Oh, Snap – It’s Your Birthday

Time again to work on the weekly Case-ing Tuesday Challenge #300.  This week the Sample and Sketch is from page 72 of the Mini Spring Catalog.  I decided to mix it up with the Paper Players #537 Theme Challenge and the Tic Tac Toe #109 Line Challenge.

And this is the result:

OH, SNAP – CASE-ING TUEDAY #300 – PP537 – TTTC109

The Tic Tac Toe line I chose was the right-hand side.  CAS (Clean and Simple), Stitching and Cute Critter(s).  The Paper Players theme is Birthdays and also a CAS card.

CAS is essentially: Minimal Layers, Little or no Embellishment and lots of White Space.

For my Neutral, I opted for the very pale green panel (5⅜” x 2¾”) of Soft Seafoam cardstock and this is my “white” space.  I added a bit of texture with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder.  A little color is introduced by using the Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper (5⅜” x 1”) above and below the Soft Seafoam panel.

For the “Stitching” element, I used a ruler and the Garden Green Stampin’ Write Marker to create the Faux Stitching along the top and bottom of the Soft Seafoam panel before it was dry-embossed.

For the Critter(s), I stamped the Bird, Frog, Fish and Greenery images from the Oh, Snap stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on to a scrap of Basic White cardstock, colored them with a variety of Stampin’ Blends colors and then fussy cut them.  To soften the bright white edges, I colored the edges with the Dark Seafoam Stampin’ Blend.

The sentiment, It’s Your Birthday, is also from the Oh, Snap stamp set.  I stamped the sentiment in Versamark ink and then in to Garden Green ink before adding it to the scrap of Soft Seafoam cardstock (1 ⅞” x ⅝”).  The sentiment was then heat-set with Clear Embossing Powder.  This technique is called Clear Color Embossing.  A scrap of Garden Green cardstock was added as a mat (2” x ¾”) behind the sentiment label

All the elements were then arranged as per the sketch on a Garden Green card base.

A happy little birthday card with some very cute critters and bit of stitching for a clean look that was actually very simple to create. That is the beauty of a straightforward sketch.

Thanks for spending some of your time with me today.  Cheers,  Jolanda!

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Published by Jolanda Johnstone

Owner of THE INQUE SPOT STUDIO - Creative Space for Stamping & Paper Crafting and Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in South Carolina.

4 thoughts on “Oh, Snap – It’s Your Birthday

  1. I love seeing these smaller images being the star of a card! Super cute ‘stitching’ and the little flourish at the end is fun touch! Thanks for sharing at The Paper Players!

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  2. You have so many great elements on your card-the texture, the faux stitching and how you grouped all the cute little critters-just fabulous! Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Tic Tac Toe challenge this week Jolanda!

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