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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7 comments:

  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

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

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

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  4. These bubbles really make me smile.

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

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

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

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