Friday, 11 April 2014

CTS72 - Happy Birthday!


I was so excited when I saw this week's CAS(E) This Sketch challenge:



This grid layout is such a classic. It's classic because it's incredibly versatile - you can use it over and over and every card can be different. It's also classic because it's full of 3's. Three rows, three columns. Your eye loves this layout! Trust me!

For this card I flipped it upside down so that the "happy" can be my "sentiment" and the birthday is the grid. I used Memory Box dies to create the letters. I cut them in white for two reasons. First - you can run them all through at the same time on one piece of white cardstock. Second - I wanted to use specific copic colours - I don't  have matching cardstock for all these colours. OK, actually, now that I look at it, I do, but go back to reason 1 - one pass through the cuttlebug!

ETA - a couple of you wondered about the dimension of the letters. I cut them twice and stacked them to get that dimension before colouring them and then coating them with Stickles. 


34 comments:

  1. Ardyth, you always amaze me! This card is fabulous! :-)

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  2. Fantastic card, love the sparkle on this colourful sentiment, Cathy x

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  3. Timeless classic (is that redundant?) - love the sparkly rainbow!

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  4. So pretty! How did you get the letters both glittery and dimensional? Glitter and glossy accents?

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  5. So pretty! How did you get the letters both glittery and dimensional? Glitter and glossy accents?

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  6. I love the way your letters sparkle and shine!

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  7. FANTASTIC card Ardyth! LOVE the rainbow :)

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  8. another amazing work of art! stunning! thx for sharing

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  9. Yes, my eyes love the layout! And the colors! And the white space! And the perfect pairing of the stamped sentiment with the block letters!

    3 rocks!

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  10. Always amazing, and so glad I got my CAS simplicity dose for today, I needed it!!

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  11. Gorgeous! The glitter adds just the right amount of fabulousness without distracting from the CAS :)

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  12. When I saw this week's sketch, I thought of YOU and knew you would be making something cool and graphic with it, Ardy! You did not disappoint!! Hugs, Darnell

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  13. WOW, this is great, Ardyth!! Loving the bright colours with all the sparkle!!

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  14. Seriously...I want to steel your creative brain for one day...your talent and graphic mind never ceases to amaze me. Gorgeous!

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  15. Brilliant card - great idea!!
    Elaine

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  16. Great design based on the sketch! LOVE this sparkly, festive card! :)

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  17. So cool and sparkly! wonderful take on the grid challenge

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  18. I absolutely love your take on this sketch! You colored all those letters - WOW!

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  19. This is a brilliant idea to use die cut letters for the grid! Fabulous card!

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  20. Rainbow, and glitter and threes, oh my!

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  21. This is gorgeous Ardyth! Love all the sparkle

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  22. Blissful, Ardyth ... fab colours, gorgeous glitter, and such perfect balance ... stunning!

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  23. Fabulous birthday card Ardyth...just love your take on this sketch.

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  24. Simply love this beautiful card because it's so Ardyth! That you saw letters instead of squares is brilliant!

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  25. oh this card is wonderful and colorful :-)

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  26. Terrific card - so eye catching.
    Caroline xxx

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  27. I LOVE this card. So much gorgeous glittery rainbowness! :) But one question: how did you manage to pop up the letters? Or is that a trick of the eye?! OK, so that's two questions but you get the jist!

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  28. what a clever design for the sketch Ardyth! love the sparkle on the colorful letters!

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  29. fabulous take for a grid design, Ardyth! great technique on those letters, too!

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  30. Oh, this is fantastic! I love your fabulous take on the sketch!

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  31. Hello, Genius! Loving the colours and sparkle! Thanks for playing along with CAS(E) This Sketch this week!

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  32. Wonderfully CAS, with a touch of sparkle... perfect for CTS #72!

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