Thursday, June 23, 2016

CAS(E) This Sketch #178 Guest Designer!

I was equal parts thrilled and nervous when I received an email from Chrissy Larson inviting me to Guest Design for CAS(E) This Sketch #178!

I played around with a few different ideas for my card design and kept coming back to stars. Pulling out star related dies and stamps, I settled on using the Memory Box Starlit Breeze die along with a small MFT Stax Star die. The Starlit Breeze is cut into a white panel and then from gold shimmer cardstock.

Before the gold stars and circles were inset on the white panel, Blueprint Sketch Distress Ink is used to create a watercolor night sky behind the focal point. The word part of the sentiment is added and then the large star is popped up to finish off the card. 

I love having a few versatile cards like this in my stash. I was thinking it would be a great encouragement, graduation, celebration or birthday card, but my son snagged it last weekend to give to his dad, who is a true Super Star, for Father's Day.

I am also linking this card to Simon Says Stamp where the Wednesday Challenge Blog challenge is to Add Some Shimmer.

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

I hope you check out all the wonderful Design Team cards and will join in on the challenge this week. Thanks again, Chrissy, for inviting me to play along as a Guest Designer!



  1. Yay!!! Oh Jacquie, I am so happy to have your on our team this week! What a darling, super fun card you've made - nothing new about that, but oh we do feel SUPER special! xx

  2. I'd say guest designer extraordinaire with this lovely card, Jacquie.

  3. I love the inset stars and circles, the stitching and the sentiment with the popped up star. Super CAS and could be for several occasions and masculine or feminine. Love it.

  4. WOW, so wonderfully done, Jacquie!!!! Love all the beautiful gold stars!!!!
    Congrats on the GD spot!!!!
    Have a great day!!!!

  5. Great to have you guesting with us, Jacquie! Love your "stellar" take on the sketch and the shimmering stars!

  6. Total perfection, Jacquie! I need to make one just like this.

  7. I love this! I am going to pin it for later! Love the watercolor behind the big star, but that "falling star" die is amazing! Must add that to my wishlist!

  8. Hay Jacquie,

    What a pretty, powerful and fun card! love the stitching look! Its "out of this world"

    Blessings, Barb

  9. hello! this is precious, luv the design and your sponging! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

    blog-paperie blooms

    sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

  10. Fantastic card Jacquie. Love that star die-cut.

  11. No need to her nervous, Jacquie, because you rocked this sketch! I love those fabulous stars and the touch of blue!

  12. Congratulations on guest designing at CTS this week, Jacquie! I love your fabulous and super fun take on the sketch!


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