Hello!  I’ve been enjoying hosting the challenges throughout January at CAS Colours & Sketches, but today marks the last challenge of the month.  This time we have a sketch that I think leaves a lot of possibilities for fun.  It has one big tilted panel that can be dressed up in whatever clean and simple design you desire.

My area of Virginia got hit with about 19 inches of snow from the “Snowzilla” storm last weekend.  Although the roads are all pretty clear now and students are back at school, the ground is still white in most places.  While I do enjoy a good snowstorm, my cardmaking thoughts have been leaning toward something more spring-like.  I don’t know if that’s left over from my years of making cards for Operation Write Home, where we used to plan for seasons in advance, or exactly what.  But anyway, I decided to use a flowery designer paper and chose my color scheme around it.  I originally planned to do the tilted panel similar to the card shown here and pair the flowery paper with a polka dot paper in the same colors.  Then I felt that would be too busy.  So I ended up using only the flowery paper.  I used one of the dominant colors in it for the card base, and another for die-cutting the sentiment.  Oh, I’ve also turned the sketch 90° on its side, so that the sentiment is mostly right side up.


sketch 158

Don’t let that tilted panel stump you when you try the sketch.  Simply cut a panel the size of your card front, add whatever CAS design you like to it, then angle it when you attach it to the base of your card.  Trim off the excess and there you have it!

Be sure to check out what the rest of the CC&S Design Team and our January guest designer have made.  Then make your own card following the sketch and link it to the challenge site by 6:00 p.m. Eastern time Wednesday, February 3.  We’d love to have you join in the fun and creativity with us!  Thanks for stopping by today!

All products used for this card, except the sentiment die, are from Stampin’ Up.
Stamps: none
Cardstock: Daffodil Delight, Crisp Cantaloupe, Whisper White, Watercolor Wonder designer series paper
Ink: none
Other: Simply Said Hello die (Avery Elle)

10 Responses to “CAS Colours & Sketches #158”

  1. Great inspiration Patricia and beautiful card!

  2. Love your colors! We had our snow in December, and now it is just gray and rainy and cold…here in ID

  3. This is so full of the joys of Spring, Patricia, it’s pure cas loveliness. Great sketch for us too
    Louise xx

  4. Gorgeous card. Love the delicate flowers on your paper. Thank you for an amazing sketch.

  5. Beautiful Spring colours and I love how you divided the panel with stamping and sentiment to keep it CAS. Great sketch. Hugs Bev x

  6. Thank you for a great month of challenges! And I love this sunny card, it’s so cheerful and springlike, perfect for a chilly day 🙂 Caro x

  7. Wonderful card; I love the soft colors of the flower pattern paper.

  8. I love the soft colours you have used in your design Patricia. Thanks for some great challenges this month to start the new year. Stef x

  9. The flowery paper with the happy hello is CAS perfection. Thanks for a fun month. Liz x

  10. Beautiful card and fabulous sketch Patricia! Love the bold sentiment and that is one of my all-time favorite DSP’s.

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