Clean and Simple Here For You CCS 456

by Joanne James8. February 2022 13:00

It's Tuesday and time for a new challenge over at CAS Colours & Sketches. This week's challenge is a sketch challenge and YoonYoung has asked that we include a trio of shapes towards the bottom of our panel and overlay with a sentiment. Feel free to flip or rotate the sketch when making your card.


For my card today I thought I'd get a little practice using my new skin tone Blends and feature the 'heart hands' from the 'Here Together' stamp set - take a look:


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

I stamped and coloured my hands with SU900 and SU1000 Stampin' Blends and diecut them using my Here For you Dies, adding an arch of colour to my white cardbase before adhering them to my card. I stamped my sentiment in Versamark onto vellum and heat embossed it in (retired) Lovely Lipstick embossing powder, before wrapping this around the hands on my card and adhering on the reverse of the panel.


My card is a rather creative take on this week's sketch, with the hands representing the two outer shapes and the heart that they make the smaller central one. A vellum strip for my sentiment allows the hands and heart to remain visible, whilst also adding a pop of colour from the sentiment itself. By keeping the design to the lower portion of the card is a great way to preserve 'white space' and a clean, uncluttered feel. I'm also linking my card up with the team over at CASology, where the current theme is 'affection' - my teenage son is much more likely to make this sign with his hands than he is to kiss me these days, but he assures me it is a sign of affection so I'll take it! I'm also linking up for a second go with the lovely ladies over at Just Add Ink with another minimalist design.

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. 

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 (8) -

Nikki Spencer
Nikki SpencerAustralia
2/9/2022 6:15:38 AM #

I love this Joanne! Lovely to see new product in action too! Thanks for joining in at Just Add Ink.

Deborah Wheeler
Deborah WheelerUnited Kingdom
2/9/2022 11:12:18 AM #

That's so effective with the vellum strip. Clever design

Chantell Randall
Chantell RandallAustralia
2/9/2022 2:13:45 PM #

Wonderful card Joanne - I really love the overlay of vellum.  Such an important message.  Chantell x x

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
2/9/2022 9:32:13 PM #

What a piece of CAS perfection! Well done! The vellum overlay is just right. Smile

sandieUnited Kingdom
2/10/2022 9:39:23 AM #

Joanne I just love your take on the sketch-so creative and your colouring of the skin worked out perfectly. I like how you added the rays and matched the colours with the sentiment. Super to see you at CASology x

YoonYoung Kim
YoonYoung KimKorea
2/11/2022 12:03:15 PM #

Absolutely CAS!!!! So beautiful!!

2/11/2022 1:29:54 PM #

Lovely! I love the image and the sentiment, the red embossing looks great on the vellum! I'd never have thought of that!!

Cécile RIBON
Cécile RIBONFrance
2/15/2022 11:24:25 AM #

This minimalist card is amazing, Joanne! The embossed sentiment on the vellum strip is brilliant.

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