Saturday, August 15, 2015

CAS(E) this Sketch 136...You Make Me Smile

Some sketches I have to think about for a bit, others I have an idea right away.  The sketch this week at CAS(E) this Sketch is so sweet and simple, I KNEW right away what I wanted to make, and made not one, but two cards for the challenge (I'm entering the first:)!)!  Here's my first card and the sketch...

This sketch was just screaming a die cut border to me.  I saw the lines of the strip across the sketch and pulled out my Simon Says Stamp Air Vent die for my first card.  I used some of the newest and some of the newer colored inks from Simon to fill in my stripes of the vent...these new colors are SO PRETTY!!  I did this by swiping the ink on white card stock, making "colored paper", and then die cutting on that swiped colored paper.  I adhered double sided tape to the back of the vent die cut,  to adhere the little colored strips to the vent.   I popped up an upper and lower panel over the vent after stamping a sentiment on the upper panel from the cool Simon set, Happy and Smile, hiding the ends of the stripes of the die under the top and bottom panels...
 
Oh, I was on a roll with this idea, so... I used another Simon die and the same Simon colors with another sentiment from the same sentiment stamp set...
 This border was a bit more of a challenge due to all those little squares, but what fun and how relaxing that tedious work can be!!  
I am so thankful for a craft that brings me so much happiness...how 'bout you?  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

9 comments:

  1. These are both fantastic, Lisa!

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  2. Those are gorgeous - I love the colors!

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  3. Both of these are fabulous!

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  4. I think they both should get a blue ribbon!

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  5. These are both fabulous! Great takes on the sketch!

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  6. I think I just fell in love Lisa!
    You made our sketch look fantastic... not once but twice!

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  7. Beautiful CAS card!! The colors are really yummy!

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  8. Wow Lisa, am loving your cards. Haven't visited before but with holidays and more time to wander around blogland I'm so happy to have found your sweet blog and awesome CAS style.
    Cheers!

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I so appreciate your comments...thank for taking the time to write:)!! Hugs!! Lisa