Cupcake Cutouts Framelits Dies

Welcome to October and the first challenge of the month at CAS Colours & Sketches. I’m especially excited about the challenges this month because it’s my first time hosting the entire month. We’re starting off as usual with a colour challenge.

Liz Bailey Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Cupcake Cutouts Framelits Dies - Sweet Cupcake - Festive Birthday DSP

And here’s the banner for the challenge:

Very bright and cheerful, yes? When I decided that I wanted to use emerald envy and tempting turquoise, it occurred to me that these colours are in the Festive Birthday DSP along with one of my favourite colours, melon mambo. So I set about making a CAS card with the DSP and I wanted to do something other than a strip of DSP. It took until the weekend when I realised that I wanted to cut out a word. Luckily the three colours I’d chosen are next to each other in this piece of the paper, they could easily had had one or two of the other colours in the way. I cut out a number of words before deciding on the wish from the cupcake cutouts framelits dies. Next I added the stamped sentiment from the coordinating Sweet Cupcake sentiment in emerald envy and a matching melon mambo enamel shape which I confess is over the dot. It wasn’t until after I’d added it that I decided an enamel shape would look better. But nobody knows it’s under there. Apart from you and me anyway!

I then played with combinations of mats until I saw that white on white was much the best. Too much colour was going to detract from the image.

I hope that you try out these colours – they are bright and cheerful, and to start with, a trifle intimidating. But the richness of them is really fun to play with.

See you tomorrow,

Liz

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