I'm absolutely thrilled to be joining the fantastic CAS(E) this Sketch! team this week as a Guest Designer. When Chrissy invited me I was so excited, how could I refuse? This is such a well loved challenge so I'm delighted to be part of it.
So, I won't waffle on any longer, here is this week's sketch to get the brain cogs going...
And here is my card...
I began by drawing a faint pencil line around a circular die onto the card base. I then stamped the three baubles. The tops of the baubles are also stamps and I drew the strings using a silver gel pen and a ruler. Next I die cut five each of two different leaf dies from white cardstock. I then laid these down on some scrap paper and sprayed them with Cosmic Shimmer Mist and left them to dry overnight. Then came the fiddly bit! I arranged the first leaf dies evenly around the circle and once in position began sticking these down with Tombow liquid glue, just on the first four or so leaves so the uppermost part remained unstuck, erasing the pencil lines as I worked my way around. I then adhered the remaining fern leaf dies in between, adhering under and over the previous die cuts, all following the same direction. I stamped the bold sentiment in silver ink and the finishing touch was some Glossy Accents on the baubles. I love the shimmer and shine on this card, the pearl shimmer of the wreath just adds that little something to the white on white.
- Stamps: Card-io Majestix - Dotty Snowflakes; Clearly Besotted - Holiday Sentiments
- Ink: Versa Color - Orchid, Seafoam, Sky Blue, Silver
- Pen: Sakura Gelly Roll - Silver
- Dies: Britannia Dies - Leaf Strip and Fern Strip
- Accents: Cosmic Shimmer Mist - Pearl; Glossy Accents
Inkspirational - Challenge #69 - Word prompt 'Shine'
Dream Valley - Challenge #95 - Anything Goes
Love to Create - Challenge #142 - Make it for Christmas
613 Avenue Create - Challenge #98 - Anything Goes
I can't wait to see what the rest of the Design Team were inspired to create from this sketch, their cards and the challenge details can be found at the CAS(E) this Sketch challenge blog, here.
I seem to have been on a little Guest Designer sprint this week and you're probably sick of seeing me popping up here and there in blogland! But I've had a great time joining in with these fabulous teams. The craft blogging community is such a wonderful place to be, don't you think?
That's all for the moment, bye for now...