Sunday, 9 June 2019

CTC#232 Casing the Brand new Catalogue

Welcome back to another week CASEing the Catty with a Brand new Catalogue. How fabulous! We are taking our inspiration from quite a large section of the Catalogue so there are bound to be some projects you'll love.
I have been asked to make some Wedding Cards suitable for a wishing well so that the money is hidden inside the card- not sure why I've never made any of these before but it was a new design for me.
Using a single sheet of A4 cardstock I scored it at 10cm and 20.5cm (landscape) and .5cm each side (portrait) I cut the narrow edges off except for the middle section which became flaps when folded in so I could adhere the pocket together.

I've used the gorgeous new Magnolia's heat embossed in gold on Crumb Cake cardstock painted with White Craft ink, and the fabulous new Stitched Nested Labels. The sentiments are from Beautiful Bouquet which is not new but is new in my collection. I wanted a little bit of detail behind the label so I used the Flourish Thinlits and shimmery white cardstock which I gave a hint of colour with a wash of Soft Sea Foam.

Painting on Crumb Cake with white is a great technique and I've CASEd this card.  Tip - it also works well on Soft Suede card when the flowers are heat embossed using White - there's another sample further down this post.
This is the inside of the card- there is plenty of room to write a message and the sentiment is adhered with another magnolia peeking out. I used the Story Label Punch to make an opening so it's easier to put the notes inside.
I did also discover a new tip in the Catalogue on page 75 - but I couldn't wait until we are at that stage of the CASE calendar so it's on tonight's card also. The Catalogue really is a never ending source of inspiration. Every time I open it- and that's a lot- I see something else I think I'd like to try.
It does use a lot of powder, you definitely need a pair of tweezers, and it does make the ribbon quite stiff. I would also caution against heating for too long as I was afraid that the synthetic fibres might melt... but it does look pretty and different.
I have some envelopes in my stash which are the right size and they have a marbled gold look so they are perfect. I have no idea when I purchased them but it was definitely a long time ago. You can see them in the next photo.
Here's the second sample I made at the same time.

I'm quite happy with this fold and I can see I'll be making more. It's a nice change to decorate a card with different dimensions.

After you've had a look at all the amazing cards on tonight's hop be sure and share a photo of your creation inspired by anywhere in the Artistic Expressions section of the catalogue too. Let's explore this amazing resource together.
Next on the hop this week is the beautiful Rachel.

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

cheers, Liz


  1. Such a pretty card!! Perfect for a wedding.

  2. I love your CASE this week, just right for a wedding! You are certainly right about the catalogue being a never-ending source of inspiration, every time I look through it I spot something new ... I had missed that little tip though!

  3. Gorgeous cards Liz, so elegant and pretty x

  4. Wow Liz, this is such a great card fold and perfect for a wedding wishing well. I love both designs and the embossing on the ribbon looks so good. I've totally missed this on page 75.

  5. Stunning and amazing and totally inspiring!! Love every detail and the gold on crumb cake with the white colours is AWESOME!! Absolutely gorgeous.


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