7/06/2017

CAS(E) this Sketch #229 - sweet friend

I'm so thrilled and honored to be guest designing this week over at CAS(E) this Sketch! Thank you so much, Chrissy, for the invitation!

This is Hannelie's thought-provoking sketch (#229).



Here's my take on it:


I loved the interlocking blocks behind the main image on Hannelie's sketch, and I wanted to showcase them as much as possible. So I chose to use some outline leaf dies instead of solid leaves.


I watercolored the paper with distress ink, dry embossed it, and cut it into block pieces.
The sentiment was stamped with VersaFine, and heat-embossed with clear embossing powder.


I hope you'll enjoy making your card as much as I did making mine using the sketch! Please check out the design team's creations for more inspiration!


Stamp: Thoughtful Banners (Stampin' Up!)
Paper: Watercolor paper (140 lb - Strathmore), Whisper White, Basic Black (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: Distress Ink (Wilted Violet, Blueprint Sketch - Ranger), VersaFine (Onyx Black - Tsukineko)
Accessories: Layering Leaves Dies (Concord & 9th), Embossing Folder (Woven - We R Memory Keepers), Embossing Powder (Ultra Fine Clear - Hero Arts), Sequin (Orchid 4 mm - Pretty Pink Poss), Glossy Accents (Ranger)

Many thanks for visiting my blog today!

26 comments:

  1. So exciting to have you designing with us, Hideko! I LOVE all the yummy texture and colors on your card--a perfect take on the sketch!

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    1. Thank you for your warm welcome, Donna! I'm so thrilled to be on the same page with you! Hideko

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  2. The colors, layers, and textures are stunning! Superb!

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind comments, Brent!

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  3. I love the textures and colors of your beautiful dry embossed background, Hideko. You chose the perfect die cuts for your background. Wonderful black accents too. TFS my friend and Congratulations for being chosen the Guest Designer. You so deserve the honor. Hugs..

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    1. Thank you so much for your sweet words, as always, Nancy!

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  4. How lovely to meet you, Hideko! Congratulations on guest designing at CTS! Your card is an incredible take on the sketch, rich with texture!! Hugs, Darnell

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    1. Lovely to meet you too, Darnell! Thank you for taking the time to leave sweet comments! Hideko

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  5. If a card could be a Haiku poem this would be that card! Lovely texture, soft color, and placement of elements.

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    1. Wow, what a sweet compliment, Susie! Thank you so much!

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  6. BEAUTIFUL WORK! What caught my eye is the embossed pieces. I LOVE that folder! (Have it in my stash myself! LOL) You did WONDERFULLY with this sketch. I also like the black dies over the top of this! QUITE BEAUTIFUL!!! ;)

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    1. Thank you so much for your sweet comments, TLady! I love 3D embossing folders, especially this woven one. It gives cardstock a great texture, doesn't it? Hideko :-)

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  7. Congratulations on guest designing for CAS(E) This Sketch this week! Your card is so pretty-- fabulous take on the sketch!

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    1. Thanks for your kind words, as always, Leigh!

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  8. The colors and organic elements in your lovely card are rich with texture and interest. What a beautiful card, Hideko!

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    1. Thank you for your kind comments, Angela!

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  9. really lovely card!! congrats on being the guest designer at CTS!!

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  10. Hideko, those outline leaves are gorgeous and I love the colors you chose. Congrats on being the GD at CTS this week!
    hugs
    jaydee

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    1. Thank you for your kind words, Jaydee!

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  11. Stunning card! I loved how you used the background blocks, definitely inspired my own design!

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  12. Such a stunning background, love the pretty colours and the dry embossing. The Delicate die cut leaves look fabulous. Stunning card x

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    1. Thank you for your sweet comments, Mac!

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  13. Perfection!! Hideko, there only a few crafting supplies I love more than embossing folders - your use of that basket weave is so perfect here on Hannelie's panels. Gorgeous colors, and the C&9th leaves are fabulous, too! Thanks for playing cards with us at CTS!
    =] Michele

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    1. Thanks for your kind comments, Michele! I love embossing folders too! Hideko

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