CTC137 – Artistic Expression

I hope you have had a great weekend!!  I’ve been very productive! Got my garden done, housework, some crafting, shopping with my husband, church and now a spot of blogging.  Gee, I think I should have a rest!

This week, we are casing the Artistic Expression section, pages 132 – 181, of the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue.

So many delicious cards to choose from!!  I decided to case the thanks card on page 164, which is the centre card on our image above.

I’ve kept the same colours theme, with a Crumb Cake base.  I’ve used Very Vanilla and stamped the Sheet Music stamp in memento black.  I then stamped the large flower stamp from the Graceful Garden stamp set on vellum and coloured it on the back using the watercolour pencils and used the blender pen to spread the colour.  I cut the word Hugs from the Lovely Words thinlits in Gold Foil and trimmed the circle off.

I used the new Black shimmer ribbon, which is to die for, and a piece of linen thread.  I attached the flower using glue dots where the ink was darkest.  I used the mini dimensionals to add some height to the sentiment.

I hope you have enjoyed my card this week.  Make sure you leave me a comment and let me know. I can’t wait to see what you are going to create and share on our Facebook group this week.  Click here to join us.

Next up is the amazing Bronwyn.  I can’t wait for you to see what she has created!!

Thanks for hopping around this week.

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CTC133 – Love and Sympathy

It’s so nice having a new catalogue and starting to play with my new goodies.  We are slowly working our way through the new catalogue and it’s lovely to see all the fabulous creations on the CTC Facebook group.  If you would like to check them out, just click here and join up!  And don’t forget to add your creation as well.

This week, we are casing the Love and Sympathy section, pages 86-101 of the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue.

I decided to case the grey card on page 101 which used the You’ve Got this stamp set, which I do love. I did want to use a different set and colours, cos I wanted to play with new goodies!!

This catalogue has some amazing new background stamps, and I’ve recently bought Sheet Music as I have a few musical friends and this will be perfect for cards for them.  So straight away, I had to turn the card from landscape to portrait as you can’t have music laying on it’s side!!  I did stamp it in black first but it was too harsh, so I used Sahara Sand instead for a softer look.

I used the Oh So Eclectic Stamp set and the matching Eclectic Layers thinlits.  I’m not sure if the thinlits are meant to cut out the more solid flower but I used it anyway!  I used Berry Burst, Powder Pink and Pear Pizzazz for the flowers and leaves.  I almost forgot to mention that I put Clear Stella on the cut out flower for a  bit more sparkle.

One of the products I often forget to use is Vellum!  But every time I use it, I wonder why I don’t use it more often.  I cut out a banner using the triple Banner punch and then stamped the sentiment from the Just Add Text stamp set.

Oh, oh, can you see the new mini sequins!!  They are soooo cute!!  #diedandgonetoheaven #sparklesaremyhappyplace

Now don’t forgot to come and join the group and share your project casing the Love and Sympathy section.

Next up is the lovely Judy.

Happy Stamping


 

 

 

 

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