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!


  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

  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!

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


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