Thursday, January 14, 2021

CAS(E) this Sketch: Fresh Bouquet

The CAS(E) this Sketch post this week announced that it was coming to an end. I love this challenge. I was actually on the first design team...before life got in the way of my own cardmaking. I'll miss you all at CAS(E) this Sketch but I completely relate to why it has to end. Crafting is supposed to be an escape - not a source of stress as you are trying to squeeze it in between life's obligations.

They will be around this month - so I'm playing!!  Here's my card for this week's sketch:

1.14.21 CtS

The flowers are an older set from Papertrey Ink.  I've always liked them but didn't buy them until they were on their Blow-Out Sale so they are new to me.  They are fun to use with each layer and shadow being a separate stamp.  

The stripes are a Doodlebug washi tape.  Washi tape has been popular forever - but I'm not sure that I've used it much, if at all.  I do have a decent-sized collection, but I was actually using them for props when I was taking my photos with my cards standing up.  A few colorful rolls of washi tape was a nice accent.  I was recently looking at the drawer of tape, thought about throwing it away since I've decided taking photos of cards laying flat is easier - then decided I should try using it.  I can't say I love it for exactly the same reason that I prefer liquid glue adhesive vs. tape adhesive for general use - I need to be able to move the things I adhere around a bit until it's perfectly lined up.  Can't do that with washi tape or tape adhesives.

I'm hoping this has made it to the recipient before this post goes live. Today is her birthday.  Happy birthday friend!!!


Stamps: Papertrey Ink Fresh Bouquet, In and Out Birthday

Dies: Papertrey Ink Fresh Bouquet

Other: Doodlebug Licorice Stripe Washi, Buttons Galore and More Caribbean Sea Doo Dadz


  1. Kim, I'm so happy to see your lovely card in our CTS gallery! You, and so many other fabulous DT, and card makers, have been integral in keeping this challenge going for so long!
    Such a beautiful take on our Sketch - and perfect time to showcase some of that pretty washi!

  2. This is such a happy take on the sketch, Kim! Very pretty!

  3. I love this beautiful, fresh card, Kim. Thanks for the inspiration to use some of my washi tape stash. Like you I love buying it but haven't used it that much. It's so pretty on this card. Enjoy your day!


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