06 October 2016

CAS(e) this sketch #193

Hi there!

Time for a new CAS(e) this sketch challenge!

Thank you Leigh for this inspiring sketch ☺

My take:

This card is a great example of the techniques I love to combine in card making.

  • Digital elements
  • Traditional card making methods like stenciling/stamping/blending .

The sentiment (my own design) and  BG panel ( Pixel scrapper ) are digital elements.

You are welcome to download and use it!

 The lovely flourish (Design by Hero Arts - Design ID #6756 ) was cut with my Silhouette.

After cutting, but before removing the cuts from the Silhouette mat, I sponged it with Tim Holtz distress inks , using :
  • Picked raspberry
  • Spiced marmalade
  • Mustard seed
I am always amazed to see how a big mess becomes a beautiful focal point after the big reveal. Same thing happens when you use a stencil! (Note, I could have stenciled the flourish directly to the card base, but I do think the dimension of the die cut adds something special to the design).

A big mess...

... and then the reveal!

I hope you feel inspired to join us this week!

Also sharing at:

Just us girls challenge ~ Leaves

Addicted to stamps  ~ CAS


Thanks for visiting me today!



Sharyn Polesel said...

Beautiful card design! Your focal is stunning. Thanks for playing along with us at Just Us Girls!

- Bellule - said...

such a great work !! Your card is so beautiful and elegant !

Bises ♥

!neke said...

Big mess , but great result !!!!
Heel mooi geworden Hannelie !

Dotty Jo said...

How clever, looks fab, Jo x

Leslie Miller said...

You're so good! I love your cards, your blog, everything! Your die cut looks magical as it emerges from the mess o' ink. Similar to the little thrill I get when I lift a mask from my stamping. Thanks for sharing the sentiment, too!

Judy Woodland said...

Beautiful design, and I love the colors on the stenciling. Wonderful background pattern too!! Great take on the challenge, thanks so much for playing along with us this week over at Just Us Girls!

TK said...

So stunning, Hannelie! Love the "mess" that morphs into gorgeousness!

Cheryl W. said...

I love your inked focal point. I agree that the die-cuts add some special dimension and richness to a card. This one is beautiful!

HJ said...


Martina Svoboda said...

The blended flourish is amazing! Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps and More!

Gerrina said...

Super mooi! En ja soms blijft er een bende over, maar het resultaat is zo mooi dat je er elke keer weer aan begint :)! Fijn weekend!

NJ Stamping Queen said...

OOH, this is just gorgeous! I love your multicolored stenciled die cut over a gridded panel. Thanks for sharing this fabulous card with us at ATSM challenge blog–please join us again soon!
:) Marie–ATSM DT

Leigh Penner said...

Beautiful techniques, Hannelie! Great take on the sketch!

Jen Camara Mitchell said...

Thanks for showing us how this all came together. It's so beautiful!

Zelda said...

Another beautifully designed card. That color combo is one of my favorites!

Bobby said...

Very striking, Hannelie.

Dodie said...

I love this card. So elegant in its simplicity! I looked at the Pixel Scrapper for the gridded background. Would you be so kind as to point me in the right direction? Thank k you!