Hi Happy Crafters!
Well nutty season has hit! Hands up if you ave finished creating your stash of Christmas cards yet – Yeah me neither! Lol. I am bound to get there eventually. I just need everything to STOP first, so I can sit and create and write and address and post them!
So because it’s not like I’m in a hurry to do that or anything … I decided to create something for CTC 157 instead – where this weeks challenge is to CASE (Copy and Share Everything or Selectively Edit) any Colour Combination in any Catalogue.
Despite needing to complete lots more Christmas cards, I decided not to do Christmas at all. I have had a beautiful friends birthday this past week – so I created for her instead! I wanted the card to be a bit more special than usual, so I called upon Bronwyn Eastley’s Tutorials to help me along.
Ever since I saw Bronwyn’s Coffee Cafe Easel Card I knew that I had wanted to try it with a vase, which would also be perfect for my friend’s birthday too and to top it off – the catalogue had the perfect colour combination for me to CASE. Don’t you love days you feel like you’re winning!
Here is the Colour Combination I decided to CASE. You can find it on Page 28 of the current Annual Catalogue.
I love the simple colours, and it even helped me design my card!
So here is my version of Bronwyn’s Coffee Cafe Easel Card using the Jar of Love Framelits!
My Jar of Love Easel Card!
Now I can’t share how to actually create the easel – you’ll need Bronwyn’s tutorial for that! But I can tell you that to get the variance in colours for your flowers, use the stamping off method. That means you can get more use out of your available colours. Each colour used here is only one ink pad.
To use the stamp off technique simply ink up your image in your chosen colour, stamp it once on to a scrap piece of paper (our Grid Paper is perfect for this), then, without inking your image stamp it again onto your card stock. This will give you a ‘lighter’ version of the same colour. The next image you stamp as normal, giving you the full colour strength. It really does help you get more use out of your colours!
When creating my card, I really wanted it to give the impression of a vase of flowers on a little doily, like you would find on a table. I’m pretty happy with how it turned out. I think it could even be used as a decorative piece at home.
I hope you enjoyed my project tonight!
If you would like to take a look at how to make this card then you can hop on over to ADDinktive Designs HERE to purchase the tutorial!
Now it’s time to hop on over to the lovely Fi and see what she has created for you all!
Don’t forget you to can play along with our challenges every week. Create your own project and post a pic on our Facebook Group right HERE.
Happy Crafting everyone!
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Absolutley stunning Mel, You’re very clever. Your friend must have been thrilled
Thanks so much Elizabeth! xx
Mel, your card is beautiful. I’m sure your friend loved it.
Thanks Peta 🙂
What a perfect decor piece. It looks so realistic and the doily works brilliantly. Stunning project.
Thanks so much Julia xx
Wow Mel your card is amazing!
Thanks Angela xx
Such a pretty CASE Mel, I love this jar used as an easel card! Too clever.
Thanks Monique xx
Beautiful adaptation of the catalogue project Mel – I bet it looks amazing sitting up on your desk! Kelly x
Thanks heaps Kelly! It does look pretty! Lol
Aaah! This is gorgeous, Mel. I think I need to try Jar of Love with this tutorial.
Thanks Bron. I can only imagine what awesomeness you will create!