CC&S #390 – Season’s Greetings

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

I played this original sketch challenge!

I wasn’t sure what to do with the sketch this time – partly because I was so awed by YoonYoung’s gorgeous card – our design team is awesome!

I did finally come up with this design:

Season's Greetings | by kth @ carefree creations

I got lucky: this stamp set is a Stampin’Up distinctive one which means the trees are only stamped with one green color, but you get variation to give it depth – yay!

This is how my brain works: I thought oh, I’ll do a frame around the main image. I check my supply stash – but I don’t have anything that matches what I had in mind (thicker and woodgrain). So I make my own with some rectangle dies; the best I can do is a thin frame. Gingerly, I adhere the frame to the front of the main panel. Now that I’m sitting here looking at the image I realize the frame is so thin, it doesn’t really add anything as a frame and it would have been much easier to just make a mat layer. sigh.

Despite that, I am quite happy with the resulting card.

When I was putting together my Stampin’Up order, I debated back and forth a few times about the snowflake stamps & dies….I mean I don’t NEED more, I have some…ok lots. But I must say, I am very happy that I decided for them. These two that I used are the smallest in the set, but they are such a classic style!

I hope you join us at CAS Colours & Sketches!

Thanks for stopping by!

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

season’s greetings
Stamps: In the Pines (Stampin’Up – SU);
Ink: Gumball Green (SU); Dark Chocolate, Kraft (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Paper: Marina Mist, Baja Breeze (SU); Classic Craft (PTI);
Other: So Many Snowflakes die (SU); Nesting Rectangle dies (Hero Arts);

1 thought on “CC&S #390 – Season’s Greetings

  1. This is lovely! Such a beautiful wintery feel.

    (I agree with you though on YoonYoung’s. I’m glad I didn’t see hers before I made mine. LOL!!!)

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