Reason to Smile

It is time for another CAS Colours & Sketches challenge. Check out the latest challenge: #79 – colors.

CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge #79

And here is my take:

Reason to Smile - by karen @ carefree creations

These sherbert-y colors are so wonderful. I wanted to do a summer popsicle card, but I don’t have any popsicle stamps (OK, I have one, but it is too small for what I wanted to do). So I had to find another idea.

I looked through my inspiration file and came up with a dozen or so ideas. While trying to make one idea work, I designed this card instead (yeah, that’s how my brain works).

To complete the sentiment panel, I started by die-cutting the Phrase Play die from white paper. Then I backed the “you are my…” part with black paper. My original plan was to just leave that part of the sentiment so that it looked sorta-graphic (with out the letter middles), but I don’t know if it is just me or because it is a scripty font, but I decided I needed those little middle bits (thankfully I kept all the little pieces when I did the die-cutting). I popped the words back into place and use them to position the middle pieces.

The sub-sentiment (“reason to smile”) is stamped on the card base. I used a light pencil mark around the sentiment panel to make sure I didn’t get any flowers stamped so that they would show in that space.

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A Little About the Challenge: Posted every Thursday, the challenges alternate between color and sketch (if there is a 5th week in the month you get the double dose of color & sketch).

Reason to Smile
All supplies Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Mini Blooms, Bigger Blooms, Phrase Play #1;
Ink/Cardstock: White, Black (PTI); Winter Wisteria, Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe (SU);
Other: Phrase Play #1 die;

One thought on “Reason to Smile

  1. Whoa – I didn’t realize until I was reading your post that “you are my” was die cut! I haven’t played like that with my dies, so I’m pretty wowed by what you did! I like how the rest of the sentiment is framed by the aperture, too! Great job all-around, Karen!

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