Tuesday, May 19, 2020

CAS Colours & Sketches: Tropical Birthday

This is my third week as the May guest at CAS Colours & Sketches and I am so enjoying it. I love the mix of challenges between colors and sketches.  The third week of each month is colors.  I used the colors for this tropical scene.

CAS Colours: Tropical Birthday

My boss's birthday is next week.  Given everything that's going on (and has gone on over the last few years in my little department), I decided an "escape and relax" theme would be good for her.  I also just ordered the Colorful Seasons set as it was retiring, although I'd had the dies from the beginning because there were many great stand-alone dies (see the card I made for the colors two weeks ago!)  When I saw the stamps were retiring, I decided I needed it for a variety of reasons but mostly for that little drink stamp - I needed it for the arm of the chair!!

Normally I would have gone for extremely bright tropical colors for this scene, but my boss is not a frilly and bright kind of person.  So as I was thinking through the colors and my need for this birthday card, I liked the idea of the richer Curry and Cherry Cobbler on the card.  It's still tropical but toned down. I like the richness of it.

Thank you to the inspiration from CAS Colours & Sketches.  I hope you will all play along with us this week!

Stamps: Stampin' Up Colorful Seasons, Watercolor Wishes (sentiment)
Dies: Stampin' Up Seasonal Layers
Ink: Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry, Coastal Cabana
Other: Taylored Expressions Stencil, Stampin' Up Glitter Enamel Dots (the old set that goes back to Dapper Denim, but also includes Crushed Curry)


  1. oooh Kim! This is soooo beautiful! I'm loving that chair die.

  2. I think the colors are perfect! Love this Kim!

  3. Love love love the sun rays behind the chair!

  4. This is beautiful. That chair looks so inviting with the sunburst behind it!

  5. This card is just fabulous Kim! I just love that rainbow speech bubble! It's so fun! I also really love that hello die! Such a fun card!


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