Sunday, 9 July 2017

ESAD Favourites from the 2017/18 Annual Stampin' Up! catalogue - Its a Rooster thing!

Welcome to this months ESAD Blog Hop - we are looking at our favourites in the new Annual Stampin' Up! Catalogue. Please hop along using the 'Next' button below to Terri's blog and see what other members of the hop have to share.
I have been playing with the Wood Words Bundle - you will find it on pages 158-159 in the Australian Catalogue. Its a very rustic set in the Catalogue but you will see it doesn't need to be.
Lets start with - Its a Rooster thing! Using the colours of the NRL Footy team Sydney Roosters this card was commissioned by my mother for a very dear friend of hers. Rooster Dave is an avid fan and loved his card that mum gave him for his Birthday.

I stamped the rooster on the Night of Navy Card - tone on tone. Then strutted him across the front in Real Red.
The happy Birthday thinlit (that I love) was cut twice then layered off center with just a little of the red showing through to give it some extra dimension.
  For the Birthday card you will need these goodies. 
But wait there's more!
How about a pretty girly version lets say a wedding card?
The brief -Same stamp set, some pink (lets go with Melon Mambo) and silver glimmer. I had seen a card and saved it to my screen shots on Pinterest that Dani from Michigan had done HERE so changed it up a bit and this is where I landed.
I have silver embossed all the writing on this card inside and envelope included.
If you look closely at the photo below the roses are also embossed in clear - the way I did this is similar to where I was colour embossing HERE but instead of doing the whole stamp I used my dauber to put the Versa Mark only where I wanted it. I then coloured over the top with my pens hence the streaky watery look as the pens blended with the Versa Mark solution. Colour the whole stamp then huff on it, stamp, apply clear embossing powder and heat.
To make the wedding card you will need these goodies with your trimmer and adhesive of choice. 
Thank you for visiting please hop along to Terri's post to see what great ideas she has up her sleeve.

The hop list in order.
2. Nicole Wilson
3. Carolina Evans

For your file - this is one way the wood set squeezes back into the box! I am slowly building up these pictures on my Pinterest Board.

Till next time -
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  1. I love the Happy Birthday framelits- they are so versatile

  2. Wow Courtney ! Two great cards that are totally different ! Stampin ' Up has out done themselves with the versatility of products in this catalogue ! I can't decide which card I like more , well done . Thanks so much for sharing your projects with us .

  3. Love the tone on tone rooster stamping. Looks fab in Night of Navy!

  4. Love how verstile that set is! Two completely different cards made using the same set! Fabulous!

  5. Just gorgeous! Love your cards!!

  6. I LOVE your cards Courtney. Serious WOW factor

  7. Fabulous cards! I'm sure that wedding card will cause a big wow!

  8. Wow I love these especially the second one how special :) thanks for sharing

  9. These are stunning, I wasn't too keen on this stamp set, but now I am seriously rethinking it!

  10. I want to yell "go the roosters" and 'ooh so pretty' at the same time. Love them both Courtenay. I love the coloured centre of your 2nd card.

  11. You've really showed the versatility of this stamp set. Great cards Courtenay

  12. Both of your cards speak volumes to me...Being a country chick I love the roosters <3 This stamp set has great diversity that if you are not into the rooster you have a really delicate floral design to create beautiful cards just like your Wedding card...STUNNING design <3
    Today is almost over BUT I do hope that you had a great day Cheers Shaz

  13. Lovely cards Courtenay, love the thought that went into the Rooster card, but also love the prettiness of the wedding card, the silver hearts look so lovely against the floral background.

  14. Both cards are beautiful. I love the rooster card as I have the real chickens and roosters at my place and they are so cute.

    1. Thank you - yes so do we but my rooster is horrid he attacks me any chance he gets!

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