Thursday, May 19, 2016

CAS(E) this Sketch 173

N@ Ali brings us this week's sketch for CAS(E) this Sketch.
Here's Sketch #173.

And here's my take on it.

Two cacti were gold embossed and colored with Zig markers and
a waterbrush, then cut with the coordinating dies. Watercolor card stock
was inked with Distress inks and cut with the rectangle element from
Blueprints 24. The panel was adhered to a top folding kraft card.

The sentiment was white embossed on a strip of brown card stock
and trimmed into a banner. The two cacti were adhered to the panel
per the sketch, and the sentiment was adhered over them.

And it's rare that I do this, but I stamped the INSIDE of my card ála former
MFT teammate Amy, who always finishes off the inside of her card this way.
Now I have a card ready to give my hubby when I get prickly...

Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see how the rest of the team interpreted the
sketch and join us if you can. Link up your card(s) by Thursday, May 26th.
Hope to see you in the gallery!


  1. Don't think for one minute we believe you could EVER get very prickly! DARling card, Donna!! xx

  2. Oh wow!! Love the gold embossing with the watercolor. I also love the ink shading behind the cacti. Lovely design!!! (and that Blueprint die is my favorite!!)

  3. What a fabulous take on the challenge Donna! I love the gold embossing on the cactus and your pretty background!

  4. Donna, I know I commented about it on the CAS(E) site but really. This card is phenomenal. You've made it look brilliantly effortless. What a fantastic creation. I'm off to take a look at these great cactus stamps...heaven knows I could use a card like yours once in awhile...
    thanks again!
    Kitchen Table Crafter

  5. So pretty! Love the inking and embossing!

  6. These images look amazing in the gold embossing - and dangerous! Those prickles look almost 3D.

  7. This is just FANTASTIC Donna!
    Your card is so beautiful and fun!
    I love the soft background you've created to anchor down your cacti!
    Absolutely brilliant! You are so talented!


  8. Oh, I love how you embossed the cacti in gold and coloured them in! Fabulous take on the sketch!

  9. How lovely! Beautiful coloring and sweet sentiment :-)

  10. Donna, what a fabulous take on the sketch.
    Beautifully done!

  11. Donna these images are beautiful and I love the background shading!