Thursday 14 October 2021

Perfectly CAS and The Flower Challenge's 5th Birthday

Good evening, it's time for a brand new challenge over at Perfectly CAS.
Here is my take on this month's theme.

Sympathy cards are never the easiest of makes so I find it best to have a couple in my stash for those unwelcome moments.
I chose to use the Lilies from Uniko's Pure Floral set, the theme at the Flower Challenge and kept it very simple. I can't believe it the Flower Challenge's 5th birthday!
On a panel of white card, I stamped and masked my bunch of lilies and coloured them with Copic markers. I then die cut the bunch with a circle die and then again with a slightly smaller circle die to create a frame. The sentiment, also from Uniko was stamped on black and heat embossed with white EP.
To assemble, I die cut a piece of copy paper with the large die and set to one side. Using both circle dies, I cut a matching frame from fun foam and then attached it to the copy paper. The stamped and coloured panel pieces were then added to make a topper and the sentiment popped in the bottom right. The topper was then added to a 5 x 7 dark grey card.
By using a larger card, I was able to get away with a bigger panel and still keep the design to 1/3rd of the whole. Although it's tempting to add some detail to the background, I resisted and so kept it CAS. Remember white space doesn't doesn't need to be white!
So where will the theme take you? We'd love to see you in our gallery.
For more sympathy inspiration, check out the rest of the DT here.

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  1. Perfect sympathy card they are so difficult to make. Alison x

  2. This is so beautiful, Jules!! I LOVE your softly coloured lily that looks amazing with the dark gray cardbase. And I love how your frame includes part of the stamped image. Fabulous detail! Thanks for joining us at The Flower Challenge. xx

  3. This is a gorgeous sympathy card! Love the subtle coloring and the gray background.

  4. Wonderful card Jules, I love the colours, the soft colouring and design. Thank you so much for joining us at The Flower Challenge and we hope to see you there again soon. Aileen DesignTeam

  5. This is such a fabulous card Julie! love the CAS look and also the beautiful Lily too and your delicate colouring. Thank you so much for sharing with us over at 'The Flower Challenge';) Viv DT xx

  6. Love this delicate image, contrasted by the grey surround. Thanks for joining us this month at The Flower Challenge and celebrating our birthday with us. I hope to see you next month too. Cara DT x


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