Sunday, March 30, 2014

CAS(E) This Sketch - Take 2

Hi everyone ~
I have 2 cards to share with you today. I really love this week’s sketch by Sam Simpson for CAS(E) This Sketch #70, so I decided to create another card.  

I stamped and die cut the polaroid frame and stamped the sentiment. Then, I just die cut some pretty cardstock for the flowers and leaves, placed some ‘messy’ thread behind the frame, and that was it...easy peasy, and very CAS!

I also created my next card just for fun! I’ve seen several really pretty cards using this cute little Hero Arts bird, and finally bought him :-)

I inked my new MFT ‘Sun Ray’ Stencil (a gift from a very sweet friend) with Butter Bar and Orange Soda ink, stamped the bird on the stitched circle and used water color pencils to color him in. A few sequins, and this card was finished!
Thank you so much for stopping by...I appreciate your sweet comments very much! I hope everyone is having a great weekend!

You Are Simply Beautiful:
Stamps: Papertrey Ink - Just Smile
Ink: Versafine - Onyx Black; Papertrey Ink - Tropical Teal
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink - Select White, Berry Sorbet, Lemon Tart; Avery Elle - Sea Glass
Dies: Papertrey Ink - Just Smile
Pearl Gems: Kaisercraft - Bliss
Thread: Coats & Clark - White

Stamps: Hero Arts - Bird, Everyday Sayings
Ink: Ranger Archival Ink - Jet Black; Hero Arts - Butter Bar, Orange Soda
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink - Select White
Stencil: MFT - Sun Ray
Pencils: Derwent - Inktense; Stampin’ Up - Watercolor Pencils
Sequins: Kelly Purkey


Lin said...

2 pretty cards, Barb! Looks like you've been having a productive day!

Cecilia Hsieh said...

Pretty cards Barb!

Cat Craig said...

Great cards Barb, always nice to stop by and see what you are up to.

Virginia L. said...

TWO SUPER FABULOUS CARDS! Love them both...this threads on the first card are lovely touches! I love the composition of the 2nd card--just lovely! Well done, Barb!

Sarah G said...

Love your super CAS card, Barb - you always use the sketches so well! The sunburst is a perfect background for the lovely bird stamp....I have been tempted by all of the great cards which have used him too :)

Rosemary said...

always enjoy seeing what you create, barb! your "take 2" on the sketch is so lovely!! the second card is so fun!

joy said...

Your cards are always delightful, Barb! Love these!

Kay Miller said...

Oooooh you totally outdid yourself on these two Barb! I'm adding them to my CASE file right now! I love them both! The little cluster of goodness on the first one is wonderful! That little frame is so perfect! The starburst on the second one leads the eye right to that beautiful little bird! Absolutely splendid work! :)

lostinpaper said...

These are fabulous Barb, love those rays behind that sweet bird!


Two beautiful cards Barb - I love the simplicity of the first with the perfectly-placed "messy" thread in the background - sooooo effective!
The second is right up my street as I adore birds, and the sun-ray is awesome!
Thank you for visiting - Have a happy week, Sylvia x

jintyoo7 said...

....and also very pretty :)

Karen M said...

Two beautiful cards Barb - I love them both - hugs xx

vic said...

Wow these are gorgeous you do clean cards so well :)

Susan (rainy) said...

Love the "messy" thread design and the bird is a perfect companion for the stenciled sun rays. Two fabulous cards.

Tracey McNeely said...

Both of your cards are fabulous Barb, love that sweet frame!

Jean said...

Love the bird - I just pulled this stamp out to watercolor him. You did a fabulous job!

Greta said...

Love how you used the sketch & the messy thread is the perfect touch! Loved the bird card when I saw it on Flickr--the stencil looks wonderful for the background!

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