Thursday, December 5, 2019

CTS350 Season's Greetings

Hello again, stampers!  I had the honor of winning a guest designer spot for CAS(E) This Sketch for a card I did way back in August, and this is my week!  And I love the sketch too; check it out:

Isn't that a great versatile sketch?!  So of course, I am still working on Christmas cards (I need to count them, I may have enough, LOL!) and I finally broke into my hoarded Wonderland paper from Kaisercraft.  This particular pattern has embossed tan stars along with the white ones, so I thought it would look great with a big embossed sentiment!  Here we go:

I diecut two Concord & 9th sentiments from Naturals White cardstock three times and adhered them together.  I then "smushed" the front side of the sentiments in Versamark ink, then heat embossed them with clear embossing powder.  You can't see it here, but they are really shiny and coordinate nicely with the embossed paper!  It's a great way to step up a diecut and still keep your card simple!

Be sure to check out what the other designers created with this fabulous sketch and share yours as well!  You can find all the details at the CAS(E) This Sketch blog!  And thanks for popping by today!

Right at the entrance to the gardens at Longwood was this incredible pinecone "sculpture"...quite impressive!  It even looked frosty!  

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Card stock & Papers     Crumb Cake, Naturals White (ret), Wonderland DSP (Kaisercraft)
 Ink Versamark
Accessories Clear Embossing Powder, Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Season of Cheer Dies (Concord and Ninth), Heat Tool


Wendy said...

Such a pretty card, LeAnne! Love the colors and that beautiful diecut! It always helps to have fabulous paper to do most of the work! Well done! That pinecone sculpture is quite impressive! Isn't it amazing the creativity that people at Longwood can bring to flowers!? I've never been there but from looking at your pictures they do a beautiful job!

I Card Everyone said...

LeAnne, I'm so happy to have you on the CTS team this week!! Here we are, just two happy cardmakers on TWO of the same teams on one day!! Isn't that just fun??
You know what else is fun? This darling, sparkly card, that's what! A beautiful way to say Season's Greetings!
[what a gorgeous creation that tree is, too!!!]

Vicky Hayes said...

So lovely to see you guesting at CAS(E) this Sketch this week LeAnne - congratulations! I love the card. The background paper is beautiful but those sentiment dies are going on my wish list! Your stacking and embossing tip is a great idea too. Isn't that pine cone sculpture amazing? I find gardens good places for inspiration :)
Vicky x

Nora Noll said...

Congratulations on your GD gig. This card is so pretty and I love the dies you used on this. GREAT design!!

Lisa Elton said...

Congrats on guesting Leanne!! You nailed the sketch too with this pretty card of yours!

donna mikasa said...

So happy to have you guesting with us, AGAIN, and wowing us with your takes on the sketch! Love the retro feel of your gorgeous card--the yummy colors, too! Hope to have you guesting again, LeAnne!

Chrissy Larson said...

It is so awesome having you with us LeAnne! Your card is amazing and I just love checking out you blog. So much great inspiration!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

This is CAS fabulousness!! Congrats on your DT stint!

Linda Callahan said...

So smart and stylish!

Carol L said...

Congrats on your guest design spot, and what a lovely card you've created! The triple layered sentiment looks fabulous on that pretty designer paper and the colors are so warm and wonderful too! Been catching up on the elf correspondence - that is too too cute :) It reminds me of a note my DGD left for Santa some years ago with 2 hand-drawn boxes telling Santa to write his phone number and email address within them LOL