Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Perfectly Purple CAS Birthday

For those of you who follow this blog regularly, tonight's colour combination will look eerily similar to yesterday's post.  That's because it is almost identical.   Yesterday I wrote about how this week's CAS - Colours and Sketches colour combination had been "speaking" to me for a number of days.  In fact, I had it a little wrong.  I wrote yesterday's blog post, published and linked it up to the CAS - Colours and Sketches challenge and another challenge AND THEN realized I had one of the colours "wrong"!  I had used Summer Starfruit instead of Crushed Curry.

Oh horrors!

Luckily, I quickly realized my error and "un-linked" from the CAS - Colours and Sketches challenge : ) I went back to my desk and put the Summer Starfruit ink pad back in it's spot in my colour caddy.  Just for the fun of it, pulled Crushed Curry down and set it beside the two purples.  Then I went to bed, because it really was late and my brain was not ready to start another project.

Today, again, the colours "spoke" to me.  So this evening I gave it another go, this time with the sketch from Try Stampin' On Tuesday.  I have to say, while I like Summer Starfruit with these two purples, Crushed Curry really does make it "pop" more.....

The twist this week...use stripes and squares.  

Fun....and totally different than yesterday!  I really like how this card could be adapted to masculine or feminine.  Firstly, one could really use any combination of colours and it would still work.  Secondly, while I used the flowers from "Banner Blast", there are also little stars and hearts in that stamp set that could be easily substituted in.

I reached way back into my big stash of DSP (I have a problem using DSP....) and found some "old" Perfect Plum DSP from a stack of "Subtles" I bought about 4 years ago and haven't used up yet.  I like how the DSP adds texture to the card without having to use a Big Shot or Texture Boutique machine.

Here are all the supplies you'll need to make this card:

Stamps:  "Banner Blast" (Sale-a-bration 2014), Remembering Your Birthday

Ink and Paper:  Perfect Plum, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White, Crushed Curry

Other:  White Baker's Twine, 1/2" circle punch, Rhinestones Basic Jewels.

Thanks for reading!  Happy Stamping!


  1. Love both of your cards, yesterdays and todays. The colours do look great together and you definitely have hit the nail on the head with out TSOT twist of stripes and squares. Thanks for sharing with us this week at TSOT.

  2. Beautiful creation, just love the colours you have used.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Try Stampin' On Tuesday this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  3. Great card! Thanks for joining us at CAS Colours & Sketches!

  4. Thank you for joining in with the colour challenge at CC&S this week, glad you liked the colours as much as me. This contemporary take is fab, love those little squares of colour!

    Louise xx

  5. Love the happy colors of your birthday card and the use of the stamped flowers as the embellishments. Thanks for joining our challenge at Try Stampin' on Tuesday. Come again soon!

  6. Very cute! Love the colors and the little flower embellishments. Thanks for joining us at Try Stampin' on Tuesday. Hope to see you again soon!


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