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My sketch is the challenge inspiration this week at CAS(E) This Sketch, and I couldn’t be more excited. I had no ideas in mind when I submitted this sketch, but I knew exactly what I wanted to make when I sat down to create my card for this challenge. I reached for the oh-so-versatile Here’s a Card for a beautiful sentiment that pairs beautifully with the Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper. Here’s my sweet-and-simple card:

Here's a Card, Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingAnd here’s the banner for the challenge that inspired my card:


Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Here’s a Card. I’ve really fallen in love with Here’s a Card stamp set – it’s packed with versatile sentiments that can be used all year long. I would LOVE to just send a copy of this stamp set to all of my customers and followers (you need this stamp set in your life), but I don’t have that kind of money. Still, I wish for you to have it. Here’s a look at the great sentiments in the Here’s a Card stamp set: Here's a Card, Stampin' Up! 149438I’ve used many of the sentiments from this set – and I love every single one (except for the one in the middle that makes me start singing the theme song from “The Golden Girls”). 🙂
  • Simple Stamping. Do you love how I’ve stamped this flower and colored it? If you do, then I’m sorry to burst your bubble – this flower is simply cropped from the Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper with the Magnolia Memory Dies. I cropped the same shape with Basic Black cardstock and glued the Designer Series Paper flower to that cardstock to give it the stability I needed to pop it up with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Here’s a closer look: Here's a Card, Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingThe flower I used is showcased on the first page of the Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper shown below.Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up! 2019 Annual Catalog, 149484Such a gorgeous combination of colors and images in this amazing pack of papers. ♥
  • Color Combination. The colors on the background of my card are pulled from the colors in this gorgeous flower that’s the centerpiece of my card. I was hesitant to place the Basic Black border against the Mossy Meadow backdrop, but it worked for me. If you like this combination of Petal Pink, Mossy Meadow and Basic Black, please save this for future reference:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration - Petal Pink, Mossy Meadow, Basic Black

Stamp Sets: Here’s a Card  Papers: Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper, Mossy Meadow, Basic Black, Whisper White  Inks: Tuxedo Black Memento  Accessories: Magnolia Memory Dies, Arts & Crafts 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.

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  1. A sweet and simple card. Very pretty Brian, a great take on the sketch!

  2. Great sketch and sweet card! And I love the idea of the black Cardstock as a base for the cut out!

    • Thank you so much, Linda! I don’t want that DSP to get a crinkled in the mail, so I often (where I have an identical shape to put behind it). Thanks, my friend! ♥

  3. Sweet, simple and adore the border!

  4. You simply NAILED this sketch my friend. Oh so FUN and FRESH!!!

  5. Love the border egdelit with the sentiment! Sweet card!

  6. Stunning card today Brian and I love the sketch you made for the CASE challenge. The black cut out from the Arts & Crafts die set as background for the sentiment really does bring the card from beautiful to WOW! Love it!

    • Thank you so much, Grace! When I bought the Arts & Crafts Dies, I was certain I wouldn’t use them very much. They are well-loved in the Fungeon, though. So glad you like the card! ♥

  7. Oh this card is so elegant!! I LOVE that lace die and your colors are perfect!!

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