Something Old, Something New for CTS320

Today’s card is way more vintage than I am accustomed to, but I really wanted to use some favorite retiring stamps before they go. And it’s still a crisp, beautiful card. As luck would have it, I won a new stamp set from Stampin’ Up!’s 2019 Annual Catalog (at OnStage early in April) that had a perfect sentiment to pair with the vintage background I created. Here’s my card:

Woven Threads, Touches of Texture, TImeless Textures, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, sympathy cardAnd here’s the banner for the challenge that inspired my card:

CTS320Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Woven Heirloom and Beautiful Textures. My card today features a beautiful sentiment from a stamp set that debuts in Stampin’ Up!’s 2019 Annual Catalog. Women Heirlooms offers some beautifully scripted words and some gorgeous textures for a distressed look. Here’s a look at this new stamp set:Woven Heirlooms, Stampin' Up! 149306Just look how beautiful this sentiment is on the front of the card, cropped with an oval Stitched Shapes Die:Woven Threads, Touches of Texture, TImeless Textures, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, sympathy card
  • Gorgeous Texture. The beautifully scripted sentiment deserved to be showcased with a beautiful, textured backdrop. I built the base of this card with textured images from two retiring stamp sets and a sweet trio of colors. Here’s a closer look at Touches of Texture and Timeless Textures stamp sets:Touches of Texture, Stampin' Up! 143251Timeless Textures, Stampin' Up! 140517I used the paint splatter and tiny flower from Touches of Texture and the flourish image from Timeless Texture to build my backdrop. I stamped these images twice on a piece of scrap paper before stamping them here for a lighter look:Woven Threads, Touches of Texture, TImeless Textures, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, sympathy cardBoth of these stamp sets will be retiring on June 2 (or when they are sold out). Stamp sets are guaranteed to be available through May 24 – but that’s it! If you’d like to review all of the information around the Retiring List, click on the picture below:Retiring List
  • Mature Color Combination. In my mind, colors have maturity levels – Cherry Cobbler and Night of Navy are way more mature and sophisticated than Melon Mambo and Pacific Point. These are just scientific facts that can’t be debated. In my search for sophisticated colors for this card, I arrived at a mature combination of three very different tones. If you like this combination of Mint Macaron, Gray Granite and Merry Merlot, please save this:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration - Mint Macaron, Gray Granite, Merry Merlot

Stamp Sets: Woven Heirlooms, Timeless Textures, Touches of Texture  Papers: Gray Granite, Merry Merlot, Mint Macaron, Whisper White  Inks: Gray Granite, Merry Merlot, Mint Macaron, Basic Black  Accessories: Stitched Shapes Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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  1. Beautiful card, Brian. Love the vintage feel and the color combo. Have a great day!

  2. Really beautiful card…love the details in the corners!

  3. GORGEOUS!!! And I love the new sentiment! Beautiful job on this card, Brian!

  4. Now that is one ‘crisp and beautiful’ looking card my friend. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Vintage style but still a very clean design. Really beautiful, BK!

  6. This card and color combinations are gorgeous! I’m a sucker for a feminine card and bonus points when it appears vintage. You are the best.

  7. I like how you paired the new with the old to create a beautiful card! Nice, “mature” color combo too! Thanks for sharing!

  8. That sentiment is everything I would want to express in a sympathy card. I love the font. You did a great job with this one Brian and it truly does express “heartfelt” sympathy in both design and color.

  9. So beautiful! This is on my list!

  10. Such a beautiful card…I just love it.

  11. I love the vintage style of this card. The background looks really cool with the colors you chose and the sentiment was made for this card!! GREAT take on the sketch.

  12. Oh my word!! Brian, this card is gorgeous!!! As always, your color combinations are spot on for the theme of your cards and this one is so beautiful.
    The sentiment’s font is so elegant and the words heart felt, a sweet card that will surely bring comfort to the recipient.
    I most definitely, can spot a card made by you anywhere.
    Thank you for sharing.

    • Thank you so much, Maria! ♥ I enjoyed this sketch – really took me to a different place with these stamps. So glad you like it.

  13. What beautiful card! I love this yummy color combination.

  14. Fabulous design and perfect color choices. This new Woven Heirlooms is a keeper of a stamp set, too, which you proved big time. Thanks for ANOTHER inspiring project. Like Maria R said, we can spot a BK card anywhere. You are the iconic master.

  15. Beautiful card! The Woven Heirlooms is one of my favorites in the new catalog! Thank you for the inspiration!

    • So happy to share! I’m not sure I would have selected it from the lineup of newbies, but I enjoyed playing with it. ♥ Thanks, Susan!

  16. Great card Brian. The softness of the corner stamping ties in with the sentiment perfectly.

  17. Sarah V Kendrick

    Thank You for the card, Brian! I love it!! Thanks for putting the stamp set up with it. So SAD that those sets are retiring. I need a sympathy card and will probably CASE this.

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