April 20, 2012

CAS-ual Friday (sketch)

I'm back with a new challenge from CAS-ual Friday!
This week it's a sketch.


Is that not the perfect clean & simple sketch? *smile*
And did you see the new facelift the blog received? 
SO COOL, right? 

I pulled out a set of seashell stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps and had a blast playing with them! I stamped each layer in a different color to give shadows and highlights and make it look almost 3D! Then I chose three and aligned them to fit above my sentiment block. Background is a Burlap Backgrounder from the older CHF collection.

I hope you'll come out and play with us this week! 
We are sponsored by Theresa Momber.

Create a card (or layout) based on the sketch above and link it up to the CAS-ual Friday blog for a chance at fame and fortune! 
Okay...well not quite fortune, but fame definitely! *grin*

Thanks for stopping by,
XOXO

14 comments:

Karen B. said...

No way, I thought those were stickers! Beautiful stamping!

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

I am blown away by the amazing dimension those stamps have - soooo cool! You've knocked my socks off, once again, missy!!

Jen Adcock said...

Fabulous! I love a good photorealistic stamp. Gosh these are so lovely. I, too, thought they were stickers. Talk about genius at work. I also love a good Label One mat too. It is such a fab shape. Well, I am off to check These stamps out. Thanks for the stellar inspiration.

Hope you're well.

Joyce said...

Those images are so realistic. I was not sure how you did it. Actually, thought perhaps they were digital. I love this card, especially because I agree with the sentiment, and I live in a beach town--perfect for me.

Jill said...

A burlap background? You trendy gal, you! It's a great one, so realistic looking (makes me wish I'd bought one way back when). And the Kitchen Sink stamps . . . I love looking at their store and all of the amazing effects their stamps create. I've never actually bought one, however, because I can't decide between them! Love the beachy feel, here Dana!

Rose said...

WOW! awesome stamping girl!! :)

Christina said...

Wow, I thought those were chipboard stickers! The dimension you achieved with the multi-step stamping is incredible. Love the natural-looking burlap background for the shells, too!

Rema said...

I thought those were stickers too! Great job...

Jenny said...

Oh wow...you actually stamped them!!!!!! They are just so 3D, I thought they were photo stickers.
Amazing card..... Love it :0)
Jenny x

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Lovely card! You did an awesome job on those shells! ;o)

Kimberly said...

Yep, you got me too, Dana - I thought they were pre-made die cuts! And I thought the background was patterned paper. Awesome card!

Barb said...

this is gorgeous Dana. well everything you make is, but this is exceptional...the sentiment really stands out against the subtle background and those stickers are just delish!

Lisa said...

You STAMPED those seashells Dana!!??!! Oh my gosh I thought they were chipboard or a sticker or something premade LOL! Perfection girl...love your card!

Vicky Hayes said...

I love the shells against the burlap stamped background - it looks like sand! Vicky x