Sunday, 26 June 2016

CTC#84 Love & Sympathy

Welcome back to this weeks Sunday night CASEing the CATTY bloghop.

This week we are looking at Love & Sympathy cards and projects on pages 44-55.
I have chosen the cute card on page 54 using the super sweet Weather Together Bundle.

Today we did the baby wipe technique in class so I made this card using Bermuda Bay, Tempting Turquoise, Pool Party and Pacific Point inks. The variegation in the colours is a really nice effect and works well with stamps of a medium size.  Although it works best with solid image stamps I was really pleased with this line image version.

To create a solid patch of colour to stamp the sentiment stamp I simply used one of the larger stamps from Timeless Texture stamped repeatedly to cover a small area.

I really love the script in this set and the "Thanks" had gone unnoticed until today but I love it

I used a scrap of the retired Kraft and Silver DSP  which already has the raindrops on it  - see if you can spot my mistake here! But I did a second version using the hearts as rain - since the theme is Love! This is more closely aligned with the sample using a white panel. The solid image stamp here is the heart from the Scenic Sayings Set.


One tip I have for you today relates to rubber stamps.
When you get your next set keep the background red rubber sheet and cut the largest solid piece you can from it. If you have an old wooden block lying around mount it on this and then you can use it to stamp solid areas. It is also a really useful tool for creating a smooth coloured background similar to sponging. You can see my stamp in the second photo. I have used this to colour in the clouds after I cut them out. I used my baby wipe inkpad to ink up the stamp, then stamped it in a circular smooth motion over the shape (use like sponging) And also to "fill in" some background colour over the lines in the brolly.
Also when your baby wipe pad is nearly faded, use it with a texture stamp to create a coloured border on the edge of your envelope. - I know we all don't like to waste anything!!!!

I hope you find some useful tips here. Thanks for looking tonight and don't forget we love to see what you create also. Add your project from any of the challenges on this month.
Next on the hop tonight is  the fabulous Bronwyn, so check out her amazing project.

Thanks for looking, Hope you find some time to be creative this week,



  1. These colours just pop! And thanks for the helpful hints Liz - I'm going to be looking for some old wooden blocks tomorrow!

  2. Haven't ever tried baby wipe techniques, the umbrellas look great. There are times when it seems like it rains upside down!!!

    1. yes Rachel, Well sometimes that's how my life goes too! Babywipe technique is lots of fun - but you do get shovel try it.

  3. Lovely colours and thank you for the awesome hints and tips. Can't wait to try both of these ideas.

  4. Oh Elizabeth these are just great cards, thanks for all the technique tips, especially about making a stamp from leftover rubber pieces. I will have to stop throwing them out now lol!

  5. Some interesting techniques used on both cards - very arty.

  6. Love both of your cards, Elizabeth. The baby wipe technique is fun and messy!

  7. Cute cards!! I didn't actually pick up your mistake until you mentioned it!! lol


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