Welcome to this week's CASE-ing the Catty Blog Hop! We are featuring projects inspired by the Artistic Expression section of the Stampin' Up! annual catalogue (pages 111-134). You may have come straight from Rebecca's awesome "Work of Art" project, or started here, but you can work your way around the entire Hop & see the Crew's wonderful projects by following the links in each post. If you get lost along the way, you can find a complete list of participants on the CTC post.
Well, I have finally managed to get my project loaded! Sorry for the
delay.... Along with all the other distractions, my camera seems to
have gone walkabout, so I had to use my phone for this shot. :(
Anyhow, here it is:-
inspiration for this card comes from the pink & gold card on page
126. Rather than using a stamped background, I let the gold embossed
vellum do the work. I have moved the banner & balloon over to the
left & added a fun bow to the balloon using the new gold cord which
is in the upcoming Holiday Catalogue. It was the perfect addition to
the tasseled balloon. :)
The colours I have used are
Pool Party for the base card & balloon, Coastal Cabana for the
shadows on the balloon & Bermuda Bay for the sentiment, tassel &
sequins. When I stamped the balloon, I used VersaMark ink before I
inked the Pool Party, so I could clear emboss the balloon to give it a
nice shiny finish. Both the balloon & banner are popped up on
Here's another (out of focus!) shot from a
different angle. The sequins almost look black! :| Hmmm, must go
hunt down the camera.....
Monique's pretty project is next. :) You can find it by clicking on the image below:-
Thanks for stopping by!