CAS(E) this Sketch #254 - happy birthday

I made a card for the CAS(E) this Sketch #254 this weekend.

Here's Leigh's elegant sketch:

I basically copied the challenge sketch and added a little kitschy twist. 

When I saw the sketch, I thought about one of the die sets I bought when I started card making several years ago. I liked the set but somehow I hadn't used it. So I finally did. It's the light gray frame.

Thanks for checking in!

Stamp: Bamboo Rose (Altenew), Tiny Tipe (Clearly Besotted)
Paper: Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Basic Gray, Soft Sky (Stampin' Up!), Translucent Vellum, Grapesicle (My Favorite Things)
Ink: VersaMark (Tsukineko)
Accessories:Embossing Folder (Roses - Sizzix), Spellbinders Nestabilities (Fleur De Lis Squares), Embossing Powder (Silver - Hero Arts, Pool Party - Stampin' Up),
Cording Trim (Silver - Stampin' Up!), Thin 3D Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives)


  1. Beautiful take on the sketch Hideko. LOVE the texture of your gorgeous dry embossed rose background. xx

  2. Oh, Hideko! That embossed background matches perfectly with the Altenew rose! And the gray frame is just gorgeous--not kitschy at all! Thanks so much for joining CTS whenever you can!

  3. Super pretty take on the sketch!

  4. Beautiful Elegant design, my friend. You made the CTS sketch so gorgeous and your own! TFS Hideko. Hugs..

  5. I love how the pretty stamped flower matches the embossed background so perfectly, Hideko! A beautiful card!

  6. Gorgeous card, Hideko. I love the background embossing and your fabulous use of the sketch, so pretty!

  7. so pretty...looks elegant and lovely.
    :) Karen

  8. Be still my embossed paper loving heart!!! What a gorgeous place for your darling frame to be highlighted, Hideko!
    So happy you've decided to hang this lovely in our CTS gallery!!

  9. This is a fantastic take on the sketch, Hideko! It looks like a winner to me!
    From the beautiful embossed background to the ornate frame with vellum inside to the pretty rose - it is a simply stunning card and I love it!

  10. I thought I had left a comment, so please forgive me....Love the texture on the dry embossing and that bamboo rose is fabulous. Love the cute frame too on your wonderful card x

  11. what a beautiful card for the sketch Hideko! Love the repeat of the single layered rose in your lovely embossed background - and the creative design with that ornate frame and silver thread! Julia xx

  12. That stamp and EF were made for each other!
    Beautiful card!


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