Thursday, November 29, 2012

CAS(E) This Sketch #7–Warmest Winter Wishes

Hola Peeps!


Holy smokes – I can’t believe it’s been two weeks since I posted on my blog!!  Where the heck did this month go?!  I hope that you had a fabulous Thanksgiving holiday.  No doubt you’re fully engrossed in the holidays now!  I’m really struggling with the fact that Christmas is less than 30 days away . . . eeek!!

cts7 Graphic

So, I’m back today with the latest CAS(E) This Sketch challenge.  Are you all enjoying these sketches as much as I am?!!  OH EM GEE!!  So fun, right?!  This week’s sketch was designed by Jackie Rockwell – those clean lines just make me swoon!

CTS7 - Warmest Winter Wishes

I decided to go with the whimsical look – and kept it VERY clean and simple.  I love the look of mixing designer papers, but I struggle with doing it, especially when I’m trying to stay CAS.  However, I’ve found that if I stick to the smaller prints, and use the simplest of the patterns as my focal panel, it’s more appealing to the eye – more balanced.  So that’s what I’ve done here.  This could so very easily be mass produced for holiday cards . . . maybe I should get on that, huh?!  LOL


STAMPS:  Winter Wishes (W Plus 9 Designs)
INK:  Black Dye Ink (Hero Arts/Memento)
PAPER:  Merry & Bright 6 x 6 DP (Carta Bella), Solar White CS (Neenah Classic Crest)
OTHER:  Chartreuse Saddle Stitched Ribbon (PTI), Zig Zag Ribbons (American Crafts), Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers), Linen Impression Plate (PTI)


You so need to click on through to the CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge Blog to see what the other designers have created for your inspiration and viewing pleasure – those girls never cease to amaze me with their brilliance!  Can’t wait to see what you all come up with, too!


Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I’ve got a fun and crafty weekend ahead of me.  Some pretty cute girls are coming over on Friday for a potluck and lots of crafting – can’t wait for that!  Hope you have some great plans in store for your weekend, too!



Jackie Rockwell said...

You are so right about the combination of tiny patterns! This is perfectly paired and the ribbons really pick up on the strips at the bottom!

Beckie said...

Love your card. New follower ;0)

Be blessed, Beckie

Fiona Harrison said...

What a lovely card, Christmassy yet fresh. The ribbons match perfectly.

Kim S said...

Such fun and cheerful the ribbon tabs as an accent!!

Jen W. said...

I have trouble putting patterned papers together too but you've rocked them here! Definitely going to keep your tips in mind...

Lyndal said...

Love the pops of patterned paper - FAB card Karolyn

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Quip1320 said...

I am in love with those little ribbons, Karolyn. I have trouble with patterns too and I love the idea of sticking to smaller prints. Love it!

Geri said...

...wondered where you were hiding?

Using wee bits & pieces of patterned paper really does work to keep the desing CAS. The light aqua blue paper gives the card a wintery feel.

So clean, simple and bright!

lostinpaper said...

Super sweet design Karolyn! The added ribbon is just perfect!

Beate said...

Karolyn, your card is gorgeous! Love the happy paper you used and the ribbon you matched it with! Awesome!!!
Hugs and smiles

Kim Ryden said...

LOVE your card this week! The papers are SO CUTE and the little ribbon loops are just perfect!