Thursday, 3 March 2016

CC&S Colours #163: Real Red Roses

I'd like to start off by welcoming my newest follower Kath Buckle! I don't have so many so it's nice to know that someone likes my cards enough to want to follow my creative journey.

Jane is our hostess at CAS Colours and Sketches this month and she has chosen a lovely set of colours to kick off the month. I decided to make an alternative Mothering Sunday card so that my Mum and my MIL both get something a little different but using the same stamp.

I have followed the sketch from The Paper Players Challenge #284, a lovely sketch by Claire. I didn't want to use newsprint, though I do love it, so have represented this element with my notebook stamp. My card need to be very CAS for our challenge so for the background I embossed a piece of white cardstock with some simple diagonal stripes and edged it with a stripe inked by my computer to match the Mint Macaron. The flowers and leaves are from different Uniko sets; the solid background rose was stamped with second generation ink giving a lighter tint than the detail rose. The sentiment is computer-generated in white again on a background to match with our colour palette.

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Flower Power 6 & Beautiful Blooms 1 (Uniko Studio), PMA 907003 (Papermania)
Texture Plate: Diagonals (Sizzix)
Inkpads: Scarlet & Celadon (VersaColor), Green Green (Whisper)
Sentiment Font: Candara
Snippets: White cardstock

Now all I have to do is decide which card to give to which Mum! Thanks for visiting my blog today. I hope you get a chance to join in with our colour challenge this week!

Stef x


  1. Love that notebook stamp, makes a really great anchor for your flowers and sentiment banner. Fabulous Stef!

  2. Love your card, your little notebook stamp is so cute, I am sure it will be greatfully received xx

  3. Stef, this is such a pretty card! I love the notebook stamp! The embossed panel is perfect and the flowers are gorgeous! SO happy you joined my sketch challenge at The Paper Players this week! XX

  4. A super card Stef. You managed to use all the layers of our sketch yet still keep your card looking CAS. Thanks for joining us over at The Paper Players this week!

  5. This is so pretty! I love the mix of elements - embossed stripes, notebook paper, roses - you bring them all together so well.

  6. I really like that the dry embossing is only on half of the card - I'd never have thought to do that. Thanks for the inspiration. Liz x

  7. Beautiful layout and lovely combo of Uniko stamps too :) Hugs Bev x

  8. Wonderful job keeping that sketch CAS! I hope you, your mom, and your MIL all enjoyed your Mother's Day!

  9. Loving the use of the texture from the dry embossing, it adds so much. And flowers always win on Mother's Day :) Caro x