Thursday, February 18, 2016

Hello Birthday Girl! - CAS(e) This Sketch 160

    As you may know if you're a regular reader of mine I get a lot of inspiration from stamping challenge sites.  I like seeing if I can make a color combo work or try my hand at a new layout.  Well, one of the challenges that I often play along with (if not actually get my card posted to in time!) is the CAS(e) This Sketch! challenge.  The ladies on the Design Team are super talented and I'm always in awe of how they interpret the sketches and put them to cardstock.  This week I've been asked to join this fabulous group as a Guest Designer for challenge 160!!  What an honor right?  I hope I've done the sketch justice.  Thanks for having me CTS Team!

  So many things you could do with those horizontal stripes wouldn't you say?  I had to think on this one a while and decided that my Writing Notes background stamp fit the bill!  Pair it up with Pool Party ink and it takes you right back to high school doesn't it?

  Remember that CAS stands for "Clean and Simple" so there needs to be lots of "white" space in the design.  I stuck with a bold sentiment right on top of the lines and then added some smaller touches to highlight it but kept the rest of the design open to fit the sketch.

  Hello, which was a Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration (SAB) reward set for the first half of the annual promotion is one of my most favorite offerings for SAB ever.  Hello has a permanent place in my sentiment stamp set collection for sure!

  I embossed the "Hello" and the "birthday girl" in black so it would have a bit of shine and pop against the white and Watermelon Wonder.

  I added a bit of bling with the gold sequins and Gold Wink of Stella on the popped up party hat.  The narrow banner is popped up with dimensionals and decorated with a white baker's twine bow.

  This was such a fun card to make that I ended up making another one in Wisteria Wonder for my niece's birthday.  I had to check on her favorite color and apparently right now it's purple so hopefully it still is purple by the time it gets to her!

  Definitely head over to see beautiful cards that the CAS(e) This Sketch! Design Team is sharing.  I'm so glad they asked me to join them this week!

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Writing Notes, Hello (SAB, retired)

Ink: Pool Party, Versamark

Paper: Whisper White, Watermelon Wonder/Wisteria Wonder

Accessories: black embossing powder, gold sequins, baker's twine, gold Wink of Stella, dimensionals


  1. Congratulations on guest designing for CAS(E) This Sketch! Your card is so fun! Fabulous take on the sketch!

  2. Congrats on your guest spot at CAS(E) this sketch. Like you I find inspiration from them almost weekly, even if I don't get my cards made on time to enter the challenge. Your card is fab, and I think the ruled paper in the background is a great take on the sketch!

  3. I love the little party hat on top of your sentiment! Great card that can be switched up to suit anyone's colour preference.


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