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Thursday, January 21, 2021

Fusion Card Challenge - 'Flowers'

Happy Thursday and welcome to the newest Fusion Card Challenge, 'Flowers'!! The light-filled inspiration photo is all about the delicate florals....but that sketch is pretty great too! So, which will you choose as your inspiration?

My project, taking inspiration from the sketch and the photo, focuses on the beautiful bouquet and the soft cream/coral/green color combination. I've taken a few liberties with the design and have turned this into a top-folding/vertical card, while still honoring the 'feel' of the sketch. Although I don't have quite as much 'white space' as the  photo, I loved the look of the fabulous flower arrangement.... and have added a bit of texture and dimension using petite pearls, a snippet of twine and a bit of scalloping around the simple sentiment.

The DT has created lots of lovelies, so be sure to hop on over and join the party! When playing along you may use the sketch OR the photo as you jumping off point. OR, if you are feeling super duper clever, you can fuse 'em together. 





We hope that you'll join in at the Fusion Card Challenge and will enjoy all of the loveliness from the DT and the always amazing gallery!

Thursday, January 14, 2021

CAS(E) this Sketch #404


Welcome to the newest sketch for CTS #404! We hope that you'll be inspired to play along, enjoy all of the loveliness from the DT and will JOIN in as we showcase our nest to last sketch (GAH!!) of the CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge.

I love this pretty sentiment die, and thought that it had the 'feel' and movement of the sketch. So.... I built a floral frame around the flourished 'thankful', adding the crisp black/white background, a sprinkling of petite pearls and a vibrant Berry Sorbet/Pure Poppy/Leaf Green color combination. 

Please plan to play along with us at CAS(E) this Sketch #404 - the InLinkz will close at 9 am EST on Thursday, 1/21). I can't wait to see your beautiful creation(s)!!


stamps: Thankful Thoughts, Garden Grace (PTI), Fine Lines (The Stamp Market)
paper: Stampers Select White, Berry Sorbet, Bitty Big-Berry Sorbet, True Black (PTI)
ink: Pure Poppy, Berry Sorbet, Leaf Green, Pinefeather (PTI), Versafine Onyx Black
dies: Thankful Thoughts, Garden Grace, Envelope liner (PTI), Essentials: Diagonal Stitched Rectangles (Pinkfresh)
other: petite pearls, dimensional tape

Saturday, January 9, 2021

Color Hues #9 AND another for CAS(E) this Sketch #403

Color Hues #9

 

I'm playing along at the Color Hues challenge for the very first time -  thanks in part to the inspiration provided by my friend, Karen (loving her graphic interpretation), and the rest of the very talented Color Hues DT! Ahh.... the red/grey color combo is just so fabulous!!

This is card #2 created with inspiration from the sketch from CTS #403 - with pretty/soft gray foliage, ravishing red florals, a healthy dose of white space, a bit of texture from the Crimped Frame die and a trio of subtle enamel dot accents.

I'm sure that the Color Hues card challenge will provide oodles of inspiration going forward.... and can't wait to see what's in store!



stamps: Flora (The Stamp Market)
paper: Stampers Select White, Soft Stone, Bitty Big: Soft Stone, Weathervane, Vellum (PTI), Cherry (TSM)
ink: Cherry (TSM), Weathervane (PTI), Silver Lake (Altenew)
dies: Flora (TSM), Signature Words (Altenew), envelope die (PTI), Crimped Frames (The Greetery)
other: enamel dots-Rock Collection (Altenew)

Thursday, January 7, 2021

CAS(E) this Sketch #403

Happy Thursday!! It's time for another CAS(E) this Sketch (WOW, #403!!) and it's a lovely one from the uber talented Donna Mikasa! This week's sketch includes some of my favorite things - stripes and florals. Of course, the DT has some fabulous inspiration, but I can't wait to see your interpretation - it's sure to be amazing!! 

My card doesn't stray too far from the sketch, with lots of wonderful white space, bright/happy florals in shades of soft gold, embossed polka dots, a smattering of pretty pearls and a simple sentiment. As always, CAS all the way!

