Hello there!  It’s time for another challenge at CAS Colours & Sketches and this time we have a very simple sketch for you to try.

After some mental debate over whether to make a birthday card or a holiday card, I finally decided on holiday.  I used one of my newest dies to cut the word “merry” from shiny gold cardstock.  Using the die to help with placement, I stamped “& bright” with gold ink and heat embossed it.  It didn’t turn out quite as shiny as I’d hoped; I think the embossing powder is going old and stale.  Anyway, I knew I wanted to use some festive red and green for the background.  I played around with a couple different ideas before settling on this partial starburst pattern.  I opted not to continue the starburst around the entire card base in order to keep the card more clean and simple in style.  The sentiment panel is attached with dimensional adhesive to give it more actual and visual separation from the card base.


sketch 251

I’m entering my card into two additional challenges:  Less is More, and AAA Cards.

I had a furry “helper” supervise me while I was photographing the card.  LOL

CASCAS251 Lyric

What will you create with this sketch?  Share your work with us at the CAS Colours & Sketches site by 7:00 p.m. Eastern time Monday, December 4.  Be sure to check out what the other design team members have made, too!  Thanks for stopping by today!

Stamps: All Occasion Sentiments #4 (Uniko)
Cardstock: Solar White (Neenah); Real Red, Gumball Green (Stampin’ Up)
Ink: gold pigment (ColorBox)
Other: Merry Script die (Mama Elephant); gold detail embossing powder, dimensionals (SU)

14 Responses to “CAS Colours & Sketches #251”

  1. Wow, PH, that’s so striking!

  2. Such a modern design. Love that your cat is helping you with the photo 🙂 Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

  3. I love the shiny Merry , it really pops against the red and green.

  4. Lovely graphic CAS card, Patricia. Perfectly Clean and Simple. Thanks for playing along at AAA Cards Clean and Simple Christmas card challenge.

  5. Your card is a stunner, just love it. Your kitty looks just like my kitty who also loves to surprise me while I make cards 🙂

  6. WOW! Awesome BG effect and love how you’ve only partially filled the BG to keep it CAS and not take too much focus from that shiny sentiment 🙂 Wonderful inspiration. Hugs Bev x

  7. Loving the ultra modern look of the angled stripes, fabulous card! Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

  8. So very bold and beautiful. Love your design. (And your supervisor)

  9. This looks amazing! The gold in your sentiment is the perfect match for the traditional red and green Christmas color combo and I love the starburst pattern you created -very creative and with stunning results! Thanks for joining us at Less Is More!

  10. Love that gold, Patricia. Fun burst of color, too.

  11. Great card – love the starburst background it really sets off the sentiment.

  12. Fabulous and festive card, Patricia. Love the background… highlights the large sentiment perfectly.
    And thank you so much for putting a huge smile on my face 😁 with your encouraging comment.

  13. Awesome card, Patricia! I love the red/green starburst! I’ll be casing that idea for sure!

  14. Great design and colors:) I love the picture of your kitty photo bombing too! Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

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