CAS(E) this Sketch #369


My original vision for this card did not pan out.  I had planned on messy watercolor stripes, but I struggle with making messy, mixed media cards! I made multiple attempts and decided I needed to move on.  I took heavy inspiration from Chrissy Larson for my card, as I loved her clean lines! My card is based on the sketch challenge at CAS(E) this Sketch-


My card is super simple, a few strips of cardstock from the scrap pile made into a die cut panel.  I heat embossed my sentiment to make sure that it stood out on the dark green cardstock.  And of course, I had to add in my favorite little graduation cap stamp!

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
M1201 Graduation Cap Stamp Set-Retired
Lovely Legs Graduation Stamp Set-Colorado Craft Company
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X6030 Evergreen Cardstock
X5961 Saffron Cardstock
Z8000 Black Exclusive Inks Pigment Pad
Z2088 Clear Embossing Powder
Prismacolor Pencils-935, 908, 1003
Gamsol
Stitched Panel Die-Simon Says Stamp

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:
A Bit More Time to Craft-Anything Goes
Crafter's Castle-Anything Goes
Heart 2 Heart-Stripes
Retro Rubber Challenge-Anything Goes (Cap stamp is over 3 years old)
Thanks so much for stopping by!

5 comments

  1. I struggle with messy too Allisa so was pleased to see you had gone with a clean and graphic design for this one like me!! Love the little graduation cap detail and that you could tailor this design easily to school colours. Great card!

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  2. This is a striking colour combination. The way you've kept the design to the bottom of the card and left all that lovely white space really makes a statement. Thanks for playing along with us at Retro Rubber Challenge.

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  3. I really love your colour combo and how you have interpreted the sketch with stripes! Thanks for playing along with H2H challenges.

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  4. Love this card! It is so stunning but simple! I have though about making free graduation cards for my neighborhood. I may have to scrap lift this design and make some. Thank you for joining us at Heart 2 Heart.

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  5. Love the bold colors on your card, great card for the graduate.

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