Hello! Welcome to the start of a new year of challenges at CAS Colours & Sketches! We’re back from our holiday break with a few changes to our schedule. We’ll be presenting challenges on Tuesdays now, and the challenges will end on Monday evenings. We’ll be announcing our Weekly Winners on Fridays.
Karen is our challenge host for January and she’s starting us off with some pretty pastels. In the challenge writeup, Karen says the colors make her think of winter – and I think that with the right images, they would give a frosty feel. But I’ve given them a springtime flair with a couple of butterflies. I’ve used one of my newest dies to cut the butterflies and their path. When I bought the die, I failed to notice that it isn’t quite the width of a standard A2 card, so I’ve mounted the cut to a rectangular die-cut panel. I cut the two butterflies again from the other two challenge colors and glued them into place. I thought the flowing letters of this sentiment stamp coordinated well with the shape of the die cut. A few tiny rhinestones add the finishing touch. The picture doesn’t show very well that the butterflies are slightly raised from the rest of the card front, but I’m hoping that’s enough dimension to qualify my card for the current challenge at Less is More.
Be sure to stop by the challenge blog and welcome our newest Design Team members and our Guest Designer! Then create your own card using these colors, and link it to the challenge site by 6:00 p.m. Eastern time Monday, January 9. We’d love to have you join us! Thanks for stopping by today.
Stamp: Everyday Greetings Collection (Wordsworth)
Cardstock: Soft Sky, Pink Pirouette, Pale Plum (Stampin’ Up); Solar White (Neenah)
Ink: Soft Sky (SU)
Other: Happy Butterfly Sash die (Poppystamps); Stitched Rectangle die (Lawn Fawn); rhinestones (Recollections)