Hi everyone, happy Tuesday! I can't believe I'm sneaking in another post this week but I had to get this one in under the wire. I was introduced to a new-to-me challenge site, CAS(E) this Sketch and I was smitten with this week's sketch!
See what I mean? What a creative sketch! Since I needed a birthday card for a [male] family friend, I had to give this cool CAS sketch a try. Here's what I made:
My color scheme was taken straight from the Comfort Cafe designer series paper and includes Midnight Muse, Cajun Craze and Summer Starfruit.
I stamped the hot air balloons from Up, Up & Away in Cajun Craze and Summer Starfruit onto Very Vanilla cardstock and fussy-cut. A little Linen Thread bow added just enough detail but isn't too feminine.
I love how the die from the Hearts a Flutter framelit allows me to stamp in the negative space. I just lined the framelit up on the card front, secured it in place with some small post-it notes and after a quick pass through the Big Shot I've got a cute little window for the sentiment. edited to add: I'm a bit behind in checking my Google Reader and just discovered the Emphasize the Negative Challenge in the Moxie Fab World so I had to play along...and you should too!
To balance the placement of the sentiment on the inside, I stamped a couple more balloons and some Pool Party clouds both peeking through the window and to frame the additional balloons.
I hope you've enjoyed my surprise post today! Be sure to check out the fabulous sketches over at CASE(E) this Sketch. You're sure to find some inspiration! Thanks for stopping by today.
Stamps: Up, Up & Away
Ink: Cajun Craze, Summer Starfruit, Soft Suede, Pool Party
Paper: Midnight Muse, Very Vanilla CS; Comfort Cafe DSP
Extras: Linen Thread; Hearts a Flutter Framelits; paper snips; Crystal Effects (to secure the bow)