Tuesday, May 4, 2021

CAS Colours and Sketches #418


May has arrived and we have a new hostess this month at the CAS Colours and Sketches challenge blog.  Samantha has chosen a color trio based upon the 2021 Pantone colors of the year.

Here's my card based on this beautiful color combo...

The card front was created by using a cover plate die to emboss rather than cut. (A simple switch of your "sandwich" to include a rubber mat ensures that you get embossed lines.  Check out the manual of your die cutter for the correct plate combinations.)

I chose three colors of cardstock scraps in the challenge colors and ran them through my cutter using the plate in the traditional method to get the trio of diamond shapes.  I decided to do the same with a scrap of white cardstock.  I scattered the bits around until I found a pattern that pleased me. The Pantone colors were adhered flat to the panel but I did pop up a few white ones with foam tape.   The sentiment and banner were cut from dies and adhered to the right side of the card.  No embellishments needed.

I invite you to come visit our blog and hope you're inspired to play along.  

The Greetery - Square Dance background die
Pinkfresh Studios - Basic Labels Frame die set
Altenew - Tall Alpha Lower Case die set

Continue to 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. I love geometric shapes on cards and yours is too sweet with diecut squares. Hugsxo

  2. Your background panel looks woven Julie so I was interested to read how you made it. Love that sunny Hello label! Vicky x

  3. I love the geometric feel this card has.

  4. well you already know how much I love the colors - bet you know I'm going to also love that cover plate, right??
    Such a fabulous card, Julie!

  5. This is a beautiful way to use the colour trio! Yellow and grey seem very popular these days in challenges!

  6. Jules that plate makes your card so interesting and I love your combination of emboss and diecut. And your yellow background makes the hello pop. Love it!