Hello there!  This month it’s my turn to create the color combinations and sketches for the challenges at CAS Colours & Sketches! I’m excited about it, and I hope you’ll join in and share your artwork with us!

For this week’s color challenge, I decided to put an updated spin on a card I made back in 2007, before I had a blog.  (It’s a little embarrassing to admit that the link is for a scan of the card, because this also was before I started using a camera to take photos of my cards!)  I’ve swapped out the colors used on that card for colors that are currently offered by Stampin’ Up.  Of course, as with all of our CC&S challenges, you don’t need to use Stampin’ Up products – we just use their color names as a point of reference.

I decided to use the current sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch! for the layout of my card.  Instead of putting the sentiment on its own strip, I split the focal panel and stamped the sentiment in the gap, directly on the card base.  I used a few pieces of scrap cardstock as shims to give a little dimension to the white panels.  To get the two-tone effect on the blossoms, I inked the stamp with the lighter pink first, and then sponged some of the darker pink ink onto the stamp, before pressing the stamp on the cardstock.


CC&S color258-001

Valentines and love are popular challenge themes going on right now, so I’m entering this card at AAA Cards, The Paper Players, and Cards in Envy, too.

So – if you need further inspiration for the CAS Colours & Sketches challenge, go see what the rest of the design team has made!  Then create your own clean and simple card using this week’s colors, and link it to the challenge blog by 6:00 p.m. Eastern time Monday, February 12.  We’d love to see what you can do!

Edited on February 11, 2017 to add:  Thank you to the team at CAS(E) this Sketch! for naming my card as an honorable mention!  What an awesome way to start my week!

All supplies for this card, except the white cardstock, are from Stampin’ Up.
Stamps: Spring Garden, Short & Sweet
Cardstock: Solar White (Neenah); Powder Pink
Ink: Powder Pink, Berry Burst, Wild Wasabi

21 Responses to “CAS Colours & Sketches #258”

  1. Oh swoon! Delicious colours, gorgeous layout and my favourite tulip flowers. Love it Patricia! Thanks for joining in with the challenge at AAA Cards.

  2. Patricia your CAS card is beautiful and the pinks so perfect for a ‘love you’ card. Love the split panel with the sentiment in the middle too. Thanks for joining our challenge over at The Paper Players this week!

  3. Soft and pretty card CAS card. Thanks for the idea of sponging onto the stamp to highlight little areas with a darker colour. x

  4. Such a beautiful and elegant card.I love the water color look of this

  5. Oh the tulips are so beautiful! I love the overall feel of the card (soft/romantic)!

  6. Beautiful Patricia. Love the split panel idea for the sketch and lovely tulips image, perfect for the colours. I really enjoyed this colour combo, thank you and thanks for the inspiration too. Hugs Bev x

  7. Wow! simply beautiful.

  8. Beautiful card. I love how you’ve shaded the flowers!

  9. So pretty and delicate

  10. Oh, this is beautiful! Wonderful take on the sketch!

  11. Love this beautiful, simple card! Love the soft pink and the pretty flowers! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy.

  12. So soft and romantic and beautiful! Love these colours and the split panel draws attention to the sentiment. Thank you so much for joining us at The Paper Players this week.

  13. CAS perfection! Thanks for joining the Paper Players this week!

  14. Patrica, this is so pretty! Love the layout and those gorgeous pink flowers! SO happy you made my challenge shine at The Paper Players! XX

  15. Gorgeous CAS card! Love the watercolor look of the flowers. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards challenges.

  16. Your card is lovely and sweet! Now I need to dig out my Spring Garden set. It hasn’t seen ink in a very long time.

  17. Oh Patricia – your card takes me back! That was one of the first SU sets I had in my collection and it was a favorite. Sometimes I wonder why I got rid of those sets! Love your card design and the way you used the colors. Great combination of a few different challenges! Hugs, Cathy

  18. This is sweetly CAS, Patricia. I love the split panel and pretty blooms. Thanks for playing along at AAA Cards.

  19. Your tulips make me want spring to hurry up and get here! I love the softness of them! Its so pretty! Thanks for playing in our challenge at Cards in Envy.

  20. Gorgeous CAS perfection!

  21. such a sweet, sweet card–love those colors and perfect layout! So glad you’re playing along with us at CIE!

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