Well hi there!  Thursdays this month will be especially fun for me because I’m the August challenge hostess at CAS – Colours and Sketches!  I hope our challenge participants will enjoy the color and sketch ideas I’ve come up with.

We’re starting the month off with a color challenge.  When I was thinking up challenge ideas several weeks ago, I must have had the summer patriotic holidays in the back of my mind because this challenge is a slightly different take on the traditional red, white and blue.  Instead, we’re using a deep cherry red, ivory (or cream), and navy blue.  I went browsing online for layout ideas and decided to try out the current CAS(E) this Sketch! challenge.  The ladies there are combining their challenge with a new-to-me challenge blog, Tag You’re It!  So today’s card works for three challenges.  Woo-hoo!


The navy star print designer paper and the navy star eyelet are both some pretty old stuff that I’ve had for years. The image is stamped in deep red ink, and I used a navy blue marker to color in the stars and the letters.  The tag ended up being a little bigger than I would have liked, but I couldn’t really do much else to accommodate this fun sentiment stamp.  This card is a little less “simple” than most of my CAS cards, but I think it still can be considered CAS.

(Sorry that graphic is SO HUGE!  I just got upgraded to a new version of WordPress and haven’t yet figured out how to resize images like I used to in the old version. :( )

So – if you need further inspiration for the CAS – Colours and Sketches challenge, go see what the rest of the design team has made!  Then create your own clean and simple card using this week’s colors, and link it to the challenge blog by 1:00 p.m. Eastern time Wednesday, August 13.  We’d love to see what you can do!

Stamps: Cake & Candles (Avery Elle)
Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler (Stampin’ Up); Pure Luxury Ivory (Gina K. Designs); Circles ‘n Stars Pretty Paper Pack (Creative Memories)
Ink: Cherry Cobbler (SU)
Other: marker (Copic); Cherry Cobbler seam binding, Navy grosgrain ribbon (SU); Airmail twine (Really Reasonable Ribbon); star eyelet (source unknown)

6 Responses to “CAS – Colours and Sketches #86”

  1. Awesome card – love the way the coloring of the sentiment turned out; and now I *need* some of that twine! :)

  2. Oh this is beautiful! My favorite patriotic colors! Love the stars and striped twine. Thanks for joining us at Tag You’re It!

  3. Love the patriotic colours. Beautiful interpretation of the sketch. Thanks for playing along my sketch at TYIC!

  4. Loved this colour challenge , Patricia. The main problem was just going with one idea! Love your tag card too, especially the double ribbon, neat!
    Louise xx

  5. Oh, this totally makes me smile! Fabulous take on the sketch!

  6. amazing little card! i so love the colors and stars! thank you so much for playing along with the tag you’re it challenge.

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