Monday, 29 May 2017

CAS Colours and Sketches 224

Time has been very short for me in the last couple of weeks but I've managed to combined the chance to finally get into some of my box of preorders and to complete a challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches. It's one of my favourite challenges but one I haven't managed to play very much this year.

So out of my box of Stampin' Up goodies came Happy Birthday, Gorgeous which has some good balloon images, some florals and lots of great birthday sentiments. There's also the option of bundling it with a fabulous die cut 'Happy Birthday'. My experiments lead me to this card which is a bit more layered than I originally intended but one balloon just looked like a damp squib celebration, so I had to add some extras.

I stamped a line of the 'Make a Wish' sentiment across the page, masked it off then sponged in Soft Sky from the top and Marina Mist from the bottom. I've used Dapper Denim and Silver glimmer paper as accents.

I think this new set is going to be very useful for both masculine and feminine birthdays and there's a lot more exploring to do with it yet.

Card: Dapper Denim, Whisper White, Marina Mist,  Soft Sky, Silver glimmer
Stamps: Happy Birthday, Gorgeous
Inks: Soft Sky, Marina Mist, Dapper Denim
Other: Balloon punch, Dapper Denim enamel shapes


  1. Wonderful card. I like your take on the sketch. Thanks for playing along with us at CC&S!

  2. I love how you have stamped and inked your sentiment - it's very creative! Thanks for sharing with us this week at CC&S!

  3. Super cute! I love the "Make a Wish" stripe; the ombre inking is such a nice effect!

  4. Great take on the sketch and I'm with you on the stamp set. Thanks for joining us for this weeks CC&S challenge.

  5. Goodness me the background for your sentiment is so effective - and I like the limited colour palette you use - it helps make the images both striking and subtle.