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Friday, 8 May 2015

CTC#29 occasions Catalogue Card Sketch Blog Hop



Well this is a very different Post for me - I have been invited to be part of the CASEing the Catty Blog hop. It's such an honour, all the CTC team are so creative, and I'm really excited to be part of this. You will have arrived here from Helen Heil, be sure to stop and see all the blog hop members.  If you get lost  you can find them all here. The next in line is Tricia
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All the Stampin' Up! catalogues have amazing samples and projects to inspire. This week we are using the sketch from page 22. I do love all those cards and have made some similar with the Sheltering Tree set, but for this I wanted to try something different.
It's funny how some challenges give you have oodles of ideas and I can produce something in a snap….. not this time for me, but I persevered and 
 tried numerous things with this sketch before the final assembly.
I knew I wanted to create my own doily - mostly because I don't have any currently(!? I know I know, what???…) 
So after trial and error I have used the Daydream Medallions and white embossing powder on Vellum and cut it out with the Floral Framelits. It needed a plain piece of Coral Cardstock behind this so that you could see the white against the background panel, which is Something Lacy heat embossed in white onto Calypso Coral _ I think I'll be doing this more often. 
The central banner is Naturals White Cardstock (so sad that this is retiring). The flowers from Everything Eleanor have also been heat embossed in white onto Vellum, and coloured with the Stained Glass Technique using the markers on the reverse for a softer look. The fern and sentiment are from World of Dreams, and the Butterfly from Papillon Potpourri has also been heat embossed in Early Espresso and coloured with markers, including Blushing Bride and Soft Suede, which ties it in to the Base.


And because I like the inside to look just as pretty as the outside I was able to use some of the other bits which didn't quite work for the first attempt!


Thanks for  looking, make sure to follow the blog links and visit  Tricia who is the next site 

cheers, Liz

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8 comments:

  1. Wow, you have used so many techniques & elements to build a really beautiful card & with the addition of the vellum, you have created a really lovely softness.

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  2. So many fabulous elements, combined to make a stunning card! Especially love the embossed vellum flowers & medallion. :)

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  3. What a gorgeous creation, Liz. It must have taken ages to do the heat embossing and layering but what a great effect.

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  4. Just gorgeous - so much love has gone into this card! Love how you've carried it though to the inside of your card too!

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  5. How lovely is your card! Embossing makes it look gorgeous!

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  6. Thankyou all so much for your lovely comments.

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  7. This is gorgeous!! Inside and out! I love the rich red textures. :)

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thanks so much for taking the time to comment. I really appreciate it, Liz