Tuesday, April 18, 2017

CAS Colours & Sketches #219 - Color Challenge

Beverly has another lovely color combination for us this week as Challenge #219 for CC&S.

From the outset, I decided to keep my stamping to a minimum because I didn't have inks in the exact colors and thought I would use one of my recently purchased Avery Elle Sentimental Elements dies.   Settling on the word hello,  I cut it in all three colors of paper, but in the end decided it looked more interesting to only use two of the colors.   The leaf stamp is from PTI's Modern Basics sent, which seemed like a great way to help feature Tip Top Taupe.  Enamel dots in Mint Macaroon proved to be a spring-like accent color.  Once all of the design decisions were made, it was a pretty simple card to make.  Using Stick It! paper behind the sentiments made adhering them simple on the white corrugated background. I've been saving that corrugated paper for a while - waiting for the right card to upcycle it.  It's first life was as a liner for a box of shampoo!

Please take a look at the rest of the DT's creative cards on the CAS Colours & Sketches Blog and then join us for this week's challenge!  

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  1. Beautiful card Cathy, love the embossed BG and how you added the stamped leaf design to the ends of the die cuts. Wonderful use of the challenge colours. Hugs Bev x

  2. Lovely card, great use of the colors.

  3. Great upcycling of that corrugated card and I love your trio of hello garlands.

  4. Love the corrugated texture in the background. Great use of the colours!

  5. Great idea to recycle the corrugated card - it makes a great background for your fabulous card. x

  6. I really like how you've used the die-cut sentiment with the leafy embellishment. The texture and dimension given by the corrugated background is terrific!


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