Mint Macaron Perfectly Penciled Thank You Card CCS 509

by Joanne James18. April 2023 12:00

It's Tuesday and time for a new challenge over at CAS Colours & SketchesThis week's challenge is a sketch challenge and Valerie has asked that we create a slimline card with a square feature and overlapping sentiment:


Feel free to flip or rotate the sketch when making your card but remember to make it a slimline if you'd like to be considered for the winner's spot for this challenge. 

For my card today I ended up making two cards; I'll share the first one tomorrow as it was a little less clean and simple than I'd have liked. This is the card I settled on to share with you today:


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

This is actually a no-stamping card. I used a piece of the retiring black and white Perfectly Penciled designer series paper and coloured the negative space around the florals using my Mint Macaron Blends, before cutting it out using one of my square Stylish Shapes Dies. I added this to a base of thick Basix White cardstock, and then added a layered thanks sentiment cut with the Amazing Thanks Dies on dimensionals to complete my card:

The Perfectly Penciled papers are great for colouring with your Stampin' Blends markers and this 'reverse colouring' really allows the black and white design to stand out. This paper, along with Mint Macaron and all its accessories and those fabulous Amazing Thanks Dies are all retiring at the end of this month - add them to your shopping basket whilst you still can - or maybe wait until 11pm this evening when the 24 hour free shipping promotion starts - you can read more about the free shipping promotion here!

I'm also linking today's card to the black, white and one colour challenge over at Color Dare and the current 'anything goes' challenge at Less Is More.


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'!


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Comments (12) -

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
4/18/2023 12:40:12 PM #

A beautiful way to say good bye to that beautiful Mint macaron!

4/19/2023 5:03:47 AM #

Love your card and all its minty goodness just perfect for our challenge at Less is More,thank you so much for playing along with this beauty.


DebiUnited States
4/19/2023 3:10:29 PM #

Oh my gosh...this card is scrumptious! I LOVE the simplicity, the color & the design. Hope you don't mind if I borrow this idea! Thanks for sharing at Color Dare.

Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
4/19/2023 7:56:36 PM #

Not at all Debi - this is a great alternative way to add colour to back and white paper/designs!

Alyson Mayo
Alyson MayoCanada
4/19/2023 10:41:47 PM #

Joanne, this is so pretty! Colouring around the flowers is a great way to add colour to the card while creating so much elegance. Thanks for sharing with us at Colour Dare Smile

Suzanne Reynolds
Suzanne ReynoldsUnited States
4/21/2023 4:00:47 PM #

Unique, instead of the color on the flowers I love how you used your color on the back and left the stamp floral in white.  Very pretty.  Thanks for sharing with us at Color Dare.

Catherine Nowak
Catherine NowakUnited States
4/22/2023 3:23:10 PM #

Beautiful card! love the flowers with the coloring of the background to make them pop. Thank you for joining us at Color Dare.

Fiona Robertson
Fiona RobertsonUnited Kingdom
4/23/2023 6:14:17 PM #

lovely card, and lovely colour...perfect for our CAS challenge.

Thanks for sharing with us at Less is More.

Vandra Stenton
Vandra StentonAustralia
4/24/2023 2:36:50 PM #

I do love the reverse colouring idea. The colour choice is lovely with the white and black paper.  Thanks for sharing with us at Colour Dare, I hope you can join us again soon.

4/30/2023 12:28:49 PM #

That's a beautiful card Joanne, I love your "inside out" coloring - the shading is excellent and really creates an illusion of dimension! Mint Macaron is such a beautiful color Smile

Lesley Seabrook
Lesley SeabrookCanada
5/1/2023 4:42:12 PM #

I love this card Joanne!  that paper is terrific, I haven't used all of mine yet.  I love it with the background only coloured, its the perfect pattern for that.

Julie Wadlinger
Julie WadlingerUnited States
5/2/2023 7:36:57 PM #

Love the clean lines and color of your card!

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