Sunday, October 16, 2016

Miss You - CAS

Time is running out for my weekly submission to a favorite sketch challenge, so I hustled about this afternoon to make it. I included it with two other challenges. For the color challenge, I selected black for the neutral color.

Varying sizes of cardstock panels were adhered to the card base. The inside was lined with Smoky Slate and decorated with a die cut branch. To the top panel, a die cut frame was adhered, along with the tiny corner squares of the frame. The sentiment was die cut from two colors and adhered to give it shadow. The die cut leafy branches were partially adhered to give them movement and the ribbon was added. The flower in the lower right corner was punched
and adhered with some hand cut leaves. A gem was added for decoration.

The three challenges are:
1. Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #181:

2. Color Throwdown #414:
     (lime, gray, aqua + neutral)

3. Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies October Challenge:

Techniques: Die cutting, punch cutting, hand cutting, CAS
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5/5")

Stampin' Up! Materials
Cardstock: Smoky Slate, Basic Black, Tempting Turquoise
Punch: Five-petal flower
Misc.: Ribbon

Other Materials
Cardstock: Bazzill Lime Green
Dies: Penny Black "Deco Frame" (including sentiment) & Reverse Confetti "Wheat"
Misc.: Studio G gem


  1. Great die-cuts, love how you did your leaves as the banners...creative and unique interpretation of the sketch. Thanks for joining us this week at AHSC.

  2. This is just beautiful Melanie! I love the framing around your sentiment and those die cuts are the perfect embellishment. Great colors too! :)

  3. Love that lime!! And great take on the sketch this week for Atlantic Hearts! Lovely!! ~Amber

  4. LOVE the layered leaves! Thanks for playing along with us at CTD this week!

  5. WOW!!!!! I adore this card Melanie. Special on so many levels: colours, leaves, dimension and texture to name a few! Thanks for playing with us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge this week. ~ Ali (AHSC DT)

  6. Love your use of the die cuts for this sketch! Thank you so much for joining us at AHSC this week.

  7. What a fun card! Love the branches! Thanks for playing with us at the Color Throwdown!

  8. Love this! The colors are great! And love how the leaf feels like a feather! Thanks so much for playing along with Atlantic hearts!

  9. Thank you fou your comment on my blog. The background of my card is a page from a coloring book...I recycle it!!!

  10. Beautiful card.. love the way you have arranged all the leaves die cut.. Thank you so much for joining us at Happy Little Stampers - anything goes with dies challenge.