Thursday, 4 February 2016

CC&S 159 Colours: To Brighten A Wintry Day

It's my turn to act as hostess for the month at CAS Colours and Sketches. In my first challenge I have chosen some bright colours to cheer up the gloomy, wintry days we have been having in the UK. Hopefully they'll also suit those on the other side of the world where I guess it's the middle of summer!

I've stayed with a Valentine theme so now I have a choice of which card to give my OH! I'm not usually a reds and oranges kinda gal, but I thought that these three colours worked rather well together. I had so much fun with the inlaid die technique a couple of weeks ago that I thought I would try it with a different die. It was trickier as the outline is a lot narrower, more complex and it's easy to stretch it when adhering it to the card but once I'd worked out a way of doing that successfully, it was very easy! The card was finished with a white embossed sentiment and a stray white heart.

Supplies Used:
Die: Heart Ribbon (Memory Box)
Sentiment: Always and Forever (Uniko Studio)
Snippets: Kraft, Orange, Pale Pink & Bright Pink cardstock, White EP

I hope you feel inspired to join us in our challenge this week. Please pop by the rest of the DT blogs to see what these colours led them to create.

Thanks for visiting!
Stef x


  1. Love how you have used the colours inside the die cut, it really pops against the kraft layer. Beautifully done. Hugs Bev x

  2. Loving these colours Stef! Fabulous string of hearts and perfectly CAS.

  3. I love your string of hearts, Stef, and using kraft as the background was a great idea! Caro x

  4. So CAS. Awesome. I love the kraft - you've inspired me to add kraft to my next order!

  5. What a cool die - I love that you used the colors inside the die!

  6. i like this, as a Dutch person I should love orange I suppose, but I hate it, looks good on your card though love the inlaid technique

  7. I hadn't seen that die before, but I like it a lot and just may have to search it out! ;) The kraft adds a nice masculine feel to the card. Well done all-around!

  8. That is a fab die, I thought at first you had pieced it all together. The Kraft card base is perfect to showcase these colours. Love your card and your colour choice this week
    Louise xx