Saturday, 19 July 2014

Hey there!

So, I was rummaging around in my bits & pieces box, and came across this ready made tag.
This has probably been in my stash for about 10 years...   I'm not kidding!
When I first started making cards I would buy these topper things, stick them on a card base,
with a silver 'happy birthday' sticker and I was done.  Ha ha!  How things have changed.

 I used the colours on the tag as my starting point - although they do look a little washed out on my photo,
and I got my layout inspiration from the Case Study Challenge.

To echo the challenge card's circles, I used my star stamp. Stamping excess ink off onto some scrap paper and then stamping on my card base, so that it comes out much fainter. Ths is the first time I've tried this and I like the result it gives.

CASE Study - Shari Carroll's card

Topper Tag ( no idea what make)
Clearly Besotted stamps and dies - Stars and Speech Bubbles


rosie said...

such a stunning card Caroline. love the colours. how can you make it look so professional and effortless? sob - I wish mine looked like yours!!

Michelle said...

Great CASE, Caroline! Thanks for joining us at CASE Study this week!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is so fun! Fabulous case!

Deepti said...

Looks like you made some wonderful use of ur 10 year old stuff, beautiful layout and placement of all the elements :)

Di said...

Fabulous card there Caroline! Love how you worked the tag into the design and colours.

I started out in exactly the same way as you - I bet most of us did :) Used to wait for the January sales. buy half price gift tags, chop 'em up as toppers and add a peel off. Card done, tee, hee.

I have a recipe up on my blog today you might like - which reminds me that we have a pork joint in the freezer already cooked in BBQ sauce just ready to heat and pull with your delicious pomegranate salad sometime during this week. Bring it on!

Hugs, Di xx

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Caroline. I love the way you have used the sketch. The colours are fabulous.
Sue xx

Bonnie said...

What a fun tag, Caroline! You have such a knack for assembling bits and pieces into a fantastic card!

Julie said...

A lovely CAS card Caroline, isn't fun to see how your card making style changes over the years? I used to do lots of heat embossing

Julia said...

Beautiful! I love how you made that tag fabulous and pulled the color combo from it! Thanks for playing along with this week's CASE Study Challenge!

Shona Chambers said...

This is fantastic!! Its a brilliant take on the sketch and how handy you found that tag amongst your supplies...the colours on it are beautiful. Fabulous card!!

~amy~ said...

Absolutely FUN!
Thanks for joining us at Case Study!

Gayatri said...

Fantastic take on Shari's card. Love it. Thanks for playing along CASE Study Challenge!

Jeanne J said...

This is so fun.. the dots, the stars, and of course those yummy sprinkles!