CI#26 beautiful marine colours

Welcome to the second Colour INKspiration bloghop for 2018. School is back and the pace is about to ramp up again.... which is why making time to be creative is so important. I'd be lost without my craft time, and I am truly grateful I get the opportunity. (Thankyou to my very tolerant and generous husband).  If I can combine creativity with a job on my to do list so much the better. It's one of my sister's birthdays this week and she loves cards that move. So making this card for her was a perfect opportunity to combine tasks. Her beautiful cards are very intricate with lots of interlocking movable pieces, but my style is quite different. So while they are gorgeous marine colours this week I have stuck with flowers for now. I won this set at Onstage which was great because it would not have been at the top of my wishlist, but I have to say I am loving the Cake Soiree set much more than I anticipated.

I have watercoloured a panel of shimmery white cardstock and adhered that to my cardbase. Then I have scored a sheet of acetate and adhered the small flap on the rear of the card so that the front "window" is free standing, and I have adhered my bouquet of flowers directly onto the acetate.

As well as the embossed flowers and diecut leaves from the Sweet Soiree set I have added some of the silver and vellum elements from the Coordinating embellishment kit. (There's so much in that kit there are loads of inspirational projects using it in this week's CASEing the Catty bloghop).

If you were to put a sheet of white card behind the acetate this is what you would see.

When you lift the acetate there's a little bit more detail!

Some of the watercolour DSP this year is pale enough that I like to write directly on the coloured paper rather than white again. You can see the inside of Cate's card is a bit of fun.

Next on the hop this week is ROSE I can't wait to see how she has used these colours
It's such a pretty colour palette there are some gorgeous cards and projects to see on this weeks hop.

  I hope you have a creative week and remember,
"don't just post online,
 post something pretty!"
cheers, Liz

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  1. That's a tricky card with the acetate and second piece under. glad you explained Liz, or I'd have never guessed.

  2. How clever and effective Liz! Love the layers and stunning background...such a pretty card! Xx

  3. Elizabeth this has to be my favourite card in this challenge! It is stunning!

  4. Genius! Such a fun idea Liz. That background is pretty spectacular too!

  5. oh wow!! You're watercolour background is wonderful. Cate is a VERY blessed sister to receive this gorgeous card - so many beautiful details to admire and enjoy. Clever you!

  6. I love this so much, Elizabeth. I hope to CASE your beautiful creation one day. D x

  7. How beautiful!! Love the watercolouring and all the details you've done.

  8. Oh wow - this card is next level Liz! What a masterpiece! Kelly x


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