Thursday, December 19, 2019

CAS(E) This Sketch 352

Hello! It's time for our last sketch challenge of the year at CAS(E) This Sketch!  It's a great one that will get you thinking, I'm sure!

All those angles had me stymied until I decided to do one of them with a stencil and some embossing paste.  The left to right angle was accomplished with some ancient Stampin' Up! patterned paper highlighted with a bold birthday diecut and a simple sentiment.  So a card that had me stymied at first turned out to be not so difficult after all! 

Thanks for stopping by! This is a two week challenge at CAS(E) This Sketch.  We'll be back on January 2nd with a new challenge!

Stamps:  The Big the Bold and the Happy (Winnie & Walter)
Paper:  Solar White (Neenah); Black Licorice (My Favorite Things); Sweet Sorbet DSP ( Stampin' Up!)
Ink:  Onyx Black (Versafine)

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Freshly Made Sketches 416

It's our last challenge of the year at Freshly Made Sketches and I wanted my card to NOT be a Christmas card!  I've been making nothing but Christmas cards for the last few weeks and I welcomed the opportunity that Amy's sketch gave me to make something completely different!

I went with a bit of a modern theme with my card.  That wide open space on the sketch was perfect for these sketchy rings that have a mod vibe.  I used a favorite color combo of kraft, black and white and added a simple sentiment strip.  Easy peasy!

Thanks for stopping by!  This is our last challenge of 2019 for Freshly Made Sketches.  Our linky tool will stay open until January 6th so you've got plenty of time to play along with us over the next few weeks.  We'll be back on January 8th with a brand new sketch!

Stamps:  Simple Sentiments (Avery Elle)
Paper:  Desert Storm, Solar White (Neenah); Black Licorice (My Favorite Things); Crushed Curry (Stampin' Up!)
Ink:  Onyx Black (Versafine)
Accessories:  Sketchy Rings die (Memory Box); Stitched Rectangle die (My Favorite Things)

Thursday, December 12, 2019

CAS(E) This Sketch 351

I thought I was done with Christmas cards this year, but it appears I've got one more up my sleeve!  This one will go into my 2020 feels good to get a head start on next year!  My card layout comes from our latest challenge at CAS(E) This Sketch which is actually a redux of Sketch #73.

The challenge at Color Throwdown gave me the idea to use a poinsettia and leaves on my card and for the big half circle I wanted something that was a bit subtle.  So I used some white glitter paper.  It's quite pretty in real life!

Thanks for stopping by!  My fellow teamies at CAS(E) This Sketch have made some fantastic cards with this sketch to be sure to check them out!

Stamps:  Signature Christmas (Papertrey Ink_
Paper:  Solar White (Neenah); Jungle (Avery Elle); Poppy Parade (Stampin' Up!); printable glitter paper (Recollelctions)
Ink:  Jungle (Avery Elle); Pure Poppy (Stampin' Up!); Onyx Black (Versafine)
Accessories:  Stitched Basic Edges die (My Favorite Things); Layered Poinsettia die (Spellbinders)

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Freshly Made Sketches 415

We are two weeks away from Christmas and I am officially done with my Christmas cards (finally)!  They are all in the mail - signed, sealed, and delivered!  So this card, made for the latest challenge at Freshly Made Sketches designed by Narelle, is the first one I made for my 2020 stash!  Woo hoo!  I don't think I've ever been this far ahead!

I took those two, thin vertical layers and turned them into triangular trees using the colors at TGIF Challenges.  And speaking of trees, that's what they are looking for at Addicted to CAS.

I love to take a traditional cue like "tree" and give it a modern take with some triangles.  And if I can add a bit of sparkle I like it all the more!  One of my triangular trees is a pretty silver glimmer and the other is a light shade of blue.  For some extra interest I added some silver stickles. 

Thanks for stopping by!  My fellow Freshly Made Sketches teammates have made some fantastic cards with this sketch so be sure to check them out!

Stamps:  December Typed Words (Papertrey Ink)
Paper:  Solar White (Neenah); Bashful Blue (Stampin' Up!); silver glimmer (Recollections)
Ink:  Onyx Black (Versafine)
Accessories:  Modern Christmas die (Clearly Besotted Stamps); Silver Pearl Stickles

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Freshly Made Sketches 414

Well, I don't know why I forgot to publish this post on Wednesday, but I figured I better do it or else!  So here we go:

One of these days I will make a card that doesn't have a Christmas theme.  Today is not one of those days!  😉 Today is our debut of a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches and our hostess, Karren, designed a sketch that I decided would fit my Christmas card needs perfectly...... if I flipped it on its side.

I had a vague idea in my head of what I wanted my Freshly Made Sketches card to look like when I stumbled upon the color challenge at CAS Colours and  Sketches.  The colors there were just the inspiration I needed to turn my vague idea into an actual idea.  I turned the sketch counter-clockwise and used some gold washi at the bottom of the card. Then I added a big sentiment in red outlined with gold glimmer paper along with a few green enamel dots.  My green dots are not exactly the color they are looking for but they'll have to do!

Thanks for stopping by to check out my tardy Freshly Made Sketches post.  Better late than never!

Stamps:  Fa La La (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper: Classic Ivory (Flourishes); Cherry Cobbler (Stampin' Up!); gold glimmer (Recollections)
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler (Stampin' Up!)
Accessories:  Fa La La die (Simon Says Stamp); enamel dots (Doodlebug Designs); washi tape

CAS(E) This Sketch 350

Hello!  We've got a great new sketch for you this week at CAS(E) This Sketch.  That big layer inspired me to dig into my never-ending stash of patterned paper and put together a fun card with some color and sparkle.

I've had this patterned paper for ages and very rarely use it (I think I have a hoarding problem)!  It's got a retro-modern vibe to it that I like so I took this sketch and rounded some of the edges, which to my eye gives it more of a retro feel, and used the patterned paper as a focal point.  I die-cut this fantastic "joy" sentiment from silver glimmer paper and attached it at a jaunty angle!  A slim Christmas sentiment stamped on white finished the look.

It's also the last challenge of the year at Just Us Girls so I wanted to play along.  The theme is "anything goes" so my card fits!  😉

Thanks for stopping by!  My fellow CAS(E) This Sketch teammates have made some great cards with this sketch so be sure to check them out.  I hope you'll join us in the gallery!

Stamps:  Joy Stamp (The Stamp Market)
Paper:  Solar White (Neenah); silver glimmer (Recollections); Holiday Lounge DSP (Stampin' Up)
Ink: Onyx Black (Versafine)
Accessories:  Joy die (The Stamp Market); Stitched Rounded Rectangle die (My Favorite Things)