A Beautiful Day with Fancy Phrases

Even though Stampin’ Up!’s August – December 2020 Mini Catalog just launched, I couldn’t stay away from Fancy Phrases (new in Stampin’ Up!’s 2020 Annual Catalog) to meet the elements of this week’s CAS(E) This Sketch challenge. The flowers in this set are so beautiful – a perfect element on any card. Here’s the card I made for this week’s challenge:

Fancy Phrases, Beautiful Autumn, Stampin Up!, Brian KingAnd here’s the banner for the challenge that inspired my card:

CTS384As you can see, I was inspired by this wonderful sketch, but I turned it on it’s side, changing the orientation from portrait to landscape. The simple sketch is still there.

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Fancy Phrases & Beautiful Autumn. I love the images in Fancy Phrases more and more every time I look at the stamp set. That bouquet of flowers is so pretty! Here’s a look at this wonderful stamp set that debuted in Stampin’ Up!’s 2020 Annual Catalog:Fancy Phrases, Stampin Up! 152530While there are some great sentiments in Fancy Phrases (it has “phrases” in its title!), I chose to showcase “Have a Beautiful Day” from Beautiful Autumn, a new set in Stampin’ Up!’s August – December 2020 Mini Catalog. The sentiment says exactly what I want it to say. Here’s a look at this must-have bundle: Beautiful Autumn Bundle, Stampin Up! 155189
  • Monochromatic. This card includes two colors – Misty Moonlight and Whisper White. Misty Moonlight is such a versatile color – it can be casual or beautifully formal.Misty Moonlight, Stampin Up! 2020-2022 In ColorThe images on my card are inked with Misty Moonlight ink and stamped on Misty Moonlight cardstock to give a monochromatic look. I stamped the flowers around the edges of the background panel to fill in the entire panel that would be visible once I added to focal panel. Fancy Phrases, Beautiful Autumn, Stampin Up!, Brian KingThe middle of the layer is a mess (things overlap with lots of empty spaces), but the recipient won’t know that. ♥
  • Simple Layers. My simple card is built with several layers of cardstock and Stampin’ Dimensionals. Despite the simple and clean style, there’s a lot of paper on this card. ♥ Here are the measurements for the layers I used:
    • Misty Moonlight – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ (scored at 4-1/4″)
    • Thick Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″
    • Misty Moonlight – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″
    • Stampin’ Dimensionals
    • Thick Whisper White – 4-1/2″ x 3-1/4″
    • Misty Moonlight – 4-3/8″ x 3-1/8″
    • Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals
    • Thick Whisper White – 3-1/4″ x 3/8″

Stamp Sets: Fancy Phrases, Beautiful Autumn  Papers: Misty Moonlight, Thick Whisper White  Inks: Misty Moonlight  Accessories: Stampin’ Dimensionals, Mini 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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Check out the New Catalog!

Stampin’ Up!’s August – December 2020 Mini Catalog went live on Tuesday. If you haven’t already downloaded it, I hope you’ll take a look! You can see it here:

August - December 2020 Mini Catalog

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  1. This card is beautiful..esp in Misty and white!

  2. Marvelous translation of the sketch. Clean and crisp!

  3. WOW! WOW! WOW! You blew me away with this card Brian – absolutely elegant and gorgeous. I didn’t know that the Misty Moonlight could be so elegant! WOW!

    • Yay! That makes me so happy to hear, Grace! I really had fun with this card (and color). It’s always wonderful to hear your enthusiasm, my friend. ♥

  4. Stunning! So clean and crisp. Way to dress up misty moonlight.

  5. Well my friend…….You nailed this one. This card is BEAUTIFUL. Love the Misty Moonlight.

  6. This card is very pretty in the two colors. I love the idea of stamping in tone-on-tone to achieve this great look. Enjoy your day!

  7. Absolutely gorgeous! You have pushed me over the edge to order Fancy Phrases next!! Thanks, Brian.

  8. Oh I LOVE the Misty Moonlight!! I also like how you stamped and matted these pretty images. Gorgeous take on the sketch!

  9. Very, very pretty! I love the way the layers are stacked. Such a #simplestamping card, yet stunningly beautiful.

  10. Very pretty!

  11. Yep beautiful in every way! Oh I love that new blue!

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