More hearts for CAS Colours & Sketches


This week’s CAS Colours & Sketches challenge is a colour challenge:

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I like this colour combination! Although my final card was not achieved without some drama. I sat down on Sunday, with plenty of time to spare, and came up with a card I really liked. And then I wondered if the stamp set was retired. It was. Now, I could have used it, but it’s not very helpful, if people want to CASE it and don’t have the stamp set. And with that particular card, it wasn’t one that could easily be replaced.  So, it was back to the drawing board. And time ticked away. Until tonight, when there wasn’t any time left!  Did I panic?  Um, a bit.  But as my husband Ben said later, creativity can’t be forced, so you just have to be patient. Fortunately, once I sat down and played with a few things, this card came easily. And yes, I checked that these stamp sets were current before I started stamping!  Here’s my card:

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I almost never make one layer cards, but I really like this. Before Stampin’ Up! introduced the thick Whisper White cardstock I would never have made a one layer card with a Whisper White base. This thicker card is perfect.

So, you won’t be surprised to see Watercolor Words if you’ve been looking at my blog recently – I’m a bit obsessed. I stamped the hearts in Melon Mambo, moving from partial down to whole deliberately and then adding a couple of Pink Pirouette shadows. I love the sentiment from “Perfect Pennants” – it’s so true.  Ok, a bit sappy, but so am I. I used the Stampin’ Write markers in Melon Mambo and Pumpkin Pie and blended them a bit, aiming for them to meet in somewhere in the middle of “perfect”.  I really like the effect.

This is a quick and easy CAS card that could be a bit of a different Valentine’s card (as long as your loved one has a good sense of humour!). I thought I’d finished with hearts and what have you after last weekend’s blog but I’m apparently still on a roll (and I notice I’m not the only member of the Design Team). I hope you like it.


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