Hello!  We have one last challenge for you this month at CAS Colours & Sketches and this time it’s a sketch challenge.

After browsing through my craft supplies and looking for images and dies that would work with the sketch, I decided to use my snowflake dies for the star elements of the sketch.  I originally planned to cut them from shimmery white cardstock and add a bit of blue ink to them to give them some definition.  But in my folder of shimmery cardstock, I found some leftovers from when I made my family’s Christmas cards a few years ago.  So I saved myself some time by cutting the snowflakes from the blue section of the cards that didn’t get finished then.  I added a couple of rhinestones to the snowflakes to give them a little extra sparkle.  I used shimmery white cardstock for the card base because it reminds me of the sun sparkling on fresh white snow – although it’s hard to capture that in my photo of the card.  I wanted to create the mood of falling snow, so I used a portrait-oriented card base.  A set of alphabet stamps made it easy for me to make the sentiment with the words oriented vertically.  And there you have it – a very CAS card!

 

What will you create with this sketch?  Share your work with us at the CAS Colours & Sketches site by 6:00 p.m. Eastern time Monday, September 2. Be sure to check out what the other design team members have made, too!  Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies:
Stamps: Jessie’s ABCs (Lawn Fawn)
Cardstock: Cryogen White (Curious Metallic)
Ink: Pacific Point (Stampin’ Up)
Other: gel sticks (Faber Castell); Stitched Snowflakes dies (Lawn Fawn); rhinestones (SU)

Well hi there!  It’s color challenge week at CAS Colours & Sketches.

I decided to go floral with the colors. I used just part of one of my newest stamps because the stamp itself is a whopping seven inches long.  The yellow leaves are a little different, but I thought about how the leaves on my balloon flowers turn yellow after we get frosty fall weather so I went with it even though the stamped blossoms aren’t balloon flower blossoms.

I kept the current AAA Cards challenge in my mind as I was working on the layout for this card.  I couldn’t think of a song to tie into it, though.

 

There ya have it!  I hope you’ll try this color challenge and share your card with us at CC&S!  You have until 6:00 p.m. Eastern time Monday, August 26 to link your card at the challenge site.  Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies:
Stamps: Delightful (Penny Black); Everyday Greetings Collection (Wordsworth)
Cardstock: Solar White (Neenah); Crushed Curry (Stampin’ Up)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Other: markers (Copic)

Hello there!  It’s sketch challenge week at CAS Colours & Sketches and I think we have a good one for you this time.

The one rectangular area of the sketch looked to me like an image panel.  It took me a little while to choose what to put in it.  I finally decided on this cute otter image and started pulling out supplies for the rest of the card – and was happily surprised to find this same otter, already stamped and colored (except for the bow), in my file folder with the blue cardstock and watery designer paper!  So I colored the bow to match and carefully fussy cut the otter.  I added some stamped waves to the designer paper.  Although the otter image is actually from a Christmas themed stamp set, it works perfectly well with the birthday sentiment too!

Now it’s your turn to create a card with this sketch!  If you need more inspiration first, you can check out what the rest of the CC&S Design Team has made.  Then link your card at the challenge site by 6:00 p.m. Eastern time Monday, August 19.  We’d love to have you join us!

Supplies:
Stamps: Christmas Like No Otter [for Simon Says Stamp]; Year Five (Lawn Fawn)
Cardstock: Marina Mist, Crumb Cake, Whisper White (Stampin’ Up); designer paper (source unknown)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Other: markers (Copic)

Greetings!  It’s time for another color challenge at CAS Colours & Sketches.

This week’s colors suggested doing something from nature, so after browsing through my materials, I decided to try combining stenciling with fussy cutting.  In order to keep my card very clean and simple in style, I stenciled the flowers stems and leaves directly onto the card base.  (I figured if I messed it up too badly, I could still cut it down to a card front size and mat it onto a different card base.)  I’ve had this designer paper for years and thought the colors matched well to the challenge colors, so I used the stencil to trace the blossoms onto the paper and then fussy cut them out.  To keep my tracing lines from showing on the card, I flipped the stencil and the paper over and traced the outlines on the back of the paper.  I also traced the two larger blossoms again on a scrap of cardstock so I could use those as shims behind the designer paper to give the blossoms a little bit of dimension.  I stamped the sentiment before I glued the blossoms to the card front.  I didn’t want to risk assembling the whole card and then smudging the sentiment!

Be sure to check out what the rest of the CC&S Design Team has done with these colors!  Then share your own card with us by linking it to the challenge post by 6:00 p.m. Eastern time Monday, August 12.  We’d love to have you join us!  Thanks for stopping by today.

Supplies:
Stamp: So Happy for You (Stampin’ Up)
Cardstock: Pure Luxury Ivory (Gina K. Designs); Fall Flowers designer paper (SU)
Ink: Old Olive (SU)
Other: Verdant stencil (Penny Black); stencil brushes

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