Friday, 7 August 2015

Beautiful Birthday CASE-ing Everyday CTC#42

This week's CASE-ing The Catty Blog Hop is from the Everyday section of the catalogue, pages 73-110. This might be my favourite section of the catty, it's far from Everyday in my opinion. Did you hop on over here from CASE-ing The Catty, or are you just beginning here? You know that if you lose your way along the way, or a link doesn't work, you can get back on track by heading to CASE-ing The Catty for a full list of all participants.

I had a lot of fun making my card this week, heat embossing the flower from You've Got This onto water color paper. Then I took an Aquapainter and dipped it into a little ink in the lid of the stamp pad and watercoloured the flower. I took the lead from Alison Barclay and used the Color Coach, actually one from when Pear Pizzazz first was released as an In Color. It suggested Pear Pizzazz, Rich Razzleberry and Tempting Turquoise. I'd have never used turquoise but I love it! I took another little hint from the card I was CASE-ing and placed it all on Crumb Cake, with a narrow strip of black. On the Tempting Turquoise I stamped with Kinda Eclectic, and Gorgeous Grunge splatters are on the Crumb Cake. Cottage Greetings has the prettiest scripts and sentiments. I cut 'happy birthday' with a banner originally but it hid too much of the flower, so stamping over it seemed like a solution. Finally I added a button and piece of ribbon in Rich Razzleberry.

While heat embossing, it seemed sensible to do two, and so the twin card was coloured Watermelon Wonder instead of Rich Razzleberry. The piece of water color paper was cut with Project Life Framelits and this one has been left full height, where the first one was double-cut to reduce the dimensions. The right side was also trimmed straight on both. The differences - well I'm sure they're quite obvious, and I find it difficult to pick my favourite. The first card is bold and beautiful while the second is light and lovely.

This will be my last CASE-ing The Catty for a few weeks, because as this blog-hop goes live I (hopefully) will be airborne and heading to Paris!!!! I'm very excited to return there after a brief stay 2 years ago, there's heaps we didn't get to see last time. We will also be visiting a few other European destinations before another long flight back to Australia. I am very thankful to have both my job and my health, which allow me to make these trips every couple of years. There are some posts scheduled while I'm away, about two a week, so pop in if you like.
I will miss my crafting and blogging but the online store operates 24/7 even when I'm away. You will have to wait a little longer for your thank you gift - sorry. The Hostess Code is 36JSEMF6, add that to your order at checkout and I'll post you a small gift during September. I'll be popping over to CASE-ing the Catty next Friday to get some inspiration from my friends on the design team.
Page 105 in the catalogue

Now you're heading on to Stasia's blog to see her lovely creation.

Cheers, Rachel

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  1. Love both the cards - the different colours do create such a different feel on each card.

  2. Beautiful cards! Your watercolouring looks so lovely with the embossed image. How great is that Color Coach!!? :)
    Even though it's retired, I am still using it.

  3. A gorgeous pair. Love what you did with the layout of the catty card. Enjoy your holiday.

  4. Rachel a great take on using the layout for inspiration and I do love this stamp set too, one of my favs.

  5. Rachel this is a great take on the original, I love that you swapped up the typewriter for the flower.

  6. Love that you have created 2 quite different looks with the same basic layout. What a difference a colour makes - I'm loving the second taller blossom. Enjoy your holiday!

  7. oh I REALLY love the soft one!! Gorgeous Card!!!

  8. How much fun is water colouring? Love both your cards Rachel!


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