Thursday, August 30, 2018

CAS(E) this Sketch! Celebrate

I really like the current sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch.  It's a sentiment across the card with a little image off to the side.

One celebration that I always plan ahead for is my brother and sister-in-laws anniversary.  They had a fall wedding and it was stunning.  It was at an old stone church in our Colorado mountains, decorated in pine branches and fall leaves.  So every year I try to create an autumn-themed card that captures that golden glow of that day  I started following the sketch with a little leaf off to the side - but quickly decided the leaf needed to be a more dramatic so I could add color and sparkle.  At that point I strayed a bit from the literal sketch with my bigger leaf, but still want to give them full credit for my card.

CtS Celebrate Leaf

I finished this at the wrong time of day to get a great photo (and I can't try again because the challenge closes soon).  So I took this side shot under artificial light just to show the golden glow.

CtS Celebrate Leaf Close

After sponging on a variety of distress inks, I splattered the leaves with slightly watered down acrylic paints in gold, shimmer white and black.  I also wanted a hint of texture. Luckily I had recently purchased the Stampin' Up Subtle embossing folder which I'm thinking is going to be one of those supplies that never leaves my desk!

Thanks to CAS(E) this Sketch - I have this very special anniversary card ready to go!!

Dies: Neat & Tangled Maple Thanks, Celebrate
Ink: Distress Oxides in Peeled Paint, Carved Pumpkin, Fossilized Amber, Mustard Seed
Cardstock: Taylored Expressions Gold Foil
Embossing Folder: Stampin' Up Subtle


  1. Love those leaves.....beautiful card!

  2. Beautiful,love the leaf

  3. Love the way you did the leaf and background. What a beautiful card!

  4. Simply STUNNING!! LOVE the gold sentiment and your tilting of the leaf!!!

  5. Gorgeous! It's simple and stunning all at the same time! And that embossing folder is a must-have!

  6. This is really lovely! A very special card for them!


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