Tuesday, 27 February 2018

CAS Colours & Sketches - Challenge # 261

Today Patricia has the last challenge for this month, and seeing as it's the fourth week it's a sketch.

For this week's challenge I opted to use the Heartful Blooms stamp set and came up with two variations - the first one being more CAS than the other.

The first card started off as 
  • A 10.5 x 29.7 cm piece of Rose Red, scored and folded at 14.9 cm
  • Layered with a 10.0 x 14.4 cm piece of Basic Black, 
  • 6.5 x 8.5 cm piece of Whisper White, and a
  • 10.0 x 14.4 cm piece of Whisper White for the inside.

Heartfelt Blooms, Oakfield Crafts. Stampin' Up! UK, sale-a-bration

The piece of Basic Black cardstock was embossed using the new Basket Weave Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and then glued directly to the card front.

The flower image was stamped in Rose Red onto the whole of the small piece of Whisper White and then the sentiment was stamped in Black Archival Ink. Once the ink was dry, I then cut the Whisper White cardstock up by cutting off the bottom  2.0 cm (the end with the sentiment on). Both pieces were then added to the card front using Stampin' Dimensionals.

I also stamped the inside of the card with the same image and ink as the front.

The second card is a little different because I used sponge daubers to ink up different parts of the stamp with different colours.

The cardstock sizes are the same as the first card except this time I used Crushed Curry and Always Artichoke. 

For the card front I used Rose Red, Always Artichoke and Crushed Curry ink, and I finished off the card by wrapping some Crushed Curry Stitched Satin Ribbon around the embossed piece of Always Artichoke and tied it in a bow.

Don't forget to take a moment to visit the CAS Colours & Sketches Blog to see what the other members of the design team have come up with. You will find the link to add your project there along with a link to the challenge rules.

Happy stampining.

Fiona xx


  1. Fun take on the sketch. Fiona. Love both of the cards.

  2. The both cards are beautiful, Fiona!

  3. What a beautiful Duo and such a pretty stamp. I think you have used the sketch beautifully and loving your colour combinations. I think the pink and black is my favourite :) Hugs Bev x

  4. Beautiful cards Fiona. I love how you split the image for the challenge. Very creative!

  5. Looks like a few of us made 2 cards, yours are just lovely.

  6. Both your cards are so pretty and I love how the stamped image is split to have the sentiment on the smaller part this is so clever!

  7. This is beautifully done, Fiona!

  8. The bold deep pink floral image is striking against the black background on the first card... but I love even more how you've colored it for the second card!


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