Thursday, 25 February 2016

CC&S 162 Sketch: Unusually Orange!

It's my last week as hostess at CAS Colours and Sketches for a while but I've really enjoyed myself this month. To finish I thought I would really challenge myself and dig out an old paper pad in a colour that I don't go for very much - orange! I've also added, unusually for me, a touch of bling! I have a few colleagues at work that I make cards for that do like their bling so I will probably give it to one of them that has a birthday soon.

Instead of adding a sentiment, as in the sketch, I have used a piece of embossed paper that has the main sentiment in a similar position. The rosette was made using a specialist die. Other than that I have used a few papers and the all-important bling (actually I think I quite like the text paper)!

Supplies Used:
Die: Paper Rosette 656931 (Sizzlits Decorative Strip Tim Holtz)
Paper Pad: Sunshine Capsule Collection (Papermania)
Embossing Folder: Happy Birthday (Papermania)
Snippets: Pearlised paper, Button, Sequins, Adhesive gems

Thank you for sharing all your creations with us this month! I hope you'll join us again this week. Next week I believe Jane takes the reigns as your hostess for March.

Have fun!
Stef x


  1. Love this card - orange is a colour I don't use often either, but it looks so good on your card! Love your cardmaking style and have just become your latest follower.
    Kath x

  2. Loving your clever use of DSP and the background - using that embossed paper is genius! Caro x

  3. The embossed paper has a lovely sheen and the sequins - placed perfectly - just add to this. Fab card Stef.

  4. I love the embossed background - and love that you're almost forcing yourself to add bling for you co-workers. It's really sweet. Liz x

  5. This is just fabulous Stef, the rosette looks so good, but most of all I like the sentiment-embossed background. Thanks for a month of great challenges, loved them
    Louise xx

  6. Awesome card - so pretty! Love the colors and the embossing!