A Little Lace for CTS331

Yesterday was the first day I’ve spent time in my craft room in more than two weeks. Although I shared projects and posts every day that I was in Europe for Stampin’ Up!’s Incentive Trip, I created most of those projects over the weeks before I left. It was great to figuratively roll up my sleeves (it’s Summer in Atlanta – I was wearing a short-sleeved t-shirt) and stamp. Here’s my card for this week’s CAS(E) This Sketch challenge:

A Little Lace, Stampin Up!, Brian King

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

CTS331I didn’t even realize I created this week’s challenge until I sat down to play. What fun!

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • A Little Lace. I’ve had my eye on the A Little Lacy Bundle for quite some time – that huge panel of detailed lace in the Stitched Lace is just amazing! Funny, though, as I sat down to make this card, it was the floral stamp and sweet sentiment that really grabbed my attention and made me was to make this card. Here’s a closer look:A Little Lace, Stampin Up!, Brian KingAnd here’s a look at this incredible A Little Lace Bundle – it might not have been on your first wish list, but it definitely deserves a spot on your second pass through the catalog:A Little Lace Bunde, Stampin' Up! 151103The sentiment from the A Little Lace stamp set is cropped with the Timeless Label Punch that gives us a great, new shape for our sentiments. Yay! Here’s a look at the Timeless Label Punch:Timeless Label Punch, Stampin' Up! 149516
  • Layers. My card is not a standard-sized card – I used the measurements of a note card (5″ x 3-1/2″) to make this card, which means it pairs perfectly with the envelopes that come with the Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes:A Little Lace, Stampin Up!, Brian KingThis is a relatively simple card, but I think it’s so effective and pretty. Since this card might be an easy one to replicate, I thought I’d share the measurements for each of the layers on the card. Here they are (starting with the base and working my way up):
    • Crumb Cake – 3-1/2″ x 10″ (scored at 5″)
    • Stampin’ Dimensionals
    • Thick Very Vanilla – 2-3/4″ x 4-1/4″
    • Mossy Meadow -2-5/8″ x 4-1/8″
    • Very Vanilla – 2-1/2″ x 4″
    • Mossy Meadow – 5/8″ x 4″ and 1/4″ x 4
    • Stampin’ Dimensionals
    • Crumb Cake – punched with Timeless Label punch
  • Neutral Colors. I love this color palette of neutral tones and use it often. Mossy Meadow is so rich and gorgeous – and it pairs beautifully with the softer Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla. If you like this combination of Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake and Mossy Meadow as much as I do, please save this:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration - Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Mossy Meadow

Stamp Sets: A Little Lace Papers: Crumb Cake, Mossy Meadow, Very Vanilla, Thick Very Vanilla, Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes Inks: Mossy Meadow Accessories: Timeless 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.

Thanks for stopping by today!


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  1. Well, this stamp set was won my “maybe” list but has now moved way up! Great card. Can’t miss with Crumb Cake and Mossy Meadow!
    Glad you are back safe and sound.

  2. Brian what a cool card, thanks so much for the measurements. The layering is outstanding as well as the color combo!

  3. This card has such balance and charm………It is PERFECT!!!

  4. It’s funny how we skip over certain stamp sets until we see someone make an amazing card with them! Love it!

  5. Great card for the challenge, Brian. I love the color combo and the floral stamp has been one of my favorites since I first saw it. Stay cool in this heat wave.

  6. Stunning card with a very classic color combination. I love the mix of a lacy background under a crisp tailored card layout.

  7. One would think with that sketch that any card made with it would look unbalanced and yet – the King, as we call him – has managed not only to have a balanced card but a gorgeous one at that. Just love it Brian! So happy to have you back with us.

    • Thanks so much, Grace! I had fun with it – it was great to be back in my stamp room to make this card. Thanks for your warm welcome back. ♥

  8. I love how this has a monochrome feel to it. The Mossy Meadow complements the Crumb Cake perfectly! Such a great card…for your own challenge…which you forgot was your own challenge! LOL!

  9. You’ve managed to enable me on both A Little Lace and Memorable Mosaic bundles! I love your masculine take on the dainty lacy flowers!

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