Saturday, April 30, 2016

CAS(E) This Sketch! #170 + Seize the Birthday + Simon Says Anything Goes

Many dear friends have been nursing their husbands through illness and injury over the last year and I have to offer my humble apologies for not offering as much sympathy and support as you all deserved. My darling husband has been transformed into a caged bear as a result of surgery this week.  We are very thankful that it is nothing life threatening (torn tricep leaving him with a splinted left elbow) but he is not dealing well with restrictions and limited mobility. This morning I retreated to the office for a little creative therapy and have this card to share.

Following the sketch from CAS(E) This Sketch! #170, a white card stock panel is cut using the SSS Curved Edge die. After the first cut, washi tape held the two pieces together and a second cut was made, leaving me for four panels. 

The Tim Holtz Burlap stencil was laid diagonally on a white card base and Tumbled Glass Distress Ink blended over it. The color is more intense at the point where the curved panels intersect and tapers out toward the edges.

The Paper Smooches sentiment is stamped before two of the panels are popped up on the card base. The Poppystamps Massa Leaf die is adhered on the card base and then the Maya Road acrylic butterfly added where the popped up panels meet. A couple of punched butterflies finish the card off.

This angle gives you a better view of the popped up panels.

I am also linking this card to the Anything Goes challenges at Seize the Birthday and the Wednesday Challenge Blog at Simon Says Stamp.

   Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

Thanks for stopping by,



  1. Love your gorgeous design! Wonderful take on the sketch and such a lovely delicate butterfly for your focal point!

  2. Ingenious! Love every bit of this cool card.

  3. A beautiful card Jacqui, a beautify cut card with wonderful die-cut leaves and such a beautiful butterfly!!

    Heather xx
    Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  4. Love it Jacqui, great interpretation of the sketch. Beautiful look

  5. Jacquie I gasped when I saw this beautiful card!
    You did an A+mazing job with my sketch. Thanks for making it shine!
    Hope your hubby is on the mend!

  6. This is so pretty Jacqui! You nailed the sketch perfectly! Good luck with hubby too, hope he heals quickly or learns to adjust with his limitations! Thanks for sharing your talents with us at Seize the Birthday!

  7. DING DING DING, folks! That's all I'm saying, Jacquie! OH and I'll be CASEing this one, for sure!

  8. WOW, Jacquie, what a fantastic card and a wonderful take on the sketch!!! Absolutely STUNNING and a WINNER!!!!!
    Have a great day!!!

  9. Beautiful, Jacquie! I love that butterfly!

  10. Beautiful card. Love the butterfly. Perfect take on the sketch. Thanks so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday.

  11. Oh, I love this! Fabulous take on the sketch!

  12. I love that you curved the edges of your panels and that gorgeous butterfly!

  13. Sorry to hear about your hubby, Jacquie. I hope his recovery won't be too lengthy and that he isn't driving you mad! Love your gorgeous card and big congrats on your win at CTS!

  14. Stunning card, and such a perfect interpretation of the sketch!

  15. I never thought of using that die to cut a panel, Jacquie, and it worked beautifully. Not only because the card is so lovely but because the DT at CTS thought enough of it to declare you the winner of the challenge. Congrats! Sorry about your husband needing surgery. Men do not make very good patients.


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