CAS(E) this Sketch #362


I created a super simple birthday card for the CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge.  The moment I saw the sketch, I knew the Sentiments stamp set by Melissa Esplin would be a perfect fit. In keeping with the sketch, I added in my favorite kitty stamp and a bouquet of birthday balloons.


To create my card, I started with a stitched die cut panel.  I then stamped my Happy Birthday sentiment in Intense Black along the bottom.  The black lines were hand drawn with a Copic Multi-Liner and a straight edge.  My kitty and balloons were stamped in Intense Black ink and then fussy cut.  I added a tiny bit of color to my kitty with Copic markers.  My balloons are paper pieced together.  I am on a mission to use up my scraps!  I stamped my balloons on water color scraps and fussy cut them out.  I adhered the balloons and my kitty with 3-D foam tape for added dimension.  My panel was matted in back and adhered to a white card base. If you are in need of bold sentiments for your collection, the Melissa Esplin set is perfect-

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
D1866 Sentiments by Melissa Esplin Stamp Set
C1769 Purrrrific Stamp Set-Retired
Balloon Stamp-MFT
X7252S Celebrate Today Paper Collection (Balloons)
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X6047 Black Cardstock
Copic Multiliner 0.3
Copic Sketch T0, T1, RV10
Z4260 Stitched Rectangle Thin Cut Dies

I have also entered my card in the following challenges-
Cuttlebug Mania-Birthday Card
Little Red Wagon-Etc, Etc, Etc (Three Balloons)
MFT Birthday Project-Use a Heart
Tales from the Craft Room-Furry Friend
Watercooler Wednesday-All About Occassions

Thanks so much for stopping by!

3 comments

  1. Pure cuteness! You've created an adorable card certain to please any animal lover. We are so pleased that you joined us the week at Watercooler Wednesday. Karen - DT

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  2. Darling card, Allisa! Those 3 balloons are perfect for our challenge. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Little Red Wagon Challenge!

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  3. Love that kitty! Thanks for joining me over at Tales From The Craft Room
    Jo x

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