Varied and Vibrant Vases

Woo hoo! My sketch is the inspiration layout this week’s CAS(E) This Sketch challenge. It’s always fun to create a card with a sketch you’ve designed, but it’s even more exciting to see what everyone else comes up with. Such a fun week! Here’s my card:

Varied Vases, Vibrant Vases, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

And here’s the banner for the challenge that inspired my card:

CTS316Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Varied and Vibrant. Don’t you love it when Stampin’ Up! releases a companion stamp set – a set that coordinates with a punch or dies you already have? Bump that feeling up a notch when a stamp set coordinates with a BUNDLE you already have a love. When Varied Vases debuted in Stampin’ Up!’s 2018 Annual Catalog, I was thrilled (it’s an amazing set designed by Mary Fish, my up-up-line and great friend when she reached $1 million in sales. When Vibrant Vases debuted in Stampin’ Up!’s 2019 Occasions Catalog, I knew I had to have it! What a perfect companion! Here’s a look at the Varied Vases Bundle: Varied Vases Bundle, Stampin' Up! 148381And here’s a look at the Vibrant Vases stamp set:Vibrant Vases, Stampin' Up!, 148656For my card today, I used the vase and flowers from Vibrant Vases and the sentiment and punch from the Varied Vases Bundle. If you don’t have either, you need both. If you only have one, you need the other. Such fun sets for all sorts of occasions.
  • A Fun Diagonal. When I created this sketch months ago, I had yet to come to terms with the fact that I make LOTS of cards with a diagonal slant. When I recognized that many of my cards have a slanted element, I created a fun tutorial and shared a parade of cards with a slanted design. Click on the picture below for my fun tips on creating a slanted element on a card:Tips for using diagonals on a card, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingI positioned the “Thanks” banner on my card to mimic the slanted cut of the background paper, while the vase is straight up-and-down. Here’s a closer look at the banner and the texture from the Vibrant Vases stamps.Varied Vases, Vibrant Vases, Stampin' Up!, Brian King
  • A Beautiful Combination. The base panel of Designer Series Paper on this top panel is a beautiful bokeh pattern of Petal Pink from the Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper. I’ve gotten so much use out of this page – it’s stunning. Here’s a look at the colors and patterns in the Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper:Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up! 146913If you like this combination of Petal Pink, Crumb Cake and Mossy Meadow, please save this for future reference:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Petal Pink, Crumb Cake, Mossy MeadowI used this color combination back in July 2018 for one of my favorite sympathy cards – you can see that card here.

Bundles: Varied Vases  Stamp Sets: Varied Vases, Vibrant Vases  Papers: Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper, Crumb Cake, Mossy Meadow, Whisper White  Inks: Mossy Meadow, Petal Pink, Basic Black  Accessories: Vases Builder Punch, Layering Circles Framelits Dies, Classic Label Punch, 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. This challenge goes live at 10:30 am EST.

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  1. A good decision to mention your favorite up, up upline! Love this sweet card, especially the way the DSP is cut on the diagonal!

  2. Pretty ! Yep, I need to get this stamp set since I have the punch and thank you for reminding me about the Petal Promenade paper !
    Love that Petal Pink ever since you used it w/ F .Flamingo and I tried it with C .Coral and now look how it fits with C .Cake .
    This is a Brian card and what`s not to like ? Fun sketch to play with for sure !!

    • Thanks so much, Sonny! I’ve really fallen for Petal Pink lately – such great colors to pair it with. This set is quite wonderful – glad you like my card. ♥

  3. What a great sketch and card from Mary’s lovely stamp sets. The diagonal really makes it pop. Have a wonderful day!

  4. So pretty…love that vase and flowers together. I like coloring these a lot for some reason. That up, up line of yours must be pretty cool!

  5. I love that soft pink with Crumb Cake! Sweet card!

  6. congrats on the nod for the sketch design. love this color combo and the delicate nature of your card. I have cards to make 2nite. let me look in my crystal ball. yep I see a case in my near future….

  7. Your diagonal design is OH SO CREATIVE and FUN!

  8. Another hit! As others have said, the diagonal makes it a standout. I also love the color combo.

  9. Gorgeous interpretation of the sketch Brian, love the sweet little vase topped with those lovely blooms.
    Beautiful framing of your image as always.
    Thank you for sharing.

  10. Love your card…the boldness of the diagonals are softened by the colors and the circle with vase. Fabulous layout. Sounds like you have a amazing up-up line. ?

  11. Love this!

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