Thursday 14 March 2019

CAS Colours and Sketches 312

Classes are already over for this month, so it was with pleasure that I got some time to play around today. I was inspired by both the challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches and my desire to play some more with the absolutely fabulous Dear Doily stamp set and Doily Builder thinlits. I just LOVE, LOVE this set.

For the vertical element, I first stamped the sprig of lavender. I coloured directly onto the stamp using some of the 2017-19 In Colours: Tranquil Tide, Fresh Fig and Berry Burst. Since they'll be leaving us in a couple of months, I wanted to use them because I LOVE them too! After stamping the first one onto the card base, I stamped and die cut another two and added them to the vertical, tucking most of them under the doily die cut.

I replaced the rectangle in the sketch with the very pretty vellum die cut doily. I purchased some vellum adhesive on line and this is the first time I've used it. Although it's not completely invisible, it seems to be a lot less visible than many other adhesives.

I know that the sketch has the sentiment under the shape but it looked so much better superimposed on the doily. So I'm guilty of using the sketch as a starting point but I think you can still see it in this card.

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  1. Love the dies that you used on your great interpretation of the sketch. Thank you for joining us for this week's CC&S challenge.

  2. Beautiful creation. Love how you've interpreted the sketch. Thanks for playing along with us at CAS Colours & Sketches this week. Looking forward to seeing your creative projects in the future galleries again.

  3. Beautiful card! Love the rich colors and the vellum doily! Thanks for playing along with us at CC&S!

  4. So pretty Jan - I love your colour choice and that delicate vellum doily is so feminine!

  5. Jan, I just ordered this stamp set! Your beautiful card makes me glad I did!!!! I'm a demo, so I'm not sure why I held off so long. Thanks for the inspiration! -Donna

    1. Thanks, Donna! I don't regret buying it. I've made so many lovely things with it and all so different. Enjoy it when it arrives!