Here's the sketch:
The challenge at Addicted to CAS is:
And finally, the Seize the Birthday topping word this time around is: WATER.
Here's my card which is also for an upcoming 60th birthday of our friend who races sailboats.
I'm really happy with how this turned out. I found the three sailboats from Papertrey's "Tiny Treats: Valentines" in my "extras" box and immediately knew just what I wanted to do. The patterned paper is from Authentique's "Seaside" pack which came in the July 2015 Simon Says card kit. The tiny anchors and navy blue were just perfect. I white embossed the sentiment from Papertrey's "Inside and Out: Birthday" on a stitched square die from Simon Says, and added the star from a Bella Blvd sticker sheet that I colored with a red Copic marker.
The inside sentiment repeats the outside one, but I couldn't help myself. The W+9 set, "Dockside" was just too perfect.
The next card is for The Color Throwdown Challenge. I recently acquired a gorgeous new die by Pinkfresh Studio called "Botanical Branch" and thought it would be perfect for a simple sympathy card using this gorgeous color combination of black, copper, and white:
I die cut the Botanical Branch from copper cardstock from Paper Source. It's metallic, but with a subtle sheen rather than a bright reflective surface. It was adhered to a white textured card with spray adhesive. Getting this delicate die cut on the card was the only challenge in making the card.
The image, stamped in black, is from Papertrey Ink's "Botanical Silhouettes." CAS is definitely my preferred style, and I'm especially careful to be sure sympathy cards follow that design. Fortunately, I have no need for a sympathy card at the moment, but I never seem to have one in my stash and now I have two since I made a second one while I was at it.
Thanks for checking in today. I'll be back tomorrow to join Mary-Lou's "Me on Monday" meme, and have a couple more cards to share this week as well.