Hello!  It’s a little hard to believe June is drawing to a close already.  Time sure seems to be flying!  As today is the fourth Tuesday of the month, we have a new sketch challenge for you to try over at CAS Colours & Sketches.

If you’ve an avid follower or participant at CC&S, you might recognize this sketch as being one used before by our team member Jane.  The fun wonky angle makes it pretty distinctive!  I’ve used shimmery cardstock for the front of my card, which looks lovely in person, but is hard to capture the subtle sparkliness in photographs.  I wanted some color to the angular portion, so I scribbled some metallic Gelatos on a scrap of shimmery cardstock and blended them with a damp paper towel.  I used the same method to color another scrap of shimmery cardstock, from which I die cut the hearts.  I also die cut the angular portion from the card front.  I’ve popped the card front up from the striped portion by using some shims of scrap cardstock; I think the shims give more substance underneath that layer than my dimensional adhesive spots would.   I chose not to heat emboss the sentiment.  When looking at the card from an angle, it kind of disappears into the cardstock, but looking at the card head on it’s nice and bold.


sketch 229

I’m really looking forward to seeing what our challenge participants at CC&S create this week!  Be sure to link your card at the challenge post by 6:00 p.m. Eastern time Monday, July 3.  Thanks for stopping by today!

Stamp: Hugs & Wishes (Stampin’ Up)
Cardstock: Shimmery White, Thick Whisper White (SU)
Ink: Champagne (Encore)
Other: metallic Gelatos (Faber Castell); hearts die, stitched rectangles die (Lawn Fawn); custom panels die (Avery Elle)

8 Responses to “CAS Colours & Sketches #229”

  1. Love your colours and the stripes look striking in the chevron strip. So impressed that you created the papers yourself with gelatos.

  2. Great take on this week’s sketch. Love that it’s on shimmery white card stock. I bet it looks super in real life when you can actually see the shimmer. Love the coloured strips and hearts. Awesome card for an Anniversary.

  3. Great card, Patricia! Love the stitched frame die around the outside and the way you used Gelatos for coloring!!

  4. I love your hearts ! this turned out fabulous.

  5. Wonderful card, Patricia. Love the shine and colors. I haven’t played with Gelatos before; this turned out cool, I may have to try them!

  6. Stunning colour choice and looks like a fun medium to work with. Beautiful CAS and crisp design. Hugs Bev x

  7. Oh, love those blended colours. They work so well on the shimmer paper. Great card and perfect CAS. x

  8. You’ve made me want to go and get some gelatos now! The blended colours are stunning!

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