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CASEing the Catty Challenge CTC472 – Take to the Sky Suite

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Welcome to the Caseing the Catty Sunday Challenge Blog Hop CTC472. Today’s challenge is to CASE a project from the Take to the Sky Suite in the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue. This suite was the first one I purchased from this catalogue. I loved that it was a masculine themed suite and i really liked the DSP which had some tags and individual images which could be used on projects.

Today, I’ve CASED a technique which is demonstrated on Page 36 of the catalogue with the repeated die cuts used to create an interesting background.

I used the Heartfelt Hexagon punch to create the background, punching out several shapes from Basic White Cardstock, Then I embossed them with the Layered Florals 3D Embossing Folder. These were adhered to a Basic White matte layer.

EMBOSSING FOLDER TECHNIQUE

To replicate the centre DSP panel in the original card, I added another embossed punched hegaxon on top. I coloured the background of this shape with the Light Pool Party Stampin’ Blend. Then I coloured the flowers with Lemon Lime Twist and Peach Pie Stampin’ Blends adding some lighter shading with Granny Apple Green and Calypso Coral Watercolor Pencils.

Instead of having this as an inlaid panel, I mounted this on top of the shape underneath, adding Stampin’ Dimensionals to give it more depth.

The cake from the Attention Shoppers bundle was coloured with Stampin’ Blends. I felt this image looked a bit lost on it’s own so I added some flowers and leaves around it. The floweres were die cut from the Unbounded Beauty Designer Series Paper while the die cut leaves were lightly watercoloured in Lemon Lime Twist for an organic look.

A bow, coloured with the Dark Peach Pie Stampin’ Blend, brings my little cluster of elements together.

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Baby Wipe Technique – Magnolia Mood Bundle

Last week I tried out a variation on the Baby Wipe Technique and created a range of backgrounds. I played around with various colours and came up with a few different options. For this particular base I used Bubble Bath, Highland Heather and Melon Mambo.

BABY WIPE TECHNIQUE VARIATION

You will need a couple of baby wipes which you fold into 1/8 (roughly) to form a small ink pad. Drop the ink refill colour of your choice onto the baby wipe. Gentle wipe it in circular motion onto a piece of Fluid 100 Cardstock. Apply the colour to different sections.

Continue with the other colours until you get a blended look.

Freshly Made Sketches, FMS629

I’ve followed the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches #fms629 and used the Magnolia Mood bundle to complete my card.

Stamping the image in Stazon ink, I watercoloured the image with a range of ink refills including Shy Shamrock which is part of the 2024-2026 In-Color range.

For the top part of the sketch I fussy cut a piece of Masterfully Made Designer Series Paper. Under it I added an embossed piece of White Cardstock which had been die cut with the Gorgeously Made dies. On the Thick White card base, I added another piece of White Cardstock exactly the same size which was embossed with the Timeworn Type Embossing Folder. I find that embossing the card base can warp the card front so I prefer to add that extra layer.

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Chalkboard Technique – Colour Palette #34

Colour Palette #34 has a real traditional Christmas feel to it and I think I managed to use all 4 colours fairly equally on this card. I’ve got my gingerbread man from the Sending Cheer bundle featuring again, this time using it in a more vintage style card.

For the background I used the Chalboard technique which uses White Craft ink on an embossed panel. I used the Christmas Tidings Embossing Folder which has a number of sentiments and images which you can separate to embellish cards as well.

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Oh What Fun – 30 Day Christmas Cardmaking Challenge

I struggled with this theme even though everything about Christmas is fun and a theme of Oh What Fun should have been a breeze. Sometimes, inspiration can take it’s time! In my mind, This gingerbread man came popping into my mind as I mulled over this theme for the #30DayChristmasCardmakingChallenge . So I went with it and opted for some fun pastel colours to create this card.

I had a negative laying on my desk from a die cut Deckled Rectangle and used it as a stencil to create an unorthodox background. I laid the mask here and there so it created a random pattern. Then I die cut it using the retired Stitched Rectangles dies which I’m sure many of you would have kept in your stash. This was layered on a panel of Specialty Cardstock which provided a lovely textured Fresh Freesia layer.

For the matte base layer, I watercoloured a panel of Fluid 100 Cardstock with Pool Party ink refills and a Water Painter creating a heavy wash. Once dry, this was embossed with the retired, Oh My Stars embossing folder.

The sentiment is from the Oh What Fun stamp set which is a retired sentiment set and this also provided me with the little baubles that adorned the stockings.

I just love this gingerbread man and the stocking layered together which provide such a fun focal point for this card.

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Christmas Letters – 30 Day Christmas Cardmaking Challenge

Welcome to Day 8 of the 30 Day Christmas Cardmaking Challenge with the theme of Christmas Letters. My initial thought was postage letters and we have a lovely stamp set in our current Mini Catalogue called the Stamped with Love set which would have been perfect. One problem, I didn’t have it. I did however, have the Christmas Tidings Embossing Folder which has sentiments in all types of fonts and that fits perfectly for letters.

I’ve used the reindeer image from the retired Seasonal Chums stamps and dies. This is a gift tag which I cut in half and coloured with Stampin’ Blends. The Misty Moonlight panel was embossed with the Christmas Tidings Folder and then I ran my Craft ink pad over the Cardstock to give it a whitewash look.

My card has been inspired by the sketch at Just Add Ink challenges #JAI677. I’ve used the Beary Christmas Designer Series Paper for the larger square and a ink blended panel for the smaller one.

The little Christmas tree is from the dies and I added a piece of Gold Foil at the back to be the twinkling lights.

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