Hi and Welcome to this week's blog hop. You may have arrived here from Judy's blog. She always has such lovely projects.
Or you may have come from the CASEing the Catty blogpage. If you get lost along the way you can find a full list of all the designers here.
Either way it's great that you are here.
Welcome to another round of the bloghop for CASEing the Catty. This week we are inspired by the projects in the Love and Sympathy section of the catalogue. This was hard because there are just so many beautiful inspiration pics in this section, however I was immediately drawn to the picture on page 25 the very first time I saw it.
I have to say however, that this was not an easy card to CASE. I used the Awesomely Artistic Set and substituted a few elements. I don't have those lovely label Framelits so I punched each strip with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch on either end and then trimmed the stamped layer back a little. I did't want to use a doily so I embossed a circle of vellum instead, and in place of washi tape I threaded the seam binding through both tags and wrapped it all the way around the card.
The image on the base wasn't quite standing out enough so on my third attempt I heat embossed it with clear powder which is such a beautiful effect and one I don't do enough of. Similarly the dragonfly is heat embossed with silver powder and coloured with blender pens in the Island Indigo and Early Espresso. I do love the superfine silver thread but it's quite fiddly to work with, however it certainly adds something. When I finally finished I was dismayed to find I'd reached for a retired set for the sentiment ( One in a Million) but there was no way I was going to redo the card!!!
In the end I decided It wasn't going to let it beat me so I tried a much faster card with the same set, and thankfully this one came together much more easily.
Now you get to hop along to Kathryn's blog and catch up on her creative goodness by clicking here.
Thanks for looking,
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