CYCI#63 Sketch Challenge…


This week at Can You Case It we have a sketch challenge and you are invited to play along.  You can post your creation up to noon this Friday.

Here is the card that came to me while walking one morning…


It’s the ruffles that I kept seeing in my mind.  In fact this week I have posted two cards with ruffled “skirts”.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for this one…


  • Paper:  Blushing Bride, Basic Black and Very Vanilla cardstock plus Newsprint DSP
  • Ink:  Early Expresso and Crumb Cake
  • Stamps: En Francias (retired)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Basic Pearls, Blossom Punch, Blushing Bride Satin Ribbon, Crumb Cake Seam Binding, Venetian Crochet Trim amd Tasteful Trim BigZL Die, Blossom Flower Punch, 1/2″ circle punch


  • The Blushing Bride base card is 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • The Basic Black Layer is 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″
  • The stripped DSP is 2″ x 3″
  • The Very Vanilla layer is 4″ x 4″
  • Use 1 1/2″ strips of the newsprint DSP and cut all at once.  Sponge scalloped edge with Crumb Cake ink.
  • Stamp background stamp on Very Vanills layer, sponge edges with Crumb Cake and distress the edges for a shabby chic look.  Turn down top left corner
  • Add Basic Black layer to card front with adhesive
  • Add stripped DSP to top left corner with adhesive
  • Add Very Vanilla layer and Basic Pearls to top left corner.
  • Starting at bottom of card run a line of adhesive and place first scalloped layer.  Add next layer making sure the scallops to not line up but alternate for six rows
  • Add the three layers of ribbon and trim at top of last scalloped layer
  • Flower is made by punching five flowers from the same DSP sheet, then punching a 1/2″ circle punch in center of each flower.  Sponge edges of each with Crumb Cake.  Cut between two petals and overlap with hot glue.  Next flower cut out one petal and overlap with hot glue.  Third flower cut out two petals and overlap with hot glue.  Fourth flower cut out three petals and overlap.  Curl two single petals for flower center and hot glue.  Use bone folder to curl petals.
  • Attach flower with hot glue to card front.

I seriously think you will love making this flower.  Try one in cardstock and in another favorite DSP.  They are addictive…

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today.  Hope you feel inspired to join in our blog with this sketch challenge.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


When I get that old I hope this is exactly what I am doing with my bestie!

I’m inky…and HaPpY!




  1. Billie, once again you have a beautiful creative card for us today. I love it and how you outline every step so those of us, who are not as creative as you, can aspire to CASE it in our own way. I hope it gets warm enough to walk outside again soon. Thanks for your inspiration.

    • Thank you HJ for commenting. It makes me feel wonderful to know you are inspired by something you have seen on my blog. Hope you stop by often!…B

  2. Billie, I can not say enough wonderful things about your team card. Its simply beautiful!!!