Sorry for going AWOL this week – Ben and I were on holiday, first in Edinburgh for the Fringe Festival and then for a few days with my aunt, who lives in Grantown-on-Spey. I didn’t plan ahead, so there were no posts – I’ll try better next time!
So it’s time for another CAS Colours & Sketches challenge – this week Louise has chosen these for us to play with:
So we have two of the new in colours along with a lovely neutral. I’ll be honest, I didn’t have long to pull this together and fortunately, I got an idea nice and quickly! The pink and purple said balloons to me, so I pulled out the Balloon Celebration stamp set. It’s so versatile and I love the font of the sentiments. Here’s my card:
I decided after I tried a couple of variations, that I wanted some shine on the balloons. So for the Sweet Sugarplum balloon I stamped in Versamark, then the ink, then added clear embossing powder and used my heat gun. For the two Flirty Flamingo balloons I did clear embossing in the same way, with the bubbly pattern effect. I think it adds some depth and texture. I stamped two of the strings in Chocolate Chip and the “let us celebrate” string in Flirty Flamingo. Hopefully you can also see that I layered white on white – thin Whisper White on a thick Whisper White base. This same colour layering (especially white) is something I’ve learned from other members of the Design Team and I really think it adds just a bit more interest, while the card still remains CAS.
Please come and check out the other Design Team entries and do enter – we love seeing what you create.
See you on Sunday (really!).