Tuesday, July 21, 2020

CAS Colours and Sketches # 380

It's Tuesday once again and I'm delighted to share with you my first DT challenge over at the CAS Colours and Sketches challenge blog.  This week is a color challenge and I've selected the following trio for you to work with this week.  I hope you like them!

For our color challenges, you must use all of 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 turned to one of my favorite die collections to create my card and I'm pretty happy with the results.

I began by choosing three shades of cardstock that closely matched the chosen trio.  (The mint card stock actually is Stampin' Up's Mint Macaron shade.  The other two are from different companies.)  As per the rules we are allowed to add in neutrals which for this card are black and white.  

I die cut the arch from a panel of smooth white card stock.  I then die cut the Vespa (sounds much cooler than scooter, don't you think?) four times, once each in blue, coral, mint and white.  The wheels were cut from black card stock.  From there it was just a matter of piecing it all back together.  It takes some finessing but I think the results are so worth it in the end.  I also die cut the balloons in each of the challenge colors.  The sentiment was heat embossed in white onto black cardstock.  I arranged and adhered it all onto the panel and then adhered the panel to my mint card base.  

Spellbinders - Enjoy the Ride die set
PinkFresh Studio - Braided Tag die
Taylored Expressions - Simple Sentiment stamp and die strips
Studio Katia - Silver Foil Pearls

I'd love for you to join me and hope to see your cards in our gallery!

There's a DT call out over at the Happy Little Stampers challenge blog.  I'm throwing my hat into the ring with this card for their Die Cuts team which starts back up in 2021. I've played along with their challenges many times and die cut only cards are one of my favorite looks.  Wish me luck.  

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. Luck will not be necessary, Jules! You've got this - your die-cut cards are among my favorites! I want a scooter!

  2. My brother has a Vespa - straight blue, no mint or coral. (Why it's not red is beyond me.) Awesome die cutting to use these colours to make the perfect little scooter scene!

  3. Love the colors this week! Your Vespa is too cute - perfect with those balloons!