Thursday, November 5, 2015

CAS[E] this Sketch #148

We are coming into my favorite card-making season of all ... the holidays, Thanksgiving and Christmas!  I also have a daughter who was a Winter baby ... today my card is for her.  I LOve Leigh's sketch, but I've taken it in a down-hill direction:



I have been saving a really beautiful tag - I actually cut this one while visiting Tracey McNeely last year!  Okay, I guess hoarding would be the appropriate phrase!  Perhaps I'll get back there one day to get more ... fingers crossed.  Here is what I've saved it for:

PTI Two feet deep stamps and dies,
Cuttlebug Oxford embossing folder,
Clearly Besotted Joy to the World modified bow.
 
I just love that blanket-like texture that connects the
brrrr-thday greeting?  You say you didn't catch that?  It might have needed a few snowflakes ... next time!
 
I have news!!!  Welcome our newest design team member--Jen Mitchell!  Jen has such a way with our sketches - we're so excited to have her on board.  Welcome, Jen!
 Hope you've been inspired by my take on Leigh's sketch!  See you in the CTS gallery - always a joy!
 
=]  Michele
 



25 comments:

Leigh Penner said...

Why, oh why, did I get rid of this stamp set? I must have been crazy, because now that I've seen your card, I want it back ASAP! LOL!
Wonderful take on the sketch, Michele! The background texture is a fabulous finishing touch!

Charlene said...

What an adorable card! I love the CAS design and the adorable sentiment!

Susi Kelly said...

Wow, Michele, this is brilliant! What a perfect Birthday card for someone who enjoys snow (ummm, that would NOT be me, at least after the first perfect snowfall LOL).

Marybeth said...

Love the way you used the skis in place of the butterfly ! I love that set and need to take it out. Congratulations to Jen!!!

Barb Ghig said...

I can see why you hung on to this tag, and I must say it was worth it, Michele! It pairs perfectly with the skis and the bow is fabulous! Love your textured background, too! I'm sure your daughter is going to love this card so much!

Kara said...

how sweet! love this! love the texture!

Happy Dance said...

Great card, as per usual for you dear friend. I'm in between running outside with the contractors, and wanted to let you know that I love this card, and think your daughter will too! Bev

Lisa said...

Oh, this is PRETTY!! The ski's reminded me of your snowshoe story and don't run over the lump in the driveway HAHA!! Love the tag you've been hoarding and the pretty little red bow!!

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

Such a cute tag, Michele! It goes lovely with that tiny bow and skis?!!! And I LOVE your embossed background! Need that folder right now... or tomorrow :)

lostinpaper said...

Oh so gorgeous Michele, I can't stop looking at that fab background!

Dana & Glen said...

I love all the subtle details of this card Michele! The basket weave pattern is the perfect touch, and it does remind me of a blanket. Happy birthday to your daughter, I'm sure she'll love this card!

KayM said...

Now that is just stunning! Wow! Love the textured background and that little bow at the top adds the perfect touch!

TK Watson said...

I totally get that texture! It looks really warm like my bed!! Nice card!

Bobby said...

I almost bought that set when it first came out and decided against it. Now I'll just have to borrow yours. Those skis are so cute and the background is perfect. Happy Birthday to your daughter.

Chriss Blagrave said...

Well, I don't have this stamp set...but I want it now :))
Another brilliant card and sentiment pairing!

Nora N. said...

This is so cute!!! I LOVE the texture and the fun stamps you used!!

Lisa Petrella said...

Super fun card for a winter birthday!!! LOVE the texture in the background, the vintage skis, and the sentiment! AWESOME!

Cat Craig said...

Wow what a wonderful winter birthday card. I love those ski's and the texture folder you used...fabulous. Perfection, m'dear!

Sharron said...

Fabulous background--perfect with the skis! The bow and single heart are such wonderful additions!

Petra Swart said...

Oh, what a lovely EF, Michele and so perfect to use with the sentiment and the ski's!!!!! A very sweet card and your daughter is surely going to love it - I do!!!!
Have a great weekend!!!
Hugz

Kim Heggins said...

Sweet card Michele...just love those fabulous tag.

karen @ carefree creations said...

Awesome card! I love the texture in the background and that bow is just adorable!

Anita in France said...

Just when I think I've found my favourite Michele card, you come up with another contender, Michele ... love the texture, love that pretty tag! Hugs, Anita :)

Tracey McNeely said...

Michele that card is gorgeous. I love love love the white on white ha if round and the skis just pop off the page!

cm said...

Brrrrr-illiant! The skis, the pop of red, the sentiment: a classy, perfect-for-your-winter-baby card! Sweetness!
Hugs~c