Artfully Layered CAS Slimline Birthday Card CCS462

by Joanne James22. March 2022 12:00

It's Tuesday and time for a new challenge over at CAS Colours & Sketches. This week's challenge is a sketch challenge and Jeanne has asked that we create a slimline card with the following layout: 


Feel free to flip or rotate the sketch when making your card. I chose to use this week's colours over at Just Us Girls for my card - I love the soft green and pink combination, with the added warmth of vanilla. You might have thought this would draw me to florals, but no - today's card is all about the leaves - take a look:


I decided to have my first outing with the beautiful 'Artfully Layered' stamp set and create a cluster of leaves on the corner of my slimline card. The leaves are quite large, so I went with a standard sized slimline (9.5cm x 21cm). I stamped two leaves in Soft Succulent directly onto my card base, one of these going off the edge and for this one I created a stencil and added some some soft Blushing Bride pink ink over the top. To finish I added a layered diecut leaf and a simple birthday sentiment from the same set, along with a trio of three pink enamel dots.

I love the variation in detail of all three leaves:

I also used a few of the other stamps in the set to add a little extra detail to the inside of my card:

And of course the new Slimline Envelopes in the mini catalogue also come in Soft Succulent,  so I had the perfect ready-made envelope all set to go too - bonus!

The Artfully Layered bundle is a new acquisition for me, having been persuaded by all of the wonderful cards I've seen with it, especially those created by my wonderful friend Jan Clothier - you can check out here blog here if you would like to see some of the amazing creations she has made with this set.

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; It's only Tuesday and I am playing catch up already this week, having had my class day yesterday which is always busy. Add in an unscheduled hockey match today and the usual to-do list, piano lessons and the rest it is turning into a busy one! The sun is shining though and spirits are high, so I must get on. I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


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

Comments (6) -

Nancy Elrick
Nancy ElrickCanada
3/22/2022 3:51:13 PM #


Lisa Elton
Lisa EltonUnited States
3/23/2022 12:30:25 AM #

This is a lovely birthday card, Joanne! Love the CAS design, it fits the slimline perfectly. Thanks for playing along at Just Us Girls!

Greta H
Greta HUnited States
3/23/2022 2:43:24 AM #

I'm really into leaves right now & love how you used both stamping & diecutting for this card!

VickyUnited Kingdom
3/24/2022 8:52:30 PM #

I love the CAS design Joanne and the colours are great. Loving the coordinating envelope too, that pretty sentiment and the perfectly positioned dots. Vicky x

Cécile RIBON
Cécile RIBONFrance
3/25/2022 12:09:15 AM #

What a delightful card, Joanne! These leaves are gorgeous and work so well with the challenge colors.Thanks so much for joining in at Just Us Girls this week.

JeanneUnited States
3/25/2022 4:50:44 PM #

Fun, bold card Joanne!  I love the leaves in these colors - the pink is a wonderful “surprise” color for a leaf.  Great job combining all the challenges!

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