Hi there!  February may be almost over, but we still have one more challenge for you at CAS Colours & Sketches before the month runs out.  This time we have a sketch challenge for your consideration.

My older son celebrated his birthday earlier this month, so I used this sketch with some scraps of designer paper to create his birthday card.  Stef, our challenge hostess, has said that we can substitute any shape in place of the flower on the sketch, so I’ve used a birthday present.  This gift package stamp is actually from a Christmas-themed stamp set, but I think the image works just as well for birthdays, too.  I chose a polka-dotted print for the wrapping paper on the gift, with a coordinating solid color for the ribbon and bow.  I have to admit that the fussy cutting was pretty tedious, especially around the loops and tails of the bow.  Strips of two additional coordinating designer papers were put to use for my banner elements.  A simple sentiment finished off the card.

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sketch 162

Be sure to check out what the rest of the CC&S Design Team and our February guest designer have made.  Then make your own card following the sketch and link it to the challenge site by 6:00 p.m. Eastern time Wednesday, March 2.  We’d love to have you join in the fun and creativity with us!  Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies:
Stamps: Bows and Holly, So Much to Say (Lawn Fawn)
Cardstock: Bashful Blue (Stampin’ Up); scraps of designer paper from Oxford 6″ x 6″ paper pad (Basic Grey)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)

6 Responses to “CAS Colours & Sketches #162”

  1. I love that present with the flamboyant bow. And I agree that the sketch was perfect for it. Lovely banners and the font of the “Happy Birthday” really complements everything. I would be happy to receive one like it (hint, hint for next January!). Caro x

  2. Great idea to put a present on the strips and I love your more masculine colour scheme.

  3. Wow – that’s severe fussy cutting! Caro might be pushing it for her birthday, I reckon it’s only very special close family who warrant such cutting! I love that present – it’s so much fun and totally takes over the card – in a good way. Liz x

  4. I love it when you can use stamps for other occasions than they were intended and your present looks great for a birthday. Such a great masculine card, really like this one, and I’m sure your son did too.
    Louise xx

  5. Awesome card! Love the colors and the paper piecing!

  6. Family members are definitely worth the extra time it takes to do all that cutting Patricia. I hope your son enjoyed his special day! All the DT have come up with some great alternative ideas for this week’s sketch. Thanks for all your fabulous DT cards this month. Stef x

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