It’s Thursday which means it’s time for another new challenge at CAS Colours & Sketches. This week it’s Caro’s second colour challenge of the month and it’s the remaining retiring in colours plus silver.

Stampin' Up! Watercolor Wings and Happy Home

Here’s the banner which inspired my card

This small butterfly from Watercolor Wings is usually made using 4 stamps but today I only used three of them. The fourth one just didn’t work with these colours without having one of the colours overpower the others. I started by stamping the stamp that is almost the complete butterfly in lost lagoon and then added the detailed butterfly in blackberry bliss after stamping off once. I added the body, stamped in full strength blackberry bliss and finished it off with the stamp that just does the inside detail near the body in metallic silver. Here’s another look at the butterfly:

Stampin' Up! Watercolor Wings and Happy Home

Next I turned to Happy Home for the sentiment. Watercolor Wings has great sentiments but “missing you” seems very appropriate – I definitely will miss these colours!

I then put this piece of whisper white onto a mat of blackberry bliss and added that to a lost lagoon cardbase. I lined the envelope with a lost lagoon envelope liner, another product that you know I’ll be missing!

I hope that you’ll pop over to CAS Colours & Sketches┬áto see the rest of the cards from the Design Team and to play with these colours; I’d love to see your card in the gallery.

I’ve announced my product share for the 2016 catalogue – details are here.

See you tomorrow,

Liz

I’m really enjoying playing with the Happy Home stamp set – and I haven’t even pulled out the coordinating window die yet. I was contemplating joining two of the scenes together again but the bench and clouds doesn’t lend itself to that since the clouds would be rather out of proportion. So I decided to go super simple and make a very CAS card; black and white with just a touch of colour.

Stampin' Up! Happy Home

I used the ordinary whisper white card as usual for layers on my card. I only use the extra thick for card bases. Whilst it might be simpler to just have one type of whisper white, I stocked up a while ago so I am still working through my stash. I stamped the two images from Happy Home using the archival basic black ink and the stamp-a-ma-jig for placement. It’s very clear when using the stamp-a-ma-jig that the basic black is an enduring ink – if you don’t clean the plastic fairly quickly you end up needed the stazon cleaner to get the stamp-a-ma-jig plastic clean!

I then used an aquapainter to give a little wash of pear pizzazz to the hill. I’d decided that I wanted a large pear pizzazz border so I’d just kept trimming down the piece of whisper white until I had the size that I wanted. Then I┬ámounted this on a piece of basic black card stock to give a narrow border and added that to a pear pizzazz card base.

Stampin' Up! Happy Home

The envelope is lined with the subtles DSP stack in pear pizzazz using the envelope liners framelits to cut it out.

See you tomorrow,

Liz