CAS(E) this Sketch #220

I think Spring has finally arrived in Wyoming...we went from snow one day to 70 degrees the there is hope!  I decided to break out the bright colors for a colorful thank you card.  My card is based on the sketch challenge this week at CAS(E) this Sketch.

My original plan was for a white on white card....but I could not resist adding the black layer for the added pop!  Then the black against the Raspberry just seemed fitting!  My card is created with flowers from the May Stamp of the Month, Live Laugh Love.  With the bold words in this set, I think the flowers could be easily overlooked....but they can stand out on their own!  I stamped the flowers in Memento Black and then added color with my Prismacolor pencils.  My shading is done with Gamsol.  I love shading with Gamsol.....I really am a novice colorer (is that even a word)....but Gamsol provides great results with very little effort. My "thanks" is from my favorite die that is cut multiple times, covered in black pigment ink and then heat embossed with black embossing powder. I love the added dimension the layers add to the card.  If you have yet to see the May Stamp of the Month, here is the full set.

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
S1705 Live Love Laugh
X5788 Raspberry Cardstock
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
Textured Black Cardstock by AC Cardstock
Z899 Memento Black Ink Pad
Z2503 Basics Pigment Ink Set
Black Embossing Powder by Zing
Z3274 Clear Sparkles
Z1263 Bitty Sparkles
Prisma Color Pencils
 Z3259 Hello & Thanks Thin Cuts-Retired
Rectangle Pierced Die-Unbranded

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:
AAA-Bright & Beautiful
Crafty Cardmakers-Add a Sentiment
Creative with Stamps-Flowers
Happy Little Stampers-Anything Goes with Dies
Make My Monday-May Flowers
Paper Creators-Bright & Bold

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. Super bright and beautiful flowers,fabulous card. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards and good luck with the DT call.

  2. This is beautiful!! I love the clean and simple design and the colours are gorgeous!! Wonderful take on the sketch. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers. x

  3. Super cute card! Love all the colors. Thanks for joining the May challenge at Creative With Stamps. Dorlene DT CWS

  4. A very pretty CAS card. Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday Caz DT

  5. A pretty card. Thank you for sharing with us ar Crafty Cardmakers Challenge. Marlene DT

  6. I love the colours you used and they just pop against that white background. Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards!

  7. a wonderful card!

    thank you so much for playing along with us at make my Monday!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  8. Beautiful card
    Thank you for joining us at Make my monday challenge blog


  9. Such a bright and cheery card CAS card. Wonderful technique used on the thanks. Thank you for sharing your design in our "Add a Sentiment" Challenge at Crafty Cardmakers!
    :) Pam

  10. your flowers are so adorable so vibrant and I love the colors
    that Thanks is cool
    Love all on your card
    so adorable arragement
    many thanks to joining with us at Creative With Stamps this Month

  11. Lovely card. Thanks for joining Crafty Cardmakers "Add A Sentiment" Challenge.

    Peggy T. DT

  12. So pretty! Love the bright colors!!!
    Thank you for joining us at Creative With Stamps!
    The Leaf Studio

  13. Simply Beautiful..Thank you so much for joining us at Happy Little Stampers - anything goes with dies Challenge.. Hugs xx Deepti Aggarwal


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