Sweet Silhouettes Dies for CTS326

Yesterday I shared a card that features the See a Silhouette Designer Series Paper and images from the coordinating Silhouette Scenes stamp set. If you missed that card, you can see it here. Today I’m sharing the coordinating Sweet Silhouettes Dies for a CAS(E) This Sketch challenge I created – what fun! Here’s my simple card:

Sweet Silhouettes Dies, Free as a Bird Bundle, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingSee – I told you it was simple. Here’s the banner for the sketch challenge that inspired my card:

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  • Two New Bundles. My simple card features elements from two new bundles in Stampin’ Up!’s 2019 Annual Catalog that are sure to be on your wish list (if you haven’t already ordered them). The gorgeous tree is cropped with the Sweet Silhouettes Dies that are part of the Silhouette Scenes Bundle. I LOVE this set and was excited to showcase this tree. Here’s a look at the Silhouette Scenes Bundle:Silhouette Scenes Bundle, Stampin' Up! 151058The saying is stamped with a sentiment from Free as a Bird and cropped with a Stitched Nested Labels Die – both are part of the Free as a Bird Bundle. The birds are sweet, the sentiments are beautiful and the dies are versatile to be used with lots of other products. Here’s a look at the Free as a Bird Bundle: Free as a Bird Bundle, Stampin' Up! 151123The Seaside Spray backdrop is cropped with a Stitched Rectangles Die for just another touch of stitching.
  • Selective Gluing. This intricate tree cutout is designed to create a silhouette of the tree. Rather than glue everything down so that it’s flat to the card front, I selectively glued down branches and leaves to allow the tree to be firmly affixed but to still pop off the page.Sweet Silhouettes Dies, Free as a Bird Bundle, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingI selected the Stitched Rectangle Die for my backdrop to further allow the branches and leaves to pop off the edge. I positioned the sentiment at the base of the tree to balance everything on the panel.
  • Color Combination. It’s been a while since I’ve used Shaded Spruce, so I wanted to showcase it on my card today – that was my starting point. The new 2019 In Color, Seaside Spray, made sense for a beautiful, soft backdrop that would allow the deep green tree to pop. I added a neutral base of Crumb Cake to bring both of these colors together. If you like this combination of Seaside Spray, Crumb Cake and Shaded Spruce, please save this:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration - Seaside Spray, Crumb Cake, Shaded Spruce

Bundles: Silhouette Scenes, Free as a Bird Stamp Sets: Free as a Bird Papers: Seaside Spray, Crumb Cake, Shaded Spruce, Thick Whisper White Inks: Basic Black Accessories: Sweet Silhouettes Dies, Stitched Nested Label Dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies, 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.

Thanks for stopping by today!


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  1. Well now that die was made for this sketch! Pretty card……think I need that die!

  2. Love how you managed to interpret the sketch so beautifully, the sentiment is lovely and a perfect companion for this tree die.
    Thank you for sharing.

    • Thanks, Maria! When I designed the sketch, I had no idea this tree would be in the catalog – was so happy to have it since it worked so perfectly with the sketch. ♥

  3. Beautiful card and love that color combo!

  4. Great card for the sketch. Love the color combo and the sweet sentiment. Enjoy your day!

  5. The silhouettes bundle is becoming one of my favorites. Thanks for showcasing it in this clean and simple way!

  6. What a charming sketch challenge my friend. I am in LOVE with the Silhouette Scenes Bundle. You nailed this challenge 100% Brian.

  7. What a delightful card! And what did we do before we had all of the Stitched Framelits… just the perfect touch.

  8. The second I saw the Silhouette bundle I knew I had to have it. I love the couple under the umbrella and already know exactly how I am going to use it on a batch of Anniversary cards. I didn’t realize how large that tree die was but I know it will be a favorite of mine as a background piece. Love today’s card Brian – you never cease to amaze me.

    • Thanks so much, Grace! This is a really great suite – I love all of these silhouettes and the stories they tell. Glad you like this tree – it’s a beauty!

  9. Wow..what a die. I guess I did not pay enough attention to these dies but wow! You made a great card from this piece!

  10. Oh I KNEW you would have something just wonderful in place of that swirl… what a gorgeous die, Brian! Thanks for the great Sketch this week!

    • Thanks so much, Michele! ♥ I submitted that sketch so long ago that I was surprised to see it come up. Glad you like what I made with it. 🙂

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