CAS(E) This Sketch 197!

Thursday, November 3, 2016

I'm on a little bit of a Christmas kick this week.  The challenge at CAS(E) This Sketch gave me another opportunity to add to my stash!

I went digging deep into my stash for this card.  I was rooting around for some patterned paper when I happened upon some specialty paper that was in shades of kraft and brown.  The brown in particular was special because it was a nice heavy weight and had subtle speckles all through it.  The kraft had subtle stripes that gave the illusion of texture.  I opted to use the kraft paper for a solid background and to accommodate the  sketch I created some angled "layers" using some burlap twine.  The Christmas tree was die cut from the brown speckled layer and it's really hard to see in the pic but that paper is absolutely gorgeous....which explains why I've barely cut into it.  #paperhoarder

You'll find me at Christmas Card Challenges with this one too.  Along with the other 200+ entries.  I suppose that means everyone is starting to get worried that Christmas card mailing deadlines are not that far away!

Thanks for stopping by.  Be sure to check out our latest CAS(E) This Sketch challenge for lots of inspiration.  I hope you can join us in the gallery!

Stamps:  Christmas Carols (CAS-ual Fridays Stamps)
Paper:  Cocoa Bean (Papertrey Ink); Taste of Textiles (Stampin' Up!)
Ink:  Early Espresso (Stampin' Up!)
Accessories:  Sketch Tree die (Memory Box); burlap twine

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15 Responses to “CAS(E) This Sketch 197!”

Linda Callahan said...

Oh so classy! Very elegant for the holidays.....still loving that tree!

Marisa said...

LOVE this!!!

donna mikasa said...

I'm loving all the kraft and browns and that gorgeous die cut tree!

Happy Dance said...

Now this is stunning, Jen! You've captured the essence of Leigh's sketch to a tee, and I love what you've made. That tree is stunning in brown. And the twine used as a border is just a brilliant idea. Fabulous Christmas card. Love it. Bev

Leigh Penner said...

Fabulous take on the sketch, Jen!

Lisa said...

Love the texture on this one Jen, terrific card!!

Susan Powell said...

Love the monochromatic look with lots of texture! Great card. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Christmas Card Challenges.

Kim Heggins said...

Beautiful that gorgeous Christmas tree.

Mandy LaCroix said...

Great card! I love that tree. :)
Thanks for sharing it over at Christmas Card Challenges!

La Papera Gialla said...

Very beautiful card!
Thanks for playing with us at Christmas Card Challenges!
Monica - CCC DT

moi said...

Gorgeous. Simply gorgeous.

Brent Scheffer said...

The die-cut look of the tree is wonderful. It amazes how these brown shade look to Winter festive! Great card!

Kim S said...

So beautifully elegant!

laurie said...

Gorgeous! so elegant!Thanks for sharing at The Christmas Card Challenges, so happy you joined us!

Cécile RIBON said...

Wow Jen! Your card is so elegant! Love this neutral colors and the gorgeous Chistmas tree die-cut !