Thursday, January 30, 2014

CAS(E) this Sketch! CELEBRATE

It's time for a new sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch!  Check out this big diagonal!

I decided to keep it fun and festive using this big "celebrate" die three times.This was an amazingly easy card, but I think it still has a ton of interest.  Just three die cuts, a button and a bow.  I think it's because the use of a diagonal is a surprise and makes people take notice.

Celebrate x3

I started out in a slightly different direction - using patterned paper on the diagonal.  I like this next card, I just feel like it's missing something and I can't figure out what.  

Celebrate Balloons

Do you see how much fun a diagonal can be??  I hope you head over to CAS(E) this Sketch!, check out all of the inspiration and then give it a try for yourself!

Celebrate x3
  • Stamps: none
  • Paper: My Favorite Things Sour Apple, Berrylicious, Lemon Drop
  • Ink: none
  • Accessories: My Favorite Things Accent It - Celebrate dies, MFT Lemon Drop button, Hemptique 10-lb white twine
Celebrate with Balloons
  • Stamps: none
  • Paper: Simple Stories Happy Day 6x6 dsp, My Favorite Things Electric Red and Primitive White
  • Ink: none
  • Accessories: My Favorite Things Accent It - Celebrate dies, PTI Ocean Tides button, Hemptique 10-lb white twine


Linda Wood said...

Love both of these cards! I will plagiarize them. What if the white space on the second card were embossed with squiggly lines that echo some of the balloon strings? Maybe that would take care of the missing "something." I shouldn't advise--you are so good at this.

Alanna said...

Both cards are so much fun. What a great use of that celebrate die.

Lisa said...

Oh gosh these are so fun Kim, gave me a smile!! The balloon card is my fave and looks great. If you added anything... I guess maybe sequins or gems for some sparkle?

Leigh Penner said...

This is lovely, Kim! I love them both, but the first one is especially eye-catching!

aileen (mum) said...

Both cards are great but particularly the first one, so eye catching.

Shannon J said...

Fun and diagonal are definitely two words I would not put together...I have such trouble with that dang diagonal!! I gulped hard when I saw the sketch for this week. And then I saw the DT samples and had my socks blown off (again!). I just LOVE the approach you used for this with the word die. FAB-U-LOUS cards - nothing missing - not a one, as far as I'm concerned!

snappy scrappy said...

Both are cute, the 2nd one is perfect to me :)

Bobby said...

These are great, Kim, and I love that die. Maybe the second card Celebrate needs a shadow to set it off from the printed paper?

donna mikasa said...

Love both versions--the colors are so pretty on the first!

Marjolein said...

FAB cards, both of them! Great die too and you're right. Diagonal makes one look at your cards with an angle and it's definitely surprising the effect this has on your festive cards.


Cat Craig said...

Wonderful colorful and fun cards. Love both versions.

Amy Kolling said...

Omg!! How I love both of these cards!! That celebrate die needs to come to my house!!

Betty J. said...

Both cards are really cute, but I love the second with the balloons in the background. Great!

cm said...

Kim, your pumping out the amazing creativity faster than I can keep up! Apologies for being late! I'm with Shannon - fun and diagonal always see me stymied, however, both your cards here remind me that 'simple' is the best approach. Awesome and amazing x 2!!