Thursday, September 25, 2014

CASE-ing the Catty #10 - Emboss Resist Feathers

Hithere!  I didn't think I would be able to play along with Bron & the Team at CASE-ing the Catty this week, but I just managed to squeeze in an entry, woohoo!

This week's challenge is to take inspiration from the "Artistic Expression" section of the Annual Catalogue, which runs from pages 154 to 175.  I have CASED the layout of the Wetlands Thank You card on page 173.  It certainly looks different though!  :)

I used the emboss resist technique to create the background by stamping the line art feather with Versamark ink on Very Vanilla cardstock & then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.  I brayered a layer of perfect plum ink & then sponged over my feathers with Rich Razzleberry & Elegant Eggplant inks.  Next I stamped some splotches from Gorgeous Grunge & flicked water droplets over the panel.  A quick buff with a tissue removed the excess ink from the embossing.

I used the Gold Baker's Twine for the trim, but stripped out the gold thread, making it a perfect match for the vanilla cardstock & vintage button.  Some die-cut banners complete the layout:-

The whole panel had a spritz of shimmer spray made from rubbing alcohol & frost white ink, which gave it a beautiful sheen (but I didn't quite pick up):-

Thanks to the Team at CASE-ing the Catty for another great challenge.  You can find it here:-

Card Components
All Stampin' Up!


Bronwyn Eastley said...

Oh my goodness, Helen, this is just gorgeous. Love the techniques used and how you really looked beyond the original inspiration. Thanks for your support at CTC.

Rachel Palmieri said...

I saw this on pinterest before I saw it on CTC, and loved it, pinned it. Always glad to see what you have CASEd, Helen.

Becky said...

Love the feathers. Thanks for joining us at CTC!

Sharnee Torrents said...

What an amazingly stunning card dear Helen!! WOW oh WOW i love all you've done with it, simply fabulous!!
Thanks heaps for joining us at CASE-ing the Catty!
SMiles SHarnee :)

Anonymous said...

What an amazing card!! So beautiful!! I love the background. I might need the feathers after seeing your card!! Thanks for joining in!!

Alison Barclay said...

Your card is AMAZINGLY beautiful! I loved reading about your creative process too....thank you so much for sharing. :)
Thanks for joining us this week at CTC. :)

Sharnee Torrents said...

YAY, YAY, YAY for you dear Helen!! YOu did totally rock this challenge and in doing so won the TOP CASE!!
Congrat's to you!! YAY!!
Thanks heaps
The CASE-ing the Catty team!!

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Congrats on the win, Helen! Definitely a star card! Love the way you did your emboss resist with the brayered base layer. Good tip! Hugs xxx

Mary said...

Absolutely brilliant card Helen - I love it. A very deserving win.

loyaz said...

Beautiful card - thank you for sharing