Monday, October 14, 2013

Embrace the sketch!


When I first saw this sketch for our CAS challenge this month at House of Cards, I thought holy cow, how can I do this as a clean and simple card?!!? I was ready to throw in the towel and tell my fearless leader Myn, that I just can't do it, it won't work and she is gonna have to find another CAS gal to inspire others, clearly I wasn't the one!

But are we quitters?!!? Nooooo, when the going gets tough, the tough go through every stamp they own and find something that works! Soooo, that is what I did, and while I was going through way to many stamps, the idea came to me! As usual, I over thinking it and trying to be to literal. The sketch is only a jumping off point.


Generally this time of year I am only making Halloween and Thanksgiving cards, but a great guy birthday card can always come in handy. I grabbed two stamp sets- Papertrey Ink's Sketched Shapes and My Favorite Thing's Document it, Rock on and I was off to the races and race I did, once the idea was formulated in my head, I had this card banged out in about 20 minutes!

Don't be like me, don't be afraid of the sketch, embrace it and your CAS style. I cannot wait to see what all of you come up with, please join us in the fun at the CAS challenge at House of Cards!


3 comments:

Nancy Seed said...

Glad to see that I was not the only one having trouble trying to put something Clean and Simple together. Great job with your card.

Mynnette said...

LOVE the stamping on this--and the colors are great! I just LOVE the graphic feel of it! HUGS and have a great rest of the week! :)

Donna Nuce said...

Believe me I had a cow when I saw this sketch too. You did a fabulous job on this card. Really creative and I love the masculine vibe to it. Have a great day!