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:

Michelle said...

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

Cathy said...

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

Jacquie Southas said...

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

MelissaBG said...

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

MelissaBG said...

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

Sheila H said...

I love the way your letters sparkle and shine!

Lyndal said...

FANTASTIC card Ardyth! LOVE the rainbow :)

gmanshk said...

another amazing work of art! stunning! thx for sharing

Geri said...

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!

wienerhoneymooners said...

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

Sian Ridley said...

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

Darnell J Knauss said...

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

Malika said...

Lovely card

Malika

Petra Swart said...

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

Lynn said...

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

Craft-E-Place said...

Brilliant card - great idea!!
Elaine

Gabby said...

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

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

So cool and sparkly! wonderful take on the grid challenge

Julie Hoffman said...

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

Chris D. said...

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

Bobby said...

Rainbow, and glitter and threes, oh my!

Gillian R said...

This is gorgeous Ardyth! Love all the sparkle

Anita in France said...

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

Kim Heggins said...

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

Susanne Vargas said...

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

Manuela said...

oh this card is wonderful and colorful :-)

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Terrific card - so eye catching.
Caroline xxx

Hannah A. said...

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!

Julia Aston said...

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

Janet Perafan-Babar said...

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

Leigh Penner said...

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

Jen W. said...

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

My Paper Epiphany said...

L.O.V.E. It!!!

Michelle said...

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