CAS(E) This Sketch, # 107

I love sketch challenges because they provide the basic layout and I just need to figure out what I want to do with it.  Same is true for CTS#107.  The newest design team member for CTS is my upline, Brian King, and the sketch is a retro one.

Brian’s clean and simple sketch rolled around in my head and all at once I decided to use Wood Textures and True Gentlemen DSP packs.  I chose a distressed light wood for the bottom part of the base and topped it with the tie True Gentlemen paper.  Punched out 3 1/2 inch circles for the elements on the sketch, stamped my sentiment using Watercolor Words, and… I was done.  The only part that took a few minutes to figure out was the size of the border and the transition between DSP papers.  I decided to just have a very thin Night of Navy border, and let a very thin line of Night of Navy showing between the DSP.

This clean card came together quickly ~ about 15 minutes start to finish.  Have to love that!

Here’s my card:


Here’s the CTS#107 sketch:

Have a Peachy day!

Global Design Project, #099

#GDP099 is a themed challenge for wedding/anniversary/love.  I need a wedding card, so this was perfect timing for me.   I used the retired Floral Boutique DSP for this card, along with Night of Navy and Whisper White cardstock.  The ribbon is also SU ribbon.  The die cuts are from the Sunshine Wishes thinlits.  I did use some non-SU silver glitter paper, and that created a couple of challenges.  Take my advice, don’t use anything other than the SU glitter paper for thinlits, you have to trust me on that.  Even using the dryer sheet technique and the SU brush, I couldn’t get the little pieces out of the hearts, which led to cropping two additional hearts out of Night of Navy and layering them on top of the silver.  I like the effect of the two layers, but wish my pre-order had arrived before I made this card.  I layered the silver “love” cutout over Night of Navy and am pleased with the way the reversed colors on the hearts and the sentiment play off each other.  The sentiment is popped up on some mini-dimensionals that I still had to cut in half.  When they are that tiny, the SU paper piercer makes it much, much easier to position those little sticky things.

I really love the way it turned out, problems and all.  I couldn’t just leave the background a plain Whisper White, so I embossed it with the Softly Falling TIEF and even my DH likes the results.

Here’s my card:


Here’s the #GDP099 sketch:

Have a Peachy day!