Jan 31, 2023

January Catch Up Club

A few friends and I regularly register for some really great virtual card making events.  It's so fun to be texting during the classes, sharing photos, helpful hints, etc.

However, real life does interrupt each of us from time to time and we miss classes.  Or, often one of us will find a particular card challenging or we may be tired so we opt to create it later.  Time goes by...and by...before you know it months have passed. 

We decided that 2023 would be the catch up year. On the last day of the month we would post something from an unfinished kit, challenge or class and feel better about catching up!

My first card features some products from Pinkfresh Studio:

  • Ornate Circle Die
  • Geo Arch Hot Foil Plate
  • Foiled Sentiments III Die Cut Sentiments

I varied from the actual class design and die cut the Dove using the "Serene Garden"  by Stampin' Up. The Dove is heat embossed with a white sparkle powder from my stash.

The Geo Arch embossed panel is on a white glimmer stock by A Muse Studios.  The dragonfly is a punch that I've had forever.

I made a set of these for a swap on Split Coast Stampers.

My second card is a slim line card and features all Pinkfresh products:

  • Geo Arch Hot Foil Plate for background panel
  • Essentials Mini Slim Frames Dies
  • Foiled Sentiments III Die Cut Sentiments
  • Peony Fantasy stamp and die sets
  • Peony Fantasy Layering Stencils
The peonies are gold embossed and then colored with blending brushes and inks. Then the are all die cut and layered on top of the card front.

There's a lot of depth to this one but I do like how it turned out.

Both of these cards were from a past Create and Connect Virtual Card Making Event.

Now it's time for me (and you) to hop on over to the blogs of my Catch Up Club members and admire their work!

Barb's Inkin' to Retirement

It's Totally Terry

Cre8tive Play: It's Cheaper than Therapy


kiwimeskreations said...

Darlene these are bot exquisite - well done on making them 'yours' with you wee modifications.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Goodness- what gorgeous makes! Both quite elegant!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

WOW! Darlene, these cards are absolutely gorgeous! You've done an amazing job with the Pink Fresh items! I am in awe!

Terry Ladwig said...

I love these Darlene! Love your take on the white card, and the purple flowers are really pretty! Great job playing catch up!

Carol W said...

Oh my goodness Darlene.These cards are over the top amazing. Love them both Very striking and beautiful. Well done.