Tuesday, September 26, 2017

So Sweet... Thank You/CAS

This card came to mind while sitting on my patio enjoying morning coffee. I was noticing how industrious the ants were in their search for food. I have a stamp set of insects that has only been used twice so thought this would be a good opportunity to use it again.
The layout was inspired by a CAS challenge sketch. To ensure that my elements match the sketch, I download the image to Word, size it to A2 and print to use as a template. The front was stamped with the insects, peppermint candy and the sentiment. A light spatter of ink and the card front was finished. The inside was decorated by stamping the ants and a Thank You sentiment.

The card is being submitted to:

CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge #240

Techniques: Stamping, CAS
Size: A2

Stamps: Stampin' Up! "Beetles & Bugs" (ants), "Sweets for the Sweet" (peppermint candy) and "Honeycomb Happiness" (sentiment)
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin' Up! Regal Rose
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White (heavyweight)


  1. Love your source of inspiration and the card is really cute!

  2. That is an awesome take on the sketch Melanie! Love the colors and your clean design. Perfectly created! :)

  3. Holy cow, didn't see this one either. I'm not particularly fond of ants because they run along our pool in the morning toward your home, and then later in the day before evening, they march back to our yard and pool. But this card is adorable and love them marching so proudly inside and out. Love it.