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Jun 18 2017

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CASE-ing the Catty CTC133 Polished Stone

 
Hello and welcome to CASEing the Catty – Sunday Blog Hop. Tonight I’m featuring a returning favourite of mine –  Stampin’ Up! Glossy White Card! 
CASEing the Catty Sunday Blog Hop
Whether you’re joining the Hop here at CreativeJax with Jackie Noble, or if you’ve hopped on over from the talented Liz a BIG hello!
 
 This week the CTC Crew is CASE-ing the Love and Sympathy Section from the 2017/2018 Annual Stampin’ Up! Catalogue – pages 86 – 101.

The card I was drawn to CASE is one chosen by other Crew members too! It’s the grey card on page 101.

The layout is so versatile and can be used for a variety of types of cards.

There is a returning favourite of mine in the 2017/2018 Catalogue – Glossy White cardstock! I was really excited to see this product back in the catalogue as there are some techniques which you really need the glossy surface to get the best results.
One of these is the Polished stone technique and I used that technique in one of my class cards last week. 
Here’s a picture from one evening class with attendees and their creations.
 
And here is a closer view of the card we did.
In this card I used three colours to make the polished stone look – Island Indigo, Marina Mist and Pool Party. I wanted to achieve a water look as I could imagine relaxing in that chair beside the water. I’ve added a couple of Clear Faceted Gems for sparkle!
I hold several classes during class week and while I often don’t make a card at each of these – this week I could as I demonstrated the technique at each class.  
The technique involves soaking a cotton wool ball in Isopropyl Alcohol, adding a few drops of ink from the re-inker bottles in your colours of choice. Then  the Glossy card is dabbed with the cotton wall ball.
The ink sits on the shiny – non-porous – surface of the glossy card and as the alcohol evaporates, the ink “moves” on the paper – leaving interesting patterns. The colours are very vivid.
 
It’s hard to see the glossy – or shiny surface in the photo above – but you can see it a bit better below,
In this card I used Island Indigo, Pool Party and Wisteria Wonder. I also didn’t put so many dabs on the glossy card so there is some white space showing.
 
The ink dries very quickly using the alcohol.
  • To construct the card, once the ink was dry, I punched a circle out of the centre using the new 2 1/4″ circle punch. (I think this punch is going to get lots of use in this house!)
  • This was adhered to the front of the card so that the circle was stuck directly onto the card with Liquid Multipurpose Glue, while the larger piece with the opening was popped up on the adhesive foam strips.
  • I embossed the sentiment (and how cool is that sentiment – “Just Breathe”? – just saying) onto vellum.To get the blue embossing, I first inked up the stamp in Versamark, then before stamping – I inked it in Island Indigo – then I stamped onto the Vellum. Before doing anything else, I cleaned the stamp to avoid any chance of Island Indigo getting into my Versamark! After that I sprinkled some Clear Embossing Powder and heat embossed it.
  • The vellum banner was attached to the my card with a half-width piece of tear tape and the gorgeous deckchair from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits was adhered over this. Placing these this way meant the adhesive holding the vellum was not visible.
  • Clear or Gold Facetted Gems were used to embellish the card.
You can see these steps below.
 
These photos also show how varied the polished stone technique can be. Some have lots of dabs of ink appled – some only a few.
 
Here are the colour combinations the class attendees could use.
Island Indigo, Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder
Island Indigo, Marina Mist, Pool Party
Island Indigo, Tranquil Tide, Elegant Eggplant.
I hope you enjoyed my creations this week – I sure had fun making them! and the bonus is that I have some new cards to post! Yay! 
 
Feel free to leave me a comment in the section below – I love hearing from you!
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Remember –  CASEing the Catty has a weekly Challenge hosted in our CASEing the Catty Blog Hop and Sunday Challenge Facebook Group. We’d love you to share your own project that takes inspiration from Love and Sympathy section of the catalogue. And remember when you CASE – you’re using the project as a starting place – you don’t have to have the same stamp set or colours necessarily – you could CASE the colour palette – but you could CASE the layout – or some aspect of the project.

Just click on the Join Challenge Button below and you will find yourself at the Facebook group where you can add your project to the album for this week’s Challenge.

If you’re not a member of the group – just ask to join and we will see you there!

CTC Challenge

You have almost a week to create and join in. Just add your photo to the Facebook group before 7pm next Sunday to be included in the challenge.

Also – we are looking for some new Crew Members – so if you would like to put your name in the ring – please say so when you upload your project to the page.

Now, hop on over to the next blog with the amazing Simone  
 
Simone
 

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  1. stampingbeauty

    Great card Jackie and a great technique!

  2. Mel

    ohhh that looks so cool Jackie. Definitely going to have to give that a try! TFS <3

  3. Kelly Kent

    Gorgeous backgrounds Jackie! Do you know that I didn’t even notice the new 2-1/4″ punch – whoops!!! Kelly x

  4. Liz Gross

    certainly does look like water should be swirling over that polished stone. Thanks Jackie that’s a new technique I’ll have to try.

  5. Julia Quinn

    Your cards are awesome and so exciting for you to have some in your stash. What a great technique. Thankyou for sharing.

  6. Rachel Palmieri

    I remember how much people loved polished stone, last time around. Love the look you’ve achieved here with the blues Jackie.

  7. Rebecca S

    Wow, what stunning backgrounds!! They look amazing.

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