Sunday, 25 March 2018

CTC#171 Gorgeous Foil papers in the last weeks of Sale-a Bration

Welcome back to CTC using the Sale A Bration products as inspiration. I am using the gorgeous foil paper again which is just so lovely to colour. I don't know if there is a name for this technique but it's a lot of fun and gives amazing results.

  • colour the glossy foil using the alcohol blends Blends pens 
  • swipe your classic inkpad over the entire sheet ( This is water based ink)
  • wipe off the excess ink with paper towel
The Alcohol ink behaves the same way as the emboss resist technique so that the coloured images don't take any of the water ink. It's a bit scary to swipe the ink over but such a cool result.

I have CASED the layout of the card on the front of the brochure. I like the stamped card panel with the thread wrapped around with a vellum shape and the sentiment flag adhered over the vellum.

I used the light and dark coral inks and the old olive  ( I really hope they bring out another green ) and for the first panel I used the Wisteria Wonder inkpad.

For the second card I used the Night of Navy inkpad. - My colouring wasn't quite as exact on this one but I am still getting used to the blends pens.

Next this week is Julia. I know she has another lovely project to inspire you.

 Before me this week is Rachel

Sadly there's only one more week of Sale a Bration for 2018 so if you would like to get some of this amazing paper for yourself it is free with any purchase of $90. I'd be happy to help you with your shopping if you need some advice, or just click on the shop now rainbow button on the top left of this page. 

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

cheers, Liz


  1. Lovely cards, Liz. You were brave using the navy ink pad. Such a cool result.

  2. Love the navy card! And what a great idea to layer those punches together, they look fab.

  3. Gorgeous cards Liz, I love the vellum behind the sentiment.

  4. Oh my - I so did not notice the vellum on the card in the catalogue - one of the many many reasons I really LOVE our CASEING the CATTY challenge! These cards are so glorious and beautiful and colourful. I really love colouring with the blends too and you've done a great job with the DSP. I have added the daffodil delight or the bermuda bay to the old olive when I colouring with the blends and that gives you some awesome different shades of green - you'll love it!!

    1. Thanks for the colouring advice, I'll have to try that. I must admit I haven't blended different shades yet, must be my next challenge!

  5. How pretty are your cards!! That DSP is one of my favourites! I'm hoping for more green blends as well.

  6. Gorgeous cards Liz and what a cool technique! I'm going to have to give that one a whirl!


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