CAS(E) This Sketch 155!

Thursday, January 14, 2016

I'm always the first one to admit when a sketch scares me.  I believe that honesty is the best policy. So when I first saw this week's sketch at CAS(E) This Sketch I wanted to run and hide!  I had no ideas floating around my head, other than a vague idea to use embossing paste, and no amount of puttering around my craft room checking out my supplies was helping.

I had checked out some of the cards my fellow teamies made and was absolutely blown away by their creativity.  You can see them on the CAS(E) This Sketch blog yourself and see what I mean.  I despaired of ever coming up with an idea.  But as sometimes happens to me my panic recedes and an idea somehow manages to take shape.  In this case I happened to look at a new stencil that I recently bought and my embossing paste idea didn't seem so far-fetched anymore.  Here's my card and Chrissy's sketch:



I can't tell you how many times I have had absolutely no idea how I'm going to put a card together when all of a sudden inspiration strikes and I find myself with a good idea in my pocket!  This is one of those times.  I think it's a little hard to see in the picture but I left a big curvy spot between the swirly embossing paste to mimic the sketch.  And as luck would have it the challenge at The Card Concept is a warm heart where the colors and the heart lent themselves quite well to my card.



So thank you for stopping by! And don't forget to join us in the CAS(E) This Sketch gallery this week.  I am on pins and needles waiting to see all the creativity I know will be there!

Supplies
Stamps: Fancy Word Coordinates (Reverse Confetti)
Paper:  Sweet Tooth (My Favorite Things); Solar White (Neenah); Real Red, Vellum (SU)
Ink:  Frost White (Colorbox)
Accessories:  Waves Stencil, Scribble Heart die (Simon Says Stamp); Banner Trio die (WPlus9); white embossing paste (Dreamweaver); white embossing powder

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19 Responses to “CAS(E) This Sketch 155!”

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

What a fabulous CAS card Jen! That red heart just pops against all that gorgeous white and I love that textured background! Have a lovely day! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Linda Callahan said...

Oh that embossing paste worked like a charm! Great take on that wild sketch! Reminds me of a Valentine up against a frosty window.....love it!

donna mikasa said...

LOL! I was runnin' and hidin' with you! I love your end results--the embossing is perfect!

Julie Gearinger said...

Wow!! Love the embossing paste background with the pop of the red heart!! Perfect CAS as always :-) Thanks for playing along with us at The Card Concept :-)

Debbie said...

I hate it when my mind goes blank. You really pulled it off with this card! That red heart really pops off the page! Thanks for joining in with us at The Card Concept Challenge!

Shelly said...

Well, you're not alone!...When I saw the sketch I was trying to figure out how you're supposed to work it that! lol What you did with it is perfect!! Thanks for the inspiration!...Now, I just need to see if I can do it!?! ;)

Happy Dance said...

Well, if you can work this very challenging sketch, you can do anything you set your mind to, girl. I saw the sketch this morning, and knew that would be a real toughie for me. But there is something simmering in the back of my brain. Yours, however, is stunning. CAS, beautiful, and a perfect take on this sketch. Ah-mazing! Bev

Karren said...

I'm so glad your first idea came to fruition! This card is so lovely and the pop of red against all that beautiful white is such a cool look.

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Oh wow! I just love this fabulous card! That embossing looks so cool!
Thanks for sharing your card with us here at The Card Concept!

Lisa said...

Haha, where did you plan to hide!! You did a GREAT job Jen, this is fabulous!!

sandie said...

This happens to me so many times! And I am blown away by your card-the way you have created such a wonderful CAS design from a scary sketch (I agree!) is inspired and I am so pleased you shared it with us at TCC

Leigh Penner said...

This sketch scared me, too, Jen! I love your fabulous take on it!

Nancy said...

Enjoyed your blog this morning! I think you succeeded fabulously! Great card Jen!

Tracey McNeely said...

Jen your take on the sketch is CAS at it's best--wow!

Kim P said...

Fabulous card! That sketch would have intimidated me too. Love your interpretation.

Kim P said...

Fabulous card! That sketch would have intimidated me too. Love your interpretation.

Lilian YF said...

Beautiful CAS card!
Thank you for joining us at The Card Concept!
Lilian
The Leaf Studio

Michele Henderson said...

I love the great color and texture on your card! It's beautiful! Thanks for joining us over at The Card Concept!
Take care!
Michele

sandie said...

Congrats for being a winner at The Card Concept. I just loved this card x