Sunday, October 1, 2017

AAA #100 - Sketch

Hi, I can't believe it is already October! It is also time for a new challenge at AAA Cards. This time the challenge is a perfect CAS sketch. :) You can rotate the sketch or change the width of the strip if you want, too.


Sketches are one of my favorite kinds of challenges. They take some of the stress off for me since they do a portion of the design work. Here is my take on it.

For this card I started by getting my watercolors out. I used a sheet of watercolor paper and added water to a few inches at the top. Then I added purple and pink watercolors to it. I went back and forth across the sheet several times to blend the colors together. After it dried, I went back over it a few more times to get the color more intense. Once it had dried, I trimmed out a piece to fit on my card. I decided it needed a frame of sorts so I grabbed a paper pad of different foiled designs and cut a piece to go behind the watercolor strip.

The sentiment is a single layer die cut from My Favorite Things out of black cardstock. I adhered the two strips down and then used multi matte medium to add the sentiment on top. The foiled strip reflects back the shadows of the sentiment which looks really cool. I felt like something was missing though so I added a couple of Nuvo drops around the sentiment. I think I have an addiction to Nuvo drops :)

Dies: MFT - Celebrate
Inks: Mijello Mission Gold - perm rose, br. clear violet
Misc: Nuvo drops - silver lining

Our sponsor this week is Happy Little Stampers. They are giving out a $20 gift certificate. Our guest designer is Sue from Sue's Card Craft, and she and the rest of the design team have some fabulous cards for inspiration. If you have time, take a look and leave them some comments to let them know you stopped by!

I am also sharing this in CAS on Friday #117 - Use a die cut

Thanks so much for taking a look :)


  1. Love this card Cheryl! The purples are so vibrant framed by the foiled strip and the black sentiment just pops against it.

  2. i love purple too, so that's perfect and the elegant gold strips are fab and then the black diecut is just awesome

  3. What a gorgeous card Cheryl! I love that background - and the sentiment fits the design so perfectly! And I don't think you are along in your Nuvo drop addiction! I love them too! The jewel drops are my favourites at the moment!

  4. I too really enjoy sketches. Love your bold sentiment and choice of watercolor colors. Beautifully done. =)

  5. Love your card, and this die! Thank you for joining our challenge at Cas on Friday.
    Mariken DT

  6. That watercolor background is fabulous! What a great look for the bold sentiment die cut.

  7. A beautiful CAS design, Cheryl. I love the rich colours and big bold sentiment!


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