Time Out for Blue Skies

Thursday, March 16, 2017
Hi friends! Today's card is something you don't see around here very often... clean and simple!  Verve is sponsoring Time Out Challenges this round, and I wanted to make a card for the challenge.  This round the challenge is to CASE a fabulous little card by Jenny Mullins (picture later in this post).  I had to think on it for a while since we all know CAS stamping is not my superpower {wink}.  After a little time trying to connect with my inner CAS girl, I suddenly remembered these sweet butterflies from Blue Skies and knew EXACTLY what I wanted to make!  And it came out just like I pictured it in my head. Bonus! {grin}

Handmade card by Julee Tilman. www.poeticartistry.blogspot.com

I started by stamping the butterflies on white cardstock and coloring with Copic markers before fussy cutting them. I next stamped them on a white panel, just where I wanted them and sponged with a layer of tumbled glass distress ink.  Next I went over this with the dot fade stencil and broken china distress ink. I love how this bit of blue sky looks against all the white.  I popped the cut-out butterflies up over the stamped butterflies, then added the Blue Skies sentiment in the corner.

Handmade card by Julee Tilman. www.poeticartistry.blogspot.com

I wanted a little interest up top, like she has in the branch on the inspiration card.  So I pulled out the Partly Cloudy Die Set and cut a sun, coloring it with Copic markers, and then sponging with Scattered Straw before adhering it to the corner and trimming off the excess.  A thin black mat set things off and this card was done lickety split!

Card by Jenny Mullins
Here's the card being CASE'd. Isn't it just darling?  I think I managed to capture the feel of it, don't you? As I mentioned before, Verve is sponsoring this challenge round, so come play along for a chance to win some new Verve for youself!  For a little more inspiration, head on over to Time Out to check out the lovely creations by their design team.

Enabler's List
Stamps: Blue Skies (Verve Stamps)
Paper: white, black
Ink: onyx black (Versafine), scattered straw, tumbled glass, broken china (Ranger Distress), markers (Copic)
Accessories: Partly Cloudy Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), Dot Fade Layering Stencil (Tim Holtz)


sandie said...

I commented on Verve blog but had to pop over here and see your thinking behind this! I love the added sponging just like Jenny's card. And you jogged my memory that I have the blue skies set and I love the sentiments in it...time to dust it off x

Purple Princess said...

So pretty! love the butterflies!!

JoAnn said...

Beautiful CAS card. Love the butterflies and the blue dotted background.
I have trouble with CAS also.

Christi Flores said...

Good gosh this is gorgeous!! For CAS not being your thing you sure rock it! I'm not a CAS girl either. ;) BTW, thanks for your comment on my post earlier! This year has been rough for us too but thank goodness I think (hope) the worst is over.

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Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, how pretty! Love the bright yellow butterflies and the sun! So cheery and happy!

Anita in France said...

How lovely, Julee ... sunny, bright, vibrant ... those delicate butterflies are fabulous against the soft blue sponged and stencilled background! Thanks so much for sponsoring our challenge at Time Out ... and for getting the ball rolling in the gallery with this fabulous card! Anita :)

Vickie Z said...

It's perfect.... You can do CAS when you put your mind to it!!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Julee, I absolutely LOVE this card! You sure do CAS better than I do! This is brilliant, and it sure made me smile! Hugs! xoxo