I whipped out about ten other cards with this sketch in record time by following it literally, and I highly recommend using it when you need to get a set of cards together quickly. It's soooo versatile and easy.
These cards take a slighly different twist on the original. First up, I used a background stamp from Hero Arts rather than random stamping. I used Brilliance lime ink, a lime rhinestone, the word window punch, and dimensionals. The sentiment is from PTI and stamped in Palette noir ink.
Next, I got really adventurous with a text background stamp (these are all the rage lately), Brilliance pearlescent beige ink, and some embellies pulled from my neutral embellishments drawer: photo corners, prima flowers, buttons, and thread. I also used a tag punch for the sentiment, which is from PTI and stamped in PTI's vintage cream. Collage can be clean and simple! It's also hard to photograph...IRL the card is more balanced color-wise, but I did my best.
Finally, I dug out an old stamp from PSX to make a birthday card for my uncle (an ornithologist). I hate coloring in birds for him since he knows what they are supposed to look like (scientists can be so particular, go figure), so I usually opt for a simpler, monochromatic approach with his cards.
I hope you like these cards and take some time to play the CAS19 challenge. This will definitely be a "go-to" layout for me in the future.