It's Sunday night and the CTC Crew have lots of inspiring Mother's Day projects for you this week.
You may have come from looking at the lovely project on Julia's blog, but if you are visiting me, you can start your journey here and continue by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post.
This week, I have taken my inspiration from the gift bag shown on the right in the photo above, from page 42 of the Occasions Catalogue. It uses the 'Special Reason' stamp set and coordinating 'Stylish Stems' Framelits dies and I've translated the layout to a soft and feminine card. I'm sad that these products are retiring at the end of May, but the bundle is still available to purchase, at the moment.
I started with a Very Vanilla card base, using some of the new thick Very Vanilla card stock that will be available in the 2017-18 Annual Catalogue. A layer of the bokeh design from the 'Falling in Love' designer series paper forms the backdrop for the layers of embellishments.
The'Petal Burst' embossing folder used on the banner works well with the floral elements and I have offset it to the right. The stamped and die cut flowers were layered over the banner with the greeting label sitting on top. The large flower was inked in Blushing Bride and a sponge dauber was used to add some extra colour around the centre, before stamping. The open flower was die cut from Blushing Bride Glimmer paper.
This closeup shows the detail in the stamped and die cut leaves and the pearl embellishment on the glimmer flower and greeting label. The greeting comes from the 'Circle of Spring' stamp set, which is also retiring. It has a great set of small-ish greetings that work well with circles and small label die cuts. The leaves were stamped in Crumb Cake and the open die cut leaf is in Soft Suede.
For the inside, I printed (from my computer) a verse on the writing panel in Soft Suede colour first (you can find my chart for printing Stampin' Up! colours here) and then added the strip of Copper washi at the bottom. The small flower and leaves in the bottom corner finish it off.
|Stamps||Special Reason, Circle of Spring|
|Card stock & Papers||Very Vanilla (thick), Crumb Cake, Blushing Bride, Soft Suede, Falling in Love DSP, Blushing Bride Glimmer paper|
|Ink||Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Blushing Bride, Pink Pirouette|
|Accessories||Pearls Basic Jewels, Affectionately Yours Washi set,|
|Tools||Petal Burst TIEF, Stylish Stems Framelits, Big Shot, Banner Triple punch, Sponge daubers, Dimensionals, Computer & printer|
The 'Special Reason' clear mount bundle is still available to purchase and you can find it in my Online Store.
Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see the lovely project Monique has for you today.
We would love you to join in with your Mother's Day CASE of any project from the Occasions or Annual Catalogues using our Facebook group. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog.
You can see the full list of the CTC Crew participating this week over at the CASE-ing the Catty blog.
Thanks for visiting today!