Hello and welcome to this week’s CASEing the Catty Blog Hop.
Each crew member will either directly CASE (Copy and Share Everything) or use a sketch/layout, colour combo, embellishment, to name a few examples, as a springboard for our own creation.
New colour combo gets its first outing!
Whether you’re joining the Hop here, or if you’ve hopped on over from the talented Monique Fielder – a BIG hello!
Remember to click on through this week’s CTC crew to see plenty of inspirational projects that the crew have created for you – there’s a full list on the CTC blog page if you get lost along the way.
I’ve CASE’d the card on the left of the photo below – the one with the cake on it.
As I’ve used the colour palette from the It’s My Party Suite (Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Mint Macaron, Basic Black, Sahara Sand) for the last couple of weeks – I had to have a change for this week. So I decided to use the layout and techniques from the card; but go with a very different colour palette and product suite – Going Places (page 38).
Here’s my CASE
The Mossy Meadow, Lost Lagoon, Delightful Dijon, Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla and Basic Black colours have a real earthy feel to together. Definitely a great product suite for masculine cards.The sentiments are – well – less masculine. I think this is a fantastic mix – you can get a bit mushy in a non-mushy sort of way. Does that make sense?
While I’ve change the card dimensions to be square, I’ve followed the original layout fairly closely.
The World Traveler Texture Embossing folder provides a great background but doesn’t have the un-embossed section in the middle like to cute Confetti Embossing folder, so to get that effect I added a circle of the Going Places Designer Series Paper Stack.
I’ve sponged the embossing roughly with Mossy Meadow, Lost Lagoon and Delightful Dijon. The sentiment is stamped in Mossy Meadow on Delightful Dijon cardstock and punched out using the coordinating Sweetheart punch.
Are you wondering where those coloured twines came from – I coloured then to match. As there is no thread in the suite colours, I unravelled some Very Vanilla Thick Baker’s Twine and rubbed a few strands across each of the Mossy Meadow, Lost Lagoon and Delightful Dijon ink pads.
I’m simply loving the sparkle, cool effects and detail I can add to my projects with the Wink of Stella Glitter Brushes. Also a shiny wee heart on the sentiment! The photo doesn’t really show the way it sparkles.
A couple of things about the Wink of Stella Glitter Brushes.
- Unscrew the barrel of the brush and remove the black ring before using the brush for the first time (this pierces the barrel and lets the “ink” flow
- Store the brushes in an upright position – this prevents then from leaking. This is different from the Stampin’ Write Markers which should be stored flat/horizontal.
- Shake the glitter brushes well before each use. There is a small ball in the barrel which you should hear moving. This mixes the glitter and the carrier medium so that you get an even amount of glitter throughout the life on the pen.
- Open and use your Wink of Stella Glitter Brush soon after you receive it. There have been some colour/labelling mismatches from the manufacturer so it pays to check. If your is the incorrect colour – contact your demonstrator as Stampin’ Up! is fantastic at rectifying issues for customers.
In addition to the splattered dots of clear Wink of Stella, I also added some sparkle to the embossed Longitude and Latitude lines with the Gold Wink of Stella Glitter Brush.
In the closeup above you can also see that in fact I used multiple layers of the sweetheart punch.
I sandwiched the thread between two layers to make it secure and stay where I wanted it. I also like the extra dimension I get when I use several layers.
I added some Going Places DSP as the card inner after stamping it with two other stamps from the Going Global stamp set. The world map is stamped in Sahara Sand and the sentiment in Mossy Meadow. The images in the Going Global stamp set is perfect for layering and for collaging as well stamping as on their own. Several also match punches or dies – so that’s handy!
Another week another CASE! Again – I had lots of fun CASEing the Catty! I hope you’ve enjoyed reading about it. I’m thinking I may have hubby’s Valentines Day card sorted 😉
Next up is the amazing Simone Bartrum – hop on over to check out her CASE!
And remember if you get lost along the way – head to the CTC Blog Home Page where you will see all those involved in this week’s CASEing the Catty Blog Hop and make sure you haven’t missed any of the great creations!
Thanks for stopping by and hope you enjoy all the other posts in the hop!
Until next time
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