Hello there!   This month it’s my turn to create the color combinations and sketches for the challenges at CAS – Colours and Sketches!  I’m excited about it, and I hope you’ll join in and share your artwork with us!

Today starts off a color challenge.  I’ve picked some colors found in nature because I thought they’d be good colors for a wide variety of cards.  Since my husband’s birthday was yesterday, I decided to use the colors to make his birthday card.  To get the colored background, I swiped my blue and green ink pads across a piece of glossy cardstock.  I quickly learned that using a rather dry ink pad does NOT work well for this technique!  I let the ink sit on the cardstock for a minute or so, and then buffed the cardstock with a tissue to remove excess ink.  The card base is textured cardstock, although I don’t think the texture shows in the photo.


Be sure to go check out what the rest of the design team has made.  What will you create with these colors?  Share your card with us at the CAS – Colours and Sketches site by 1:00 p.m. Eastern time Wednesday, February 12.  We’d love to see what you make!

All supplies for this card are from Stampin’ Up.
Stamps: Thoughts & Prayers, Fundamental Phrases
Cardstock: Very Vanilla textured, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Glossy White
Ink: Marina Mist, Pear Pizzazz, Chocolate Chip

6 Responses to “CAS – Colours and Sketches #60”

  1. Love how you created the background, I never dare do that as it never turns out quite right for me -more practise is needed I think. I’m glad you chose these colours, I think it’s a fab combo and your tree is very CAS. Hope hubby had a great birthday
    Louise xx

  2. Great card, Patricia! Awesome background!

  3. Love your background. Great use of the color challenge as well.

  4. A lovely elegant card – great colour choice too – Jacqueline xx

  5. A lovely simple, yet so effective card and uses the colours beautifully.

  6. I’m late commenting on this – your card is absolutely gorgeous, really serene! And I just love the colours!

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