CAS(E) This Sketch 203!

Thursday, January 5, 2017

It's time for our first new challenge of the year at CAS(E) This Sketch.  The holiday hiatuses are over at some of my favorite challenge blogs so I'm excited to dive back into my craft room and see what I can come up with.  This week our sketch is designed by one of the sweetest stampers around Michele Ferguson. 😀

I had an a-ha moment when I was contemplating my design for this card.  I knew that I wanted to use a bold, contrasting patterned paper for the bottom part of the sketch when all of a sudden I remembered that I had a small piece of this black and white gingham paper in my stash.  Eureka!  I added a pretty layered flower, some crimped leaves (yes, I dragged out my crimper for those)! Then I stretched the sentiment a bit to follow the curve of the white layer somewhat.

I am also playing along with the Color Throwdown challenge.  It has been almost one year since I played along over there!  I used to play along a lot more frequently but my usual stamping schedule means that I just miss their challenge window.  So it was a fun treat to join them this week!

Be sure to check out the amazing cards from the CAS(E) This Sketch design team.  There is a lot of inspiration there!  I hope you can join us in the gallery!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:  Artful Flowers (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper:  White (Spectrum Noir); Old Olive, Melon Mambo, Basic Black (Stampin' Up!)
Ink:  Jet Black (Altenew)
Accessories:  Blueprints 21 die, Plentiful Petals die (My Favorite Things); Dotted Borders die, Modern Leaves die (Avery Elle)

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13 Responses to “CAS(E) This Sketch 203!”

Lisa Lara said...

Gorgeous Jen.

I Card Everyone said...

OH a crimper!!!! Makes me want to plug in Pretty in Pink, invite friends over for a slumber party, and crimp my hair - wanna come?!
Of course you mean the paper kind and I have THAT too! Couldn't LOve your card more, Jen! thanks for being so darned sweet!

Lisa said...

Oh, I LIKE this Jen!! That pretty little bloom, your crimped leaves and that gingham paper all add up to sweetness!!

Cécile RIBON said...

Absolutely gorgeous! This bold color flower looks wonderful with the black and white gingham paper!

Karren said...

The gingham and the bright flower work so beautifully together! Such a bright and bold card - just gorgeous!

Nora N. said...

This is amazing!! I love the black gingham at the bottom with your bright POP of color with the pink flower. Great design!

Happy Dance said...

Great way to combine these two challenges! LOVE and even more love this card. The gingham is sooo perfect with that pretty pink blossom, and that curvy sentiment just 'makes' this card. Utterly fantastic! : ) Bev

Vickie Z said...

Great use of the sketch and colors! So glad you joined us at CTD!

Leigh Penner said...

Beautiful card, Jen!

Amy Rohl said...

So neat and full of eye candy. Love the texture of the leaves! Thank you playing along with us at CTD this week!

Julia Aston said...

Love your bright bloom with the black/white check!

Broni said...

Beautiful flower and awesome combination of the challenges! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at the Color Throwdown!

Kim S said...

LOVE it all! The bright pop of color on the black/white, the curvy sentiment and the crimped leaves (my crimper comes out every so often too!)