Saturday, January 31, 2015

CAS(E) this Sketch #108 with Lawn Fawn

Hello! I hope you all are having a wonderful weekend. It is a bit cold in Connecticut today but that is New England weather. I will take this over snow any day!

Charlotte and Chris are at robotics today so I spent the day doing whatever I felt like. Mostly that was laundry and going to the gym but I did get to have a really nice late lunch with a friend. I had one of the most DELICIOUS margarita's I have ever had today. It was made from grapefruit juice rather then sour mix and just so refreshing! I don't seem to get enough socializing in these days and I miss that. I think I need to schedule that in more often.

One thing I did have time to do this morning is make a card for the CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge. I read this morning that an online friend was feeling under the weather so I whipped up this card for her. 

To be honest, I actually created TWO cards because I am trying to make my life a little easier so I have cards created for my stash instead of whipping them up on demand. Here is sketch #108 that I used as my jumping off point:

To start my card, I stamped the little bird from Lawn Fawn's "Get Well Soon" stamp set and colored it in using Copic markers. I then die cut the bird using the matching die set. 

Next, I stamped the sentiment and the hearts on the white rectangle. I wrapped a piece of red DMC floss around the top, mounted it with foam adhesive onto a red scallop die cut and set it aside. 

For the background, I used Washi tape to create the stripes on a white piece of card stock measuring 
5  1/2" by 4 1/4." I wanted the stripes to be as straight as can be so I started from top and used a red scrap piece of tape as a marker. On both the cards I made I had white space left at the bottom, which was not what I wanted. However, I left it and if I created this design again, would fix it so that this would not happen.

When I was finished with the tape, I folded the ends over to the back and mounted the rectangle onto a 5 1/2" by 4 1/4" top folding card.

I mounted the small rectangle piece I had created previously onto the front of the card. I then mounted the little bird onto the front with foam adhesive. 

My last step was to take a Wink of Stella pen and use it over the black hearts. It is hard to tell in the photo but they do have a bit of shine to them. 

My second card I created the same way but changed up the color scheme a bit.

I like how both of them came out and it was not hours to make, as per my usual cards.

I am also entering this into Simon Says "Anything Goes" Wednesday Challenge."

I thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a great night!!



Nina-Marie Trapani said...

This is adorable Nora! I love how you did the washi tape stripes! Your friend will love this card for sure!
Nina-Marie :)

Mona Pendleton said...

Super cute card Nora! Love the sweet little chick!

Virginia Lu said...

Love your CUTE cards, Nora!GREAT job on using all that Washi! I adore the use of elements and colors! So glad that you join the fun over Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge!

Happy Dance said...

I'm sure your friend will love this sweet little get-well card. Great way to use washi! Love the little focal panel - the scallops are the perfect touch. Nice coloring too! Bev

~amy~ said...

super fun, love the use of washi!

Taunya Butler said...

Super cute, Nora and what a little pick me up to see that happy bird on your card!!! Love the hint about how you did the washi tape - would never have thought of that - so thank you SO much!!! Have an awesome day!!

Hannelie said...

Two great cards!
Thanks so much for joining us at CAS(E) this sketch this week!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, these are both so sweet! I love the washi tape backgrounds! Great takes on the sketch!

Kim Heggins said...

Just as cute as can be! I love how you used your Washi Tape too, thanks for sharing that. Can't wait to pull some out and play. Wonderful inspiration.