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!


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.

Mynn xx 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!