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Welcome to another CASE-ing Tuesday! I hope your week is going well, especially since it’s a busy one with Christmas only 4 days away. And since you’re here reading this today, welcome, I am so glad you stopped by and please, be sure to join my email list to keep up on all the scrappy news around here! So, have you been over to the CASE-ing Tuesday Facebook Group this morning to see what we are casing (copy and share everything)? If not, here’s a look at the sample and the sketch:

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Isn’t that a beautiful card? I was in a pinch and needed to create a birthday card, so why not kill two birds with one stone?  🙂 Here’s a look at my card:

I followed all of the measurements for my card, which was for my son-in-law’s birthday yesterday. He has his own business restoring hardwood floors, so I thought using the In Good Taste DSP was the perfect choice. My card base is in Soft Suede and the layer underneath the DSP is in Early Espresso cardstock. I attached them together and then to the card front with Stampin’ Seal adhesive. Since the DSP has a variegated look to the wood grain, it was easy to incorporate a piece of Crumb Cake for the sentiment layer. I used the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch for the end of my label. I think mine is a little longer then the 5 1/4″, but it still works. I stamped the sentiment from the Best Year stamp set, first in Versa Mark ink and then Early Espresso ink. I then added some clear embossing powder and heat set it. You can actually emboss with any of our ink colors by first stamping in the Versa Mark ink to help the ink stay wet longer then normal. Once that step was done, I added it to the card front with dimensionals. Next I took a scrap of Basic Black cardstock and added a piece of the Foam Adhesive Sheets to the back and then die cut the numbers and exclamation mark from the Playful Alphabet die set. I wanted the numbers to really stand out, so I pushed them carefully into the Versa Mark pad and added some of the clear embossing powder and heat set it. I repeated this 3 times on each of the pieces to layer on the embossing powder. The dot on the exclamation mark was a little tricky! lol But it gave me the effect I wanted. Then I added them to the sentiment label. For my bling, I brought in more of the black by using some of the Matte Black Dots.

For the inside, I found a scrap of Very Vanilla cardstock that measured 4 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ and stamped the sentiments from the Bunches of Fun stamp set in Early Espresso ink. I also stamped the bananas in Early Espresso and then colored them with the Dark So Saffron Blends Marker. I thought that was the perfect color for bananas. And to give them that aged look, I used my Dark Soft Suede Blends to add the spots. I love how that turned out! I then added that to a scrap of Early Espresso that measured 5″ x 4″ and attached it with Stampin’ Seal.

And don’t forget to decorate your envelope! I added some more of that beautiful wood grain DSP to the flap to tie it all together.

I don’t know about you, but I really struggle with masculine cards at times. But I love how this one turned out! Now it’s your turn. Create your take on this week’s sample and share it with us over on the Facebook Group. You can change it up a little or a lot, it’s all up to you. And if you’re not a member of the group yet, no worries! Just answer the two participant questions and you’re in! We would love to have you come and play along with us!

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

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