Wednesday, 16 November 2016

CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge #199

It's Wednesday, so time for my entry for the latest CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge.

This week it's a sketch.

I've only made this type of card a couple of times and to be honest I was a little daunted by it the first time. The trick as mentioned in the challenge is to cut both pieces of cardstock or designer series paper the same size. You then turn the pieces so that the bottom edge of the top layer is horizontal on the card (as you look at it) and the bottom layer not.

To make this card :

  • I cut my piece of Whisper White cardstock first (mine measures 7.5 cm x 12.9 cm) and punched a heart out using the Sweetheart Punch. 
  • I placed the Whisper White cardstock over the Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper (DSP) so that I could see the candy cane heart through the punched shape.
  • I then placed another 7.5 cm x 12.9 cm piece of cardstock over the top so that it's edges where protruding over the cardstock underneath (hope this makes sense) and marked where the corners were on the DSP.
  • I then used a ruler to draw the lines and I then cut out the DSP with my Stampin' Trimmer.
  • I stamped my sentiment  (from the Tin of Tags stamp set) in Real Red onto the piece of Whisper White cardstock.
  • And then lastly, all the pieces were then layered onto a Real Red card base. I used Stampin' Dimensionals for the Whisper White cardstock to give it some depth.
Ok, so it's not your traditional Christmas card but I like it and I hope you do too. Please feel free to leave a comment and let me know what you think.

Fiona xx


  1. Fab spotting of the underneath patterned paper. Thanks for playing at CC&S.

  2. Ack - this is amazingly clever! Love how you used the sketch and pattern paper together! Thanks for playing along with us at CC&S!

  3. I really like how the candy cane heart shows through the die cut heart! Adding the dimension to the white layer is a great effect, too. Thanks so much for joining in our sketch challenge at CC&S!
    P.S. Did you receive the email message I sent you earlier this week? I hadn't heard back from you, so I just wanted to check.


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