CAS(E) This Sketch #116

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Hello! Back with another card today – this time for CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge #116. This card is inspired by this beautiful card by Birgit here. CAS(E) This Sketch #113I started by stamping using Luminous from Penny Black – on the card base, and on two seperate card stock panels. I used Hero Arts Black and Soft Granite inks. I then trimmed the card panels to the same size, ensuring that the image between the two also aligned. CAS(E) This Sketch #113 (close up 1)I then painted the flowers using Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed and Black Soot distress inks. I also painted the edges of the darker flower using Black Soot. I then cut out strips of the card panel with ligher colored flower and adhered it in place on the other card panel. CAS(E) This Sketch #113 (close up 2)For that extra shine (;)), I smeared some silver glitter in the flower’s center and I then foam mounted it on the card base. I also stamped the sentiment from You Are Special stamp set from Micia using Hero Arts Black ink. I then added some gold and silver sequins as embellishment. And that finished my card! 🙂 CAS(E) This Sketch #116 Also submitting the card to: Uniko Studio Challenge #19: Uniko Studio Challenge #19Time Out Challenge #27: Clean and simple; With the optional twist of one color Thanks for looking!

CAS(E) This Sketch 105


I am starting to use some dies and stamps I had bought some time ago, but hadn’t used till now. Its fun to come up with ideas for these..:)

CAS(E) This Sketch 105I started with heat embossing in white on the card base the image from Roman Surround from Penny Black. I had a frame piece left out from a previous project. After laying it on the base to get an idea of where the outlines would lie, I masked off the outer portion and applied some distress inks on the card base in the colors of a sunrise – I used Mustard Seed, Wild Honey, Festive Berries and Dusty Concord. I then colored the outer side of the frame in Vintage Linen.

CAS(E) This Sketch 105 (close up)I then cut out a banner shape from some vellum (this had some sparkly stuff in it) and adhered it to the the frame such that the side with fish tail was adhered above and the other side behind the frame. After foam mounting this on the card base, I die cut and ‘X’ and an ‘O’ from Cole’s ABCs from Lawn Fawn using black card stock and also birds from Birds On A Wire from Spellbinders using white card stock. I adhered these at an angle on the frame on the vellum.

That finished my card! I am submitting this to CAS(E) This Sketch #105.

Thanks for looking! 🙂

Flip it stamping


Receiving a new stamp set is such happiness! New ideas come popping into your head and you can’t wait to get started on them!

I am using Altenew’s Orikami stamp set here. As with some other stamps, even though this stamp set has been out there for quite some time now, I just got it recently – its difficult to get new released products in India, since there are very few stores selling them so soon here, and I don’t buy them from overseas. Well, better late than never I guess! 😀

Flip it stamping with Ori kami butterflies

I started with stamping the flipped side of the stamp in Memento inks Rich Cocoa, Bamboo Leaves and Rhubarb Stalk. I then stamped the right side with Versamark ink and heat embossed it in white. My initial idea was to have only the butterflies at the bottom of the card, with the sentiment stamped above it. But after getting the butterflies ready, somehow I felt that only this much wasn’t making any impact.

Flip it stamping with Ori kami butterflies (close up 1)

Changing gears, I trimmed the cardstock and cut out a piece with only butterflies on it. I then started stamping the butterfly in a random fashion on the leftover piece using Memento London Fog ink. I also stamped some more in the white space of the earlier trimmed piece to give an impression of continuation.

Flip it stamping with Ori kami butterflies (close up 2)

I then stamped and cut out the sentiment from the same stamp set from another piece of white cardstock – the ink is Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I then trimmed the sides from the two stamped card panels and swiped London Fog ink pad at the sides. I then foam mounted these panels leaving a small gap in between. I then added the sentiment adhered with half glue and half foam dots, laying them at an angle. I then embellished the card with some star shaped wood veneer.

This finished my card! I am submitting this card to Color Me Card Challenge #51 and CAS(E) This Sketch #104.

Thanks for looking! 🙂

A New Challenge – CASE Study Challenge #198

Since it appeared, I have been wanting to participate in the CASE Study Challenge this time.

The guest is Shari Carroll! I have always loved her card, and have wanted to create one myself, using one of hers as an inspiration. But, I have always found that extremely difficult. Her style is so, completely different! I somehow have never been able to come up with any idea!

Until today – I really pushed myself to come up with something, to create something for this challenge.

I first tried to co-ordinate some scrapes that I have been saving. Unsuccessful. Then I picked up this set of pretty pink flowers I had received. I thought about making something that in which I could use these flowers. And picked up my stash of stuff to see if I could come up with something.

Thankfully, something clicked (and breathed a sigh of relief :P)

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A mixture of scraps, pattern paper, reusable items, punches, stickers, embroider threads were used in this project, along with silver glitter as embellishment. Whew! That, I think, is my biggest list of stuff used in a card till date! 😉


The card, amazingly, does not have any stamps involved – this is a first for me! And I am delighted!


The smaller flowers are punched from scrap card stock, which I crushed before use.

The half circle at top? You’ll never guess – its from the packaging of  a popular product – guess which one?! I’ll give you a clue – its stamping ink packaging. Now?….

Well, there is my card submission. I really hope I will be able to make some more of its kind – maybe something which does not use flowers? 😀

Thanks for looking!