A couple nights ago when I was putting my baby to sleep (some of my best ideas come then), I was thinking about the sketch for CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge #13 and the idea for this card came. I scribbled the idea down after my son fell asleep, but I didn't have a chance to work on the card until today. I realize I went a little liberal with the tree being a rectangle, but it mostly is. :) I've been seriously cleaning out my craft supplies and stumbled upon some cork. I stamped PTI's BB: Woodgrain on it, and I LOVE the look it created. It's about time I used this cork anyway. The store I bought it from went out of business at least 3 years ago, so needless to stay it's been sitting unused in my stash for a while. The sentiment is from The Alley Stamps' newly released All About You set. It's my first set from TAWS, and I'm a fan.
P.S. This is my first time doing a CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge, and I just scrolled down to see some of their other challenges, and I saw this card featured from their last sketch that is EXTREMELY similar to mine. Oh, dear! Promise I did not use this card as inspiration. I guess my idea wasn't as creative as I thought. Or maybe it's better to say that Kate (the creator of the other card) and I both had a great idea.
Anyway, here's the sketch I used.
Stamps: PTI (Background Basics: Woodgrain), TAWS (All About You), CTMH (Sans Alphabet)
Ink: SU (Real Red), PTI (True Black), Ranger (Walnut Stain)
Cardstock: PTI (Pure Poppy, Rustic Cream)
Other: PTI (Tiny Tags Die), Cork