Hello! Because today is a relatively rare fifth Thursday of the month, we have a special double challenge for you at CAS – Colours and Sketches this week!  Kylie is our hostess, and she has drafted a really neat sketch for us to pair with a great monochromatic color combo.

I took an inventory of the cards I’ve been accumulating for my next shipment to Operation Write Home and noticed that I didn’t have many winter themed cards, as opposed to Christmas or holiday cards.  I thought that this week’s challenge colors would work well for a winter card and that I could somehow incorporate snowflakes into the circular elements.  I stretched the sketch into an A2 rectangle and here’s what I came up with:

Although the sponged ink along the edges of the circles looks rather grey, it’s actually from my Whisper White ink pad.  The sponging was an afterthought just before I assembled the card.  I’m glad I did it because the card was too stark without it, and because I think it lends a more wintery feel to the card.  I opted not to put a sentiment on the card so that way the hero who chooses to send it home can make it a “thinking of you” or “I miss you” or whatever other type of card he or she wants.  And without a sentiment on the front, the card could also be used as a top fold card, like this:

Oh, I suppose I ought to include the challenge rubrics:

Although the colors listed are Stampin’ Up color names, you do not need to use Stampin’ Up products to create your card.  Simply use whatever you have that is closest to those colors.

Be sure to see what the rest of the design team has made!  Then we’d love it if you join in our challenge by making a clean and simple styled card of your own using this sketch and these colors.  Share your card at the CAS – Colours and Sketches site by noon eastern time Wednesday, September 4.

This card fits into the current ‘ABC’ Challenge, so I’m entering it there, too.

Thanks for stopping by today!  All comments are welcome and appreciated.

Stamps: none
Cardstock: Marina Mist, Night of Navy, Whisper White (Stampin’ Up)
Ink: Whisper White (SU)
Other: Bianca snowflake die (Memory Box); standard circle Nestabilities die (Spellbinders); sponge

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