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CASEing the Catty Challenge Blog Hop CTC474 – Technique

Welcome to the CASEing the Catty Challenge CTC474 and today the Design Team are CASEing any technique from the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue. Our Catalogue is filled with techniques on every page. Some techniques we may even use daily. For me, ink blending, colouring and some fussy cutting is generally something I would use all the time.

To CASE means to Copy and Selectively Edit a project which means you can copy the project as is or be inspired by elements of the project to make it your own. Each week the CASEing the Catty Crew share inspiration through our blog hop and then through the week you can submit your project to our FB group.

I’m CASEing the Distressing technique on this card. It’s a simple technique which gives a lovely rustic look.

On my card I tore several pieces of paper and laid them together for an organic paper-pieced effect. This is another fun technique to try. To get that nice white edge, make sure you tear the paper forwards. I blended some Crumb Cake ink on some of the edges and on parts of the Country Woods Designer Series Paper for a more distressed look.

This was the first time I was using the Seaside Wishes bundle and my unusual colour palette was inspired by a fun craft game show that I watch called Craft Roulette. The colours it called for was ‘salad’ colours so my blending was based on an Asian noodle salad with purple cabbage, red and yellow capsicums, chilli and cucumber.

There’s inspiration all around us and I certainly didn’t think I could have come up with a seaside card using these colours … that was until I started playing with them. It’s so much fun to experiment with different colour palettes and techniques.

The embossing folder that is part of this bundle is a hybrid embossing folder which allows you to die cut the images at the same time you are embossing the Cardstock. This is what I did to get those lovely details on the sand dollars. Each of the die cuts were blended with a combination of 2 colours.

On the base of the card I added a layer of Thoughtful Journey Designer Series Paper. With one side being scenic, I have found that I’m using a lot of the reverse side which has background wash designs so it works well with lots of projects.

I added a heat embossed sentiment on Black Cardstock for a pop against the rich colours of the background.

I hope you have been inspired with this project and give one of these techniques a try. You can add the Seaside Wishes bundle to your stash while it’s on sale until 30th June for $74.25 (discounted from $83.50). Product list and Online Store details are listed at the end of this post.

Follow our hop through by going through to visit Julia Quinn to see what technique she’s sharing with you. I look forward to seeing your entry in our FB group.

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Country Woods Cardmaking Class

I’ve got a beautiful class ready for you to join in using the Country Woods suite of products. This is my favourite suite in the new Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue. It consists of the Country Woods bundle and Country Birdhouse Bundle.

In this class you will get to create 4 beautiful cards and learn a variety of techniques which you will be able to apply to other projects you create.

There are 3 ways you can participate in this class. Join me in-person for a guided class, have a kit mailed out to you anywhere in Australia or purchase the PDF tutorial.

OPTION 1 – IN-PERSON CLASS

All supplies are provided including light refreshments.

  • DATE: Saturday 29th June
  • TIME: 10AM – 2PM
  • LOCATION: 22 Channel Crescent, Blind Bight, Victoria

Price: $45

OPTION 2 – MAIL-OUT CLASS

You will receive all the materials to create your cards including PDF tutorials, card bases, envelopes, DSP, Cardstock, any die cuts that don’t require prior stamping, embellishments and ribbon.
As per Stampin’ Up! policy, stamped images aren’t included. You can substitute with products you already own or purchase any supplies from my Online Store.

Kits are available for postage Australia wide and price includes tracked postage.

Price: $50

OPTION 3 – PDF TUTORIAL

Available for purchase worldwide

Price: $20

PDF will be emailed by 15th June

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Monochromatic Azure Afternoon – Watercolor World

Happy Saturday! Welcome to another monochromatic Insta Hop with the Crafty Collaborations team. Today our feature colour is Azure Afternoon. I’ve taken to the skies with my card, inking up my new Watercolor World stamp set for a fun product combination.

I started off by inking the Watercolor World stamp with Smoky Slate and Azure Afternoon, using Sponge Daubers. Then I spritzed the stamped with water to create a more watercoloured effect, before stamping the image.

I die cut the circles and it so happened that I had cut my circles a little bit off centre. This became a design element on my card. I laid out all the circles for a fun pattern, mixing it with some Designer Series Paper strips. A small strip of White Cardstock was stamped with the clouds in Azure Afternoon to bring in another textured look.

The background was brayered with Smoky Slate by rolling the brayer in both directions to create a criss-cross pattern. To ‘tie’ it all in, I wove Silver ribbon under and through the circles which gave more detail and interest while bringing together all the patterns and textures.

I felt that it needed a focal image to draw the eye in, so I added the plane which was coloured in with a Blender Pen. Some Industrial Trinkets put a nice finishing touch to this card.

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Monochromatic Lemon Lolly – Round We Go Bundle

Welcome to this week’s monochromatic Insta Hop with the Crafty Collaborations team. We are featuring a beautiful, subtle yellow – Lemon Lolly.

The Round We Go bundle caught my eye immediately when I looked through the new catalogue. I loved the different pinwheels that could be created by comining different images and die cuts. Not only for cards, these would be great for tags, gift packaging and home decor pieces.

The largest pinwheel is assembled by die cutting 2 stripes of the longer die and then folding each concertina style. Glue them together to form the pinwheel. In the centre, I die cut a circle and stamped it with the Leaf Collection background stamp.

Using different dies, patterned paper and textures, I was able to create an interesting layout. I splattered some dots with a Misty Moonlight Stampin’ Blend and stamped the sentiment in Misty Moonlight. Initially I thought I would us Black but I felt this was too harsh against the softness of the yellow and opted for the Misty Moonlight which is from our Neutrals range.

This piece would make a great home decor piece or addd a nice accent to a nursery, just by adding a frame to it.

Do you love what you can do with this bundle? I hope you consider adding it to your next order which can be placed in my Online Store below. Alternately, get in touch with me to place the order for you. When you order through me, you not only get quality Stampin’ Up! products, I am also there to help you use those products and get the best out of your purchase.

Look forward to hearing from you and helping you in your creative journey.

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Caseing the Catty CTC466 – Latte Love Thank you Card

For the Caseing a Catty Sunday Challenge. CTC466 challenge was to CASE our favourite mini catalogue project. It’s always hard to pick one. So I chose my favourite suite from the January – April mini and picked one of the projects from it.

The Rock & Roll suite had me from the minute I opened the catalogue. Gravitating to any music related product it was immediately ‘Add to Cart’. I’ve CASED the layout of this project from Page 54 of the Mini Catalogue using the Latte Love bundle.

I started with the cup which was stamped in Early Espresso and coloured with Stampin’ Blends. To follow the sketch with the 2 guitars, I also added the perculator.

I added a piece of the Country Woods Designer Series Paper behind the images and offset it with Early Espresso Cardstock. For the narrow strip at the back, I stamped the coffee beans in Misty Moonlight and blended the White Cardsttock with Misty Moonlight and Pecan Pie ink.

On the base I added an extra layer of Cardstock. This was stamped with the coffee stains and then embossed with the Painted Texture Embossing Folder. Then I blended Misty Moonlight ink around the piece to create some depth against the card base.

The sentiment has been die cut with a label die from the Unbounded Love dies which is one of my must-haves from the new catalogue.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful week ahead.

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