’s the banner for the challenge that inspired my card (this challenge goes live at 10:00 am EST):

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  • 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):Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies, Stampin' Up!, 148551The 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:  Gingham Gala 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up! 148554The 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:All That You Are, Stampin' Up!, 148664
  • 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:All That You Are, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, GDP301There’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.All That You Are, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, GDP301The 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:  Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration - Gray Granite, Highland Heather, Rich Razzleberry

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.

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  1. Love that you altered the orientation of the card to your own sketch. You never fail to surprise and amaze. Elegant color choices, too. You are so right about the vellum layer–perfect crowning touch. Thanks for the inspiration

    • Thanks so much, Linda! I always try to find something that pops on a project. This vellum was the perfect solution to not add weight but to take up some space. I always appreciate your kind comments. <3

  2. Highland Heather and Rich Razzleberry are a match made in heaven. Gorgeous with Razzleberry cut on the diagonal.

  3. Wow, just love all the layers Brian. Great design!

  4. I am giddy over all that gingham ! Just think how many gingham layers you can make with the new framelits ! And just look at your creation !
    I think layers are a cultivated art and you are very good at it !

  5. What a surprise of color. I had no idea there were so many dies in this package. I guess I didn’t pay too much to the catalog on line. Love that big slash of color. Vellum as a layer, gotta remember that idea.

  6. Well, I love your Sketch, and the card that inspired it, Brian! Fabulous purples btw, and that perfect slip of vellum does it for me every time!

    • Thanks so much, Michele! I love your take on the sketch, too (but it’s nothing new for me to love the stuff you make…). I don’t know why I don’t reach for vellum more often. <3

  7. Ah, layers upon layers – each complimenting the next. You are definitely the King of perfect layering. I just love it. Beautiful card Brian. I have a lot of vellum but for some unknown reason never think to use it. I guess I need to get on the ball and start using it up before it disintegrates! LOL I hope the new catalogs arrive before I leave for vacation so I can take them with me to drool over at night in the hotel room. Thanks for your inspiration Brian. I so look forward to your blog each day.

    • I’m so happy to share with kind, grateful people like you. I’m so happy you like the card and hope you’ll use up that vellum (which won’t disintegrate). Your catalogs should arrive this week – be on the lookout! <3

  8. First, love your sketch it’s great, of course the layers are perfect. ? I also don’t consider velum as often as I should, very wise choice! The stitched Framelits were my number one choice from the new catalog, totally agree “a must have”.

    • Thanks so much for your comments, Katrina! So glad you like the sketch and the card. I had fun with the layers (as I often times do) and am happy with how it turned out. I couldn’t agree with you more about the rectangle dies – incredible! <3

  9. I have had a tough time working with vellum it always looks weak to me. I love the way you used it here. The sentiment layer just pops right off the card. Now I will give vellum a try.
    With this inspiration I cannot wait to try my new rectangular framelits as well. I just have to find time to open my box.

    • Thanks so much, Donata! I hope you find time to open your boxes – there’s some great, new stuff in there. <3 I love Stampin' Up!'s vellum cardstock - it's thick enough to layer like this and not onionskin thin.

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