Hello!  October has given us a fifth Thursday, which means it’s Double Challenge time at CAS Colours & Sketches!  This week we have a sketch and a color combination for you to use together in creating a clean and simple styled card.

The sketch was drawn up to create a square card, but I’ve stretched it out into a portrait-oriented rectangle.  I’m not sure why I was compelled to use snowflakes for my card, since the colors aren’t typical snowflake-y colors, but I decided to go with it anyway.  I chose the lightest two of the colors to create a polished stone piece of glossy cardstock and die cut the snowflakes from it.  An embossing folder was used to give the vertical strip some more snowflake-y interest.  I backed it with the third color from the challenge graphic and used that color for my card base.  A kind of generic sentiment makes this a wintry any occasion card.  The rhinestones were literally last minute decisions.  I was all set up to take the photo of the card but felt it was missing something, so I went back to my desk with it and added the sparkle.  I’m glad I did.


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The current challenge at Shopping Our Stash is to not use patterned paper, so I’m entering this card there.  Time Out Challenges has the theme of Christmas with a twist of using pink or purple, so I’m hoping this card is Christmassy enough to count for that.  🙂

Thanks for stopping by today!  Be sure to see what the other CAS Colours & Sketches design team members have made.  Then show us what you can create with the colors and the sketch!  You have until 6:00 p.m. Eastern time Wednesday, November 4 to link your work to the challenge post.

Stamp: Sophie’s Sentiments (Lawn Fawn)
Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Glossy White (Stampin’ Up)
Ink: Rich Razzleberry (SU)
Other: Rose Red and Wisteria Wonder reinkers, rhinestones (SU); Stitched Snowflakes dies (Lawn Fawn); Snowflakes embossing folder (Sizzix)

7 Responses to “CAS Colours & Sketches #148”

  1. My favourite cardmaking techniques involve those getting messy with inks! I love your polished stone snowflakes – must have a go at that technique. The gems definitely add that finishing touch. Super card Patricia. Stef x

  2. Your card are always so amazing Patricia, so once again I’m wishing I’d thought of your idea! Fabulous inspiration, may just have to borrow this format for a Christmas card.

  3. Nice! This challenge is on my list to do this week.

  4. I think those snowflakes look fab, the glossy card really shows off those beautiful colours. Great job
    Louise xx

  5. I think the snowflakes look great for this sketch and made from the glossy card in these colours are perfect for our challenge. Thanks for joining us at TO.

  6. Really pretty snowflakes – and I really like how you created a white-on-white background for them so that can really stand out! Thanks for sharing your wonderful pink and purple Christmas card with us at Time Out! Jill

  7. Ooh I love those snowflakes! Great technique and lovely colors! Thanks for taking the Time Out to play with us!

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