Sunday, 16 June 2019

#CTC233 Case a Layout from Page 36

This week you don't have to think too much - open your catalogue to page 36 and CASE any layout!

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I've chosen the card towards the middle with the large magnolia flower on it.

I've swapped out the large flower for a portion of the Butterfly Beauty dies, I've cut the top layer from Gorgeous Grape and layered it onto one cut from So Saffron, then trimmed a few of the butterflies off. I've stamped around the edge of vellum cardstock with an image from Beauty Abounds in Memento Black ink and just to be on the safe side, heat set it. On the reverse I used Gorgeous Grape, Mossy Meadow and So Saffron Stampin' markers to colour the images.  

Initially I was going to mount the vellum directly onto the Mossy Meadow base, but I felt the colours didn't pop as much so backed it with a piece of Whisper White cardstock cut slightly smaller than the vellum. This was all adhered to the Mossy Meadow base. The butterflies have been raised with Stampin' Dimensionals and the greeting from Painted Glass was stamped onto Whisper White using Mossy Meadow ink then punched out with the Tailored Tag punch and glued in place.

I hope you get the chance to play along with us this week. Time now to pop over and check out the lovely Rose's cheery card!

Sunday, 9 June 2019

#CTC232 Artistic Expressions

Welcome to the new catalogue! This week the crew are CASEing from the Artistic Expressions section from pages 106-159

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I've chosen the shaker card on the bottom of page 114, and CASEd the layout:

I started off with a piece of Pool Party DSP, and worked out where the oval would be placed and traced it loosely with a pencil. I've sponged the lower half with Balmy Blue and the top left with So Saffron and a tiny bit of Pumpkin Pie. I've stamped the fisherman from Best Catch with Basic Gray, and used the same ink for the greeting from Perennial Birthday.

I used a piece of Basic Gray cardstock for my top layer and embossed it with the Subtle 3D EF before adhering to the stamped piece. I've used dimensionals to add all this to my base card.  I've stamped and die cut a fish hook (Catch of the Day dies) then coloured with Stampin' Blends and glued to the bottom corner. The fish are diecut from a scrap of Blushing Bride, sponged a little with Balmy Blue and then had the markings stamped with Basic Gray.

For my little fish I masked off some of the spots before inking. Fun bringing my love of cardmaking together with my husband's love of fishing, so off to his box of pretties for my photo.

If you would like to join the challenge this week, simply make your card and tell us which photo you've used from the pages listed above, take a photo and add it to our Facebook page using the link over to the right. Before you go, please continue on the hop by visiting Monique:

Sunday, 2 June 2019

#CTC231 CASE Anything

There's never been a better time for you to play along - the crew have an open slate this week - CASE Anything! Use the link over on the right to pop your photo on our page - it's that simple.

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I've chosen to CASE the layout on page 120...

...and make it into a scrapbook page! I have quite a large pile of photos waiting to be scrapped, so I'm feeling a little smug that I've finally made a start with this page. 

I love to use more than one photo in my page so I think CASEing some more of these full page layouts will work well for me. I like capturing different expressions and energy, so have added as many as I could, with less emphasis on the embellishments. I've changed a few elements of the CASEd page, but you get the idea. My base was Fresh Fig cardstock. I've punched Wood Textures DSP with the Tailored Tag punch and adhered them where the palm leaf is in the photo.

In place of the orchids in the layout above, I've gone with the magnolias everyone is loving from the new catalogue. I've fussy cut the Magnolia Lane DSP and placed them where they wouldn't interfere with the photos. My greeting is diecut with Well Written dies. You're probably thinking you don't remember seeing those words - and that would be correct. I've die cut a few words from Whisper White cardstock, then selected the letters I wanted and joined them back up again. To help hide the joins, I've used the Inlaid Embossing technique - where you stick your greeting to your cardstock (good old Press and Seal to help line it all up) and then run the whole piece through your Big Shot in an embossing folder, I've used my Subtle folder here. The same colours were used for matting the photos - Blushing Bride and Garden Green.

I love the concentration - pretty sure the task put her off gardening though, can't say I've seen her out there watering too often since!

Thanks for stopping by. It's time now to pop over and check out Shannon's cute project: