Thursday, December 5, 2013

CAS(E) this Sketch #56 and colourQ #218

Hello again, this is my second post for today and if this is your second time here today, thank you for stopping by again, I definitely appreciate it! Earlier today, I showed you my card for Papertrey Ink's Make it Monday Challenge #143 and you may have read about my Big Shot dying out on me. Well, since I had the day off today I definitely wanted to try and enter a few more challenges around the blogging world, even if I didn't have any way of using my Big Shot! Crazy how much we rely on our die-cutting machines!

I created a very simple, 2 card set today for CAS(E) this Sketch #56 and colourQ #218. This is only my second colourQ card and this is actually my very first CAS(E) this sketch challenge! I have been following their blog for a while now but have never entered a challenge. In fact, I do a whole lot of Papertrey Ink challenges and I decided it was about time I step out of my comfort zone and check out some other blog challenges for once!


I guess the good thing about not being able to die-cut anything right now is that I didn't have to over-think my card today. It was fairly simple to put together since I already had a sketch prepared for me and a color combo as well! I used a Kraft cardstock base and Papertrey Ink's Happy Harlequin Stamp set, along with the Stampin' Up Colors Real Red, Cool Caribbean, Lucky Limeade, Bermuda Bay, and White. I added some Crumb Cake ink as well to match my Kraft cardstock. I used Early Espresso ink to stamp my sentiment, which is from Hero Arts Joy to All stamp set. Very fast cards to put together, I love this color combo for Christmas, it is so pretty!

Again, thank you for stopping by, enjoy the rest of your day!

13 comments:

Jen said...

What a great design. The arrangement of diamonds is so colorful and fun! Thanks for joining us at colourQ!

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card, Alex, I love how you used the colors in this design! So happy to see you at the colourQ, thanks for playing with us.

Sandra H said...

O My Goodness this is simply stunning x

Linsey said...

What a fabulous card! I love the multi-colored diamond structure you created from the sketch design! With a kraft base and crisp white background, this is a most stunning creation! TFS :D

Sheila Bennett said...

Very pretty card. Love the color combo and how you stamped the diamonds for the sketch challenge.

Angela said...

Beautifully done!

donna mikasa said...

So glad you FINALLY joined us at CTS! Love your set of cards and your colorful take on the sketch! And that's a brilliant idea to use diamonds.

Betty J. said...

I love the way how you create the triangele. Beautiful card. Thanks for playing along with us in the CAS(E) this sketch! challenge and hope to see you again.

LeAnne said...

Oh no! As you mourn the loss of your Big Shot, you certainly have not lost your creative ability to make an awesome card! Love it! Thanks for playing with the CQC colors this week!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, I love your take on the sketch! What a fabulous idea to use the diamonds! It's so perfect!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, I love your take on the sketch! What a fabulous idea to use the diamonds! It's so perfect!

Tracey McNeely said...

Love the harlequins! Thank you so much for joining us this week at the colourQ!

Michelle said...

Beautiful colors and patterns, and a great use of CTS #56! Hope that you'll join us again for another challenge!