CTC#241 a Layout challenge

I love a layout challenge, actually I love a colour challenge, a theme challenge, a word challenge......
but today I have enjoyed CASEing the layout on the top right of page 101.
Welcome to this week's bloghop, I hope you can create a card from any of the 4 layouts on page 101 and join us on the Facebook page.

The layout has a full panel of texture for the card front, a feature label with an image laying on top of it at the 2/3 level , some thread, a sentiment flag and some bling. 

I am including a sneak peak here- one of the 4 beautiful new masks coming in the Christmas Catalogue, it's gorgeous. I used an old favourite technique where I sponge colour using the mask then add white embossing paste over- it picks up the residual colour on the mask and creates a beautiful soft colour.
( I've done this technique a lot over the years, you can see some other samples here)
I'm short on time this week so decided to let the paper do all the hard work and cut the bird image from the beautiful paper (- love it chop it at work- still hurts!!)
Sometimes it's nice to have cards with no sentiment, and I simply added a few little embellishments to finish this off.

Have a go, take a snap and load it to the Facebook page this week.

Next this week is the talented Judy Can't wait to see what gorgeous creation she has for us this week.

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

cheers, Liz


  1. Oh I love that mask! And I love the Bird Ballad DSP as it does all the work for us! Gorgeous card.

  2. Oh My!!! I love the background on your card, and it all comes together so beautifully with the Bird Ballad birds. I love a "no stamping" card!

  3. I have the masks on the way to me at the moment. I can’t wait to get them now that I’ve seen your background. Great technique with the background and thanks for sharing how you did it. It’s so pretty.

  4. Gorgeous card Liz, the background is beautiful. I must add those masks to my next order.

  5. You're so clever and creative Liz. There's so much to love about your card! The background and the DSP feature and the little embellishments are all perfect.

  6. Such a beautiful card you've created, Liz. I love the soft background created by the mask; can't wait to try these. Love all the little details you have added and it looks perfect without a greeting.

  7. That little cluster of embellishments is so cute! The DSP oval does the work of being the hero beautifully. I just love that paper :) Can't wait to get those masks, I must try your technique with the ink. Such a pretty card, Liz.


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