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.

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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