HLS CAS Challenge | Bright Sakura | Three Of A Kind

It’s time for a new HLS CAS challenge! This month our theme is ‘three of a kind’, and as always how you interpret the theme is entirely up to you. I went for a trio of flowers for my bright birthday card.

I started with a white card base and played around with the stamps from Altenew’s Build-A-Flower: Sakura BlossomΒ stamp set to work out my layout.

Once I was happy with the plan I started stamping with the help of my MISTI. I first stamped the base layer of the large flower with Hero Arts Butter Bar ink. I then masked the large flower off and stamped the base layer of the small flower to either side, again with the Butter Bar ink. Doing all the base layers first, rather than working through all layers of a single flower at once, allowed the layers time to dry a little so that there would be no bleeding and each layer would remain crisp.

Next I moved on to the second layer of each flower. For these I used Tangerine ink, and I finished by adding the third centre layer in Just Rust.

I masked off the flowers once again and started adding the leaves. This time I used Altenew inks, with Mountain Mist for the base layer, and Volcano Lake for the detail layer. I then added the sentiment which I stamped with Lagoon ink.

The final touch on my card was some dot detail to the centres of the flowers using aΒ Sakura Gelly Roll Glitter Gel Pen.

I’m quite happy with how this card turned out. I always enjoy this stamp set, and the colour palette worked really nicely with it. I’m glad I decided to try it. I hope this inspires you to come and join in with our challenge. You can find more beautiful inspiration from the rest of the design team on the challenge page or directly on their blogs via the link below.


Charlotte E (Lady Joyful)

emailEmail thejoyfulsoulcreates@gmail.com

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Allsorts Challenge – Feminine

HLS CAS Challenge – Three Of A Kind

Less Is More – One Layer Card with Flowers

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends – Anything Goes

Time Out Challenges – Birthday Celebration

Check out what the rest of the DT made:



Carol M




Lady Joyful (that’s me!)




18 thoughts on “HLS CAS Challenge | Bright Sakura | Three Of A Kind

  1. A beautiful CAS card, and I love your colour choice. Your masking really worked well. Thanks for playing along in our one layer challenge and birthday celebrations at Less is More.

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  2. Hi Charlotte, a fabulous and bright card, love the colours you have used. Thank you for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, good luck in the prize draw… Megan DT LPoCF

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