CAS(E) this Sketch! #316

Back again with my fav stamp set, Budding Peony.  I just love this set. This set is retiring at the end of the month!  If you want to add one to your collection, now is the time! I will be sad to see it go.  I am still dabbling in watercolors.  I inked my image in black pigment ink and heat embossed in clear.  I then colored with Kuretake watercolors.  I created my card based on the sketch challenge this week at CAS(E) this Sketch!

 To start, I rotated the sketch design to fit my elements.  In keeping the card on the simple side, I sponged on a background for the corner element.  I used a Tim Holtz stencil that had never seen ink and masked off a corner.  I sponged on Raspberry Exclusive Inks with a sponge dauber. I then applied some extra watercolor leaves direct to the paper and then popped up my peony with pop dots for added dimension. My sentiment and a few sequins finished the card. This card was quick and simple to make.  The little extra elements make all the difference in the finished project!

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
B1653 Dandelion Wishes (Sentiment)
D1831 Budding Peony
X6027 White Daisy Cardstock
X6018 Raspberry Cardstock
Z2812 Raspberry Exclusive Inks
Distress Watercolor Paper-Tim Holtz
Z8000 Black Pigment Ink
Z2088 Clear Embossing Powder
Z4235 Gold Loose Sequins Mix
Z3342 Foam Dots
Watercolors by Kuretake
Stitched Frame Die by Gina Marie

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:
Always Fun Challenges-Flowers
Crafty Friends-Birthday
Crafty Sentiments Challenge-Only for the Girls
Double D Challenges-Watercolors
Southern Girls-Frame It
Stamping Sensations-April Showers bring May Flowers
Try it on Tuesdays-Use a Stencil or Two
Use Your Stuff-Floral or Fauna

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. A beautifully vibrant bloom for our 'Showers and Flowers' theme at Stamping Sensations, many thanks for joining in.

    B x

  2. A wonderful design and beautiful card. Thank you for linking with us at Try it on Tuesdays.

  3. Hello... it’s so lovely to see you have shared one of your gorgeous cards with us. Thanks for entering your floral card into our ‘Happy Birthday’ Challenge. Good luck in the draw and hope you will come back again soon.
    Diane Louise
    [Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

  4. Beautiful coloring on this sweet blossom! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Watercolor’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
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  5. The Peony is gorgeous on your lovely card, thanks for joining us at the Crafty Friends challenge. Xxx

  6. A simply stunning and elegant design! Superb! Thanks so much for joining in at Try It On Tuesday! Much appreciated!
    Susi xxx

  7. Loove the sketch you nail it with the beautiful flower!!!Thanks for playing along with us at the Always Fun Challenges blog!!!

    Waleska Owner

  8. That flower is gorgeous and just pops right off the page. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Try It on Tuesday. Hugs-Erika

  9. Perfect for our Challenge! So glad that you have shared your great artwork with us here at Always Fun Challenges. Good luck hun and do come back again!
    Jackie DT @AFC

  10. Beautiful Peony on your lovely card

    Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month



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