I took one look at this sketch, and had no idea how I would manage to duplicate this pattern. It had me stumped. But the samples were so interesting and colorful, I wanted to give it a try.
I’m pretty happy with the results, and glad I stuck with the challenge. It isn’t exact, but then, a CAS(E) isn’t supposed to be.
If you’d like to solve the puzzle on your own, stop here. If you’d like to know how I did it, you can continue reading.
I could see I needed a bunch of different colors and patterns to case my favorite samples, so decided to use the new Tutti-Frutti 6X6 Designer Series Paper. It has a wonderful selection, including a black and white stripe that would be the background.
I adhered the stripe to a 4 1/4 X 5/12 piece of Basic Black cardstock with the intention of trimming it to 4″ X 5 1/4″ after all the strips were glued in place.
1/2″ strips were too narrow, 1″ strips too wide, so 3/4″ strips seemed just right. I used my Stampin’ Trimmer to cut my 3/4″ strips from eight different papers in the Tutti-Frutti pack. Next, I cut a triangle from the black and white dotted paper for the upper right hand corner, glued it down, and placed the Kiwi strip next to it.
I continued making the pattern by placing the strips at a right angle to the Kiwi strip. I was left with the strips hanging over the edge, and shortened these with scissors. Then, I used the Stampin’ Trimmer to cut a neat 4” X 5 1/4” art piece to layer on my Whisper White card base.
The sentiment was my last decision, and I used a black, die cut “thanks” from a retired set. This patchwork CAS(E) was great fun after all. And, Stampin’ Up makes it easy, because of the way they coordinate everything. I hope you give it a try.
This is an exciting day! Have a wonderful Christmas Eve!