A Colorful Thank You with True Love Designer Series Paper

Since the black-and-white True Love Designer Series Paper first landed in my crafty little hands, I knew I’d be coloring it. Still, I’ve used it a couple of times already, showcasing it in its black-and-white beauty. Today, that all changes! I needed a handful of thank you cards, so I cut strips of the gorgeous paper and started coloring. Here’s the simple card I made for this week’s CAS(E) This Sketch challenge:

Blossoms in Bloom, True Love Designer Series Paper, Stampin Up!, Brian King, handmade thank you cardAnd here’s the banner for the challenge that inspired my card:

CTS403Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • True Love. Let’s start with the True Love Designer Series Paper – it’s truly a love-at-first-sight pack of papers. So gorgeous! Here’s a look at the colors and patterns in this incredible pack of papers:True Love Designer Series Paper, Stampin Up!, 154281See that floral pattern on the top, right corner of the picture above? I cut that into 1-1/2″ strips and colored the background space around the flowers. I used Poppy Parade, Pretty Peacock, Highland Heather, Mango Melody and Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends to add gorgeous color to these pages:  Coloring the True Love Designer Series Paper, Stampin Up!, Brian KingEach strip made 3 cards, so I had enough to quickly assemble the stack of thank you notes I needed to make. Here’s a look at the five finished cards: Blossoms in Bloom, True Love Designer Series Paper, Stampin Up!, Brian King, handmade thank you card
  • Little Accents. To each card, I added three Matte Black Dots to create a random (but kinda planned) triangle around the sentiment oval. The trio of Matte Black Dots is different on each card. Here’s the card I featured at the start of this post:Blossoms in Bloom, True Love Designer Series Paper, Stampin Up!, Brian King, handmade thank you cardI don’t often use accents like this, but this card really called for them – and I LOVE these new dots. They add a beautiful, elegant element to each card, don’t you think? Here’s a look at these must-have embellishments: Matte Black Dots, Stampin Up!, 154284
  • Color Combination. Let’s just say what’s on all of our minds right now – Pool Party is perfect with almost any color. That’s what you were thinking, right? Well, it’s true. I placed these Poppy Parade, Pretty Peacock, Highland Heather, Mango Melody and Calypso Coral strips against a Pool Party base – and I love them oh-so-much. If you like this mix of Pool Party, Poppy Parade and Basic Black, I hope you’ll save this for future reference: Stampin Up! Color Inspiration - Pool Party, Poppy Parade, Basic Black

Stamp Sets: Blossoms in Bloom  Papers: True Love Designer Series Paper, Basic Black, Pool Party, Thick Whisper White  Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin’ Blends (Poppy Parade, Pretty Peacock, Highland Heather, Mango Melody and Calypso Coral)  Accessories: Stitched Shapes Dies (oval), Matte Black Dots, 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!

Brian

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19 Comments

  1. One of my favorite creative techniques you use is to color DSP in one way or another. Absolutely love these cards and your color choices! Thanks for the inspiration ~ ❀️

  2. The red and blue are stunning together!

  3. Your crafty little hands did some nice coloring. I, too, will be coloring this paper at some point. Great cards!

  4. Great coloring, Brian. Each of the colors goes so well with Pool Party to make beautiful thank you cards. Enjoy your day!

    • Thanks, Hilda! I love Pool Party SO MUCH! I was planning to switch out the background pieces on the cards, but Pool Party gave me everything I needed for each one. Glad you like them!

  5. WOW my friend. LOVE how you took 1-1/2β€³ strips and colored the background space around the flowers. Wish my hands weren’t so shaky, I would LOVE to do this. It’s a FABULOUS look. TFS!!!

  6. Love those colored strips. I would never have thought to color the background instead of the flowers. Very creative.

  7. You showcased that bold and bright DSP perfectly! Pretty card!

  8. Arghhh… I always think of coloring the images, but never the background! What a great idea! Of course, you figured it out. Beautiful! XO

  9. Hi! It’s funny, when I saw that black and white paper, I somehow knew you’d be coloring it too! It’s beautiful. Your showcase card is beautifully striking, but my favorite is the Misty Moonlight! πŸ™‚

  10. Absolutely gorgeous! The focal card’s color combination is one of my favorites. So stunning!

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