Hello there! Since January has five Tuesdays, that means it’s time for a double challenge at CAS Colours & Sketches! This week we’re asking our challenge participants to combine the given colors with the given sketch. Sounds like fun, right? We’ve decided to put a little twist into it this year. We’ve dubbed our double challenges “Timeless Tuesday”, which means we’re reaching back into the archives for some retired colors and a previous CC&S sketch.
One of my sweet design team members at CC&S sent me a stamp set for Christmas, and I’ve been remiss about thanking her properly for it, so I figured what better way to do that than to make a card with it. It seemed to play pretty well both into this week’s sketch and colors. I stamped the coffee cup twice, once onto ivory cardstock and once onto a scrap of sage green designer paper. I fussy cut them both to give the cup a green design. The label/sleeve was created in the same manner and attached to the green cup. I decided to use the lighter of the other two challenge colors for my card base. I originally planned to stamp the sentiment on a narrow strip of the darker color. I didn’t want that narrow strip to look too plain, so I stamped it with a subtle linen-look stamp, but it doesn’t really show in the photo. Then I decided if I stamped the sentiment on the strip, the strip would seem too wide in proportion to the other elements of the card. So I cut the strip to make it narrowere, and stamped the sentiment below it. The coffee cup is raised up from the background with some shims of scrap cardstock, so there’s a bit of dimension to the card.
Be sure to check out what the rest of the CC&S Design Team has made. Then get your craft on and link your own card to our challenge post! You have until 7:00 p.m. Eastern time Monday, February 6 to share your card with us. We’d love to see what you can do with our double challenge!
Stamps: I LOVE Coffee (Uniko); Linen (SU)
Cardstock: Peach Parfait, Dusty Durango, Naturals Ivory, Very Vanilla, Autumn Vine designer paper (Stampin’ Up)
Ink: Peach Parfait, Early Espresso (SU)