Thursday, 17 September 2015

CC&S #142 Colours: BasicGrey Trees

This week I decided to make the card that I wanted to make for CAS Colours and Sketches without worrying too much whether I could combine the colours with another challenge and am quite pleased with the result!


I always struggle with matching the chosen colours as I don't own any SU products but sincerely hope that the BasicGrey papers I've chosen this week are near enough. I used to love their papers and decided it was high time to get them out again. The trees have been die-cut from a set where they are designed to overlap as layers of the same tree but they look just as great as single trees on their own. I bought the set several years ago but, to my shame, have never used it, so again, I thought I would give it an airing! The trunks have been cut from my snippets box and the trees overlaid on a circle die-cut from the same set of papers. The sentiment is computer-generated and printed directly onto the card.


I would like to enter my card into the challenge at 'Seize The Birthday' where they have an 'Anything Goes' challenge as I have made the card for my brother's birthday in a couple of week's time.


I notice that Darnell is having another NBUS challenge over on her blog so, as my card qualifies, I would also like to enter it there.


Supplies Used:
Tree Dies: Christmas Stacker Tree (Dee's Distinctively)
Circle Die: Standard Circles Large (Spellbinders)
Patterned Papers: Two Scoops (BasicGrey)
Sentiment Font: Cold Spaghetti!
Snippets: Chocolate Brown cardstock

Can't wait to see what you create with these lovely colours from Lizy!
Stef x

7 comments:

  1. How clever to match the colours to that paper and that border looks just right at the bottom of the trees. Fab card!

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  2. Terrific use of that designer paper! I would not have thought to use it for trees, but it looks great.

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  3. Great card, love the clean and simple design and I love those trees! Thanks for playing along with us at Seize The Birthday :)

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  4. Wow, the paper is perfect for the colours! This would be a very beautiful christmas card, too! Love it!

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  5. Those trees look fab and I like the circle background. I'm glad that you show its not necessary to use SU colours for the challenges, hopefully it will encourage more entrants
    Louise xx

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    1. That's very sweet of you Louise, I hope so too!

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  6. What an amazing birthday card for your brother, Stef! I keep thinking that's also a brilliant idea for a Christmas card. Those patterned trees are seriously fabulous against the circle in your design! Thank you so much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #5 ~ which was so long ago now! I’m sorry that my nursing duties have delayed my visit to thank you. Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell

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