Hello! This week is sketch week at CAS Colours & Sketches, and I think this week’s sketch is a very sweet and simple one.
I have to confess that my post for today is late because this is my second take for my card. I had my first idea all figured out in my head last night, using a sentiment stamp to fill in the focal panel. The stamp I had in mind was from a set I’d never used before. I tried it with two different types of ink and cleaned the stamp well but I just couldn’t get a good, clear, crisp image with it. Lesson learned – just because a stamp set is inexpensive, it doesn’t mean it’s a good buy. After about an hour of trying to figure out a work-around and browsing online for challenge ideas that I could combine with the sketch, I decided I should give up for the night and go to sleep.
So, this morning I went back to the proverbial drawing board. I looked through some of my older stamp sets and settled on this sweet little one that combines a sentiment with an image. I had a small background stamp that coordinated with it, and I felt that the colors from this week’s Paper Players challenge would work well with this new idea. I hadn’t planned to mat the long narrow rectangular strip, but when I held the green to the card base, there wasn’t much contrast and it didn’t look so great. The plum mat was definitely an improvement. And I got to use a few more of the tiny brads and Prima flowers I’ve collected over the years. I don’t know if it shows well in the photo, but the card base is textured cardstock.
What will you do with this sketch? There are so many possibilities! I hope you’ll try out something and share what you create with us! Link your work to the CAS Colours & Sketches blog by 6:00 p.m. Eastern time Monday, April 17. Thanks for stopping by today!
All supplies except the accessories are from Stampin’ Up.
Stamps: For a Friend, Background Basics
Cardstock: Sahara Sand textured, Perfect Plum, Mint Macaron, Whisper White
Ink: Mint Macaron
Other: dimensionals; flowers (Prima); mini brads (Recollections)