You are So Special for CTS392

This week’s CAS(E) This Sketch challenge layout includes an array of flowers on a band across a cardfront. Oooo-eeee! There are so many great flower images I could reach for to make a card for this challenge, but the recent turn of temperatures in Atlanta have me in a mood to make a Winter card. My card has a Winter backdrop but shares a sweet sentiment that I love so much. Here’s my card:

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

CTS392Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • A Special Combination. There are several great products on this simple card – and I’m going to get to all of them, but I want to start with the sentiment. There’s a reason the Tasteful Touches Bundle was at the top of my Favorite Things list from Stampin’ Up!’s 2020 Annual Catalog. The mix of great sentiments, in-style images and AMAZING labels dies make this bundle a must-have. Here’s a look at the Tasteful Touches Bundle: Tasteful Touches Bundle, Stampin Up!, 154098I stamped the “you are so special” sentiment with Early Espresso on Thick Whisper White and cropped it with the top, left die from the Tasteful Labels Dies. If you do nothing else today, please take a second look at this set of dies. ♥
  • Stamping on Designer Series Paper. The panel behind my sentiment features a favorite technique of mine – stamping directly on Designer Series Paper. I used two Christmas-themed products (one from the Annual Catalog and one from the August – December Mini Catalog) to create this beautiful look.  Winter Woods, Tasteful Touches, Stampin Up!, Brian KingWith Early Espresso ink, I stamped this row of leafless Winter Woods trees twice on a 2-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ band of paper from the Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper. Here’s a look at the colors and patterns in this festive pack of papers: Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper, Stampin Up! 153512
  • Warm Color Combination. The mix of colors on this card is intentional. When you look out over this icy, cold landscape, there’s nothing better than a gorgeous mix of browns to warm you up a bit. If you like this mix of Pool Party, Crumb Cake and Early Espresso as much as I do, I hope you will save this for future reference:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration - Pool Party, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso

Bundles: Tasteful Touches  Stamp Sets: Winter Woods, Tasteful Touches  Papers: Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Thick Whisper White  Inks: Early Espresso  Accessories: Tasteful Labels 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. Gorgeous card. I love this classic color combination. Just stunning.

  2. Gorgeous color combination. Great card, clean and beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

  3. A crisp, winter’s day! Love this design!

  4. Another stunning, beautiful, and elegant card. Love the design and color combination.

  5. LOVE your color combination on this card. OH SO COOL.

  6. Love the wintry trees….so pretty! Our trees are full of amazing color right now!

  7. Suzanne Patt Cullen

    Brian … Very striking! Love the color palette as well.
    Thank you and enjoy Atlanta Fall 🍂🍁🍂

    • Thank you so much, Suzie! I was going to keep it in the Early Espresso and Pool Party combo, but the Crumb Cake backdrop added a lot. I’m LOVING this weather. 🙂

  8. Who woodn’t love to receive this fun tree card? The colors are so wonderful. After all, aren’t we all special.

  9. Thanks, Chris! I can always count on you for a great pun. 🙂 You, my friend, are so special. Thank you so much for your comments.

  10. Such a beautiful card Brian, love the colours you used and the sentiment label die.

  11. Brian, that is quite a special card. Great job!

  12. Beautiful, Brian. So soft and serene… and very special!

  13. Those trees were PERFECT for this sketch!! LOVE that you stamped on the DP. I never do that and need to get mine out!! BEAUTIFUL card!

  14. So sharp!!

  15. Virginia O Groeneveld

    No way, Brian– DSP? I scrolled to read what color ink you sponged!
    Yes, the color combo is great!

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