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Sunday, February 21, 2016

CAS(E) This Sketch #160 - Graceful Blooms

I really enjoy seeing all the lovely floral (Spring) cards being posted on Pinterest. It reminds me that we are almost done with winter and will see the real live blooms soon!

Until then, I guess I have to settle for the "paper" kind :-)

When I saw this week's CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge, the stamp that immediately came to mind was Stampin' Up's Brushstrokes Background, so I decided to play along:

A friend came over to "play" with me last night, and when I finished my card, we had a good laugh as she knows only too well how "uncomfortable" I am with CAS card designs. All that open space had me thinking about sequins ... adding glitter ... maybe even some ribbon. And all she kept saying to me was "Step away from the card!!!". So I did (sigh).

I think I am getting a wee bit better with it.

There's lots of lovely inspiration here on the CAS(E) This Sketch blog, so why don't you join in on the fun?


Stamps: PTI Bigger Blooms; PTI Graceful Greetings; Stampin' Up Brushstrokes
Dies: PTI Bigger Blooms
Ink: Versafine Black; Stampin' Up Old Olive & Concord Crush; Altenew Soft Lilac, Deep Iris & Lavender Fields
Paper: Stampin' Up Concord Crush CS; White CS
Accessories: Wink of Stella Clear Glitter; Star Dust Stickles; Clear & Lilac Rhinestones


  1. How gorgeous, Susi ... I'm so glad you 'stepped away from the card' and left it just as is!! Delicious soft stripes, a sweet posy of blooms and such a fabulous scripty sentiment ... lovely! Hugs, Anita :)

  2. Susi, I am so happy that you listened to your friend [and wish that I had been the friend that came to play cards with you!!] The SU brushstrokes is perfect for Chrissy's sketch - and OH do I love the blooms - gorgeous colors ... thanks for sharing this lovely card with CTS!

  3. Oh, this is beautiful! I love your wonderful take on the sketch!

  4. Sometimes simple is better! I know we have so much stuff we want to use it all.....but this card is really pretty and perfect just the way it is.


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