Tuesday, 28 November 2017

CAS Colours & Sketches - Challenge # 251


It's the last challenge for November from Samantha, and that means it's a sketch one.



If you read my post for last week's challenge you will know that I had to change my project because it met this week's challenge too (it was my husband's birthday card) and I didn't want to spoil the surprise. You can check out the card later in this post.

Luckily, after taking the decision not to use George's birthday card (for either challenge), I knew what else what I wanted to do for this week's sketch. The obvious choice is the Floral Statements stamp set. I think the card speaks of "large sentiment", don't you?

Challenge, Floral Statements, Stampin' Blends

Here's a quick peek of the inside.



For the inside I simply used a strip of Washi Tape. Quick and simple but still effective.

The flowers and leaves were coloured using the new Stampin' Blends in Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive. I also used the Color Lifter to add some highlights to the petals.

There are only two stamps in the set and I made a second card with the other image.



For this card I used both Daffodil Delight and Old Olive Stampin' Blends along with the Color Lifter for some highlights. I've really taken a liking to the Blends - they are easy to use no matter your artistic level.

As promised, here is the card that I made for George's birthday.


As I mentioned above, it was made for last week's colour challenge (Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight and Pacific Point). It was only after I had made it that I realised that it also met the rules for this week's challenge too. Best laid plans and all that. 

Please leave a comment and let me know which card you prefer. Then,  head over to the CAS Challenge blog to see what everyone else has been up to.

Fiona x

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6 comments:

  1. 2 beautiful cards, love the colors you used. I just ordered this stamp set :)

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  2. LOVE these sentiment stamps and you have used them beautifully. A wonderful 'twofer' and I am sure your hubby loved his birthday card too. Hugs Bev x

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  3. Gorgeous card, Fiona! The combination of flowers and the bold lettering is perfect. Your color choices for both cards is lovely!

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  4. Oh wow! I hadn't noticed that floral sentiment set in the catalog, but you've done a gorgeous job with it on your two cards here! I especially love the richness of the reds in the "hello" card. I like how you've popped up the word "birthday" on your husband's card - and I hope he had a fabulous birthday!

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  5. Gorgeous card, Fiona! Perfect image for this sketch - and wonderfully colored!

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