Monday 22 January 2018

Cas(e) This Sketch 255 JAI 392

I was happy to use the sketch at CAS(E) This Sketch as inspiration for today's card.

I am continuing my exploration of Petal Palette, a gorgeous set that I bought from the new Occasions catalogue. This card uses not only the stamps but also the co-ordinating dies (Petals and More) and embossing folder (Petal Pair).

This card is a rarity for me, made as it is from a single sheet of Heavy Whisper White card, with no extra layers or inserts. I have embossed straight onto the card front then picked out the design by softly (and carefully) sponging on Blushing Bride and Pear Pizzazz. This sponging was a technique I was shown by my upline's upline - so I guess my Stampin' Up grandmother - Pauline.

The embossing folder is just the right size to emboss the back flap of the envelope perfectly.

Since I'm playing with my new stamps, dies and - newest of all - embossing folder, I'm going to also enter at Just Add Ink's Challenge too.

Update: Delighted to get an Honourable Mention at Just Add Ink this week!

Ingredients - all products Stampin' Up
Card: Heavy Whisper White, gold foil, Whisper white
Stamps: Petal Palette
Inks: Versamark, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz
Other: gold embossing powder, Petals and More framelits, Petal Pair embossing folder, dimensionals, metallic shapes, sponges.


  1. Oh, this is so pretty! Wonderful take on the sketch!

  2. Oh this is really pretty Jan. I love the touch of gold embossing and gold die, it't really striking. Chantell Just Add Ink

  3. The sponging you’ve added to the embossed panel is so very pretty, Jan! It adds another layer of elegance and I love the detailed gold edging behind your sentiment banner too. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week.

  4. Jan this is just beautiful - the delicate sponging on the embossing and the gold elements - swoon!

  5. This is very elegant Jan! I love how the colours are so delicate and that the detail is contained in a focal panel at the top. Thanks for showing us your something new project at Just Add Ink this week.

  6. What a lovely card Jan, so delicate! Thanks for joining in with our challenge this week at Just Add Ink!

  7. Simply stunning, Jan. I adore the subtle colours and texture with the gold elements. Thanks for sharing your stunning creation with us at Just Add Ink this week.

  8. This is so simple, and yet so gorgeous! :) The pastel colours give such a great contrast against the the vibrant golden.

  9. Beautiful card, Jan. The sponging on the raised embossing almost looks shimmery with those lovely pastels next to the gold die cut! Gorgeous!