Thursday, 22 January 2015

In The Pink

I've seen lots of Valentines day cards around in blogland  so I decided to join in this week, with my card for CAS Colours & Sketches. This challenge blog alternates between colour inspiration and sketches, and this week it is the turn of the sketch, designed by our lovely leader Jacqueline.

I initially chose three coordinating papers but ended up only using two. I'm hopeless  at making banners, so after quite a few failed attempts these three were the best. I decided they looked better off set, rather than straight. I made the 'love' part of the sentiment by using the negative of the die cut and backing it with pale pink card.

The 'you' part is stamped in Whisper White craft ink. It's from the Work of Art set. I am not yet very comfortable stamping with this ink, I find it very juicy and it takes on the colour of the dark card stock sometimes. Luckily that was the effect I was hoping for this time. On this photo you can see the dimensional aspect of the card. I hand cut the heart shape, I don't have a die or punch. Everything was mounted onto a base of White cardstock, which was then added to the card blank.

It's a great sketch to work with, you can make the banners as I have done, or stamp them like some of my teamies, hop on over to the blog to check out all the DT cards.


  1. A beautiful card design Louise - perfect for Valentine's Day. Love how you separated the wording.
    Sylvia x

  2. I think your banners turned out very nicely, Louise! I especially like how you die cut the word "love" from the one banner and backed it with a paler pink than the mat. It's a very sweet Valentine!

  3. Lovely card Louise. Love your use of the negative die-cut as part of the sentiment. Stef x


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