Tuesday, 11 July 2017

CAS Colours & Sketches - Challenge # 231

This week it's time for a sketch and this is the one that Cathy came up with for us to play with.

I took a bit of artistic license with mine, and placed the oval slightly further down the card. I'm hoping Cathy doesn't mind.

It took me a little while to get the stamping on the oval right. I tried a number of different combinations of colours before I came up with this one.

The flower head was stamped in Night of Navy, the stem in Pear Pizzazz and the sentiment in Basic Black.  I coloured in the petals on the flowers using a Blender Pen and some Night of Navy ink. 

I used some co-ordinating paper to finish off the inside of my card and the envelope too.

Brief instructions on how to make this card are as follows:
  • Base card is a piece of Thick Whisper White measuring 10.5 x 29.8 cm which has been scored and folded at 14.9 cm.
  • A strip of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the Delightful Daisy pack was cut. The strip measures 2.5 x 14.4 cm. 
  • The strip of DSP was then cut in two at 2.0 cm to give a strip measuring 0.5 x 14.4 cm and another measuring 2.0 x 14.4 cm.
  • Glue the two strips of DSP to a piece of Thick Whisper White measuring 10.0 x 14.4 cm. There is a 0.5 cm gap between the thickest strip and the edge of the cardstock and another very small gap between the two strips o DSP.
  • Adhere the piece of Thick Whisper White to the card front using Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • Using a scrap piece of Whisper White (measuring at least 5.0 x 7.5 cm) stamp the sentiment in Basic Black. Then stamp the flower stem in Pear Pizzazz - please note I only inked up the top 1/3 of the stamp. Lastly,  stamp the flower head in Night of Navy ink.
  • Using the 2nd largest of the ovals from the Stitched Shapes Framelits cut of the oval around the stamped sentiment and image.
  • Using a Blender Pen and some Night of Navy ink, lightly colour in some of the flower petals.
  • Add the oval to the card front using Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • Decorate inside of card and envelope as desired.

I hope you like this project and please feel free to leave a comment.  Also, don't forget to check out the inspiration from the rest of the Design Team over on the CC&S Challenge Blog.

Fiona xx

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  1. Pretty paper and blue floral. Great idea to over stamp the flower with the sentiment, gives a wonderful focal point. Hugs Bev x

  2. Sweet card! I love the daisy pattern paper!

  3. I love how you have stamped over the flower with your sentiment and the patterned paper works in beautifully with the stamped flower!


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