Sunday, 2 August 2020

#CTC279 CASE the Sketch on Page 72



This is the card we are CASEing this week:


And this is the card translated to a sketch to help you in your planning. We hope you'll play along and post your card to our Facebook page by next Sunday evening using the link over to the right.

I've opted for a monotone card - white on white - except for the greeting. I've used a thick Whisper White cardstock base. I've cut a mat and trimmed it to 1/3 and 2/3, running the small piece through my machine with the Pinewood Planks 3D folder and the larger piece with the Ornate Floral 3D folder. I adhered them to a scrap of cardstock to hold them while I wrapped a piece of Baker's Twine around the card then added it to my base. 

Next I used Layering Squares to cut my square and the scalloped background. I embossed the plain square with the Old World Paper 3D embossing folder and glued it to the backing scallop. My greeting is from Zany Zebras and stamped onto Whisper White card then adhered to a piece of black cardstock with had been diecut using one of the Ornate Borders dies. This was then popped under the scallop and the whole section was added using Stampin' Dimensionals.

I've used Poppy Moments dies to cut the poppy background from Vellum cardstock and the outline and stamens from Whisper White before adhering them all together (just in the centre), and gluing to the embossed square. I've added a Baker's Twine bow to finish.


Please continue on the hop to Shannon's adorable card:


Sunday, 26 July 2020

#CTC278 CASE your Favourite 2020-21 Annual Catty Project


Pretty much open book this week from the annual catalogue!


For me - the Peonies have been calling and I stopped at page 82 top left...


After I chose my card, I wanted to swap the colours out, inspired by peonies that I grow in my garden, although they are only just thinking about appearing, I hope they don't get too excited until the frost danger has passed.

I started by die cutting the pieces for the peony flower and leaves from Whisper White using the.Peony dies. I then used So Saffron and Flirty Flamingo in that order to wash colour onto the pieces for the flower without going over them too much or being too fussy. While they were still a little damp I popped them into the Old World Paper 3D embossing folder and used a bit of tissue over the top to help absorb any moisture before running them through my embossing machine. Instant texture! (I used this once before, but did have to be careful as without misting the feature layer can tear easily)

I then coloured the leaf pieces in the same way with my Old Olive ink pad and when dry adhered them in order. Then I placed them behind the flower and glued them in place.

I've used So Saffron cardstock as a base card and stamped off the large peony flower from the Prized Peony stamp set with Gray Granite ink around the card as per the original CASE card. I've cut a piece of Peony Garden DSP but reversed the colours from the CASE. I chose one with a lot of white in the background. Next I cut a piece of Gray Granite cardstock with the Painted Labels dies. It was smaller than I wanted, so I had to bring in the trick of cutting over the edge of the board and then realigning for the other side, a little bit of fuss for a shape that suited me.

I've heat embossed the birthday greeting from Peaceful Moments onto Old Olive cardstock with White embossing powder and trimmed it to fit the width of my DSP. I've also diecut an edging from Gray Granite using the Peony dies border and adhered behind the bottom of the greeting.



The texture is hard to capture by photo however, after placing the flower, leaves and greeting on Stampin' Dimensionals - you will have to trust me, it's there!.


Here's my inspo... I grow other colours, but these were the closest.


Love to see your favourite project from the catalogue, feel free to add it to our Facebook page using the link over on the right. Meanwhile, please visit Judy to see what I'm sure will be another fabulous creation!


Saturday, 25 July 2020

Social Stamping - Sympathy


Welcome back to the Social Stamping Blog Hop hosted by Kelly Kent. The hop has moved away from the original Covid 19 theme to a more social monthly version. Going forward you can catch Kelly and friends as they hop at the end of every month.

Our July theme is Sympathy. A card we all find hard to make, write in and send! It means someone we know or love is suffering a loss. Hopefully the hop today will help inspire you the next time you find the need to make that 'hard' card for someone in your life to let them know you feel for them and their loss.

I've tried my hand at a Triple Fold Accordian Card. I saw one online and honestly couldn't remember who had made - or find it again. However when I googled, I was inspired by the version Frenchie Stamps had made and I've tweaked it for our metric cardstock.


I've used the retired Magnolia Lane DSP and cut it at 5 11/16" to fit the 1/4 sheet of Basic Black cardstock used for the back. The score lines are 2", 5" and 8".


I've used the Good Morning Magnolia greeting and Memento Black ink then diecut with the (retired) Stitched Labels Dies. 


For the inside message, I used the Peaceful Moments greeting and punched it out with the Everyday Label punch. I've adhered the label so it didn't show under the front greeting. The last panel is plain Whisper White where I can write a greeting, I felt leaving it plain fitted the occasion although the original was stamped and looked great.


The next card is virtually the same, just stepped up a little using Heat Embossing for the greetings. The front greeting is Basic Black embossing powder.

Both cards were finished with a fussy cut flower from another sheet of this gorgeous DSP. I love how this style of card shows so much of the DSP and both sides! Wish it had stayed around a bit longer.


The next greeting is on a Stitched Shapes diecut from Mossy Meadow cardstock as there was a lot of white in the background and I didn't want to lose the greeting. This was heat embossed with White embossing powder. 


The same plain white panel for my personal message.


Thanks for stopping by. Please continue on the hop and if you get lost along the way, you can click here to take you to the main post. Next up you'll find Andrea: