Sunday 28 March 2021

Handsomely Suited for CAS Colours and Sketches 412

 The sketch at CAS Colours and Sketches this week gave me an idea for a very quick and simple card that still has impact. 

I'm not generally a big user of patterned paper but sometimes, it's just the thing. This paper from the Well Suited DSP just screams 'TIE!' - so much so that I resisted the urge to cut the strips into tie shapes top and bottom. That's also because I didn't want to distract the eyes from the sentiment.

I embossed the card front with the Subtle embossing folder. If you've had your eye on this folder, make sure you get it soon as it will retire at the end of April and is now only available while stocks last.

The sentiment is die cut with one of the stitched ovals from Stitched Shapes - another retiring item, so make sure you order them now if you want them. 

The bow ties are stamped, fussy cut and coloured with Stampin' Blends. 

Such a quick and easy card and you could make it even easier if you didn't emboss the background - although I prefer the look.

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  1. What a fun take on the sketch, thanks for playing along with us at CC&S.

  2. Beautiful CAS card! I agree with you Jan. I'm not a big fan of pattern paper either, but your bow ties looks great.
    Thanks for joining us at CAS Colours & Sketches! Hugs

  3. This is just perfect Jan! The DSP was perfect for the stripes and a great example of how less DSP really can be more. Love the addition of the bow ties too! Thanks for sharing your creation with us over at CAS Colours and Sketches this week!

  4. A masterclass in how to use DSP in a CAS way Jan! I love your vertical stripes with their nod to the tie, and I love the group of three bow ties highlighting the sentiment. Thank you for playing with us at CAS Colours and Sketches this week! Vicky x

  5. I love the simplicity of this card. Absolutely stunning. Thank you for playing along with CC&S challenge.