Sunday, May 3, 2015

Can You Case It? Sketch No. 68

Good morning everyone!!  I hope everyone has had a great week!  I have been very creative this past week.  I had the card for today finished days before I expected, which gave me the time to start a baby mini album.  It is not yet finished but I got the outside cover done and a few pages. If you check yesterday's post, you can see what I have done so far.  I love making these books!! 

Well, today is Sunday, which means - another Challenge!!  This week it's a sketch. Have I mentioned how much I hate sketches?  LOL.  This one looked so easy yet I still had a hard time getting it done.  I think the simpler it is, the harder it is for me to do it.  But I did...

For this card I started with an A2 card base of white cardstock, top folded.  Then I adhered a piece of decorative scrap paper from a 6" x 6" paper pad I had laying around called Lucky Charm.  It's made by American Crafts for the Dear Lizzy line.  Then I die cut the largest die from the Stitched Rectangles STAX from a solid piece of paper from the same pad, and the next die down from a piece of watercolor paper.  

Then I stamped the flower image from the Cherish Every Moment set, using Archival Jet Black ink from Ranger, onto a piece of watercolor paper and then two more times onto scrap watercolor paper. Colored them in using my Inktense Pencils (love these) and a water brush.  Notice that I only colored in certain areas on the scrap images because I knew I would be cutting these parts out to pop dot.

Adhered the red paper to the card front and then adhered the watercolor paper to the red.  Cut out the parts of the flowers from the scrap watercolor paper, put a small button through each of the flower centers, added some pop dots to the back and adhered them to the card front.    Then I glued some small crystals to the small dots in the image and to each of the 4 corners of the watercolor paper and applied some Frosted Lace Stickles to the flowers.  

My final step was to stamp the phrase on the front of the card black archival ink and color in a bit with the yellow pencil.  Done!!  Again, here is the final card - 

I hope you liked today's card.  And I really hope you guys enter a card into this week's CHALLENGE!!  As always -

Hugs from Brasil - 


Supplies Used To Make This Card
A2 White Cardstock for base.  4.25" x 11" folded at 5.5"
Lucy Charm Paper Pad from the Dear Lizzy line at American Crafts
Inktense Watersoluble Ink Pencils by Derwent
Water Brush
Archival Jet Black ink by Ranger
Pop Dots
Frosted Lace Stickles by Ranger


  1. Beautiful card Michael! I LOVE it! :)

  2. Hi Michael:

    If you are half as bright as the gorgeous bright colors you use in your cards - then you are a genius! Your style is unique yet beautiful and the Brasil influence shows through in every one of them. Love this happy, happy, happy card. Unlike you I enjoy seeing sketches (of course I don't HAVE TO use it like you do LOL). It's always fun to see how creative everyone can be using the same base outline. You have yourself a fabulous week! The snow is gone and it's going to be 79 Fahrenheit today! Looking forward to your next post.

    1. Hi Grace! Yes, I do love my bright colors! To be honest, I have major issues matching colors which is why I probably just lump them all in together. LOL. And the sun here does help. Glad the snow is gone!! As much as I love where you live, I just could not do with those winters. I do not miss the cold or snow at all!!

  3. Love your flowers and the whole card, Michael! I love the sentiment, and it is awesome that you combined a vintage looking DSP for the background and made fun bright whimsical flowers in the forefront. Quite a masterpiece! :)

    1. Thank you so much Jodi. Glad you like this card. I did not even notice that the DSP was vintage looking, but you are correct. This card just came together very easily. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!