Sending Birthday Wishes In Pink CCS 511

by Joanne James16. May 2023 13:00

It's Tuesday and time for a new challenge over at CAS Colours & SketchesThis week's challenge is a sketch challenge and Cecile has asked that we make a square card with a focal sentiment and patterned background:


Feel free to flip or rotate the sketch when making your card. 

For my card today I chose monochromatic pinks with a touch of silver to create a simple stencilled background for a feminine birthday card for a discerning teenager - take a look:


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

I took my square card base and using some stencils I made with various circle punches and some window sheet, I added Melon Mambo and Bubble Bath ink using my blending brushes, varying the intensity to give some depth to the colour. I heat-embossed part of my sentiment in silver and used a diecut 'sending' in silver foil backed with vellum as my centrepiece:


A sprinkle of basic rhinestones added a final touch of sparkle. This is one of those cards that could work in lots of colours and is thoroughly inoffensive - so perfect for the discerning teenager! Since I went with pinks, I'm also playing along over at Addicted to CAS with my monochrome pinks and also celebrating with the team over at AAA Cards as they celebrate their 9th birthday with CAS pink birthday cards too - the balloons on the inspo board also inspired my bubbly background!

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. 

Please excuse today's photos - I struggled with that foil diecut and the lighting and didn't have time to retake. I have a super-short day today as the youngest of teh James Juniors has 2 exams and is on early pick up, so just time for a speedy lunch then I'm back in the car for the school run! Enjoy your day and I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


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Comments (6) -

VickyUnited Kingdom
5/20/2023 8:25:51 PM #

What a gorgeous card this is Joanne! Beautifully CAS and gorgeously designed, I love the different pink circles and the way you teamed them with silver rather than the more obvious gold. Hope the exams are all going well and that you are not too frazzled a household! Vicky x

VickyUnited Kingdom
5/20/2023 8:26:51 PM #

Oh and meant to add: Thanks for coming to play at Addicted to CAS! Vicky x

5/21/2023 6:08:49 PM #

I love this card so much Joanne! The soft pink circles are perfect!! Great take on the sketch too. Thanks so much for playing along with us at AAA Cards! Smile

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
5/23/2023 9:39:06 AM #

Now that is one great idea. You've used those stencil circles before to great effect but they work really well just on their own like this. Such a clever idea!

Lisa Petrella
Lisa PetrellaUnited States
5/24/2023 6:05:52 PM #

So beautiful!!!! I love your stenciled background and the silver die-cut sentiment!!! Thanks for playing along at AAA Cards!

Cécile RIBON
Cécile RIBONFrance
5/30/2023 9:55:31 AM #

Wow! This is such a delicate card! This super soft stenciled background is delightful, Joanne. It makes such a perfect match for the sketch!

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