I am playing along with the Global Design Project (GDP140) for today’s card.  The challenge is to a CASE a card and this one is casing my Fearless Leader, Brian King.  So I could not resist.


Stampin' Up!, playful backgrounds, southern serenade, cat punch, starburst punch, Jackie Beers

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Even though I have not used the set very much, I was thrilled to see that Playful Backgrounds is carrying over to the New Catalog.  It is a great set for fun and bold backgrounds.  For this card I stamped the open circles in Mossy Meadow.  I then randomly stamped the solid circles with Granny Apple Green, both full strength and stamped off once. For the top section I used the lacy background from Southern Serenade, another YAY! for it carrying over from the Occasions Catalog.  I used Soft Sea Foam ink for this one and stamped off before each placement.

When I began this card I wasn’t sure what my focal point would be.  After I decided on the sentiment, which is also from Southern Serenade, I knew immediately the cat punch was perfect.  I added all the colors as layers and finished the card with a couple of the Metallic Shapes in silver.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I very much appreciate it.  All of the supplies I used are listed at the bottom of the page.

LAST MINUTE REMINDER:  Today is the last day of the current Stampin’ Up! Catalog.  If there is a bundle  you are interested in, please order today so you can still receive the 10% discount!  Contact me if you have any questions.  I hope you have a great rest of your day!

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It is still a great time to become a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  I would love to have you join my team.  A great perk for demonstrators this time of year is getting to see the new catalog first.  Then we get to order and play with the new products a month early.  For me, that is one of the best parts of being a SU Demonstrator.  Of course, the discount helps!  If you are interested, please contact me and let’s talk.