Thursday, November 15, 2012

CAS(E) This Sketch #6–Grateful For You!


Hello Again!!

CTS6 Graphic

First of all, can I tell you how much I enjoyed drooling all over the entries for last week’s challenge?!!  You all knocked that one right outta the proverbial park!  I hope that you’ll be equally inspired by this week’s CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge.  Lisa designed this baby, and I feel like it has so many possibilities, don’t you?!

CTS6 - Grateful For You

Since next week is Thanksgiving, I felt like a “thankful” card was in order.  As is almost always the case with me, I flipped and and rearranged the sketch to suit my purposes, trying desperately to keep the design as CLEAN & SIMPLE as possible (those are the rules, after all!)  I stamped the flourish using watermark ink onto kraft cardstock.  I then die cut the leaves out of four different colors of cardstock, wrinkled and bent them a bit (to give them that “wind blown” look) and adhered them with dimensional tape.  The sentiment was stamped in brown pigment ink, and everything is “texturized” with a linen impression plate.


STAMPS:  Handwritten Sentiments (Simon Says Stamps), Fancy Flourishes (PTI)
INK:  Chocolate Pigment (Fresh Ink), VersaMark (Tsukineko)
PAPER:  Desert Storm CS (Neenah Classic Crest), Brown Smoothie CS (Bazzill Basics Paper), Daffodil Delight CS, Pumpkin Pie CS, Kiwi Kiss CS, and Cajun Craze CS (Stampin’ Up!)
OTHER:  Leaves Dies (Impression Obsession), Linen Impression Plate (PTI)


We hope that you’ll play along with this week’s sketch!  Be sure and click on through to the CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge Blog to see what the other ladies have created for your viewing pleasure.


Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I’m still in Las Vegas celebrating our 32nd Wedding Anniversary (I know, can you believe my husband has put up with me for 32 years?!  LOL) and my sister’s 50th birthday (even though she turned 50 last year – ha!)  Somehow I agreed to go on the zipline on Fremont Street with her – pray for me!  LOL



Ashley M said...

Awesome card Karyolyn! Love every part of it. :)

Basement Stamper said...

Oh, love this card-the font on that sentiment is awesome. Hope you are having a blast in Vegas.

Tasnim said...

What a beautiful card! Love the swirl and the colorful leaves!

lostinpaper said...

Gorgeous Karolyn! Love the subtlness (total made up word) of the flourish in the bg and how those leaves really pop!
(I don't know if it was just my computer but I had to click on your image to be able to see it)

Linda Beeson said...

I love those leaves!!! Great card.

Quip1320 said...

I absolutely adore this card. I love the flip of the sketch and those leaves are totally amazing! I love it all!

carole (TruCarMa) said...

fabby card, K - and I want pictures and/or a video of you on that Zip line!!! Congrats on 32 years - your husband is a SAINT! ;)

Kim S said...

I love your swirly leaves - and your sentiment is a perfect choice as it has that same swirly look!

Geri said...

Beautiful! Clever, clever, clever idea to use a swirl stamp for the wind...I can almost feel the the wind on my face! if your going to zip line then do the roller coaster at New York New York! Double dog dare you to give it a try AND don't close your eyes!

Jackie Rockwell said...

This is one of my all time favorite cards that you've made so far!!! The swirls give the card movement like the leaves are blowing in the wind. LOVE it!

Brandi said...

This is gorgeous!

Lea L. said...

This is so pretty! I love the stamped flourish with the added leaves!!

Amy Phelps said...

I am looking forward to 2013 in that we just got out of debt!!! wooo hoo!
Happy New Year!