CAS(E) This Sketch 201!

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Years ago Stampin' Up! sold this gorgeous brushed metallic cardstock.  It is wonderful stuff - nice and heavy-weight, plus the colors are so beautiful.  I bought it in silver, gold, and copper and I love it to pieces.  Well, in true hoarder style, I had never opened the copper package.....until the other day.  I almost didn't do it, but quickly realized that was stupid.  And I'd got it in my head to use copper colors on my card for the latest challenge at CAS(E) This Sketch so open the package I did!

The sketch has got some simple elements so I inked up the grungy sunbeams with copper ink and layered on a couple of die cut trees - cut from my precious copper cardstock.  Behind the cutouts on those trees I used some sparkly silver paper.  The sentiment was stamped with the same copper ink and after only about 15 minutes this card was done!  It's been a long time since I've put a card together that quickly!

I'm still playing along with a bunch of Christmas themed challenges so I'm joining Just Us Girls where they are looking for a Christmas tree and Creative With Stamps who want Christmas stamps.

My CAS(E) This Sketch teamies have got some gorgeous cards to show you with this sketch so be sure to check them out.  I hope you can join us in the gallery!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:  Jingle All the Way (Technique Tuesday); Grunge Cirque (Tim Holtz)
Paper:  Pure White (Gina K); Brushed Copper (Stampin' Up!); Silver Foil Paper (Recollections)
Accessories:  Sapins die (Simply Graphic)

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11 Responses to “CAS(E) This Sketch 201!”

LeAnne said...

LOL, I still have my brushed copper CS too...although it's not an unopened pack!! Glad you broke into it...this is amazing!

Michelle said...

Such a cool Christmas card! Grungy, metallic, awesomeness!

Lisa said...

Bravo for breaking into that hoarded paper!! I used to use copper all the time when I first started stamping and thought it was just the bee's knees...still do this is fabulous!!

Nancy said...

I have SU latest copper paper package unopened as well! Not sure if it's exactly like yours, but it looks to be. Your card is awesome Jen! Love the layered trees and the sunbeam background. So glad to have you in the gallery this week at Just Us Girls! Merry Christmas too!

Kim S said...

I LOVE my copper. I have definitely opened the package, but it is only used on very special cards! I love the look of your trees with the rays behind them.

Leigh Penner said...

Great take on the sketch, Jen!

Kim P said...

I have always hoarded my silver and gold card stock, but never had any copper...must have been before my time! I am a bit jealous because i LOVE copper! Fabulous CAS design!

Karren said...

Coppery goodness! I've got a couple of packs of that copper cardstock and hoard it like crazy!

Barbara Derksen said...

Clever Clever Jen, and oh so effective! What a terrific card.

Linda Callahan said...

Loving that copper! Very funky and oh so stylish!

Eunice Beckmann said...

Great card! Thanks for playing along this month at Creative With Stamps!
Eunice (DT)