What a great week it’s been! Visiting a long-time friend in Sydney before attending the Stampin’ Up! South Pacific Convention on the Gold Coast.
Last Friday evening at Convention I got to meet many of the Crew from CASE-ing the Catty.
It was great to put faces to names.
I’ve joined the CASE-ing the Catty (CTC) Crew as a permanent “CASE-r” rather than a guest designer – Thanks so much for asking me to join the group – I’m very honoured!
I love the inspiration that the Catalogue provides everyone and the CTC concept is just such fun!
So the CTC Blog Hop for this week is based on a card sketch inspired by the card on page 22 of the Occasions Catalogue. This is the sketch.
You may joining the Blog Hop here, or have come from the talented Stasia and her two amazing projects! Either way, I hope you hop on through all the Crew members’ blogs and check out their interpretation of the sketch. Here is my take.
We had very exciting news in the family with one of my nieces being successful in her application for a Town Planner position – her first job in the field after finishing her degree. She is excited – and we are thrilled for her.
Several of the alphabet sets also have the @ and # in them which was helpful as I wanted to use them as a background on the card. You can see them on the Tempting Turquoise card base but not so easily on the Real Red banner. I used the characters from the Metro Type stamp set to do the backgrounds and used the “@” from Back to Basics as part of my sentiment. I’m sure you all know – but I’ll share just in case – the “@’ and “#” are characters used in social media apps like Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. The Hashtag (#) denotes a key topic word that is searchable and the @ is linked to a name or identity.
I carried that social media theme through to the inside of the card too.
To make the “congratulations” sentiment on the card front really pop – I clear embossed it after stamping it in Tempting Turquoise. The photopolymer stamps in the Bravo Set make it so easy to get images exactly on top of each other – gotta love that! You can see the words shining in this close up.
The sentiment on the front and back of the envelope were also embossed.
As for the colour scheme. Well I wanted something clean and bright, and I remembered that the latest Around the World Stampin’ Up! Challenge had a great colour combo. You can check out their blog if you click the image below.
I decided the doily wasn’t quite right for my niece – so out came the Starburst Framelits – I am going to miss these when they retire on 2 June. In fact two of my favourites retiring stamp sets are used in the card as well – Metro Type Alphabet and @so social.
Of course there are many amazing new products in the yet to be released catalogue – I know as I have one from convention. Seeing the catty early is definitely one of the great perks of being a demo. We even get to order a selected few from the catty about a month before it is released. I’ve placed my order and am waiting for the courier to deliver my BBB (Big Brown Box) – early next week I hope!
This link will take you back to the homepage of the CASE-ing the Catty Blog.
Here’s a list of all the blogs in the Hop this week.
Rachel Palmieri: http://
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