Hello!  I’m back to crafting again after helping take care of some family matters, and I’m trying to get back in the swing of things with a sketch challenge for CAS Colours & Sketches.

I want to make a few more birthday cards to include in my next shipment to Send a Smile 4 Kids, so that’s how I decided upon the theme for my card.  I turned the sketch on its side so that I could use balloons for the round shapes and have strings hanging from them.  I die cut the balloons from a leftover piece of a watercolor wash I’d made some time ago.  I think the watercolor gives the balloons a more translucent look than if I’d cut them from a piece of solid colored cardstock.  The balloons are raised up from the card front with some shims of scrap cardstock.  The sentiment is also a die cut, which I’ve shortened a bit – the full die reads “happy birthday to you” but I didn’t have room for all of that.  I’ve mounted the card front to a card base in the same color as the sentiment.


sketch 242

Be sure to check out what the rest of the CC&S design team and our September guest designer have made with this sketch!  Then create a card of your own and link it to our challenge site by 6:00 p.m. Eastern time Monday, October 2.  We’d love to have you join in the fun and creativity!

Stamps: none
Cardstock: Pure Luxury Ivory (Gina K. Designs); Marina Mist (Stampin’ Up); watercolor paper (Artist’s Loft)
Ink: none
Other: Party Balloons, Happy Birthday Border, and Stitched Rectangle dies (Lawn Fawn); Marina Mist reinker, linen thread (SU)

7 Responses to “CAS Colours & Sketches #242”

  1. Very pleasant card, I love those blue balloons.

  2. Great to have you back. Love what you did with the sketch. I’m sure the recipient of the card will love those cute balloons.

  3. Love the way you used the sketch for your card, Patricia. We missed you. Good to see you back.

  4. Cool use of the sketch! I like the watercolor balloons – it gives them some variation.

  5. Very creative use of the sketch and I love how the sentiment is on top of where all the balloon strings meet – it really draws your eye to the sentiment!

  6. Wonderful birthday card.

  7. Love how you’ve rotated the sketch, fab choice of stamps and cheery Kids Birthday card. Apologies for my lateness in popping by to comment. Hugs Bev x

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