Sunday, 17 July 2016

Sunburst 40th - Artistic Expressions - CTC 87


Thanks for joining me on the CASE-ing The Catty Blog Hop again. This weeks CASE is from the Artistic Expressions section of the catalogue.This covers pages 92 - 157, another HUGE section of the catalogue. This card on page 99 caught my eye, with the stitching, plus the faux stitching on the card base.
I had to get my sewing machine out to take in a skirt, and I'd been putting it off for months, so I was rather pleased that this was going to 'kill two birds with the one stone.' At the moment, I'm up to date with all the 40ths my son and daughter-in-law are going to, but I decided to make it a 40th card in more masculine tones anyway, for when they spring the next one on me.

Island Indigo and Crushed Curry are my picks this time. My feeling was the Island Indigo was more masculine, but of course we needed the 'sunny' yellow. It was speckled with one of the stamps from Timeless Textures, and I stamped with white Craft ink onto black card, just like in the catalogue sample, using Sunburst Sayings. I cut 40 from the Little Numbers Thinlets (retired now, unfortunately) and then stamped in black above the numbers with 'Look who's turning' from Number of Years.
Actually, I did the sewing before I proceeded too far with all the other steps, in case I had to begin again. Luckily it worked out beautifully. There is no doiley on mine, but a few Bermuda Bay sequins made an appearance.





The inside has been layered and decorated very lightly with a stamp from Sunburst Sayings, again, the one that looks a bit like stitched lines.

Cheers, Rachel



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10 comments:

  1. That stamp is very effective as faux stitching! Love how you have turned it into a 40th card.

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  2. Rachel this is a great masculine card. Love your bright sunny colours too!

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  3. Such a fun bright 40th card Rachel! Island Indigo & Crushed Curry look awesome together & they pack a real punch using the starburst framelit.

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  4. Rachael such a vibrant card, perfect for a male!

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  5. So bright & fun Rachel! I love sewing on cards and yours is just fabulous! Kelly x

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  6. What a great guy card - I love all the little details. Sewing is always so awesome on cards.

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  7. You nailed it for a guy's card! Love the bright colour combo.

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  8. Pops right off the page. What great colours.

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  9. Looks great!! I draw the line at sewing on my cards, mainly because I can't be bothered getting the machine out!!

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  10. This is fantastic, Rachel. Love the stitching and still masculine.

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It is lovely to receive your positive feedback. Thank you for taking the time to comment. Rachel