Friday, November 8, 2013

Paper Smooches Stripes & CAS(E) this Sketch! #53 + Simon Says

The challenge at the Paper Smooches Sparks blog this week is Trend Watch: Stripes and I took a little different approach to find my stripes.







Starting with the large "thanks" sentiment from Chit Chat, I played around with extending the lines of the letters to create stripes and before you know it I had colored in the center panel on this card.




An embossing folder on the white panel reinforced the stripes design element without distracting from the sentiment panel.


I added another card to the Christmas pile after seeing the CAS(E) this Sketch! challenge.




 After stamping the Hero Arts sentiment, I thumbed through my Authentique paper pad looking for something that might echo the feel of the funky lines in the sketch and choose this holly paper.




I fussy cut the top edge to reinforce the chevron pattern. My first attempt at this card had the same paper going in the opposite direction for the smaller panel, but then I decided to cut a couple of holly leaves out of felt and make an embellishment to mimic the pattern in the paper.




A trio of red jewel stickers finish off the card.

This card is CAS enough to enter in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge to Keep It Clean and Simple.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie


16 comments:

  1. Just an amazing colorful card!
    See you Jacquie

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  2. This is a perfect take on the sketch and I love the fussy cut edge. It really adds that extra touch.

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  3. Both cards are fabulous Jacquie...love all your amazing detail on your thank you card.

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  4. Wow--both of these cards are amazing. The first is so cool--almost reminds me of an industrial space with those stripes--they almost look like piping. And, I love the second card--how you did the edge of the paper, and your holly embellishment.

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  5. Fabulous cards, Jacquie! I especially love your patterned paper choice on the second one -- very pretty!

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  6. That first card - amazing! Super cool!

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  7. such a cool effect with the thanks lines extended - love it. The second's holly embellishment is pretty.

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  8. Beautiful cards both - that first one is so creative!!! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge!!!

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  9. Lovely cards my dear! You just knock it out of the park with every post!!!! :)

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  10. Oh, my gosh, Jacquie, winning, winning cards!! I am swooning over the stripey thanks, especially! It's like a fun and unique maze or marble game! Genius!! Hugs, Darnell

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  11. OMG!! What AMAZING Cards!! I LOVE the Designs and your takes on the challenges!! THANKS for playing along with the Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge and have a Fabulous Week!! =)

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  12. Oh, what a beautiful card and I love your feld leaves. Great job. Thanks for playing along with us in the CAS(E) this sketch! challenge and hope to see you again.

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  13. Both fabulous card, I love the arty thanks card and such pretty papers and details on the more traditional on the second!!

    Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    hugs
    Heather xx

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  14. Wonderful cards, Jacquie! The PS card is so clever and unique. The papers and holly on your holiday card are pretty and I love the angles. Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

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  15. What a fun card Jacquie! The sketch one is perfect!

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  16. OHHH! These cards are super fun! I LOVE that first one-- so graphic! Thanks so much for joining in the fun with the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge!

    ps... super sorry I'm so behind in leaving a comment!!!

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