Hello there!  It’s time for a new month of challenges at CAS Colours & Sketches.  Our host this time is Samantha and she has some fun ideas in store for us!  As always, we start off the month with a color challenge.

I opted to get into February’s Valentine season for my card, using a die I bought a few weeks ago.  I started by using the die along the edge of a card front cut from shimmery cardstock.  I was careful to keep all the hearts that were cut so that I could use markers to color them in the pink and red of the challenge combo.  I added more layers of color to some of them to give some depth to them.  I stamped the sentiment on the card front, opting not to heat emboss it so it would better match the metallic silver cardstock I attached to the edge of a pink card base.  I added a shim of the pink cardstock to the other side of the card to make up the difference in layers before carefully attaching the white card front into place.  Then I glued the colored hearts back into place.

The card layout is more or less based on last week’s CC&S sketch challenge.  I didn’t put a ruler to it to measure it for exactness, but I think it’s close enough to count for the current challenge at AAA Cards.  It definitely includes their optional twist!

I just realized my card also fits the current CASology challenge so I’m going to enter it there, 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 10.  We’d love to have you join us!  Thanks for stopping by today.

Stamps: Happy Everything (Lawn Fawn)
Cardstock: Flirty Flamingo, Metallic Silver (Stampin’ Up); Cryogen White (Curious Metallic)
Ink: Silver (ColorBox)
Other: Cascading Hearts Border die (Technique Tuesday); markers (Copic)

12 Responses to “CAS Colours & Sketches #356”

  1. Love the use of the shimmery paper! Very pretty Patricia!

  2. Always love your cards, you’ve got such a fantastic CAS style and never compromise the white space. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards , hope to see you join in with future challenges too.

  3. Absolutely stunning Patricia! What a great use of that beautiful heart border die! Vicky x

  4. Awesome card! I love the gradient inking on the hearts!

  5. Your trimmed out ombre line of hearts is fabulous against the silvery paper.

  6. These falling hearts are so pretty, love how you’ve shaded them!

  7. I love your ombre hearts, great effect.

  8. Such a beautiful Valentine card! Thanks for joining AAA Cards! Hugs Åsa

  9. What a super design. Love your idea of using the hearts along the edge and then adding them back all coloured…you have patience! But well worth it as it looks stunning. Thanks for joining CASology.

  10. Perfectly clean and simple! Thanks for playing along with us at AAACards!

  11. I love the idea of the strip of silver cardstock. Thanks for playing along with us at AAACards!

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