Wednesday, September 16, 2020

CAS(e) This Sketch #306


Today's card was created with the current CASe This Sketch challenge in mind.   I like the horizontal lines however I was initially put off by the design of the sentiment.

I'm not big on vertical sentiments and rarely, if ever, incorporate them into a card design.  After seeing Michele's card however I thought maybe I could pull off something that I would be happy with.  

I chose my color palette before I decided on a card design which is highly unusual for me.  I dug through my older stamp sets and found this set of brush strokes which worked perfectly.  I don't have a big selection of alpha dies but what I do have is an obnoxious collection of Thickers that I still hoard from my scrapbooking days. *blush*  I found this set with an antique gold finish in a font that I felt matched the feel of the card.  Staggering the letters slightly gives just even horizontal balance to the vertical placement of the sentiment. I can live with this.  *wink*  I mounted the white panel on a piece of coordinating antique gold cardstoc cut down from a very old piece of 12x12 paper.    

PaperTrey Ink - Brushed Off stamp set
American Craft - Thickers
Paper Pizazz - metallic gold cardstock

I'm very happy with the outcome and even more pleased that I dusted off some very old supplies.  I need to do that more often!

Stay safe and healthy my friends!  


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Happy Crafting!



  1. Even non-scrapbookers may have a few sets of Thickers hanging around. :D They work perfectly on this with those awesome colours! (And those stamps take all the guesswork out of that artsy brushstroke look, nice!)

  2. Julie ... I'm at a loss for words, I love this so much! Thank goodness you saved those Thickers, because I cannot imagine any alpha die could be better! LOVE. Love. LOve this card - and those gorgeous Autumn paint strokes!
    Thanks so much for playing cards with us, and pushing yourself out of your own way about that sentiment!