Get Better Really Soon for CTS307

Warm colors and a touch of nature – that’s what I set out to embrace when I made a get well card for this week’s CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge. Here’s my card:

Because of You, Humming Along, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, Get Well Card

And here’s the banner for the challenge by my friend, Donna Mikasa, that inspired my card:


Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Two Stamps. My simple card features two stamp sets from Stampin’ Up!’s 2019 Occasions Catalog – the image from the Just Because Host Set (use your Stampin’ Rewards on an order over $150 to purchase this set for $13) and a sentiment from the Humming Along stamp set. here’s a look at the Just Because Host stamp set:Just Because Host Set, Stampin' Up! 148786 I love the sentiment – “Hope you feel better really soon.” Sending hopes and prayers for a speedy recovery seems less harsh than the “demand” that someone “get well soon.” I pulled the sentiment from the Humming Along stamp set: Humming Along Bundle, Stampin' Up! 150621
  • Stampin’ Blends. I love my Stampin’ Blends – the alcohol markers allow us to artistically blend colors or just color with a solid application. I used Mossy Meadow and Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends to color the potted plant on my card. I colored 3/4 of each leaf (from the tip to the base) with the Light Mossy Meadow marker. I then colored a small portion of the base with the Dark Mossy Meadow marker and then pulled the colors together again with the Light Mossy Meadow Marker. Because of You, Humming Along, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, Get Well CardThere are so many ways to blend and find a light source – I just color. I didn’t blend the pot that holds the plant – I just alternated each of the elements of the pop with the different shades. If you’d like to see all of the current Stampin’ Blends available, click here:Stampin' Blends
  • Earthy Colors. The greens on this card are pulled from the gorgeous page from Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper. I love these leaves – such a gorgeous print. Here’s a look at the colors and patterns in the Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper:Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up! 148586While the pack of papers doesn’t include Crumb cake, it just makes sense to pair with these greens. If you like this combination of Pear Pizzazz, Crumb Cake and Mossy Meadow, please save this:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration - Pear Pizzazz, Crumb Cake, Mossy Meadow

Stamp Sets: Just Because Host Set, Humming Along  Papers: Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper, Mossy Meadow, Crumb Cake, Thick Whisper White  Inks: Tuxedo Black Memento, Stampin’ Blends (Mossy Meadow, Crumb Cake)  Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals

I hope you’ll pop over to the CASE 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 the colors in this card~they are soothing and warming at the same time, like a comforting hug. Perfect for a get well sentiment. Great choice!

  2. Oh Brian, this card will instantly make the recipient feel amazingly better, what a gorgeous combination of colors and what a sweet, adorable image, colored beautifully.
    The layering of the DSP and cardstock is, as always, perfect for showcasing your stamped image.
    Thank you for sharing.

    • Thank you so much, Maria! I always feel like a plant is more practical than cut flowers – and both can be as uplifting. So glad you like my card – I always appreciate your kind comments. ♥

  3. Very elegant! I love that plant image!

  4. The perfect green plant that lives forever and will brighten someone’s day. Love it mixed with the leaf pattern of the designer series paper!

  5. If I were sick, I would feel better just looking at that card! Have to confess, I’d overlooked that Host set. Nice!

  6. Beautiful my friend. How do you like your chilly weather. I am lovin this cooler weather, but our pipes were frozen this am, just now getting water, hmmmm we were at 22 degrees. Well since i spend almost half my year in Alaska, you know i oive the cooler weather. Stay warm, TFS : – )

    • Thanks so much, Penny! It’s in the 20’s here, too, but that won’t last long. We’ve cut off our outside pipes to prevent overnight freezing. Stay warm! ♥

  7. This card will make the recipient know you care and will begin to feel better right away! Love your coloring and the DSP with the plant. Have a great day.

  8. Beautiful coloring and perfect layering of paper and color!

  9. Stunning! My new favorite card of yours. The color combo is also a favorite of mine. That sentiment is perfect and love your decision to use it. Thanks for the explanation for coloring those gorgeous leaves. I see I need to break open another piggy bank to get a couple more sets. In other words I love this card and will be CASEing it.

  10. You hit the nail on the head with this week’s sketch challenge. This card will definitely lift the spirits of the recipient. Your layout, choice of colors, and nature theme is spot-on.

  11. Todays Card is right on time Brian, not sure if I have a cold or sinus infection, but this card made me smile, it was as if you were speaking to me and saying Feel Better Soon! Thank You for posting this lovely card with a plant, what a joy!

    • This card was – totally – for you, Katrina! I’m sorry to hear you are sick and hope you are feeling better soon. Glad you like the card – and happy it made you smile. ♥

  12. Today you took a very simple sketch and turned it into an amazingly gorgeous card. I love everything about it, especially the coloring and the color combination. Soothing like a cough drop for a sore throat. You know I love all your creations but this one is extra, extra, extra beautiful and creative. Thanks for sharing Brian.

    • Awww…thanks so much, Grace! That means so much to me. I’m glad you like this card so much – it’s simple, but the colors are, indeed, so soothing. Thanks!

  13. Stunning card, Brian! Such bold colours – I love it, Jo x

  14. Absolutely love this card! It’s stunning!

  15. How lovely this is. The spotlight on the plant is fabulous!

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