Lavender Blue Dilly Dilly CCS532

by Joanne James5. March 2024 13:00

It's Tuesday and time for a new challenge over at CAS Colours & Sketches. I have the pleasure of hosting this month and our first challenge is a colour challenge: 


For my colour palette today, I chose the most recent addition to my ink pad collection (Azure Afternoon), the very first ink pad I ever purchased (Old Olive) and Balmy Blue to balance the mix. Just like the lullaby that inspired the title of today's blog post, I thought these colours would be perfect for lavender, so I grabbed my 'Painted Lavender' stamp set and my Perennial Postage bundle and set to work. This is what I came up with: 


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

Painted Lavender - I chose the tiny lavender sprigs to feature on two of my three postage die pieces, repeat stamping them in Azure Afternoon and Old Olive to fill the space. 

Masked Perennial Postage - To give the appearance of a postage stamp, I masked off the edges of my diecut and then used a blending brush to add a Balmy Blue 'sky' to the centre of the rectangle, blending from top to bottom. I then removed the masking tape to reveal the crisp, white borders - lovely! 

Inked Embossing - I stamped my sentiment on the central diecut piece, off-centering it so that I could add an embossed postmark. This die is from the Perennial Postage Dies; to make it standout I added Balmy Blue ink to the die before embossing it onto the diecut, so that it leaves both and inked and embossed detail; you can see it more closely below:

I love the addition of the postmark - such a neat detail! I used a strip of Azure Afternoon cardstock to bring my 3 postage diecuts together and complete my card.

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! colour 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:

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Comments (4) -

Christy Stanford
Christy StanfordUnited States
3/5/2024 2:42:59 PM #

Such a beautiful card, Joanne!  That lullaby reminds me of my college roommate, I remember her singing it.  I'm looking forward to playing with this color palette.

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
3/5/2024 3:06:20 PM #

This is so pretty...I love these colors and your masking technique and sketch are beautiful! I can't wait to play along! And now I have that sweet song in my head, too!

Rachel D
Rachel DAustralia
3/6/2024 12:44:11 AM #

LOVE your card, Joanne! Everywhere is a little detail but it all ties in so well so as not to be fussy. Gorgeous layout too!

Deborah Wheeler
Deborah WheelerUnited Kingdom
3/10/2024 10:03:21 PM #

Love this Joanne - such a pretty card and a great way to combine the colours.  Thanks for giving us such a fab palette to play with!

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