Sunday, 29 January 2017

Avant Garden Sale-A-Bration CTC#113

It's Sunday, and welcome back to CASE-ing The Catty Blog Hop. Again this week the crew are sharing inspiration from the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue, pages 4-7. Don't forget to go full circle to check out what each member of the crew has shared. Elizabeth is the crew member before me.

I've used this picture on page 5 of the SAB catty to CASE a couple of cards. It's a great sketch and variations of it can be used over and over. Even though I had the actual paper used on this card from the Annual catty, (Serene Scenery 141657) I decided to ink up the Hardwood stamp with Crumb Cake and stamp onto Soft Sky. A scrap of Tip Top Taupe went through the Big Shot using the Seaside textured impressions embossing folder. The flower from Avant Garden was stamped with Archival Black ink and coloured with ink and a Aqua painter. It has been secured with dimensionals, tombow and some washi tape. 'Happy Birthday Wishes' is one of the three sentiments included with Avant Garden, and in such a pretty font.

Next, the colour was changed quite drastically. A piece of paper with a bokeh effect from Serene Scenery Paper Stack was the background of the card, and also finished the inside nicely. Ink to Rubber technique was used to colour the flower this time and it was fussy cut and laid on a stitched circle. Same sketch, but quite a different result.

I wanted to try CASE-ing another flower from the Avant Garden SAB stamp set. This flower is separate from the stem and leaf, so you can arrange them any way you like. It is such good value when you have a couple of floral images, some other incidental images and 3 sentiments. What's more, it is FREE with your $90 order during Sale-A-Bration 94th January - 31st March).

You could definitely have a nice selection of birthday cards on hand if you used this stamp, these sketches and a few different colour combinations. 

Here you'll see a Youtube video sharing different ways to colour

Now it is time for you to hop over and visit Rebecca Scurr

You can join in by making a card or 3D item using pages 4-7 from the SAB catty as your inspiration and link to our FB challenge here. It can be a colour scheme, a layout or anything really which triggers your creative spark!

Happy crafting


  1. Such pretty cards Rachel 😀😀😀

  2. Lovely cards!! It's certainly a very versatile layout.

  3. All of your cards are great but I really love the effect of the crumb cake on the soft sky. That looks fabulous!

  4. Fantastic cards Rachel, love the splatter of enamel shapes!

  5. Very pretty cards Rachel. The green and purple are striking!

  6. Beautiful Rachel! I love each of the designs! Such a clever way to build up that card stash! Kelly x

  7. Wow! beautiful examples inspired by the new catty, Rachel.

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