Saturday, December 15, 2012

CAS(E) this Sketch #9 - times two, sorta

The current sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch! is so perfect for ornaments. I don't remember if I've already shared one of these on the blog but here are the 3rd and 4th I've made (I'm pretty sure...crafty bits are getting pretty blurry this close to Christmas, I must admit.)
The first card is much truer to the sketch - but the second is so very close to the first in design I thought I should share it at the same time.






Supplies: same for both cards, except Mowed Lawn distress ink on card #1, Peacock Feathers distress ink on #2; sentiment from My Sentiments Exactly; ornament die cuts from K&Co; Tim Holtz design ruler for piercing; needle & embroidery thread

Both cards were made using a panel to hide the back of the stitching. I inked the edges of the panels in ink to match the sentiments, and used foam tape to attach them to the card bases. Even though it's a little fussy doing the cross-stitching, I think it's a fabulous way to class up a card that will still mail easily & with one stamp!

This is  the last CAS(E) this Sketch challenge until the New Year, and you've got until Tuesday to link up :)

xoxo,
Jessi

11 comments:

~amy~ said...

oooohhh...I love them both!

Annette said...

wow these are fabulous...Love how you stitched...looks awesome.

Angela said...

Beautifully done, Jessi...love the stitching!

Dawn said...

These are beautiful. I love the pretty ornaments and the handstitching looks fantastic.

Hugs, Dawn

Wendy ten Hove said...

Sooo lovely! Love the ornaments and adding the stitched lines and x-es just perfectly finishes this card!! Really beautiful!!
Hugs, Wendy

Ardyth said...

So beautiful - lovely colours, and of course that stitching - gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS(E) This Sketch this week!

jimlynn said...

Jessi, I LOVE the stitching on these cards!!! WOW! Such lovely cards for the holidays!
Lynn

walchowDesign said...

Great design with all the stitching, Jessi!

lostinpaper said...

Fantastic Jessi, these are CAS perfection!! (love the added stitching it's subtle but POW!)
Thanks so much for joining us at CAS(E) this Sketch this week!

Quip1320 said...

Love them both and I love the stitching! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us at CAS(E) this Sketch!

Dana said...

Oh oh i LOVE this (yes i really love them all!) This is so CAS!! I love the placment and the stitching!!!