Hello there!  In my family, we are wrapping up “birthday season”.  In the last month, my husband’s brother, my father-in-law, both of my parents, one of my aunts, and one of my uncles have all celebrated their birthdays.  Today’s post shows off the last card I made, using this week’s sketch from CAS Colours & Sketches for inspiration.

I’ve taken a bit of liberty with the sketch by using balloons in place of the two largest circular elements.  I die cut the balloons from some watercolor-y designer paper. I like the way the watercolored appearance gives the balloons a more realistic, translucent look than regular cardstock would.  A narrow strip of a different pattern of designer paper in the same package provided the color scheme for the balloons, the balloon strings, and the enamel dot embellishments.


sketch 227

Be sure to visit the CAS Colours & Sketches challenge blog to see the fantastic cards made by my fellow design team members!  Then show us what you can do with this sketch by linking your own card to the challenge blog.  You have until 6:00 p.m. Eastern time on June 19 to share your work.  Thanks for stopping by today!

Stamp: Birthday Whimsy (Stampin’ Up)
Cardstock: Solar White (Neenah); Smoky Slate, Watercolor Wonder designer series papers (SU)
Ink: Going Gray (SU)
Other: Party Balloons dies (Lawn Fawn); Subtles candy dots (SU)

7 Responses to “CAS Colours & Sketches #227”

  1. Oh well balloons – got my vote!

  2. Wonderful card! Love the balloons and the coordinating pattern paper!

  3. Love every single detail of this card, Patricia!! Great idea to use balloons. Your border paper is fabulous and the sentiment font is perfect, too!!

  4. The balloons work perfectly for the sketch and love how you have reflected the circles and colours down the left border. FAB use of the sketch and wonderful CAS card. Hugs Bev x

  5. Love the swirly die for the string on the orange balloon, great idea. Fabulous card. x

  6. I hadn’t thought of using balloons for this sketch but as soon as I saw your card I realised they fit in perfectly for this week’s challenge. Lovely bright colours and love the co-ordinating strip of patterned paper it really compliments the balloons!

  7. I love those balloons!

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