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Sunday, 5 March 2017

CTC#118 Quick and Easy cards

Welcome back for another week at CASEing the Catty. Since I'm a bit time poor at present I flicked through the Catalogue for some quick and easy cards this week. I liked the bright and simple cards on page 34 so was happy to have a play with that layout. 

I also wanted to use the opportunity to play with the lovely Make a Medallion set which is only available for the next few weeks of Sale a Bration. Since it's a circle shape it fits nicely with the layout. Cutting up some DSP is always a little hard until you actually make the slice but I pushed myself to do just that. I do love Mint Macarron and I'll be very sad when it retires this year, so cutting into a full sheet was a challenge for me. 


this week CTC#118 is taking inspiration from pages 32-45 of the Occasions Catalogue

Here's the layout in the strawberry paper.


I used a mix of different DSP strips as the accent and layered the circe sentiment in a few different ways. I also had fun playing with the medallions in different sizes. To add some variety in the sentiments I used the Tin Of Cards set which is a great "go-to set" for all the basics. I was really pleased with how easy it is to use the medallions. They look so much more complex than they really are.


The little stamps in the Medallion set make great borders, and for one of the cards I used the actual medallion stamped repeatedly for the detail inside.
Then of course since I struggle to keep things simple I did do a stepped up version as well. This one used ribbon instead of card as the accent, a few extra layers on the medallion, a little bit of twine and pearls (of course) and the brilliant Mint Glimmer Paper heart as a little feature, which I cut using the thinlits from the Lift Me Up bundle.



Thanks so much for looking, enjoy the inspiration from the rest of the team, and don't forget to create something yourself using the Catalogue and post to the Facebook group. Next on the hop is Rachel



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

Liz

6 comments:

  1. Oh Liz, your projects are always superb and this week is no exception. I love all your variations on the medallion and the colours are just gorgeous.

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  2. Very Pretty Elizabeth. Love the colours!

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  3. Beautiful cards Liz! I'm having a little moment of sadness that I didn't order the medallion set. I wish this had been available in the first round! Kelly x

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  4. Such a great variety here, and all gorgeous! Love the colour variations you've used here, and the medallion stamp looks very effective.

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  5. What a perfect sketch for the medallion, Liz. Love the mint and Razzleberry colour combo and the little details on the greeting banner is a lovely touch.

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thanks so much for taking the time to comment. I really appreciate it, Liz