Thursday, October 29, 2015

CAS(E) this Sketch: Christmas Greetings

I had this sinking realization this morning that if I made a Christmas card on every day that I didn't have another card due - I still wouldn't get them all done.  I've never been in quite this bad a shape before. Luckily I have plenty of unused supplies calling my name so I'm taking on the challenge!!

The first one came about easily. I had been eyeing the sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch and now with an hour until it closes, I decided to use it.


It also came about easily because I just received an order including a Washi Paper Tape Sheet. First, I haven't generally used washi tape. Second, I had no idea what a tape sheet was. But I knew I liked the patterns and the 6x6 paper pad had been out of stock forever, so I thought I'd try the sheets. They weren't quite what I expected - really short - but look how well they work with this sketch!!

CtS Christmas Greetings

I'm being a little braggy here, but I really like this card. (If I end up duplicating cards just to get done in time for Christmas - this is the card!) My style has changed over the years. I went from really busy cards, to really clean and simple, and now I seem to have settled somewhere in the middle - a Clean & Layered style.  Clean & Layered doesn't necessarily mean easy to do; it's just a fresh and clean look at the end.  I think I've forgotten how really refreshing it is to do "simple". I do like this card and it was a five minute card. The strips were in one packet so I didn't worry about coordinating, then one die cut, one stamp - ta da!  Big thanks to CAS(E) this Sketch for the inspiration!

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12 comments:

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Great interpretation of that sketch Kim! Love the design! Hazel xx

Leigh Penner said...

I love this, Kim! Fabulous take on the sketch!

Lisa said...

This is a cute take on the sketch Kim!!

Nora N. said...

this is so cool!! I thought of Washi as soon as I saw this sketch but never followed through. I LOVE how it looks on your card!!

HJ said...

Love this clean and layered look. It says it all without too much effort...the kind of design I need since I don't have any Christmas cards made yet. TFS

Jean said...

The washi sheets work perfectly for this - fantastic take on the sketch!!

Karren said...

Fabulous quick card with lots of interest. Love those washi sheets!

Hannelie said...

You have reason to love this card Kim... it's fabulous! Great combination of pattern and color!
Thanks for joining us at CASe this sketch this week!

Happy Dance said...

Brag away my friend, this card is most assuredly 'brag worthy.' Perfect Christmas colors. Lots of patterns, but as they're washi and used in bits, it's super fun here. LOVE that PTI die. I'd make tons of these too! Very cool Christmas card. Sweet!! Bev

Chrissy Larson said...

This is a fabulous card, Kim! LOVE IT!

donna mikasa said...

Love how this turned out--would be great to mass produce. And CASE! ;)

cm said...

Yes, this is a winning card for all the reasons you've mentioned - and it's absolutely gorgeous! The Christmas die cut...so pretty! The washi strips - new to me...I'll be checking those out! I'm so far behind in card-making I'm entering 'frantic'...
~c