Tuesday, September 1, 2020

CAS Colours and Sketches #386

Can you believe it's the start of a new month?  Wow!  Time flies, even in Covid.  YoonYoung is our hostess for September and she's starting the month out with a very interesting color challenge.  

The fine print ----For our color challenges, you must use all of the stated challenge colors. 
You may add 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.

What do you think?  I will admit that I was a bit stumped in the beginning.  In the end I chose three colors of card stock that closely match the challenge colors and decided on a vertical striped background.

I "cheated" and used a cover die rather than a paper trimmer to create my very even strips. Using my ATG I added an excessive amount of adhesive onto a thin piece of typing paper to which I added the strips of colored card stock in vertical fashion.  I then adhered the finished piece to a card base of rustic white card stock, adding the thin horizontal strips of gray to finish off the look.  To keep it simple I added the die cut butterfly tree and then a horizontal sentiment stamped in black onto the same rustic white card stock.  I will probably reserve this as a masculine thank you card although it could be sent to anyone.   

Studio Katia - Halftone Lines cover die
Spellbinders - Tree die
Avery Elle - Thanks sentiment stamp set

I hope to see you in our gallery this week!

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. There are days that I wish I could custom color all those butterflies we bloom... this trio would be so lovely! As is your card - love the stripes, and your butterfly tree!

  2. Your idea is so brilliant!!!! Adding those strips behind the die cut makes the silhouette stand out! Nice take on the colours!