Welcome back to another week of CASE-ing the Catty!
If you've come from visiting Rachel, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today! You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post.
This image makes it easier to see the key elements in the layout. It is very simple, but that makes it super versatile and you can use a lot of different elements to create the embellishment identified by the circles.
Using patterned paper is one surefire way to step up a card and today I've used the stunning Magnenta Madness design from the Expressions in Ink Specialty Designer Series Paper for the background on my card. It has gold foil highlighting the design which is styled on the patterns you get using alcohol ink. Only this way, all the hard work is done for you and no mess! For the horizontal strip, I've used the gold foil and white striped design and edged it with a narrow border of the new Gold & Rose Gold Metallic Specialty Paper.
I've used the smaller flower from the Artistically Inked stamp set for my embellishment, which I've stamped in Magenta Madness and then cropped with the coordingating Artistic Dies. I love the detail and depth in the shading from the DistInktive™ style stamps. If your ink pad is juicy, use a teaspoon to temporarily push the ink down, so you can enjoy all that lovely depth. I've stamped the leaves in Shaded Spruce ink and cut some of the smaller elements from the large detailed die in the Artistic Dies set, that I cropped from Basic White. The 'hello' greeting was heat embossed in white on Magenta Madness card stock and then cropped with a die from the Stitched Rectangles Dies. I added a trio of white Elegant Faceted Gems.
For the inside, I used a mat of Magenta Madness for the writing panel and a strip of the gold and white striped design on the right. On the writing panel I have partially stamped the inky-look image on the edge in the Magnenta Madness and then added another flower and white detailed elements in the corner.
This photo shows the gold foil detail in the patterned paper designs.
|Card stock & Papers||Basic White, Magenta Madness, Gold & Rose Gold Metallic Specialty Paper|
|Ink||Versamark, Magenta Madness, Shaded Spruce|
|Accessories||Elegant Faceted Gems|
|Tools||Stitched Rectangles Dies, Artistic Dies, die cutting machine, Dimensionals, White EP, Heat gun|
We would love to see your CASE of a stepped up layout this week. 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 head over to Sandra to see her super cute project and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.
Thanks for visiting today!