Wednesday, July 15, 2020

CAS(e) This Sketch #380

Today I'm playing along with the folks at the CAS(e) This Sketch challenge blog.  The sketch this week is very different and I've had a lot of fun watching to see everyone's take on it.

Any guesses as to what I saw in the design?

Ha!  Yep, Shark Time!  

I began the card with an ink blended stencil technique I first saw on Instagram by MFT designers Laura Devalo and Jodi Collins.  The stencil they used is a part of  MFT's latest release.  I ordered it immediately *blush* but because I don't yet have it, I did some improvising with a different stencil as inspired by my dear friend Michele.  I ink blended onto the stencil, turning it several times to get the water effect.  Very cool.  

In order to get the shark in the right position for the sketch I had to do some mirror stamping.  I find that I get the best results with this technique if I use a crisp black pigment ink so I heat set it with clear embossing powder prior to some careful Copic coloring.  I curved the sentiment along the line of the shark, matted the panel on a piece of black card stock and finished it off with some clear droplets.  

Here's a peek at the inside of the card....


This one was really fun to make and I love getting new inspiration for my favorite well loved stamps.

Avery Elle - Shark Hugs stamp set (shark)
Avery Elle - Hello Chum stamp set (greeting)
Avery Elle - Celebraytion stamp set (cupcake)
Vicky Boutin - stencil
Distress Oxide - Tumbled Glass

I'm off to see just which card challenge inspires me next!

Stay safe and healthy my friends!  

Thank you for visiting my little crevice of the crafty blogosphere.  Your time, comments and friendship are much appreciated.  

Happy Crafting!



  1. Oh I KNEW you'd take that 'fin' for a spin!! You've managed to get the entire shark into the pool! SO fun, Julie - thanks for making a splash in our 'pool' this week!

  2. Now this is a truly brilliant use of the sketch! Love the background, the shark, and the unexpected punchline!