Hello!  It’s time for another color challenge at CAS Colours & Sketches!  This time we have a great color combo that’s a small step off from the traditional Christmas red and green, and mixed it with a great metallic.

Although the colors seemed Christmassy, I’m not quite there yet mentally, so I decided to go with something more autumnal.  The current challenge at The Paper Players is to create a clean and simple styled card with the theme of leaves, so I’ve tied that into the color challenge.  I turned to the current Freshly Made Sketches challenge for the layout of my card.  After choosing my color scheme for my card, I stamped the sentiment on the card base and heat embossed it.  The “thanks” stamp is a freebie I received in an order from Lawn Fawn about five years ago.  The embossing didn’t turn out as smooth and “clean” looking as I would have preferred, but in the end I decided it had a rustic look that complemented the leaf idea.  I stamped some leaves onto watercolor paper using Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green inks.  Then I softened the color inside of the leaves by “painting” them with a slightly damp paintbrush.  I cut the watercolor paper in strips to go along with the sketch and attached them to the card.  Next I die cut a larger leaf several times from copper cardstock and stacked them together.  When I placed them on the card, I wasn’t quite pleased with the look, so I decided to use dimensional adhesive to lift the die cuts from the card base.  That was better, and I called the card done then.


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Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you’ll join us over at CAS Colours & Sketches with your own take on these colors!  You have until 6:00 p.m. Eastern time Wednesday, October 26 to link your card at the challenge website.  Also, we’re looking to add some new members to our design team, so if this is something you’re interested in, be sure to add the letters “DT” to your name when you link your card, and play along in next week’s sketch challenge, too!

Stamps: “thanks” (Lawn Fawn); unnamed leaf stamps (StampCraft)
Cardstock: Kraft, Brushed Copper (Stampin’ Up); watercolor paper (Artist’s Loft)
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green (SU); copper (ColorBox)
Other: copper embossing powder (Ranger); Stitched Leaves die (Lawn Fawn); dimensionals (SU)

9 Responses to “CAS Colours & Sketches #196”

  1. Oh these leaves are beautiful! And the copper one is fabulous! Pretty card! So glad you shared it at FMS!

  2. Perfectly CAS! Love the strips of colored leaves!

  3. So elegant! I love that single leaf..so pretty. Thanks for sharing at The Paper Players!

  4. Patricia, your copper leaf on the background is so pretty. It really pops off the page. So glad you joined us at the Paper Players this week

  5. Well you certainly rocked the copper! Love that double strip from the sketch you used.

  6. I love the contrast of your coppery leaf backed by the watercolored strips!! Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  7. Wow! That stitched leaf in copper is stunning! Great card. Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  8. WOW! Loving the copper die cut leaf and the sketch is perfect for the stamps and leaf focal point – FABulous. Hugs Bev x

  9. I do love these colours and your card is just super. I love the pretty water coloured leaves behind the die cut copper one! Lovely work. xxx

    I ran out of time to make a card with these colours – but will play with them!

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