Saturday, 8 December 2018

#CTC207 - Case Anything But a Card

Had me thinking this week, but I chose to stick with the Holiday Catalogue, even though you can case from either catalogue...

I've chosen the pizza box in the picture on page 34, top left:

I wonder if I got the brief wrong when I look at some of the crew pics - amazing!!  However, I needed a birthday card for Miss B, so went with it... I chose to rotate the orientation by -90 degrees and made use of the Daisy Delight stamp set and matching punch instead of the bows. I've used Stampin' Blends to colour the images and also to colour the Clear faceted gems. My base card is thick Whisper White, with a mat of Tranquil Tide and a top layer of the stunning Floral Frost Specialty DSP.  Perennal Birthday greeting stamped in Tranquil Tide and punched using the Everyday Label punch then layered onto a rectangle of Tranquil Tide. All finished off with a Whisper White Baker's Twine bow. You can't tell but there was a little extra bling added by using my Fine-Tip Glue Pen to trace around some of the lines on the daisy petals.

Might be more clear in this one:

Happy Birthday Brianna!! Thanks for stopping by, please play along using the link to the right, and now hop over and see what Monique has created for the hop this week:

Sunday, 2 December 2018

#CTC206 - Case a Holiday Catalogue Colour Combo

Bit of a change this week and we are CASEing a Colour Combo from anywhere in the Holiday catalogue:

I've chosen from the All is Bright Suite of colours on pages 4-8:

Actually I have to confess, this was my go to colour choice after becoming a little time poor. I took part in an ATC swap recently and the colours were this brief as well.  I've pretty much 'up-sized' my original. The colours are Real Red, Shaded Spruce, Whisper White and Gold foil. 

The base is Real Red, with a sheet of Whisper White embossed with Tufted 3D TIEF. I have cut Gold Foil and Real Red accents with the Foliage Frame Framelits. The Shaded Spruce was diecut from the same Framelits and placed over the longer gold leaves with the remaining leaves then being adhered. The top layer was of Whisper White was Gold heat embossed with an image from Making Christmas Bright and die cut with the Layered Circles framelits. The image from Half Full is stamped in Real Red and attached using Stampin' Dimensionals. 

From a different angle:

And the original ATC:

Love to see your take of a colour combo from the holiday catalogue, create a card and add the photo to our Facebook page with the link over on the right.  Let's now check out what Judy has for us:

Sunday, 25 November 2018

#CTC205 - Birthday Card with a Christmas Twist

CASEing a Birthday Card and giving it a Christmas Twist this week:

I've stopped in at page 136 of the annual catalogue and the picture on the far right:

I think I passed over this before, as the colour combination didn't call out to me.  However, I thought giving it a Christmas Twist could be fun, so I did:

I enjoyed using the Santa's Workshop suite last week and decided to go back to it again. The star of the show is the Santa's Workshop Specialty DSP. I have been holding off cutting into that lush white velvet textured diagonal paper, but finally made the move, and to make it stand out a little more, I added a mat of Basic Black. I've then cut the frame from another of the sheets which had scallops and a velvet dot, and made it a faux ribbon (as was used in the cased card). 

I set up my Stamparatus with the large circle image from Swirly Frames on page 137. I've diecut the same size from Layering Circles framelits, and popped them into the negative in my Stamparatus then stamped in Black Memento then The DSP figures (other than the one above which I diecut using Santa's Signpost Framelits) were fussy cut and added to the same negative in my Stamparatus, and then they were lined up and adhered.  I decided not to trim them to the circle shape as then I could keep the whole of the image and not lose any little feet!

I liked the heat embossed image in the original, and have recreated that with Black embossing powder on Poppy Parade cardstock with the greeting from Half Full, banner cut and popped onto the card to finish. The image and greeting are raised up on Stampin' Dimensionals.

As you can see, it was hard to stop at one, and once my Stamparatus was set up, this was so easy to recreate. This could be a great project for anyone taking part in the Sending Love project Stampin' Up! are behind here in NZ. I'll be having an open house in Cromwell on 4 December for those in the area to pop in and make or fill in a card to be sent to someone who may be lonely this Christmas.  I hope this brings them cheer. Here they all are together:

Why don't you play along, we have lots of new members recently and we'd love to see more of you making a card for the Challenge and posting by next Sunday evening - just add to our Facebook page with the link over on the right.  Now it's time to hop over and see what Liz has created this week: