Sunday, 17 February 2019

#CTC216 - Sale-a-Bration

Back from having a lovely family holiday to join the team as they CASe from the Sale-a-bration catalogues:

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I've taken inspiration from the Rooster image cards on page 11:

I liked the colour combo and chose Soft Suede and Tranquil Tide. I opted to not use the embossing folder on my Wood Textures DSP and instead mounted it on Tranquil Tide then added a thin strip of Copper Foil to each long edge. The horse image has been coloured with Stampin' Blends, a few combinations and a little lifting off of colour, see the supplies list below for what I went with.

I've stamped the word Birthday in Soft Suede onto Tranquil Tide cardstock and diecut the word Happy from Copper Foil, then adhered just the bottom half to my greeting strip. Copper Trim has been adhered to the back of the strip and stretched gently and raised with Stampin' Dimensionals.

I hope you feel inclined to play along with the crew this week, and add your project to our Facebook page using the link over on the right.  Now please hop over and see what our lovely Rose has created for us this week:

Sunday, 27 January 2019

#CTC213 - Floral Romance

Heading back to the Occasions catalogue this week and pages 10-13

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I've been saving this card to show you since I first pre-ordered the fabulous Butterfly Beauty Thinlits Dies on page 13 of the catalogue:

You knew as soon as you saw them that I would have to have them didn't you?? I gave the recipient her choice of two colours and went from there. "Pink and Grey" translated to Blushing Bride and Basic Gray. I've used the Subtle 3D TIEF for texture on the top layer. The retired numbers dies have been cut once in Basic Gray and I added adhesive sheet to the Blushing Bride cardstock before cutting the top layer, then I removed the protective layer and added Dazzling Diamonds.

Being a special occasion card, I've made it a pop and twist inside. The Happy Birthday Thinlits have been used as above - with Dazzling Diamonds on the top:

Each panel has a layer of Blushing Bride card added, then two have the Petal Promenade DSP and the other two have greetings from the Incredible Like You stamp set. The butterfly was removed from the bottom of the front image to make room for the numbers and it features on the inside. There are heaps of tiny butterfly dies in this set, so it makes it easy to cut a few at once. I've added a strip of that same lovely DSP along the bottom to finish.

This is another I made for a friend using the Tropical Escape DSP and retired Glimmer paper:

The greeting is from Perennial Birthday:

Thanks for stopping by - please continue over to the lovely Jude May's blog and then you may wish to join the challenge this week, link your photograph with the button over on the right.

Sunday, 20 January 2019

#CTC212 Sale-a-Bration

We are headed back to the Sale-a-Bration catalogue this week:

For me, it's page 6 as the purple triple image layout attracted me, with a twist using the frogs on page 13...

This card was inspired by the fact our one and only is off to Uni in a few weeks and I have to confess to be a little envious!  What a fantastic opportunity. I hope she has an absolutely amazing time and makes the most of the chance she's been given. Sadly for us, it means she has to move away from home.

A little quirky frog humour with a stamp set I may not have chosen if it wasn't for the recipient!.I've cut my stamp with the unicyle to make this easier. The rest was a mix of masking, trial and error. I ended up starting with the top image and working down. Just stamp a spare image on a post-it note and fussy cut the piece you are needing. Stamp the next image and repeat. 

Next was to colour the images with Stampin' Blends then cut with Stitched Shapes dies. I didn't have the new stitched rectangles but after this, they are elevated on my Wish List!. The vellum image was stamped randomly with Crafting Forever  and Soft Suede ink - (I loved the sentiment -"Do Something Creative Every Day"!). Base is thick Whisper White, with a full size top mat of Granny Apple Green.  Vellum is adhered behind the top layer so you can't see it. The top layer is raised on Stampin' Dimensionals.  The little banners have been fussy cut and mounted on Crumb Cake cardstock, with posts of the same card.

Next on the hop is Rachel - please go and enjoy her lovely creation, and perhaps you would like to play along using the link over on the right: