Hello there!  It’s time for the first sketch challenge of the month at CAS Colours & Sketches.  I think a lot of different variations can be done with the tag-like shape, and I’m looking forward to seeing what our challenge participants do with it!

I needed to make a birthday card for my brother-in-law, and the sketch fit the bill perfectly.  I knew I wanted to use this image of a gift.  Even though it comes from a Christmas-themed stamp set, it works fine for birthday presents, too.  I stamped it onto two different designer papers, fussy cut it, and pieced it together.  It’s pretty fiddly to fussy cut around the bow and each time I do it I mentally ask myself why I continue to do it, LOL, but I do like the way it turns out.  I had a tall, narrow strip left over from some digital designer paper I had printed years ago.  Just a little bit of trimming made it the right size for the sketch.  Because it’s a repetitive text print, I didn’t think I needed to include a sentiment.  It also qualifies this card for the current challenge at Inkspirational

I had a furry, four-legged shadow while I was working on the card and photographing it.  I warned him that if he didn’t back off, he’d get his picture taken, too.  He didn’t seem to care.  Silly kitty.

What will you do with this sketch?  I hope you’ll try out something and share what you create with us!  Link your work to the CAS Colours & Sketches blog by 6:00 p.m. Eastern time Monday, September 19.  Thanks for stopping by today!

Stamp: Bows and Holly (Lawn Fawn)
Cardstock: Crumb Cake (Stampin’ Up); scraps from Pyrus 6″ x 6″ paper pad (Basic Grey); Vintage Birthday digital designer paper (Lizzie Anne Designs)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento); printer ink

4 Responses to “CAS Colours & Sketches #487”

  1. Fabulous cas design – would be a great card for so many people. Thanks for joining in at Inkspirational.

  2. So fun!! I love your kitty, he’s so cute! 🙂 The repeating sentiment on the background piece is really clever, I love it 🙂

  3. What great CAS design, Patricia! I love the use of traditional Christmas in a modern design.

  4. Great card, and your helper is adorable!

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