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Happy Day for Casethissketch

Hope your day is awesome for Casethissketch

Hi Everyone.  Happy Tuesday.

I had fun creating a card for casethissketch this week.  It's such a versatile sketch, that I actually made two cards for it.

Here's the sketch

Well, I must admit, I was totally ready to make a Christmas card considering the inspiration - and the weather outside!   But, I resisted the temptation and played around with some gold spritz and tried to replicate the marbling technique that the Venetians are so famous for. 

Everytime I've been to Venice, I've gone into the paper shops there and been amazed by how beautiful the marbled papers are.  They are expensive, but gorgeous. 

I spritzed some Gold Shimmer Mist onto my Ranger craft sheet, spritzed a little water and made a puddle on my craft sheet.  

I then took a piece of Whisper White card stock and ran the cardstock around in the puddle of gold water and kept turning the sheet around 90 degrees at a time.  That helped me to get the marbling effect.

I then dried the card stock with my heat gun and was ready to get the rest of the card made.  

Here's my card:

hope your day is awesome

I die cut the first butterfly from white card stock and covered it in gold paint and let it dry.  I then die cut the other butterfly in basic Black and glued the body of the two pieces together.  The sentiment was stamped in StazOn.  The marbled layer was mounted to the Basic Black card base using double sided tape.

All in all, I was pretty pleased with the way the marbling turned out and I am in love with the black and gold colors.

On a personal note:

Colleen, thank you for your comment on this card

In case you missed it - here's what Colleen had to say about my stars card and it was addressed to all of you, my wonderful blog readers:

Adding a couple cents worth here to each and everyone of you.
good friends are like stars.
You don't always see them,
but you know they're always there.

Everyone; enjoy your day and make the most of it.

It's a wonderful sentiment, Colleen and I love that you sent it out to all of us.  Thank you!

Rach...... NO sign of spring here.  NONE.  ZIP.  ZERO.  DONUT.  In fact, to add inslut to injury, we got another 6 inches of snow overnight.  It's pretty and all of that, but, seriously!.... come on now, I'm ready to see something green other than the tops of the carrots we buy and the salad greens! :-)

Kelly, thanks for continuing to think of me and the work situation.  Like you, I appreciated Ruth Ann's prayers for all of us.  Rach, thanks to you, too for doing the same thing!

You really are a great source of comfort not just to me, but to each other.  We do feel like a connected - albeit - virtual family.  I really do appreciate all of you!

I'll be back tomorrow with another card.  In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.



Card recipe:

  • Card stock.  Whisper White.  Basic Black (SU)
  • Inks:  StazOn
  • Tools:  Heidi Swapp gold mist spray.  Butterfly die cuts (Simon Says Stamp)


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You know, it's really hard to go wrong with gold and butterflies. :o) This is delightful!

Colleen, I loved that sentiment--thank you for sharing!

Jaydee, spring HAS to come, right? RIGHT?!?!? I just hope our spring is as long as the winter has been. I want to have a couple of months to enjoy nice weather before the ick of summer sets in... According to our weather prognosticators, we *should* be seeing spring-like temps in the coming week, meaning you can hopefully start to live it vicariously through my blog before too awful long...:oS I hope...

Prayers for those in need, and big hugs!

P.S. Hi Lou! :o)

Sandy M

Oh Jaydee your marbling technique is lovely! What a beautiful card!

Angelina Romero

Wow, this is such an elegant card. Love how you created the background paper! Found you on CAS(E) challenge.

ColleenB. - Texas

Oh, my, that is absolutely gorgeous. Looking at your card a person would think that you had bought the CS that way. Stunning and very elegant.

Our weather here since the 70's and our grass is beginning to turn green and would you believe that I am wearing shorts today? :} Front door open and windows open as well. Nice to have some fresh air blowing in.
Y'all enjoy your day and have a wonderful week.

Ann Ricks

So very pretty. As far as spring coming? We here in California need more winter! If only you could share.


Just pretty, pretty, pretty. Where you come up with your ideas, I don't know, but thanks for sharing! We are getting a taste of spring - not because it's arrived, but because we're in Florida enjoying the glorious heat and sun - sadly spring still seems to be a month away for us at home - so maybe we'll see spring at the same time (fingers crossed!)


Absolutely gorgeous! The marbling was an inspired idea.

Marge Penley

You certainly do amazing things. Just lovely but I would not have the patience being a can't wait person.

We too have snow again and even our two boxers are tired of it. They run out, do their thing, then back in as soon as they check out the bird seed on the porch. Oh for spring but I know we'll complain about the heat of summer.

Thanks again for sharing your wonderful cards. Marge

Leigh Penner

Oh, this is so pretty! Lovely take on the sketch!

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