I think it’s the coldest day of Winter that we’ve had so far!! And it’s windy so that doesn’t help either. But today’s card certainly has a touch of spring in it.
One of the talented ladies in my team, Rose (check out her blog here) shared a cute card that she had entered into the latest TGIF challenge and it inspired me to give it a go as well.
So here is the sketch challenge.
I was getting ready for next week’s stamp club and I had out the Circle of Spring stamp set when I saw the challenge picture and I thought I could use the wreath as the focus of the card.
I’ve also been wanting to use the new Brick Wall embossing folder and thought it might make a nice background. I used my blender pens to colour in the flowers using Watermelon Wonder and Mint Macaron ink. I think I am slightly addicted to these colours!
Here is a close up of the wreath.
To add the sentiment I stamped only a portion of the stamp from the Thoughts and Prayers stamp set as the whole saying didn’t fit into the space that I had. I then cut it out using the Bitty Banner framelits and cut off the points and attached it to the label framelit from the Project Life Cards and Labels framelits.
I’m sending this card off to one of the girls in my team who isn’t feeling well at the moment. I hope it cheers her up a little. Get well soon, my friend!!
I love the Challenge for this fortnight at Caseing the Catty. Who doesn’t like to receive a beautifully packaged gift!! And there are so many gorgeous options in the Holiday Catalogue to choose from!! So I got one of my stamping friends to pick a project for me to case.
Emma selected the Wondrous Wreath card on page 9 of the AU/NZ Holiday Catalogue but I had to do it as a box or bag.
So here is the picture from the catalogue.
Have you seen the Petite Café Gift Bags? They are too cute!! and they are poly-lined so you can add your treats straight in! I grabbed a bag and stamped it in versamark with the dotty stamp from the set. I then set about making the wreath. Now, do what I say not what I do!! You SHOULD cut out the middle of the wreath first before stamping as it is easier to line up the stamp to the cut edge. Did I do that? Umm.. no. I forgot about doing that until I went to cut it out. But I think it turned out ok anyway but really, it’s easier to cut first!!
So I stamped the full wreath in Pear Pizzazz and the petals in Old Olive. Photopolymer stamps make this so easy!! I then added the berries done in Real Red. So a quick run through the Big Shot and, voila, a gorgeous wreath!! I cut out the bow and then the word Joy in Gold Foil cardstock. I used the Banner framelits to cut out the banners and stuck it all together. I tied some Gold ribbon around the bag and added the banner and doesn’t it look great!! I’m really happy with how it turned out. Now to find a present to fit the bag!!
So make sure you join in with the Challenge at http://www.caseingthecatty.blogspot.com.au
You can directly CASE (Copy and Share Everything) or use a sketch/layout, colour combo, embellishment, just to name a few examples, as a springboard for your own creations. It doesn’t even have to be about scrapbooking, journaling or Project Life. For example, you can use a sketch idea for a card or 3D item.
* Create a new project for the current challenge (no back linking)
* Mention CTC Challenges in your blog post and link back to the challenge blog so others can join in on the fun.
* Let us know what project you CASED and make reference to the page of your country’s catalogue where you got your inspiration.
* SUO products (retired or current) may be used in your projects for CTC Challenges.
Hope you can join in!!