Your Presents

This week I’m entering for the CAS Colours and Sketches sketch challenge. I’ve been doing more sketch challenges lately and they do truly stretch me. This one has been interesting – I’ve been thinking about it for a few days at odd times, and that’s what it’s about, right? A challenge.

Stampin' Up! Your Presents

Here’s the banner for the challenge which inspired this card:

Tricky right? Until you remember that shapes can be changed. And that helps a lot. I’m still in a Christmas mood (more like a panic to get my cards done) and the half circles look like presents to me. I decided on a Christmassy red and green and then added the rather awesome new in color, Mint Macaron to the party. I really like the combo. Feel free to CASE it if you like it.

I started by stamping the sentiment in mint macaron on whisper white so that I could place the presents the way I wanted. I stamped the real red one and then the garden green. I’d earlier tried stamping the bows in mint macaron (and in real red) and it didn’t quite work, bumping into the real red present. So I stamped some more mint macaron bows and then cut them out with my paper snips. A dab of the multipurpose liquid glue and the bows were in place. I glued the whisper white piece to a mint macaron card base. I then lined the envelope¬†with the liner cut out with the envelope liner framelits¬†and the in color designer series paper stack. I think this is the first time I’ve used the stripes side of the paper – it’s been too tempting previously to use the flowers but they just didn’t work here.

See you tomorrow,




  1. Super idea to exchange the circles for presents. Love the traditional colours too and the white space here. Awesome CAS card, thanks for sharing it with us at CC&S
    Louise x

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