Lucky Me with Game On

Game Night at the King House isn’t very competitive these days. While I love fun board games and card games, Game Night during a pandemic has looked more like two people struggling to complete an impossible puzzle. Game On is a new stamp set in Stampin’ Up!’s 2020 Annual Catalog that called my name -and here’s a card I made with it:

Game On, Stampin Up!, Brian KingI made this card with the sketch for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches Challenge – funny how it’s almost exactly the same sketch for this week’s CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge, too (see yesterday’s card here). Here’s the banner for the challenge that inspired my card:

FMS Final 441-001Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Game On. Game On is a super-fun stamp set centered around classic games and coordinating sentiments. Chess, cards and dice. Love them all. I thought the deck of cards would best fit this sketch, so I went with the cards. Here’s a look at the Game On stamp set:Game On, Stampin Up! 152646While I would prefer a sentiment that said, “LUCKY YOU because you have me,” I went with the one that was provided in the stamp set. 🙂
  • Hippo & Friends Dies. I’m going to be showcasing the Hippo & Friends Dies a lot over the coming year, so I suggest you pop on over to the online store and grab a set for yourself. You won’t be sorry. I cropped the fun sentiment with one of the stitched, layering dies from this set and then glued it to Real Red cardstock. I then snipped around the shape of the cutout to create a thin red frame. Here’s a closer look at the sentiment on my card: Game On, Stampin Up!, Brian KingHow fun is that?! I love this shape (and there are three sizes of this shape in the set). Here’s a look at Hippo Happiness and the coordinating dies that are bundled together in the new 2020 Annual Catalog: Hippo Happiness Bundle, Stampin Up! 154080
  • Color Combination. I love the mix of red and black with a little bit of gray – it’s a sophisticated, but fun, combination that’s especially perfect with a deck of cards. If you like this mix of Real Red, Basic Gray and Basic Black as much as I do, I hope you’ll save this off for future reference: Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration - Real Red, Basic Gray, Basic Black

Stamp Sets: Game On  Papers: Regals 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper, Basic Black, Basic Gray, Real Red, Thick Whisper White, Whisper White  Inks: Real Red, Memento Tuxedo Black  Accessories: Hippo & Friends Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals

I hope you’ll pop over to the Freshly Made Sketches 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. Love everything about this card. This is one of my favorite stamp sets from the new catalog.

  2. Suzanne Patt Cullen

    Good morning, Brian! What a fun card! And the Real Red, Basic Black , and Basic Gray are the best palette!
    I have to admit I haven’t been through the entire catalog yet ? Your comment about the sentiment is “So You” ???. Thank you, Brian, and enjoy your weekend!

  3. This stamp set looks like you can reach in and grab one of the items ! Great art work ! Your card looks the same with your playing cards .
    I think you are spot on with your idea for a switch on the sentiment words .Wonder how many would grab that set ? FUNNY !! Great “snipping ” on your Real Red border !!

  4. I missed this sentiment and it makes the stamp set and your card especially creative and cool!

  5. Brian this card without a doubt will bring a smile to the recipient!s face!

  6. Great card with a classic color combination. It makes want to take a second look at this set.

  7. Perfect! Love this card!

  8. I completely missed this stamp set when I went through the catalog! Oh gosh, my wish list just keeps getting longer and longer and longer. What a great masculine card stamp set this is. I just love your card today. You never cease to amaze me with the way you use pieces from different stamp and die sets together. I can’t even remember what I have until I look in my notebook. LOL

  9. Missed this set completely. Seeing your card changed my mind. …..Thanks I think!

  10. Brian, I, too, had overlooked this set. I need quite a few masculine cards during the year and this really would fill a gap in my stash. It has great sentiment as well. I love your color combo for this card. Enjoy your day.

  11. Love your card! I bought this set specifically to make masculine cards and yours is perfect! Thanks for sharing!

  12. Great card! As for the sentiment… I read it correctly in my head, and yet I understood it as you wished it to be. Which cracks me up.

  13. Great simple card, Brian. I love the color combo … very classy! I met you at the VIP Conference and enjoyed your presentation and your banter with Sally. You Rock!!

  14. Wow!
    I feel I had to comment on your card!
    What a exciting card!
    So creative!
    The colors, everything just bends well!
    Thanks for sharing!

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