Monday, March 9, 2020

CAS Colours & Sketches: He is Risen

The colors at CAS Colours & Sketches included a very soft pink and a soft green.  I wanted to incorporate these colors into an Easter card.  I had new dies from two different companies that I bought believing they would work well together - and happily they do!

CAS Colours He is Risen

The "He is Risen" is new from Ink to Paper - it's a bold die but it's a sentiment that I want to be big and bold.  The palm is a set of three from The Greetery. 

To incorporate the colors, I brushed Blushing Bride on the background so the sentiment would stand out.  I used Soft Sea Foam for the palm frond.  Shaded Spruce was probably the "right" color for the palm but I wanted to keep it soft.  I did try some smaller palm fronds with Shaded Spruce but they seemed heavy so I finally settled on some simple gems colored with Shaded Spruce.  I like the way they ground all the soft colors.

I do quite a few Easter cards so I managed to justify more than a few recent purchases just for Easter.  They are all really speaking to me right now. Maybe because it's been a beautiful, spring-like weekend - although being from Colorado, I know spring is just toying with us.  We'll see snow before it's over. I definitely took advantage of the weather, both by being outside (my cheeks are a bit sunburned!) and by working on Easter cards with the craft room window thrown open for the fresh air.  It's been a lovely weekend!

Dies: The Greetery BotaniCuts Palm, Ink to Paper To Die For Sentiments: Risen
Ink: Stampin' Up Blushing Bride
Cardstock: Stampin' Up Soft Sea Foam


  1. Lovely card! I like how the soft colors are the focus of the card and the dark green just pops. Thank you for playing along with us at CC&S!

  2. So soft and beautiful! and perfect for our challenge. Thanks so much for playing along with us at the CC&S blog!

  3. Beautifully done! Fantastic use of the challenge colors. Thank you so much for playing along with us at CC&S.


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