Sunday, 16 July 2017

Seventy Birthday Wishes CTC #137


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Welcome back to another blog hop with the crew from CASE-ing The Catty. Do keep on hopping along, to see what else the crew are sharing. Our challenge this week is to CASE from the NEW Annual Stampin' Up!® catalogue, Artistic Expressions pages 132 - 181. I have a lot of stamps from this section, but so far not this one right at the start of the pages. You may have arrived here from Kelly Kent, do make sure you hop around to see what all the crew are sharing from the Stampin' Up!® Annual Catalogue.


I've CASEd the bottom left card, the one with the Stampin' Up! insignia partly covering it. I've taken artistic liscence with it, as we are inclined to do, but some basic design similarities are echoed. The new Ruffled 3D Dynamic TIEF was my choice for the back ground. The birthday sentiment, from Happiest Of Days was stamped toward the bottom of the white card, which was trimmed to size. I wanted maximum exposure of the gorgeous textured background. The sample also had a smaller panel to show off more background.


Since the sentiment says 'birthday wishes' I could see no reason not to simply place the copper foil '70' above it, and there you have '70 birthday wishes'. If you own a Big Shot, an essential purchase is the Large Number Framelits. The leafy swirl and small flower are all part of the sentiment, and I coloured them lightly with an aqua painter and some ink in the lid of my ink pads. The tiny leaves were coloured with a quick stroke of the Stampin' Writer - so easy! The larger flower stamp is a single stamp, which seemed to balance the composition. Instead of the folded ribbon behind the art piece, a copper foil piece from the Swirly Scribbles Thinlets was cut, again on the Big Shot.


Inside has been finished with a layer of Blackberry Bliss (retired) card, a layer .5cm smaller of Petal Garden DSPS, one of the packs with 48 6" X 6" squares of pattern paper. Then another smaller square of Whisper White with another sentiment from Happiest Of Days.


Another quick look at the inside to see how the Rich Razzleberry flowers tie in with the base of the card. I love the 'pop' of Pool Party, to give it a lift. This card will be needed next weekend, but I'm pretty certain that it is safe to share it here.

Now it's time to hop off to Megan Lenske

Happy crafting, Rachel




12 comments:

  1. Love this elegance and colours you have used Rachel.
    I'd be very happy to receive a card like this in a few years. The inside is very special too!

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  2. Love your version of this card. Using the swirl is a great idea.

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  3. I love your card Rachel and I'm sure it will be well received at the birthday! Those numbers look fabulous in copper. The small stamped images really allow that gorgeous ruffled background to shine.And the inside is gorgeous too- I've never done a full layer of patterned DSP behind the writing panel - what a great look. (I'm also pretty sure I have some hoarded Blackberry bliss in my stash too!) Beautiful CASE of the layout too.

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  4. What a beautiful card Rachel. I love your artistic license with the design and that embossing folder! LOVE <3

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  5. Beautiful card Rachel. I love the copper Swirly Scribbles behind the sentiment

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  6. What a gorgeous card, Rachel. I love the copper accents with Berry Burst, it is so rich and elegant.

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  7. Beautiful Birthday card Rachel, gotta love Copper!

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  8. Gorgeous card Rachel. I love the ruffled background with the gold details!

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  9. Your card is beautiful Rachel - the colours look amazing together! Angela xx

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  10. Just beautiful Rach! DSP on the inside, I love it!!! Kelly x

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  11. Lovely colour combo and such a beautiful card for a special birthday.

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  12. Beautiful sophisticated, regal card for a such a special milestone. Just love it Rachel.

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