Wednesday, 23 November 2016

CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge #200

Another Wednesday, so welcome to my post for this week's CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge. Blue is my favourite colour so I'm really happy to be entering a project for this week's challenge.

I decided to keep to a Christmas theme and used three Stampin' Up! blues - Island Indigo,  Night of Navy and Pool Party.

The card is simply one layer and I used a piece of Shimmery White cardstock for it.

The card was very easy to make. Basic instructions are:
  • Cut a piece of A4 Shimmery White cardstock down it's length to give a piece measuring 10.5 cm x 29.8 cm
  • Score the Shimmery White cardstock at 14.9 cm and then fold and burnish the fold with a Bone Folder.
  • Stamp sentiment in bottom right corner (I used Night of Navy) and leave to dry for a minute or two.
  • Mask off with Washi Tape the left edge (about 0.5 cm in) of the card and put another strip about 4.5 cm in from the left edge. This leaves you a 4.0 cm width to stamp in.
  • Stamp images within the 4.0 cm width. I used the Flurry of Wishes stamp set and Island Indigo, Night of Navy and Pool Party coloured inks.. 
  • Once dry, peel off the Washi Tape.
  • I added a large Basic Rhinestone to the middle of the largest snowflake.
  • I also stamped the inside of the card.

I hope you like the card and that you give this technique a go. It's a very quick and effective way of making a card - just what you need when you are making lots of Christmas cards.

As always, please feel free to leave a comment.

Fiona xx

If you are interested, details of the products that I used are as follows:


  1. Very pretty! I love the stripe of snowlakes and the little touch of stamping on the inside! Thanks for playing along with us at CC&S!

  2. Don't you just love the shimmery cardstock? It's wonderful for making snowflakes glisten like you've done with it here! Thanks so much for participating in our birthday challenge at CC&S! :)
    P.S. I have a feeling you may like our next sketch challenge... ;)

  3. Snowflakes are always a good choice to stamp in a trio of blue :) FAB CAS design and thanks for joining in on the celebration at CC&S. Hugs Bev x


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