Happy Birthday with Bonanza Buddies

I’m excited to share my sweet-and-simple sketch for this week’s CAS(E) This Sketch challenge. It’s always fun to see what everyone comes up with for a simple sketch – the variety of cards by the other designers at CTS is amazing. Here’s my fun birthday card:

Label Me Bold, Birthday Bonanza, Stampin Up!, Brian KingAnd here’s the banner for the challenge that inspired my card:

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  • Just One Stamp. Can you guess how many stamps I used on the front of this card? With all the images and colors on this card front, there is only stamped image on it – the fun “Happy Birthday” sentiment. Here’s a look at this fun stamp set that includes a great variety of “negative image” sentiments (the white sentiment in the middle of the colored block is what doesn’t pick up ink when the stamp is stamped into an ink pad). Here’s a look at the Label Me Bold stamp set, new in Stampin’ Up!’s January – June 2020 Mini Catalog:Label Me Bold, Stampin' Up! 151631
  • A Birthday Bonanza.  You might need to take a second look at my card to believe me when I say I didn’t use any stamps from the Bonanza Buddies stamp set in my card. Here’s another look at the focal image on my card: Label Me Bold, Birthday Bonanza, Stampin Up!, Brian KingWhile I COULD have stamped this sweet lion and cropped him out with the Bonanza Dies, I pulled all of these lion images from the coordination Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper (I love when punches and dies coordinate with the papers). Here’s a look at the Bonanza Buddies Bundle:Bonanza Buddies Bundle, Stampin Up! 153815Here’s a look at the colors and patterns in the Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper: Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper, Stampin Up! 151313
  • Color Combination. The colors I showcase on my card are pulled right from the Birthday Bonanza papers. While the Grapefruit Grove and Terracotta Tile design might not look so great flush with the Daffodil Delight panel, the colors really come together with the help of the band of candles between the two. If you feel inspired by this mix of Daffodil Delight, Grapefruit Grove and Terracotta Tile, please save this for future reference: Stampin Up! Color Inspiration - Daffodil Delight, Grapefruit Grove, Terracotta Tile

Stamp Sets: Label Me Bold  Papers: Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper, Grapefruit Grove, Terracotta Tile, Whisper White  Inks: Terracotta Tile  Accessories: Starburst Punch, 2″ 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.

Thanks for stopping by today!


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  1. sweet purr-fection! love the row of candles background and the charm of the lion!

  2. Purr Kitty Purr. Just doesn’t come any SWEETER!!!

  3. Brian, of course, I love the animals in this set but I also love the color palette you chose. As usual, I captured it with my cellphone camera so I remember to try it soon.
    Thank you!

  4. Love how you layered the lion and what a warm and fuzzy color palette!

  5. Adorable card and love the mix of DSP for background!

  6. Love your take on the sketch. The fussy cut candles with the other two DSPs really add so much and the sweet lion gives a pop. Adorable! Have a great day!

  7. OMGoodness! I have been wondering what the little thingy is that is hanging off the circle head die! IT’s the Lion Tail! (Head explosion!) Thanks for opening up my world!

  8. Beautiful card. I love your color combination and the background candles couldn’t be more perfect. Well do my friend. You rock.

  9. Sweet and cheery card today. Love the springtime colors. Nice interpretation in a simple way.

  10. I love how you used the paper for that little lion rather than stamping it. This card is as cute as can be!!

  11. Very cute card Brian however the surprise for me was the fabulous color combination. I never, ever would have put those colors together – that is until now when I see what a happy combination it resulted in. Thanks once again.

  12. I love this whole bundle! Cute cute card!

  13. Great sketch Brian – love your layered birthday card, it screams party!

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