Colour Block Celebrate Sunflowers Thank You Card Trio CASC&S 427

by Joanne James6. July 2021 12:00

It's Tuesday and time for a new challenge over at CAS Colours & Sketches. It's a new month and Holly is hosting and our first challenge is a colour challenge: 


These colours made me think of autumn so for my card today I pulled out an old favourite and set to work - take a look:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

Celebrate Sunflowers - These colours really reminded me of sunflowers so I pulled my 'Celebrate Sunflowers' set from the shelf and set to work. I didn't want to have any leaves on my flower, so I decided to focus on the large image and stamp it in a neutral Early Espresso. I couldn't decide whether to go with white or a more natural Crumb Cake for my base, so I made one of each.  I love the detail on this large bloom and also added a partial stamp in Crushed Curry to decorate the inside of my card too: 


Colour Blocking - I used a technique called 'colour blocking' on my card today. I stamped the sunflower once onto cardstock in each of the three challenge colours, then using my rectangle stitched framelits I cut each image into three identical rectangles and then mixed the pieces to create three, pieced images using one piece of each of the three blocks of colour, hence the name. This is a great technique for clean and simple cards. 

Added Texture - Since I had three more pieces, I created a third card, this time using a Crumb Cake base and this time I added some dry embossing using my Tasteful Textile embossing folder to the base of my card - you can hopefully see the subtle added detail below:


Here's a photo of all three versions together - which one is your favourite?

I'm also linking my cards up over at Inspire.Create today where they are looking for thank you cards. I will be sending these cards out in the post to my Stampin' Up! customers - so if you'd like to receive one, head on over to my Stampin' Up! store by clicking on the links below!

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

As a reminder, for our colour challenges, you must use all of the stated challenge colours. You may also use neutral colours; however, the challenge colours should be the most noticeable ones featured on your card. We use Stampin' Up! color names for reference, but you are welcome to use any other companies' products as long as you match the challenge colours as closely as possible.

Enjoy your day and I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (7) -

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
7/6/2021 1:34:32 PM #

This is SO cool...great way to use the sunflower and it creates such an awesome set of cards as well!

JuliePUnited States
7/6/2021 2:10:03 PM #

Love your design!!!  And yay! for three!

VickyUnited Kingdom
7/6/2021 3:57:58 PM #

This is a brilliant design Joanne! I love the modern blocks and the way you left the sunflower as a black line image. It's such a contemporary design I think it works best on the crisp white. Vicky x

Michal D
Michal DIsrael
7/6/2021 4:55:58 PM #

Beautiful cards! I especially love the white one. Love the clean & graphic look!

Holly Lau
Holly LauUnited States
7/7/2021 4:09:03 AM #

Great cards!! Awesome designs! I love all three of them and especially the white one!

Deborah Wheeler
Deborah WheelerUnited Kingdom
7/8/2021 7:19:08 PM #

That's lovely - I never think to stamp a large image across several pieces of card!

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
7/11/2021 9:36:36 PM #

I adore that sunflower stamp - such a satisfying image to stamp. And what a great idea to smarten it up even further. Thank you for sharing these.

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