You Are Wonderful for CTS377

This week’s CAS(E) This Sketch challenge gives us a simple layout that offers a great start for any card. I had loads of fun playing with this sketch, re-familiarizing myself with some old favorite products and layering the elements on this card to give me exactly what I wanted. Here’s my card for this week’s challenge (and a reminder that you are wonderful):

Rooted in Nature, Butterfly Gala, Stampin Up!, Brian KingAnd here’s the banner for the challenge that inspired my card:


Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Three Must-Have Carryovers. There are lots of carryover goodies on this card – only the background Designer Series Paper is brand new in the new catalog. Here’s a look at three of the items that need you need if you don’t already have them:
    • Rooted in Nature. The big, bold sentiment on this card is from the incredible Rooted in Nature stamp set. Isn’t it gorgeous?! Here’s a look at the other elements of this set – some gorgeous trees, leaves and more sentiments you need:Rooted in Nature, Stampin Up! 148217
    • Butterfly Gala. Rather than add a flower to the top of my frame, I added a super-sweet butterfly. I stamped the butterfly and body with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored it with Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends. I punched it with the Butterfly Duet Punch. Here’s a look at Butterfly Gala (like Rooted in Nature, there are great images and sentiments in this set):Butterfly Gala, Stampin Up! 148580
    • Stitched So Sweetly Dies. The frame behind the sentiment on this card is cropped with the Stitched So Sweetly Dies that debuted in Stampin’ Up!’s January – June 2020 Mini Catalog. I LOVE these dies – here’s a look: Stitched So Sweetly Dies, Stampin Up! 151690The card also showcases a stitched oval from the Stitched Shapes Dies, but you already have those, right? You should. ♥
  • Beautiful Backdrop. There’s a unique backdrop for this sentiment and butterfly, and it’s really easy to recreate. The blue ombré background is a panel from the new Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper. While many of these designs can be overwhelming on a large panel, there are several gorgeous pieces that are beautifully watercolored. Love! Here’s a look at the patterns and colors in the Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper: Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper, Stampin Up!, 152495Between the Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper and the sentiment layers is a layer of Vellum Cardstock (3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″) that’s embossed with the Subtle Embossing Folder. The folder give the vellum a gorgeous texture. The embossed vellum looks really great against this Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper.
  • Color Combination. The Daffodil Delight butterfly really pops against the backdrop of blues and white. Here’s a closer look at the sentiment layers and butterfly: Rooted in Nature, Butterfly Gala, Stampin Up!, Brian KingThe background paper blends Night of Navy with a touch of Bermuda Bay – such a beautiful ombré pattern. If you like this mix of Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay and Night of Navy, please save this for future reference:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration - Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay, Night of Navy

Stamp Sets: Rooted in Nature, Butterfly Gala  Papers: Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper, Night of Navy, Vellum Cardstock, Thick Whisper White  Inks:  Night of Navy, Memento Tuxedo Black, Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends  Accessories: Butterfly Duet Punch, Stitched So Sweetly, Stitched Shapes 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. Sweet and simple highlighted by a bright and beautiful Daffodil butterfly!

  2. Love the blue and yellow (reminds me of my high school colors). I love how you combined the returning and new products for a beautiful, simply clean card.

    • Thank you so much, Stella! It’s fun to combine some new with some “been around a while” products every once in a while. My high school colors were blue and orange – yellow would have been so much more tolerable. πŸ™‚

  3. Awesome the pop of the butterfly!

  4. NO…..YOU are wonderful my friend. Darling card.

  5. Fabulous take on the sketch Brian. Love the color combination and Rooted in Nature is still one of my “go to” stamp sets. I hope it never goes away.

    • Thank you so much, Grace! You can never go wrong with beautiful blues and a pop of yellow. Glad you like the card – happy to share. πŸ™‚

  6. Beautiful card. Love that Monarch butterfly! I always for get about this stamp set. It has such lovely butterfly stamps. Thanks for showing us an idea!

  7. I have the butterfly stamp set and use it often . I like how you did your take on this sketch ! Gotta love that sentiment and it`s bold font ! Now , I guess my next order will include that wild and crazy Artistry Blooms DSP !
    Some of the designs I will need my sunglasses to work with them ,but I like your choice for your background !!

    • Thanks, Sonny! Some of the pages are great (in small doses), but these warm colors and watercolored tones are perfection in any size. Thanks, my friend!

  8. What a beautiful card! Very touching and anyone would be lucky to get it. You did good, Brian!

  9. Ooooh , BEAUITFUL Card , I love the colors combination, thanks for sharing, my friend ,
    Hugs Frenchie β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️
    Ps , I need to use that set , inspiration πŸ€ͺ
    God knows I need it😒

  10. I needed to make an inspiration card this morning, and this is perfect! Love the shades of blue and telling someone they are Wonderful is loads of inspiration! Thank you Brian

    • Thank you so much, Katrina! β™₯ I’m so glad you like the card – this paper is amazing – and so happy you could use it for inspiration. Appreciate you!

  11. Absolutely LOVE everything about this card, Brian. Great job! πŸ™‚

    • Thanks, Peggy! It was fun to create it while I was on the phone with you. Should I have given you credit for the best decisions about the card? β™₯

  12. Suzanne Patt Cullen

    I love your design and absolutely love the color palette 🎨

  13. All that new DSP is so prerty! Perfect backdrop!

  14. I love the darker colors you used with that pretty butterfly. I also like how you flipped that sketch. I think I want to make my card that way. Great layering of paper.

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