Thursday, June 13, 2013

CAS(E) This Sketch: An Amazing Birthday!

It's time for a new sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch!!  If you started with me, you have to pop over to the CTS blog and see the wide variety of cards that the design team created out of this basic sketch....


I started my card with the sentiment - the sketch is such a great opportunity to showcase those big, bold sentiments that don't always fit on a card.  After I picked the sentiment, I didn't really have room for twine or ribbon or anything for the vertical strip - so just did some random scoring - I like how this worked.  And I have a big, bold birthday sentiment - I needed some balloons, right??

Amazing Birthday


I hope to see you playing along - I am really excited to see what everybody does with this particular sketch!

  • Stamps: Simon Says Stamp Happy Every Day
  • Paper: Stampin' Up Island Indigo, Pure Poppy, Kiwi Kiss, Cool Caribbean
  • Ink: Memento black
  • Accessories: L'il Inkers Balloon dies, crochet thread

13 comments:

Lesley said...

Simply awesome, Kim!!! Love the sentiment and the balloons. Want those dies.

snappy scrappy said...

Great design, love the balloons!

Tenia Nelson said...

Very very cool!!

Kristie Goulet said...

LOVE your take on the sketch!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

wonderful clean take on this sketch!

Barb Ghig said...

I love your colorful balloons and your embossing is fabulous! Thank you so much for your inspiration!

I read your post about the fires nearby your home...please stay safe, and I will keep all of those affected by it in my thoughts and prayers.

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Hi Kim,
I love your CAS style! I'm the Operation Write Home Midweek Throwdown challenge coordinator and would also love to use your birthday card in this post as a sample for a future challenge. You can contact me at janhunni(at)gmail(dot)com
Thanks, Jan =)

mypapercraftworld said...

Just fabulous, Kim ... what a fantastic showcase for this gorgeous large sentiment! Love those balloons! Anita :)

lostinpaper said...

Such a cute take on the sketch, and the embossing is such a fab way to add dimension to those fun balloons! Hope that you are still keeping safe, those fires sound horrific!

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is adorable, Kims! A perfect birthday card take on this sketch!!

Jenny said...

Such a fun splash of colour and love the taught balloon strings too :0)

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Ooh! Ooh! Just bought some balloon dies! Can't wait to use them! Hugs xxx

Julia Aston said...

Wow - what an affirmative sentiment! the balloons are SO fun!