Sunday, 26 February 2017

CTC#117, SAB and a handy layout

Welcome back for another week. This week I have taken a layout from page 12 and ended up on a journey with a few unplanned changes - do you ever start crafting with one plan in mind but it then takes a different direction? Happens to me all the time...

Welcome back for another week at CTC, you may have arrived from Rachel, or you may be starting here, but sit back with a cuppa and enjoy the hop around this week's collection of projects inspired by pages 12-15 of the Sale-A-Bration catalogue. There's heaps to see. If you get lost you can find the full crew here.
So here's where my journey began..

I liked the partial die cut element where the taco truck outline comes right off the edge of the circle, so I planned to try that with the chicken. You need to stamp your image first, lay the frame lit (any shape) so that part of the image extends outside the circle, and lay your top acrylic plate so that part of the circle (or other frame lit) is not covered by the plate. Run your sandwich through the bigshot then hand cut the remainder of the image. Easy!
The other elements which I liked from the Catalogue card was the embossed panel of card the same colour as the base. Crumb Cake is my favourite card base- especially with those great envelopes to match. I ran the flap of the envelope through the embossing folder too - one of my Mum's signature finishes!

I wanted to try the same technique with an older stampset so I used the leaf from Kinda Eclectic, changed the shape and the placement, but kept the other elements the same.

Then of course I got carried away and had to do another one! ....well it happens.... this one doesn't have a partial die cut, instead it has the leaf image cut out completely and raised up on the a watercoloured leaf on the base layer. Also instead of embossing a panel the same colour as the base I used a panel the same colour as the top layer. The beautiful sentiment is from Rose Wonder.

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Next up on the circe is Bronwyn, I wonder if she'll have another of her amazing 3D projects today?

Don't forget we'd love to see what you create- you can make something inspired by pages 12-15, take a photo and load it up to our Facebook page. 

and remember 

"don't just post online, post something pretty",



  1. I love your chicken card and the embossing really suits it. Of course, the other two are fab as well!

  2. Three fantastic cards using that sketch. The chick would have to be my favourite.

  3. yep, chicky is my favourite too! I love how you give lots of awesome alternative ideas! Thank you!


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