A Winter Wonderland with Everything Festive

The very moment I saw Donna Mikasa’s sketch for this week’s CAS(E) This Sketch challenge, I knew I’d be playing with the Let It Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper. The paper is festooned with glittery elements – on the hats in the paper I used below). I don’t love glitter (you already know that), but this paper snuck into my Fungeon, and it’s adorable so I figured I should put it on a card. Here’s my card:

Everything Festive, Let it Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingAnd here’s the banner for the challenge that inspired my card:

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  • Everything Festive. The sentiment in the center of this bold circle is from the Everything Festive, a multi-occasions sentiment set that also coordinates beautifully with the Stitched Nested Labels Dies. I love this one inside a circle. Everything Festive, Let it Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingHere’s a look at this versatile stamp set: Everything Festive, Stampin' Up! 150566I heat embossed the sentiment with Shimmer White Stampin’ Emboss Powder – not only does it look snowy, but it pairs beautifully with the glitter-filled Specialty Designer Series Paper I used in the background. Here’s a look at this Shimmer White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, new in Stampin’ Up!’s 2019 Annual Catalog: Shimmer White Stampin' Emboss Powder, Stampin' Up! 149511
  • Let It Snow. I don’t love glitter, but I really love combinations of red and aqua. The Let It Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper is filled to the brim with snowy scenes and characters. Some of the snowmen in this paper coordinate with the Snowman Builder Punch. I love that! Here’s a look at the colors and patterns in the Let it Snow Specialty Designer Series Papers: Let it Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up! 2019 Holiday Catalog, 150393Don’t you love that paper!?
  • Color Combination. The colors I chose for my card were pulled right from the strips of Let It Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper. Smart move, don’t you think? Here’s a closer look:Everything Festive, Let it Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingIf you like this combination of Coastal Cabana, Real Red and Basic Black, please feel free to save this for future reference:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration - Coastal Cabana, Real Red, Basic Black

Stamp Sets: Everything Festive  Papers: Let it Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper, Coastal Cabana, Real Red, Basic Black, Vellum Cardstock  Inks: VersaMark  Accessories: Shimmer White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, 2″ Circle Punch, 2-1/4″ Circle 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.

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  1. I love the sketch and how you dressed it up with the snowman paper and fun sentiment (white on black – uber cool)!

  2. I love this card! I love the layout, the colors, the DSP , I
    love it all.

  3. So bright and happy! Cute card….love the paper!

  4. Awesome paper and colors you used for the sketch..love the shimmer in the embossing..it shows up in the photo well.

  5. Love love this paper . I like the glittery effects without rub off . Plus the images are just the cutest .
    You did it proud with your card !

  6. Hi Brian. Love the way you bring images to the forefront with the black layers. I bought both the black and the white shimmer embossing powders and they are fabulous – just like your card.

  7. Fun card today Brian! I can see why you decided to play along with the challenge. It looks interesting. Love the clean lines. Well done!

  8. I’ve not used the shimmer embossing powder yet, perfect choice to use with this cute DSP. As always your choice of colors for the laying is spot on. Thank you Brian for a very cute card.

  9. Such a fun way to use that pattern paper. Great card!!

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