P.S.- Just a little FYI.... CAS(E) this Sketch will be ending it's impressively long run at the end of January 2021 (the very first CTS challenge was in October of 2012!). I joined the DT in September of 2013, so CTS has been a wonderful part of my card making journey and I have been so very honored to 'play cards' with some of the most fabulous and friendly creatives, whom I consider to be the BEST in the biz!


Please JOIN in the fun at CAS(E) this Sketch #403 (the InLinkz will close at 9 AM on Thursday, 1/14)!!

stamps: Flora, A Few Words (The Stamp Market)
paper: Stampers Select White, Green Parakeet, Bitty Big: Parakeet (PTI)
ink: Leafy, Mossy, Curry (The Stamp Market), Pinefeather (PTI), Butter Bar (HA), Onyx Black (Versafine)
dies: Flora, A Few Words (TSM), envelope liner (PTI)
other: banded polka dot embossing folder, pearl accents

Fusion Card Challenge - 'Cocoa'

 

Happy Thursday and welcome to the first Fusion Card Challenge of 2021, 'Cocoa'!! The inspiration photo is all about the deliciously cozy cocoa bar....but that sketch is pretty great too! So, which will you choose as your inspiration?

My project, taking inspiration from the sketch, focuses on the crisp black/white/red color combination and the lovely stamped gingham pattern! Lots of texture and dimension add to this CAS 'thanks' card.

The DT has created lots of lovelies, so be sure to hop on over and join the party! When playing along you may use the sketch OR the photo as you jumping off point. OR, if you are feeling super duper clever, you can fuse 'em together. 



We hope that you'll join in at the Fusion Card Challenge and will enjoy all of the loveliness from the DT and the always amazing gallery!

Tristan Dawes

stamps: Heart Full of Thanks (The Stamp Market), Cozy Plaid (Lil' Inker Designs)
paper: Stampers Select White, True Black, Bitty Big: True Black, Vintage Linens PP (PTI), Cherry (TSM)
ink: Versafine Onyx Black
dies: Rustic Wreath, Skinny Mini Banners, Envelope liner (PTI), Woodgrain cover plate (Lil' Inker), Blueprint 27 (MFT)

Thursday, December 10, 2020

CAS(E) this Sketch #401


Welcome to CAS(E) this Sketch #401 AND another of our throw-back/'Retro' Sketches.....  the original is from October 2015. It's a timeless design by N@Ali and you'll surely find lots of inspiration from the 2015 and 2020 versions, so please play along!

Yup, I'm sticking to the sketch very closely, with some pretty patterned papers (periwinkle and parakeet green!), a lovely little bloom and the perfect die cut/stamped sentiments.... and loving all of the white space and textural elements!

Anyway.....there are so many beautifully designed projects from the DT, so be sure to take a peek and then JOIN in at CAS(E) this Sketch #401 (the InLinkz will close at 9 am EST on Thursday, 12/17). I can't wait to see your creation(s)!!




stamps: Penned Elegance (PTI), The Big, the Bold and the Happy (Winnie & Walter)
paper: Stampers Select White, Green Parakeet, Bitty Big: Green Parakeet (PTI), Fun Times (Reverse Confetti)
ink: Green Parakeet (PTI), Wisteria (Reverse Confetti)
dies: Penned Elegance (PTI), Bloomin' Cute, Banners for You (The Stamp Market)

Thursday, December 3, 2020

CAS(E) this Sketch #400

Happy Thursday!! It's time for another CAS(E) this Sketch (GAH... #400!!) and it's a lovely one with some of my favorite things - stripes and florals! Of course, the DT has some fabulous inspiration, but I can't wait to see your interpretation....it's sure to be amazing!!

My card doesn't stray too far from the sketch, with some crisp black stripes, bright/happy florals, a bit of shiny black embossing and a simple sentiment. As always, CAS all the way!

Please JOIN in the fun at CAS(E) this Sketch #400 (the InLinkz will close at 9 am EST on Thursday, 12/10)!!