I love the simplicity of the CAS(E) This Sketch challenge that kicks off today – the single band down the middle and the sentiment banner give us so much room to make any card that fits our design aesthetic. Such fun! I reached for the Geared Up Garage Bundle and coordinating Classic Garage 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper for a clean and cool Father’s Day card. Here’s my card:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Geared Up for Retirement. If you have loved the Classic Garage suite of products in Stampin’ Up!’s 2019 Occasions Catalog (but you haven’t yet stocked up), now might be a great time to purchase these items. The Classic Garage 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper (used on three panels of this card) will be retiring on June 3 or when they sell out. Since these amazing papers are currently on a while-supplies-last basis, this would be a good time to grab up a couple packs:While the Geared Up Garage stamp set and the coordinating Garage Gears Dies will be offered in Stampin’ Up!’s 2019 Annual Catalog (yay!), the bundle of the two (with a 10% discount) will end on June 3. You don’t want to miss that! Here’s a look at the Geared Up Garage Bundle from Stampin’ Up!’s 2019 Occasions Catalog:
- A Little Touch. When I stamped this sentiment with Tranquil Tide ink on Thick Whisper White, the image leaves a distressed inside of “happy” and “day.” While I like the look of the intentionally distressed sentiment, I pulled in some of the ink with my Blender Pen. I doesn’t fill in the sentiment – instead, it adds a lighter color to enhance the distressed texture. Here’s a closer look: I accented my sentiment (which looks a lot like a Heinz mustard logo – it doesn’t hurt that I placed it over a panel of Crushed Curry) with two little banners from the Bunch of Banners Dies – which retire at the end of this catalog (or when they sell out).
- Cool Color Combination. I love a monochromatic card – all gray or all blue is A-OK with me – but I don’t think you have to limit yourself to great colors when making a card for the man in your life. My Father’s Day card features a beautiful duo of colors on a gray backdrop. If you like this combination of Crushed Curry, Tranquil Tide and Basic Gray, please save this:
Bundles: Geared Up Garage Stamp Sets: Geared Up Garage Papers: Classic Garage 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper, Tranquil Tide, Basic Gray, Thick Whisper White Inks: Tranquil Tide Accessories: Garage Gears Dies, Bunch of Banners Dies, Blender Pen, 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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Don’t Miss These Retiring Products. Stampin’ Up! announced the products that will retire on June 3 (or when products sell out). Please click on the picture below to read more about what’s retiring and why you have a limited time to grab up these items:
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