Tropical Thanks

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


I’m the host for this week’s challenge. I came up with the sketch while I was on vacation last month. When I got home I tried it out right away by making this Fourth of July card. When it came time to make a sample for this challenge, I wanted to do something a little different.

And here is my take:

Tropical Thanks | by karen @ carefree creations

The first thing I knew I wanted to try was using washi on the sides instead of pattern paper or stamping. I don’t have a lot of washi, but I do love these bright geometric ones, so I started brainstorming from there.

It may be hard to see in the photo, but the washi is holding on a panel. I didn’t want too much going on, so the panel and the card base are both white.

I really love this set of flower/leaf dies! I haven’t used them nearly enough, so I thought I’d break them out for this card.

The Turquoise flower is sponged with Marina Mist. The stamping and sponging on the leaves is with Cucumber.

I hope you join us at CAS Colours & Sketches!

Thanks for stopping by!

A Little About the Challenge: This weekly challenge is posted on Thursday, and alternates between color and sketch (if there is a 5th week in the month you get the double dose of color & sketch).

All supplies Stampin’Up unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Botanical Blooms, Watercolor Wishes;
Ink: Marina Mist, Crushed Cucumber, Pacific Point;
Paper: White, Tempting Turquoise, Pacific Point, Green Galore;
Other: Gingham washi, Candy Dots: Brights;

5 thoughts on “Tropical Thanks

  1. Awesome sketch Karen and I love the Washi tape treatment on your card – FAB! The die cut flower is so pretty in the blue too. Hugs Bev x

  2. I’m wondering why I never thought to use washi for the two verticals on your super sketch. Fab card Karen.

  3. This was a really fun sketch, thanks so much, Karen. I too am guilty of not using the fabulous botanical blooms framelits enough. You’ve inspired me to go and play. Liz x

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  5. I love your use of washi on this sketch. I loved the sketch too, what a great, versatile idea. I am going to keep coming back to this one! Gorgeous use of the botanicals and colours. Caro x

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