Wednesday, March 1, 2017

CAS(E) This Sketch #210

It is Wednesday-halfway through the work week and the first day of MARCH!! Yeah!! Spring is around the corner!

Chris is away and Char and I have had a lot of quality time together. She found all her baby home videos this weekend and we have been having mini film fest the last few nights. I love my teenager but so miss my toddler!! Her little giggle, her smile and so full of self confidence. School ruined that giggle, as well as her self esteem. In third grade she stopped laughing because the kids made fun of it. This also chinked her self confidence. Makes me sad and I have shed a tear or two over the last couple of days over it.

Anyway, today I am posting a card I created for CAS(E) This Sketch #210. At first, I was flummoxed by this sketch. Then I looked at tons of CRAP on my desk (it is VERY messy right now) and had a light bulb moment.

Here is the card that I came up with. The frame, the flowers and the leaves were all sitting in a big pile on my desk so this came together so easily!!

Here is the sketch that inspired me:

I started off this card by stamping the leaves from PaperTrey Ink's "The Sweet Life" in "Jellybean" ink from Simon Says Stamp and then layered PaperTrey Ink's "New Leaf" dye ink over it.

Then I stamped the white panel with a sentiment from PaperTey Ink's "Choose Joy" sentiment set. The panel was a scrap from another card where I had used only part of the die cut from PaperTrey Ink's "Pretty Frame Die." I masked the sentiment, using two  ink colors-WPlus9's "Silver Lining" and My Favorite Things "Persimmon." I also used My Favorite Things "Coral Crush" ink to blend on the outside frame.

I adhered the sentiment panel and coral frame to the stamped card front. I then adhered the stamped roses and leaves over the panel. I covered the images and coral frame with Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen to give each a bit of shine.

My last step was to adhere a few sequins around the roses. I am SO HAPPY with how this whole card came out. Isn't it pretty?

That is all from me today. I hope you all have a FABULOUS first of March.



Squirrel said...

Gorgeous Nora. The layered stamping is so lovely - something I haven't got into yet. I want to though! X

Kim Heggins said...

Simply stunning card....your roses are so beautiful against that pretty green. Fabulous card Nora!

Lisa Elton said...

This is fresh and lovely Nora, beautifully done!!

Mona Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card Nora! Those blossoms are beautiful!

Inkyfingers said...

I can see why you are happy with this awesome card Nora - it is just beautiful! I wish I had amazing things waiting for me on my desk instead of big mistakes I've yet to put in the bin. I'm glad you've been having some quality time with Char. I'm sure that as she grows into herself, the opinions of others won't be so important to her, and her joyful laugh will return.
Carol x

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Just gorgeous - those roses are awesome and the thin frame add so much interest! You should make more cards - you are so talented!

SmilynStef said...

Wow ... those flowers ar estunning.