Monday, August 15, 2016

Thanks - CAS

8/22/2016 Update: This CAS Thanks card was the Diamond Award winner in the Color My Heart: Color Dare Challenge #206.

Six colors required for a color challenge is often difficult. With help from a CAS sketch challenge, I managed to use the required colors while trying to keep it CAS.

On a card base, a panel of DSP was adhered and the inside was lined with white cardstock and decorated with a stamped flourish. On a panel of white cardstock, two-step stamped flowers were added along with some dots. The sentiment was die cut in two colors with the darker used as a shadow for the lighter. A strip of cardstock and a strip of DSP were added to the right side of the panel. The white edges were sponged with color. The panel was backed with foam and popped up onto the card base.

I am entering the card into three challenges:
1. CAS(E) This Sketch #185  

2. Color My Heart: Color Dare #206   

3. Happy Little Stampers August Challenge

Techniques: Stamping, sponging, die cutting, CAS
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")

Inks: Poppy, Ruby, Saffron
Cardstock: Flaxen, Peacock

Stampin' Up!
Stamp: "Flowering Flourishes" (inside of card)
Cardstock: Whisper White, Smoky Slate (sub for Whisper)
DSP: My stash
Misc.: Dimensionals foam tape

Other Materials
Stamps: Wplus9 "Summer Blooms"
Die: Spellbinders Phrase Set #1
Misc.: Uniball Signo White Gel Pen


  1. Melanie, this is gorgeous card, love the bold colors and stamps. Thanks for joining us at HLS. I love your blog name, I love sewing on my cards, so it caught my eye instantly. I am happy to be your newest follower.

  2. Very pretty Melanie! I love the CAS design, awesome that you got all of those colors in. Beautiful! :)

  3. Great job working with the colors, Melanie! I love how you were able to keep it CAS in the process. Thanks for joining us at Color My Heart!

  4. Great interpretation of the sketch challenge and pulling it through with our many colors in our challenge this week and without using the Florence paper pack...very creative. Thanks for sharing with us at Color Dare, next color challenge fewer colors are required, but still a great challenge...please join us.

  5. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card with us at Color Dare! Your take on the colors and the sketch is brilliant!

  6. Great card! Love how you stamped those flowers and the dots are a nice touch. Thank you for inspiring us at Color My Heart Challenge Blog.

  7. You're right about using so many colours on a card unless they are contained in a a patterned paper... And you did it with a CAS card - that's quite an accomplishment! I love the flowers and using the side strips to add the necessary colours was a great idea. Well thought out and the result is a gorgeous card.

  8. Love your CAS card. Love the flowers! Thanks for playing at Color My Heart Color Dare!

  9. Great combination of 3 challenges, Melanie! You did an amazing job of combining all 6 of these colors beautifully. Thanks for sharing your lovely creation with us at the Color Dare challenge! It is always good to have you play along!
    :) Marie