Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Up, Up & Away with CAS {CTS17}

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)


Kim S said...

I am so glad you got this in - it is fabulous! That cut out banner with the entire scene on the inside is wonderfully creative!! Thanks for joining us at CAS(E) this Sketch!!

Marisa said...

Totally cute! Love the balloons!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Love the window - this is a really creative idea! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CAS(E) This Sketch this week!

LeAnne said...

Adorable! This sketch seems to be quite popular this week! I love your masculine take on it!

Julie Davison said...

Oh my goodness!! This card is just perfect -- clean and simple with the wow little peek-a-boo! I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!

Nancy said...

H'mm wonder who this card is for? Anyhow is very nice, love the peek-a-boo window which adds so much to the front of the card and then poof your inside sentiment is done too! Very sweet indeed!

Diane - said...

Nance LOVE this peek-a-boo window front cute!
Also love the layout and the linen tails is perfection! hugs.

Linda Callahan said...

This is a great sketch and you did a wonderful job with it! I will have to visit that site for sure! Love the cut out banner! Beautifully done with so many wonderful details!

Ann Schach said...

Super cute, Nance! I love these little balloons! It's such an uplifting card!

Cath said...

Hey Nance! Thanks for linking this up to the Emphasize the Negative Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)