CAS(E) This Sketch Inspired Card
Good Evening! As I write that, I am thinking (hoping) that it will indeed be one for me, as I powered through 8 hours of teaching today on about one hour of solid sleep last night. Ahh, insomnia! During our long weekend on the Olympic Peninsula, I slept well and was inspired by our walks in nature and exploration of new and familiar places. How quickly all that rejuvenation can be undone by one sleepless-in-Seattle night! I hope you will forgive my poor sentence fluency as I muddle through this entry–less will definitely be more tonight!
Here the current sketch for CAS(E) This Sketch.
Chrissy’s design reminded me of ric-rac, and since my mom’s birthday is coming up, I wanted to make a sewing-themed card because she is an amazing seamstress and has inspired me since I was small (and draped with patterns, poked with pins, encircled with measuring tape!)
So, pinking shears in hand, I played with paper, patterns and placement, and this is the result!
Despite my haze (and haste), I am pretty pleased with how this card turned out! Most of the sewing patterned paper is from Basic Grey; the rest are scraps from an Authentique collection. The sentiment from Savvy is stamped in Color Box brown ink, embellished with a delicious enamel dot that matched the aqua paper perfectly.
It isn’t easy to see here since my photos are a bit washed-out, but the paper embellishment here is a ruler-calendar that says “November” on the bottom. Instead of writing my mom’s birth date at the top of the card, I think I will circle the 19 on the ruler!
I finally put my Technique Tuesday stamps to use for a simple embellishment on the back– LOVE these pins!!
Head over to CAS(E) This Sketch to see some superbly styled cards. This really was an inspiring sketch! And, hey, if you can’t sleep tonight, you still have 8 hours to play along before the challenge closes!
A stitch in time saves nine…..
Have a wonderful night, fellow crafters!