The Gang’s All Meer for CTS358

Contrary to the soft, sweet colors of yesterday’s tulip card, today’s card is filled with beautiful browns. Still, adorable critters and a touch of pink help to soften the browns in this card a bit. My card is inspired by Donna Mikasa’s sketch at the CAS(E) This Sketch challenge and features adorable meerkats who appear happy to meet you. Here’s my card:

The Gang's All Meer, Stampin Up!, Brian King

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


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  • The Gang’s All Meer. The Gang’s All Meer is one of the exclusive products you can select for free with a $50 order during Sale-a-Bration. How can you say no to these adorable, friendly faces – and don’t miss the adorable lizard in the set. Here’s a cook at the images and sentiments in the The Gang’s All Meer stamp set:The Gang's All Meer, Stampin Up! 152294To review all of the Sale-a-Bration items that can be earned with every $50 you spend, click on this graphic:Free Level One products, Sale-a-BrationI heat embossed my meerkats on Soft Suede cardstock and mounted that panel on one of the scalloped rectangles from the So Sentimental Bundle. I cropped the Soft Suede to layer JUST inside the stitches from this layer. Here’s a look at the So Sentimental Bundle which includes the So Sentimental stamp set and Stitched So Sweetly Dies:So Sentimental Bundle, Stampin Up! 153828
  • Sweet Heart. When we look at stamp sets and dies with hearts, it’s easy to relegate them to Valentine’s Day. This card, with a sweet pink heart, could be a congratulations card or going away card or even birthday card. If your family has five members, though, I’m sure Grandma would love to receive this for Valentine’s Day. The point is…hearts can be used throughout the year. Here’s a closer look at the sweet heart on this card: The Gang's All Meer, Stampin Up!, Brian KingI stamped the sentiment on Thick Whisper White, cropped it with my Classic Label Punch (positioning it along the left side of the punch). I cropped the pointed end and glued the sentiment to the heart (allowing it to hang off the right side of the heart). I flipped the heart over and snipped the excess along the side of the heart.
  • Color Combination. With all the browns in this card, it’s still a sweetie, don’t you think? The Soft Suede checkered panel along the side of my card is from the Neutrals 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Papers, and the textured Soft Suede background is pulled from the Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper. Here’s a look at the colors and patterns in the Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper: Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up! 151252If you like this combination of bright pink with a mix of browns, please save this graphic for future reference:Stampin Up! Color Inspiration - Flirty Flamingo, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede

Stamp Sets: The Gang’s All Meer  Papers: Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper, Neutrals 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Flirty Flamingo, Thick Whisper White  Inks: Whisper White Craft Ink Accessories: White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Stitched So Sweetly Dies, Classic Label Punch, Stitched Be Mine Dies, Heat Tool, 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. The white embossed meerkats couldn’t be more fun! Perfect pop of pink with the heart!

    • I kept looking at the 3 rd layer trying to decide if that was run through the machine,then scrolled down to see the dp. Really cool use of the colors ESPECIALLY the white embossed meerkats!

      • 🙂 Thanks so much, Wendy! I love the beautiful faux-texture on this panel of paper. You’ll want to run your finger over it – only to find it smooth as can be. 🙂 Thanks!

    • Thanks so much, Mary! ♥ I haven’t been sure how to showcase these guys, but I really like how this turned out. Got me thinking of more ways to use them. ♥

  2. Cute card Brian, and so much fun to count all the layers! 🙂

  3. I like the embossing and of course, the sweet heart!

  4. Cutest gaggle of meerkats ever! Perfect embossed on brown! Fun card!

  5. Embossing with White on the Soft Suede is beautiful! Who knew? The entire card is great from the hilarious Meerkats to the sweet pink heart. Very nice design!

  6. One just has to fall in love with these little guys. The expressions on their faces makes you have to smile whether you want to or not. Such a fabulous card today Brian. You really outdid yourself. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Embossing these guys is a fabulous idea! Sooo very cute!!!

  8. This is so cute!! I love the white embossing with those fun little characters. GREAT design. (as usual!!!)

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