Tuesday, 28 March 2017

CAS Colours & Sketches - Challenge # 216

This week Patricia has a great sketch for us.

I thought long and hard about whether I wanted to go for a landscape card but decided to leave it portrait. This is what I came up with.

My original thought was to simply use the three blues - Marina Mist , Night of Navy and Pool Party. But, I rapidly came to the conclusion that the candle flames had to be Daffodil Delight. It was just too odd to have a blue flame!

The cake is made up of stamps from the photopolymer Cake Crazy stamp set; each cake layer is made up of two stamps. And, the happy birthday sentiment is one of the many sentiments from the Teeny Tiny Sentiments stamps set (a great set of 24 sentiments for different occasions).

To make the card:
  • Use a 21.0 x 14.9 cm piece of Thick Whisper White, scored and folded at 10.5 cm to make a standard (UK) A6 card.
  • Cut a piece of Night of Navy to 8.0 x 12.0 cm and a piece of Whisper White to 6.0 x 10.0 cm.
  • Stamp the cake and candles onto the 6.0 x 10.0 cm piece of Whisper White using Marina Mist,  Night of Navy, Pool Party and also Daffodil Delight inks.
  • Glue the stamped image to the Night of Navy cardstock and then adhere the whole thing to the card front using Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • Stamp a sentiment in Night of Navy onto a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock and then punch out using the Classic Label punch. Adhere this to the card front. 
  • Add a Daffodil Delight Enamel Shape (from the Brights Enamel Shape) to the sentiment to tie in the yellow flames on the candles.
I hope you give the challenge a go and you have until 11.00 pm on Monday 3 April to do so. Not sure what's allowed?  You can check out the rules here - CAS Challenge Rules.

Fiona xx

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  1. This is one of those cards that makes me want to rush out and buy the stamp set and make one for myself! Love your card and the colors you used!! Beautiful card, Fiona!

  2. That's a super stamp set, love its crazy angles. And the blues with the pops of yellow are a perfect colour combo.

  3. Fun card! I love the different mat sizes - great take on the sketch!

  4. Great stamp set and a beautiful colour combination!

  5. Such a fun birthday card and fabulous colour combo! Thanks for the inspiration! Luv n’ Hugs. Hazel xx
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  6. Love the cheery cake in the trio of blues. The little pops of yellow do perk it up. It's a super card for any person of any age!

  7. I love the quirkiness of this stamp set and what a wonderful colour combo you have used - FAB inspiration. Sorry it has taken me so long to pop by and comment. Hugs Bev x


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