Tuesday, 20 March 2018

CAS Colours & Sketches - Challenge #264

It's hard to believe that today is the Spring Solstice. Especially when here in the UK we are recovering from our second lot of snow in two weeks - something we are really not used to.

Anyway, it's the third Wednesday of the month so time for a colour challenge, and these are the three colours that I picked.

My first thoughts were to go floral but then I decided that I'd go out on a limb and do something a little different. In fact I didn't even use the main images from the stamp set, I simply used a sentiment and a background stamp.

The stamps come from the Bubble Over stamp set and I used a masking technique to stamp the bubbles.

Bubble Over, Stampin' Up!, Oakfield House, Challenge

To make the card - 
  • I started with a 10.5 x 29.7 cm piece of Rose Red cardstock, which I scored and folded at 14.9 cm to make the base card.
  • On top of the base card I added a 10.0 x 14.4 cm piece of Pumpkin Pie cardstock.
  • In the centre of a 9.0 x 13.4 cm piece of Whisper White I stamped the sentiment in Pumpkin Pie ink. I then masked off the sentiment using 2 strips of Post-It Notes (just the sticky bits) and then stamped the bubbles in Rose Red and then Bermuda Bay (cleaning the stamp in between of course).
  • The stamped piece of Whisper White was then glued to a 9.5 x 13.9 cm piece of Bermuda Bay cardstock which was then added to the card front using Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • In the card I added a 10.0 x 14.4 cm piece of Whisper White which I'd stamped using Rose Red and Bermuda Bay.

The masking technique that I used is one of my favourites because it's a great way to achieve a clean and simple card where the focus is the sentiment. I hope that this inspires you to give it a go.

Don't forget to check out what the other members of the Design Team have designed for the challenge. You can find them over on the CAS Colours & Sketches Blog along with the link for you to add your project.

Happy stamping.

Fiona xx

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  1. Those bubbles are awesome and I especially like how you have masked your sentiment to stamp the bubbles around. I must remember this! Thanks for a fab colour combo and wonderful inspiration. Hugs Bev x

  2. This was a fun color combo, Fiona! Your card is awesome - fun use of the bubbles!

  3. Fabulous card, great choice for this week's colors.

  4. These bubbles really make me smile.

  5. The bubbles and sentiment are perfect for most any kind of celebration - birthday, graduation, anniversary, job promotion, whatever! :) Super!

  6. Love the way you used the colors for your bubble, Fiona!!

  7. Great colors this week. I love your card - very festive!


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