CAS(E) this Sketch #369

My original vision for this card did not pan out.  I had planned on messy watercolor stripes, but I struggle with making messy, mixed media cards! I made multiple attempts and decided I needed to move on.  I took heavy inspiration from Chrissy Larson for my card, as I loved her clean lines! My card is based on the sketch challenge at CAS(E) this Sketch

My card is super simple, a few strips of cardstock from the scrap pile made into a die cut panel.  I heat embossed my sentiment to make sure that it stood out on the dark green cardstock.  And of course, I had to add in my favorite little graduation cap stamp!

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:

M1201 Graduation Cap Stamp Set-Retired
Lovely Legs Graduation Stamp Set-Colorado Craft Company
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X6030 Evergreen Cardstock
X5961 Saffron Cardstock
Z8000 Black Exclusive Inks Pigment Pad

Z2088 Clear Embossing Powder
Prismacolor Pencils-935, 908, 1003
Stitched Panel Die-Simon Says Stamp

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:

A Bit More Time to Craft-Anything Goes

Crafter’s Castle-Anything Goes

Heart 2 Heart-Stripes

Retro Rubber Challenge-Anything Goes (Cap stamp is over 3 years old)

Thanks so much for stopping by!

5 thoughts on “CAS(E) this Sketch #369”

  1. I struggle with messy too Allisa so was pleased to see you had gone with a clean and graphic design for this one like me!! Love the little graduation cap detail and that you could tailor this design easily to school colours. Great card!

  2. This is a striking colour combination. The way you've kept the design to the bottom of the card and left all that lovely white space really makes a statement. Thanks for playing along with us at Retro Rubber Challenge.

  3. I really love your colour combo and how you have interpreted the sketch with stripes! Thanks for playing along with H2H challenges.

  4. Love this card! It is so stunning but simple! I have though about making free graduation cards for my neighborhood. I may have to scrap lift this design and make some. Thank you for joining us at Heart 2 Heart.


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