CAS(E) this Sketch #11, Addicted to CAS #4 (Embossing)

There’s a brilliant graphic sketch by Jackie, as well as inspiring examples, at CAS(E) this Sketch this week … and I’ve combined it with this fortnight’s Addicted to CAS where Karen has chosen the theme of Embossing … lovely … texture!

Way back at the end of September when I started to blog (it is a verb as well as a noun isn’t it?), I made a card for a ‘seven circles’ challenge (here).  This CTS sketch has squares rather than circles in it … but if you’ve checked out the original, you’ll be thinking what I did … could the same principles be used and the original card be CASEd.  Well, I tried it and made this …



The circles were die cut, the edges inked and they were then folded to make squares and create a patchwork effect.  Half the base was dry embossed (with a folder made from a plastic base that held a most delicious ice cream ‘buche’ we had at Christmas!) … I wanted raised squares to go with the patchwork and don’t have any folders that aren’t curvy.  Once the sentiment was stamped and heat embossed, I fixed on the patchwork and I was done … card CASEd!

Now for something completely different … I’m delighted that two new friends have joined the  Froggers this week … Kimberley Anne from wienerhoneymooners and Kim from cupcakescardsandkim … welcome ladies!  If you get the chance, do go and have a wander round the Kimberley Anne’s and Kim’s blogs … there’s plenty of inspiration to be had from them both!

I’m about done for the weekend … I’ll be blog travelling tomorrow so will catch up with you then … thanks so much for popping in … Anita 🙂

Supplies:  Cardstock: Docrafts,  DP:  Stash,  Stamp: Kaisercraft,  Ink: Versamark,  Embossing Powder: Crafter’s Companion,  Dry Embossing: Cuttlebug, My Own Buche Folder!

16 thoughts on “CAS(E) this Sketch #11, Addicted to CAS #4 (Embossing)

  1. Karen Bourke

    Wow Anita – this is gorgeous! I love that you actually made your own embossing folder – talk about thinking outside the box. Very clever use of circles to make your squares – love it! Thanks so much for joining us at A2CAS.

    Karen x

  2. Ardyth

    LOVE this – love that you embossed the panel to get the half and half, love how you made the 4 elements – so cool! Thanks for joining us at CTS this week!

  3. baileyrosy

    Hi Anita, sorry I haven’t been by for a while and I see I have missed so much ! Love your card and the clever design great home made embossing too. Thanks for your continued support at Addicted to CAS and good luck.


  4. Kim S

    Absolutely perfect use of the sketch! Those circle/squares with the various patterns look wonderful against the clean background! So glad to see you at CAS(E) this Sketch!

  5. Anastasia

    Very beautiful card! Love the subtle embossing… I have to try one day to make the circles squares… Great CAS card, thank you for playing along with us at ATCAS!


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