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ESAD Annual Catalogue Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the ESAD Annual Catalogue Blog Hop. We're so excited to share our creations with you and we're certain that you will find great tips and inspiration. 
As with any new catalogue I make my wish list by looking over the catalogue a number of times before I do an order, (it's amazing how many things you don't see on your first or even second look at the catalogue). My "final cut" for my first is rated from the items I list the most to the least, and the Flowers of Friendship Bundle was right up there, a particular sample creation really took my eye, and today that sample is the inspiration of my card.

My rainbow consists of Flirty Flamingo, Fresh Freesia, Balmy Blue, Pool Party, So Saffron & Pale Papaya, with So Succulent leaves, I've used both Light & Dark Stampin' Blends to colour each element.

I traced a light circled onto the embossed layer to assist with laying out the flowers, then filled gaps with leaves. I used both Mini Dimensionals and Glue Dots to adhere the elements once I was happy with placement.

I also used the new Banner Pick a Punch with the sentiment, then to finish the flowers with a touch of bling I added Elegant Faceted Gems - I really like the checkered finish on these gems, just perfect for these flowers. 
TIP: a must when creating this card is to line up your stamped images for punching - not only is it a great time saver, you also don't waste cardstock.

Thanks for visiting today, I hope you enjoyed viewing my project. Below is the list for the other participating members, you can either click the name after mine or use the NEXT button to be taken directly to Tanya Rees either way, grab a cuppa and enjoy!

1.       Sharni Haines

2.       Nicole Wilson

3.       Narelle Fasulo

4.       Monique Fielder

5.       Sue Vine

6.       Tanya Rees

7.       Lou Kitzelman

8.       Melissa Gifford

9.       Teresa Leggo

10.   Tracy Held

11.   Delys Cram

12.   Kelly Kent

13.   Rebecca Scurr

14.   Denise Buetler

Stay tuned for more inspiration and tips this month. I’ve listed the products I used below, just click on the picture and be taken directly to the product. I truly appreciate your support, it inspires me to keep crafting and helps to keep my blog and YouTube channel running. If you live in Australia and don't already have a Demonstrator I'd love to be yours. 

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  1. I really love your card. Thanks for the inspiration

  2. Love this card, Sue. Gorgeous colours and great use of this bundle. Beautiful! x

  3. Just beautiful, I love all the pop of colour on this card against the white. And the punch tip is a great one too.

  4. I love this Sue. So elegant and pretty. So .... maybe I do need that bundle after all!

  5. Very sweet and elegant card, I love that embossing folder too! Thanks for the great tip on the punch and stamps.

  6. OH I wasnt going to get that bundle..yeah nah now since Ive seen your gorgeous card!!!


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  8. I hadn't noticed that bundle but I think I need to get it so that I can case your card!! I love the soft pretty colours you used as well.

  9. Beautiful Sue! The design and execution are perfect. Kelly x

  10. I love the simplicity of the look of your project, but when you look closer there are well thought out elements. Love the embossed panel behind the wreath to add interest but not detract from it.


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