Well hello there!  It’s time for a new month of challenges at CAS Colours & Sketches and we have a color challenge for you this week.

Today also happens to be my husband’s birthday.  Although this week’s color combination is rather valentine-ish, I decided to use it for his birthday card.  The only one of the challenge colors that I own in either ink or cardstock is Powder Pink, so I used close matches for the Gray Granite and Lovely Lipstick.  I opted to use Naturals White cardstock for the card base because the tiny flecks in it give more visual interest than plain white or ivory does.  I used Smoky Slate ink for the tree trunk, and I sponged some more of the ink along the bottom edge of the card to give more of a “ground” beneath the tree.  Instead of leaves, I stamped a tiny heart in Powder Pink and in Rose Red.  I prefer to use sentiment stamps that have the entire sentiment on one block, but this time I used a set that has different words that can be put together to make phrases.  So this sentiment actually came from four separate wood-mounted stamps and I used my trusty Stamp-a-ma-jig to line them up.  I still managed to get it a little wonky looking.  Oh well.

I’m entering this card into the current challenges at AAA Cards, The Paper Players, and The Male Room, too.


Of course, just because we had Valentine’s Day in mind at CC&S, it doesn’t mean that you need to create a valentine card in order to participate in our challenge! Let your creativity take you wherever it wants to go. Just be sure to share your card with us at the challenge site before the linky tool closes at 6:00 p.m. Eastern time Monday, February 11. We’d love to have you join us! Thanks for stopping by today.

All supplies for this card are from Stampin’ Up.
Stamps: Branch Out, Small Sayings, Fundamental Phrases
Cardstock: Naturals White
Ink: Smoky Slate, Rose Red, Powder Pink
Other: sponge

11 Responses to “CAS Colours & Sketches #307”

  1. What a great idea, perfect valentine.

  2. Love the tree full of heart blooms. So cute! Wei xx

  3. Oh just perfect Patricia. Love the design and the way you’ve added so much interest and the appearance of layers with all those little hearts. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards, hope to see you joining in with future challenges too.

  4. What a great masculine card! Thanks for sharing your work with The Male Room. I hope you’ll be inspired by our next sketch too!
    Maja DT
    My blog: Rilcek in Kljuncek

  5. Love your heart tree!

  6. Your little tree is beautiful, Patricia. Love the little hearts. Thanks for having me as this month’s guest designer. Have a lovely day!

  7. Oh this is adorable! Love the hearts in the tree!

  8. Adorable, Patricia! Who doesn’t love a tree filled with hearts! Thank you for sharing with The Paper Players!

  9. Really pretty card. Thank you for joining us at The Male RoomCharlotte/Lady Joyful, DT

  10. Beautiful CAS card! I love how you combined different stamps. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards challenges.

  11. Tree filled with hearts, melts my heart. Beautiful card, thank you for playing at AAA Cards challenge, hugs ~ Ishani.

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