Tuesday, June 16, 2020

CAS Colours and Sketches #375

It's time for another challenge over at the CAS Colours and Sketches blog.  Today we challenge you to use the trio of colors illustrated below, chosen by DT member Shannon.

For our color challenges, you must use only the stated challenge colors. You may also use neutral colors; however, the challenge colors should be the most noticeable ones featured on your card. We use Stampin' Up color names for reference, but you are welcome to use any other companies' products as long as you match the challenge colors as closely as possible.

I decided to create a card using only die cut elements and due to the nature of my focal die, I was able to get a trio of cards using the negative elements.  

I began by die cutting four pieces of card stock in the three challenge colors as well as white.  I was careful to keep all of the diamond bits in a bowl so as not to get lost.  I backed each of the positive rectangle images with sticky backed paper and then proceeded to re-insert the diamonds in a semi-random pattern.  I matted each of the rectangles in an opposing color and then adhered them to white card panels that I'd dry embossed with three different folders.  (It's really hard to see in the first card but there are vertical stripes on the white panel.)  I finished each of them off with a die cut sentiment and then adhered the completed panels to an A2 card base.  

I'm really pleased with the end results especially given that these color trio is perfect for masculine cards.  

Ellen Hutson - diamond die
Simon Says Stamp - thanks die and shadow
WRM - vertical and diagonal embossing folders
PaperTrey Ink - linen cover plate

I do hope you'll play with us this week!!!  I'll be watching for you in the gallery.  

Stay safe and healthy my friends!  

Thank you for visiting my little crevice of the crafty blogosphere.  Your time, comments and friendship are much appreciated.  

Happy Crafting!



  1. Perfect colours for the way you used them! I especially like the one with the navy predominant.

  2. You SHOULD BE very happy with the results of all that puzzling stick-back-together-ness - and in THREE colors of all things!
    Well done, Julie - they are fabulous, and I love this color combo!