Thursday, September 24, 2020

CTS #391

 Good afternoon you guys! Yup, I'm a little late getting my card posted. I realized this morning that I made a card but didn't photograph it. It's not easy to resolve that problem at 6:00 in the morning when the sun is still down. Don't worry though, I finally got a picture or two and can share my card. I had a blast with this week's CAS(E) this Sketch card but created something that wasn't at all what I had in mind when I first looked at the sketch. Who knows what I was thinking...ha ha. Here's what I finally came up with:


 I did some fun masking on this card because I tried a million different things to make these strips and I didn't like any of them! I think I was just overly complicating things so I dialed it WAY back. I masked off my white card base leaving three rectangle openings. Then I used a "joy" stamp and played with my inks stamping them full strength or blotting them off before stamping to get lighter colors. I didn't do a great job of fitting them all in so I filled the holes in my words by stamping with the eraser on a pencil to get a circle. I added the row of black dots leading to my sentiment before spelling out "joy" with some gold Thickers and adding a sentiment strip on top to finish it all off. Here's a closer look:


Thanks so much for checking in with me today even if I am late! I hope you'll come play with us at CAS(E) this Sketch.

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Thursday, September 17, 2020

CTS #340

In case you didn't notice over on the CAS(E) this Sketch blog, I'm running a little behind today. Ha ha! I somehow completely forgot that today is Thursday. That happens when you are homeschooling. The days seem to run all together and before you know it, another week is gone. Hopefully, all is right with the world again and the post is live for all of you who just can't wait to play along. We love having you.  Here's my take on this week's sketch:

For this card, I used an older Concord & 9th set called Beautiful Branches that is no longer available. Sorry about that! I stamped the branch twice with black ink and then the leaves in various shades of green on watercolor paper just for the texture. I trimmed it down and attached it to a green card base. Then I stamped my sentiment in black on a piece of vellum to create a cuff around the card front. I added little strips of black to the front to edge my cuff of vellum and that was it! Here's a closer look:

Thanks so much for checking out my card and I hope you will join us over at CAS(E) this Sketch.

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Thursday, September 10, 2020

CTS #389

Hi, everyone!! How's your week going? Things are ramping up here again. School is in full swing, cross country, gymnastics, confirmation, drum lessons, bowling...you name it, we are running to it. The crazy thing is, I feel more sane when the school year starts then when we can supposedly just chill in the summer. The school year is predictable for me and the summer always gets busier than I expect it to be. Crazy how that works even with a pandemic. I hope you are all settling into a routine and having a great week!

This week's sketch was a fun one. It was really fun to work with an older sketch and I just love everything the team created. You can check out the sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch. Here's my card:
 

 I got to play with my new stencil set from The Greetery today and it was SO much fun. I did try a ton of different black/gray combos and I'm still not sure this is "the one" but I'm going to keep trying more combos. That's half the fun, right? Once I got a background I likes, I layered on some black and green cardstock strips and lined up my green alpha stickers. Next, I embossed my flower in both green and white embossing powder and filled in the petals with a white gel pen. I finished it off with a yellow enamel dot. Here's a closer look:


Thanks so much for checking out my card today! I hope you will join us at CAS(E) this Sketch.

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