Flourish for CAS Colours & Sketches

Well it’s Thursday again which means it’s time for another challenge at CAS Colours & Sketches. This week it’s a sketch challenge.

Stampin' Up! Flourish Thinlits dies and All About Everything

Here’s the sketch which inspired my card

I really struggled with this one. I’ve been thinking about it for most of the month and I always intend to make my DT card by the Sunday before it’s due. Well, this one was made last night and once I had a hard deadline, the sketch was much easier. I decided to use texture so that I could keep my card nice and clean but using very vanilla for two layers. I’ve used a retired folder, Spring Flowers, ┬ábecause I wanted flowers in the background since the Flourish thinlits dies were going to be my focal point. Then I layered on a piece of very vanilla on which I’d stamped my greeting which comes from the bonus set that was in April’s Paper Pumpkin. I had planned to use the big die cut from the Flourish die cuts but it took up most of the card front so I took a look at the rest of the set and found these two which work perfectly as the two little banners in the sketch. I then glued everything to the matching Sweet Sugarplum card base. I didn’t immediately fall for this colour until I saw it in person but now it’s clear that I’ll be using it frequently. It looks great with very vanilla but I need to find some other combinations.

I hope that you pop over to the challenge blog to take a look at the cards made by the rest of the Design Team and that you’ll take the challenge this week. You don’t need a blog to enter, you can add the card to any number of places – facebook, public galleries etc – and link to it. I hope to see you in the gallery.

See you tomorrow,



  1. I really like how you’ve set off the two vanilla panels by embossing the background panel. It’s a great idea that I don’t often think about using! You’ve created a very pretty and feminine card!

  2. Lovely colour choice, a new fave of mine for sure (when I finally break and use some). LOVE the embossed BG and how you have used the die cut to interpret the sketch. Hugs Bev x

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