Looking for more inspiration, I found it over at the CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge Blog. The sketch is a simple matted layer across the card front with an off-set sentiment banner tied with a bow.  My post today is a CAS (Clean and Simple) card created with stamps, lots of ink and a sentiment banner anchored by a small card stock banner.

When I looked at this sketch, for some reason the linear stamp in the Pattern Play stamp set came to mind.  I took another look at the stamp set and decided to create a wide layer matching the sketch with stamped horizontal lines.

I chose Bumblebee just because I like that color and then thought it would be a good idea to use more of Stampin’ Up!’s 2020-2022 In Colors.  The Bumblebee lines needed something more but not too much, so I stamped the circles with Just Jade over the stamped lines and I liked it.  I was enjoying putting my ink to my paper, so I added a little Magenta Madness.

Now I needed some color balance and decided to go with a Just Jade mat layer and a little Just Jade hand cropped banner to anchor the sentiment banner which I knew would be Whisper White. Just Jade and Bumblebee were nicely balanced in my card and there was enough Magenta Madness, so I went with Basic Gray for my sentiment… it’s a little softer than Basic Black and works well with the rich tones of Just Jade, Bumblebee and Magenta Madness.

My Happy Birthday sentiment is from the retired Music From The Heart stamp set.  I was selective about the sentiment font I would match with this card’s stamped images, so I went into my stamp set archives to see what would work. I am happy with my choice. The font has a good line weight and is whimsical enough for the fun stamped images.

I truly enjoyed creating this card for this week’s CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge. Thank you to all the Design Team members for your inspiration and a fun sketch.

So, pull out your favorite card stock, add some fun stamped images, a whimsical sentiment and create something fun!

The only inspiration is your imagination!

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