Sunday, 2 October 2022

#CTC389 CASE Annual Catalogue Bundle

CASE a bundle from the Annual Catalogue:

I've chosen a card from the bundle on the top left of Page 162, although used the bundle below it to create my card.

In lieu of the stamped images, I've adhered a torn off strip of Tea Boutique DSP to a panel of Basic White cardstock and trimmed it into three panels. I've then distressed all the edges and added them to a panel of Basic White which had been embossed using the Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder. I have wrapped Baker's Twine around and held it at the back with tape. This panel was adhered to a base of Thick Basic White cardstock.

My cup was cut from Mossy Meadow cardstock using the Teacup Dies and the top layer from Basic White using the same dies. I've stamped the leaves in Mossy Meadow onto Basic White and diecut them out again using the Teacup Dies. This has been added to the card using Stampin' Dimensionals. I've added a Baker's Twine bow beside it. 

The greeting is from Go To Greetings, stamped in Mossy Meadow ink onto Basic White cardstock. After trimming, I've dropped each edge gently onto the Mossy Meadow ink pad to help frame it against the white background.

I'm really pleased I bought this set, as it's had a lot more use than many of my other bundles.

What bundle will you CASE? We would love to see you join the group and add your project to our Facebook page using the link over on the right before next Sunday evening.

Next up we have our lovely friend Julia and her stunning card using one of my favourite  current DSP's:

Sunday, 11 September 2022

#CTC386 CASE Mini Catalogue Sketch

CASE the Mini Catalogue Sketch on Page 30

My card is a real example of Simple Stamping today. Stamps, ink and paper. You could even get away with no stamping - all you need is He's The Man Specialty Designer Series Paper.

Onto a base of Mint Macaron cardstock, I've background stamped the speckled image from Quiet Meadow inked in Early Espresso ink.

My panel and other elements are from a sheet of He's The Man Specialty Designer Series Paper which has already been diecut - you only have to pop the image out of the sheet. I've backed the main panel with Cajun Craze cardstock and to take the sharp corners off, I've used the panel as a template and just trimmed each of the cardstock corners, then adhered the panel to the mat. 

I've embossed a piece of Cajun Craze cardstock with the Hive 3D Embossing Folder. It has actually been double embossed as I wasn't sure I liked the original so I popped it back in the folder and embossed it the other direction. The result also gave a softer finish as the fibers were broken down and it feels like a thick ribbon. This was glued behind the greeting and all the elements were adhered to the main panel. 

The panel has been attached to the base card at a slight angle using Stampin' Dimensionals.

Might be useful for a certain male in the house celebrating his birthday this month... sssh!

We would love to see your version of the sketch this week. Just add your project to our Facebook page using the link over on the right before next Sunday evening.

Next on the hop we have our fabulous friend Julia and her stunning Christmas card:

Sunday, 4 September 2022

#CTC385 CASE a Glitter Project

CASE a Glitter Project

The card on the bottom of Page 33 of the Jul-Dec Mini Catalogue called out to me for this one:

I've started by die-cutting circles using the Beautiful Shapes Dies from Texture Chic Specialty DSP and Gold & Rose Metallic Specialty Paper. 

I chose my background of Abigail Rose DSP and added a panel to a base of Thick Very Vanilla cardstock. Before adhering the Abigail Rose panel to the base I added the outside group of circles. I didn't want raised joins, and to get around that I chomped again using the same size circle die where required then butted each die cut up to the other when adhering. Once the outer circles were in place, I trimmed them and added the mat to the base card.

I then filled the inside layers given my card was a standard size and the one I cased was a slimmer card. To get around the big gap that may have been left,  I cut a larger circle from Evening Evergreen cardstock and popped the greeting from Peaceful Moments onto that. I am on a mission to use up some of my ribbon stash and for this I used a (retired) Daffodil Delight sheer ribbon behind the greeting, which was then popped onto the card using Stampin' Dimensionals.

As you can see, the Metallic Specialty paper is quite hard to photograph but those circles non Texture Chic are all the same colour.

Do you see a Glitter project you think you'd like to CASE? Please do, and play along before next Sunday evening by posting a photo of your project to our page using the link over on the right.

Next up we have Michelle and her lovely take on Christmas: