It's that time when I get to combine the sketch challenge from CAS(E) This Sketch with the inspiration at Fusion Card Challenge. The groovy VW van was a bit of a challenge for me so I chose to use some of the colors in the photo instead.
I chose to emboss a flourish a-la the Just Us Girls challenge for my backgroud, but that was a challenge in itself. I used a flourish die to make my own stencil out of cardstock. But the cardstock proved too flimsy for this intricate die because when I spread the embossing paste over it a whole lot seeped underneath my "stencil" creating a messy blob. So I created a new stencil out of the material that commercial stencils are made...but had the same result. So I cleaned the messy parts up as best I could and hid the rest under my colorful letters.
Speaking of those colorful letters, that's my nod to the colorful VW van. I didn't have anything in my stash that even remotely resembled a groovy van from the 1960's so I used some of the colors instead on my die cut sentiment
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you can check out CA(E) This Sketch and Fusion for some inspiration and play along with us!
Paper: Solar White (Neenah): Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight, Call Me Clover, Real Red (Stampin' Up!); Raspberry (Avery Elle)
Accessories: Medium Fancy Flourish die, Little Letters die (My Favorite Things); white embossing paste (Dreamweaver)