Thursday, March 12, 2020

CAS(E) this Sketch: A Bloomin' Good Day

I am thrilled to be a guest designer this week at CAS(E) this Sketch. I am inspired by every sketch from this group and by the creations from the design team. This week's sketch is no exception.

I love trios of elements. And I love that this sketch gave me a chance to use a bright patterned paper yet still have a clean and fresh card.  I had so many ideas for this card. I decided on the paper first - I love the bright colors, the cheerful stripes and the fun little polka dots. The look of the paper made it fairly easy to decide on the stamps. The Everyday Doodles and Punnies from Ellen Hutson had a style that worked well with the paper.  

Bloomin Good Day

I have a notebook of stamped samples of all of my inks so I can find matches (I am seriously matchy-matchy!)  I paged through that until I found the best matches for some of the colors in the paper, although I did end up going darker on the leaves when I realized they would be on top of the green stripe. Then I popped the images at various heights.  I find that a little dimension is a simple way to add interest. Often before I put a card together and it's just laid out on my desk, it looks boring - but by simply adding some dimensional tape, it comes alive.

Thanks so much to the group at CAS(E) this Sketch for letting me guest today and for the weekly inspiration!

Stamps: Essential By Ellen Everyday Punnies and Everyday Doodles
Paper: Honey Bee Stamps Over the Rainbow
Ink: Simon Says Orange Peel, Stampin' Up Granny Apple Green, Taylored Expressions Guava
Other: Pretty Pink Posh Glossy Black Jewels


  1. Yay!!! Welcome home, Kim!! You just know I'm going to love every single bit of this darling card, right? Thanks, so much, for hanging out with us at CTS again! xx

  2. I LOVE this makes me HAPPY!

  3. It's always nice to see you and your work here at CTS! I love this bright and happy card!

  4. Yay, congrats on guesting Kim!! Your card is delightful. I like the border you've created!

  5. I love the paper you chose! Sweet card!

  6. A gorgeous card, Kim! I love the rainbow paper - fits perfectly with the sketch design. The added elements are so sweet! So happy you played along with us this week! ♥

  7. Congratulations on the guest spot Kim over at CAS(E) This Sketch - I love that rainbow striped paper, it totally makes this card a standout. I love it!


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